Friday, 9 October 2015

Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster
Series: Love on Rockwell Island Bk 2
Release Date: 30th September 2015
Publisher: Bayside Books
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, co-ownership of the Rockwell Resort, and a big, loving family. And yet his failed marriage to Reese Nicholson has haunted him for ten long years. Now that he has moved back to Cape Cod Bay to help run his family’s resort, he is surrounded by memories of Reese…and he can’t stop longing for the woman he’d always believed was his one true love.…

At nineteen, artist Reese Nicholson was swept off her feet by the handsome, charming, and incredibly sensual Trent Rockwell. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to New York City, where they hoped all of their personal and professional dreams would come true. But six months later, Reese returned to Rockwell Island broken-hearted and disillusioned.

For a decade, Trent and Reese carefully kept their distance. But all it takes is one accidental late-night encounter to immediately stir the desires they have both tried to bury deep. Powerless to resist the heat between them, every passionate kiss, loving caress, and heartfelt apology draws them closer together. So close that they can’t help but wonder if the promises they once made to love each other forever are still true…

I love it when a series of books is written that introduce us to wonderful characters who we become invested in. We are privy to their family secrets, their broken hearts and fears. We get to glimpse at their insecurities and their greatest loves. Following on from the first book in the series Cape Cod Kisses, we meet characters from the book and this time we are focused on Trent Rockewell. His thirst for a successful career made him lose sight of what was important and his wife Reese was bogged down by loneliness in an unfamiliar city far from home. Reese left Trent nothing more than a note and headed back home to Rockwell Island. 

Now fast forward 10 years and due to demands made of him and his brother by his domineering grandfather, Trent Rockwell has returned to the island with a different set of priorities and a new outlook on life and his career. The last thing he expected was to find that Reese still held a special place in his heart. Reese is equally surprised by this herself. But will either of them be brave enough to rekindle a love that never really died in the first place? There's a lot at risk.............mainly a broken heart.

This was a really enjoyable read by writing partnership Melissa Foster and Bella Andre. It was not a conventional love story and the road to finding happiness was a bumpy one. It did make me a little sad that Trent and Reese waited 10 years before realizing the depth of their feelings for one another but maybe they both needed that time to grow up. As they both matured, so did their perception of what life is and should be about. Its a story about taking a chance, a leap of faith. I will admit to a big shuddering sigh at the very end. But I did not cry! Honest! Well maybe just a tear or two! Go Reese! What a girl!

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.
Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 23 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a ground-breaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s “The Sullivans” series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and  TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.
Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin. Her “sweet” contemporary romances also include the new Walker Island series written as Lucy Kevin.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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4 Responses so far.

  1. You're right--sometimes people need a little time to grow up to be able to see what they're missing. So happy you enjoyed the book! Thank you for your review XOXO

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  3. Evelyn says:

    The cover is truly lovely. It feels the love for the sea and beaches. Amazing reads.

  4. I love that it's a beach scene. Everyone likes a beach scene. Lovely colours too

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