Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster

Cape Cod Kisses
Rockwell Island # 1
By: Bella Andre and Melissa Foster
Releasing May 6th, 2015  
Bayside Books

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?

My Thoughts:
From the get go Bella and Melissa reel me in with a story filled with character and charm. At the beginning we meet Shelley. Shelley is an interesting character, because she's an independent woman who doesn't need a man in her life to go on a honeymoon. Plus, she believe that a husband wouldn't suit her lifestyle. Shelley is very free-spirited almost hippy like, and completely different from her family. One of her fears was finding a guy like her father. Next we meet Quinn. Now Quinn is  a workaholic and would put everything else on the back burner to his career. It wasn't until he met the charming Shelley that he realize there is more to life that his career. 

I liked Cape Cod Kisses, because you have two people who happen to stubble upon one another, and fell into this easy camaraderie. At first it was a little rocky, because Quinn's workaholic tendency was tainting the budding relationship. Even though her inner voice was warning her away from Quinn, she was willing to give Quinn a chance. I liked that Quinn realized he was a better person when he was around Shelley, and "she'd reawakened his adventurous side." 

Overall, Cape Cod Kisses was an enjoyable read. Quinn and Shelley are adorable couple. I like how this story sets up the rest of the series. Basically, his grandfather has summoned the family to the island to coerce them into taking over the resort. However, they banded together, stood up to the grandfather, and took over on their terms. I'm excited to see if Trent and Drew will leave after the year requirement is up or will something entice them to stay. We see that Quinn has found someone to entice him to stay. Great start to a new series and I can't wait to see what awaits in the next book. Need that romantic getaway take a trip to Rockwell Island where the charm and guys will have you captivated. Even though Quinn wasn't the most romantic guy at the beginning, he some how manages to bring that out when he's around Shelley. So, fall in love with Cape Cod Kisses

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Author Info
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today Publishers Weekly bestselling author of "The Sullivans" and "The Morrisons" series. 

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 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.
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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Author Info
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
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1 comment:

  1. First of all, your blog is so ADORABLE!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the story and are looking forward to more in the series! Thank you for your amazing review XOXO