Thursday, October 15, 2015

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Love on Rockwell Island #2
Bella Andre & Melissa Foster
Released Sept 30th, 2015
Bayside Books

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 brokenhearted 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…

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CAPE COD PROMISES (Love on Rockwell Island)
by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster, copyright 2015 ~

Oh Lord. She’d forgotten how deep and sexy his voice was and how when he said her name, it vibrated all the way through her.

Even after all these years, he still had the ability to turn her inside out.

As he picked up the driftwood on which she’d painted a scene for Shelley and drew his dark brows together as he studied it, Reese couldn’t resist making a quick visual inspection of her own. The line of his jaw had sharpened over the years, and the peppering of dark whiskers gave him an edgier feel than the suit-and-tie Trent she’d remembered from their life in New York.

Did he still have to be so darn good-looking? So gorgeous that her pulse didn’t have a chance of staying steady when he was this near to her.
I've said it before and I say it again, I love a good 'ol story of second chance at love, and this is one of those. Overall I liked the storyline and the characters.
Reese and Trent met at a moment in their lives when they were both trying to find themselves and what they wanted from life. Reese was a few years younger than Trent and just getting out of her teenage years, love blinded her and she followed him to NYC after they got married. Trent was just starting his career as an attorney and at that point in his life his career and the ascend into becoming partner became his number one priority leaving Reese to fend for herself in a city where she didn't know anyone. They divorce and years later they meet again, both more mature, with different goals and still loving each other dearly, but the issues from the past come to hunt them, specially Reese who doesn't know if she can go back to do it all over again with Trent and revive the pain their failed relationship left behind.
I really liked Trent, it seems to me that he learned his lesson and changed his priorities in life, he seemed more mature, and more worried about his happiness and that of Reese than the career he so much obsessed over at one point in his life. Reese was an ok character, her constant whining kind of turned me of at times, and while I understand that she was a few years younger than Trent, she was not a naive 19 year old anymore, she was a grown woman capable of fully understanding that people change and sometimes they deserve a second chance.
My two major problems with this story were the repetitions of the same old, we were married and he ignored me, choosing his career and not me." Yes, we've heard that over and over and over throughout the book, it became a bit boring after a while. Also, it seemed to me like the authors were a bit out of sync when it came to certain parts of the story, creating a distraction from the main storyline.
I liked the fact that the second time around they took their time building their relationship, they were cautious, but that was to be expected after what they had experienced before. This is a sweet and very loving story of two people who rushed into a relationship that crashed and burned when they weren't ready for it, but never stopped caring for each other. It proves that when relationships are meant to be with a certain person, no matter how many years go by, that person will come back into your life to fulfilled the universe's fate.

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and 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.

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 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.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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  1. Thank you for hosting CAPE COD PROMISES

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review--it's appreciated! XOXO