Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review of Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster

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?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
When you put two award winning authors together, as you would expect you get an award winning novel!  This is the first book in a new series, Love on Rockwell Island by this dynamic writing duo.  In Cape Cod Kisses, we are introduced to Rockwell Island and its unforgettable inhabitants.  Quinn Rockwell and Shelley Walters are temporary visitors or so they thought.  Circumstances throw the two together and chemistry takes over, this is their HEA!

Life is never the way you expected it to be, sometimes it is better!  Quinn is the returning prodigal son that left his island home and his controlling grandfather behind to forge his own destiny, his way. He returns home when his grandfather demands his presence and that of his brothers for a family meeting.  The ultimatum that his grandfather gives them is unexpected and unreasonable.  Not only that but he meets a woman that turns his world upside down and inside out!  She makes him complete and Quinn realizes that he must become the man she needs if he is to keep her beside him. 

Shelley loves life!  She is a free spirit and goes wherever the wind blows her.  On a whim, she decides to go on a solo honeymoon to Rockwell Island. From the moment she steps foot on the island she feels life she is home, safe from the demands of her wealthy parents.  One thing Shelley has always promised herself was never to become involved with a man like her father.  Her life as an only child was a cold, lonely and loveless existence until Shelley decided to rebel and become her own person. Imagine her shock and disbelief when she meets a man that makes her burn and cause her to become mindless in his arms.  This man is everything that she swore she would never fall for, or is he?

Romance on a beautiful island surrounded by friendly inhabitants and sizzling chemistry between two characters that will keep you reading and wanting more, only begins to describe this remarkable story.  This novel is filled with hot days and scorching nights of discovery, and eventually true love.

Hero: Quinn Rockwell 4.5 stars
Heroine: Shelley Walters 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read a love story that will warm your heart and touch the romantic in you, then this is the book for you!

Would I recommend these authors: Yes!  Each author is a remarkable storyteller on her own, but together they have created a truly beautiful story with characters that I want to know more about.  I have yet to read a book by either author and not been completely satisfied with the books they have created, and I am always waiting for their next release.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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