Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Book review: Secrets on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay #1) by Roxanne St. Claire
Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner. Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid. Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”
Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous. And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair. One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid. One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?
First of three Barefoot bay novella's Secrets on the Sand starts us off with this trio. Zeke was a geek in high school. He knew it everyone knew it. Now he's definitely all grown up and yes a billionaire. He can do whatever he wants when he wants pretty much. He hasn't let it all go to his head however. When he runs into Mandy Mitchell he's stunned to see her working as the maid in his villa on Barefoot Bay. Known and Mandy the Magnificent in high school Mandy Mitchell married like she thought she would only to find out her husband was not what he seemed. Now dead broke and struggling to find her feet and herself she runs in the Zeke and wow sparks fly. Mandy is leery of men though so Zeke has his work cut out for him trying to get Mandy to take him seriously as the guy for her. This was a fun and entertaining story. It's one of those novella's you getting totally into in the first chapter and then it ends to soon and you wish there was more. In a lot of ways it reminded me of the story of Cinderella. You also get a peak at the players in the next novella and bit of the characters from the original Barefoot Bay series. You can totally read this as a stand alone for anyone who wants to try a Roxanne St Claire book but hasn't yet. It's fun and exciting and certainly romantic to the extreme. An A+ for me.
Find out more about this series on Roxanne St Claire's website here. www.roxannestclaire.com