Monday, 11 May 2015

Tour: Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster

Title: Cape Cod Kisses
Series: Love on Rockwell Island (#1)
Authors: Bella Andre & Melissa Foster
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 6th May 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge 
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Fed up of all her friends talking about how amazing their honeymoons were, but not wanting to find herself a husband and become boring, Shelley Walters goes to Rockwell Island for a solo honeymoon. Quinn Rockwell is forced to return to Rockwell Island by his grandfather, but what he doesn't expect is to be blown away by a visitor from out of town. Shelley's adventourous personality and flare for life attract him to her, but could his workaholic ways too much for their fledgling relationship?

I've read several Melissa Foster books before, but Bella Andre is completely new to me, so I was only half aware of what to expect. As a writing team the two work well together, with the scenes and plot flowing seamlessly together, you'd honestly never know that there were two different authors behind this! I could see elements of Melissa Foster's normaly writing style, but at the same time the book felt different and I definitely liked that.

Both Shelley and Quinn came from money, and yet that was never really an issue in the book. There was much more of a focus on family and friendship, which I thought was both enjoyable and made the characters mroe accessible. Not that the family was ever really perfect, but it was good to see Shelley and Quinn's opinions change and grow.

Cape Cod Kisses was most definitely a love at first sight kind of story, though the characters did spend time getting to know each other before jumping into bed. I actually found that in this case I didn't mind so much, there was a connection between the characters but there was also a light heartedness to the story that made it so that insta-love seemed to have its place. It also didn't feel like a cop out, rather it felt in line with the story.

One of the main story arcs was the life-work balance, and I thought that was  a very interesting one to have, especially considering how hard working the characters were. \It was interesting seeing Shelley and Quinn over come them without them having to do something too rash about their jobs.

I really enjoyed Cape Cod Kisses. It was light hearted, fun and focused on a close knit family!

Cape Cod Kisses by Melissa Foster + Bella Andre 
Series: Love on Rockwell Island #1
Release Date: 6th May
Pages: 300
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Love on Rockwell Island, Book One
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?