Cape Cod Kisses – Book Review

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Love on Rockwell Island is a Brand New Contemporary Romance Series by New York Times & USA bestselling authors Bella Andre & Melissa Foster.

Fall in love on Rockwell Island…Sink your toes into the sandy beaches at the heart of Cape Cod Bay, where family comes first, good friends are around every corner, and true love is waiting beneath the stars.

When Quinn Rockwell left Rockwell Island a decade ago to build a shipping empire, he never thought he’d return to live on Cape Cod Bay—that is, until his grandfather summons Quinn and his four siblings to take over the prestigious Rockwell Resort. Quinn is already working fifteen-hour days, and the last thing he has time for is his grandfather’s demands. But on his first night back, when Quinn finds a gorgeous and carefree woman skinny-dipping in his favorite cove, he’s tempted to ignore his work for a while…and focus on her instead.

As a free spirit who follows her heart and her dreams, Shelley Walters is not the kind of girl to wait around for Mr. Right, so she heads to Rockwell Island for the honeymoon of her dreams—a solo honeymoon. Ready for a week of sun and fun, she never expected to meet a man like Quinn Rockwell.

Wealthy and intensely driven, Quinn is everything Shelley swore she didn’t want. Refreshingly spontaneous and a true romantic, Shelley is everything Quinn never knew he needed. Drawn together despite their differences, during a week of sizzling-hot passion and deep conversations, they fall head over heels for each other. But when their perfect week on the island is over, will their love survive in the real world?


“All I’m saying is that if you allow yourself to be seeded with doubt, it weighs you down. Shoulda, coulda, woulda does no good. The only thing that ever works is to believe in yourself. And if that feels too difficult sometimes, then you can believe in me, because I have total faith in you. I have never lived my life afraid of what-ifs, and I’m not going to start now.”

I knew I had to read this book when I learned that Melissa Foster would be a co-author.  I have been a fan of her work ever since I was introduced to the Braden series. I have heard great things about Bella Andre but never had the privilege to read her work before now.   I enjoyed the collaboration and as a result, I will be adding a new author to my must read list.

Cape Cod Kisses is the first book in the Love on Rockwell Island series. In this installment we get a taste of the Rockwell family and the island on which they reside.  This is a great start to what I believe is going to be a great series.

Shelly Walters (an only child and only heir to the Walter’s Enterprise Diamond Dynasty) took a real bold move by proceeding on a solo honeymoon on Rockwell island.  Now some may think that this was a crazy idea, but Shelley was the type of woman who rarely did anything by the book.

She was the queen of spontaneity.  This was a woman who lived for risks.  She was independent and did not believe that she needed a man to define her. She decided on this venture as she was tired of her failed relationships. She believed that at that rate she would never experience marriage much less have a honeymoon.

Quinn Rockwell is a workaholic the type of man that Shelley avoids at all costs. He is part owner of Rockwell Barclay Enterprises. He was forced to return to the island as a result of an ultimatum laid down by his grandfather.  Its on his return visit that he met Shelley.

They connected instantly.  I thought they were just perfect for each other.  They helped each other to move past their issues.  Shelley brought out a side of Quinn that he had kept hidden for some time. She helped him to remember that there was more to life than work.  Even though she was not afraid to take risks her biggest fear was that of rejection.

All her life she felt rejected by the people who meant the world to her as a result, she did everything to disassociate with her family name. Quinn helped her to see that she was special and that she should be proud of all that she had achieved.  He is the type of guy that I could see myself falling for. The fact that he was rich would be an added bonus. Quinn was charming, considerate and caring.

I found the combined writing style to be well balanced. It was funny, sexy and entertaining.  Although the romance developed rather quickly I found it to be realistic.  The struggles Shelley and Quinn faced in keeping their relationship alive was relatable.  I like the fact that they had to fight to keep the flame going.  In the end it was great to see Quinn overcoming what he thought would be the biggest obstacle to their relationship.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It had me smiling from start to finish.  I loved the characters they were unique and I enjoyed the camaraderie between the members of the Rockwell family. They were not snobbish or pretentious and I liked how they welcomed Shelley into their fold, no questions asked.  I would recommend this story to not just fans of Melissa Foster and Bella Andre but also to readers who would enjoy a sweet and steamy romance.

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Guest review contributed by Totally Addicted to Reading. This website features promotional posts, cover reveals, book tours, and author interviews.

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