Monday, October 12, 2015

Review of Cape Cod Promises (Love on Rockwell Island #2) by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster

"I want to be with you, Reese. More than anything else in the world." - Trent Rockwell

Cape Cod Promises
Series: Love on Rockwell Island # 2
Authors: Bella Andre & Melissa Foster
Publisher: Bayside Books
Release Date: September 30th, 2015
Source: author for review

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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…

As much as I love and (often) devour the most drama filled romances, there are times when I just want to read one that is about two characters overcoming the odds while working through their emotions and fall in love. That is what I loved the most about Cape Cod Promises. There isn't the typical monkey wrench that separates the couple until they get in through their think skulls that they belong together. Nope, in this book, Trent and Reese know from the get-go that they belong together again. It is just a matter of working through 10 years of pent up emotions, fears, and frustrations that stand in their way. Rather than fight and bicker, they have heart to heart conversations that allow them to lay their hearts on the table. And I loved every bit of it. Cape Cod Promises was so beautifully written. The characters were realistic and lovable. Both learn and grow from their past mistakes. Absolutely a fabulous romance from start to finish. I am a big Melissa Foster fan and this series has sparked my interest in reading a Bella Andre book to experience her writing before starting the third book in the series to see just how well their writing styles mesh.

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 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.

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


  1. Thank you for hosting CAPE COD PROMISES!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this second chance romance! I can tell how much you thought about the dynamics between Trent and Reese. Thank you, thank you for your wonderful review! XOXO