Posted on November 3, 2015 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, Bella Andre, Contemporary Romance, Giveaway, Melissa Foster, Review / 4 Comments


Cape Cod Promises is the second book from the Love on Rockwell Island 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.

Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, coownership 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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Having read Cape Cod Kisses which I enjoyed, it was a given that I would want to read Cape Cod Promises.  Stories like these pique my interest and the fact that Melissa Foster was a co-author helped to make my decision that much easier.  There is just something about second chance romances that get me going. They are filled with a range of emotions that always keeps me on my toes and I cannot help but hope that the characters that I have become so invested in will finally get their happily ever after.

Trent Rockwell and Reese Nicholson got married ten years ago after a whirlwind romance. They relocated from the Rockwell Island to New York to begin their life as a married couple.  However, driving ambition on Trent’s part and fear of embracing the unknown on Reese’s part led to a breakdown of their marriage. They discovered that being in love was not enough to sustain a marriage.  As a result, Reese moved back to the island, leaving Trent behind.  Trent’s way of dealing with his broken heart was to throw himself into work with the aim of building a successful business.  I guess he wanted to prove that if he could not be successful at his marriage, he could at least be successful in business. However, he would soon come to learn that being successful means nothing if you had no one to share it with.
Fast forward ten years later we see Trent being forced to return to the island at the behest of his grandfather.   He knew that returning home would mean coming face to face with the one woman who had the power to break him to the very depth of his soul.  He was determined to win Reese back in spite of the challenges he knew he would face in trying to convince her that he had changed. Will Trent succeed in his endeavours?  I understood Reese’s fears where Trent was concerned. What guarantees does she have that he had changed?  However, we know that life offers no guarantees we just have to be willing to take the good with the bad. Will Reese be willing to take this risk and re-unite with the one man she has ever loved?
The story moved at a pace that was quite fitting. It was slow but not boring. It was an engaging read with interesting characters.  We are introduced to characters that portray real human emotions. They have history making it easy to relate to them.  The love that Trent and Reese have for each other is the kind that most persons would dream of having. You could feel it emanating from the pages.
In this story, drama is non-existent and the characters were not conflicted. This story proved these characteristics are not necessary to make a story entertaining. What I enjoyed about  Cape Cod Promises is watching the characters address their issues, acknowledging their mistakes which paved the way for their healing process.
I loved the moral behind this story.  It’s my belief that readers who are married can learn something from this story. It shows that being head over heels in love is not enough to sustain a marriage. Marriage takes work and the parties involve have to be willing to put in that work and not run at the first sign of trouble.

I am so glad I read this installment and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.
4 Addictive Stars

Love on Rockwell Island Book 1, Cape Cod Kisses

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?

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About the Authors

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 18 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. 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, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series 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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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the “Snow Sisters“, “The Bradens“, “The Remingtons” and “Seaside Summers” series.

She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance as well as award winning 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, MENSA Bulletin and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café 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. 
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