Tuesday, June 7, 2016
eARC Book review: Barefoot at Sunset (Barefoot Bay Timeless #1) by Roxanne St. Claire
Available June 14th 2016
eARC Provided by author
When widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his 30th high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach. He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea.
By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox whose staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancée, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.
One chapter in and I was hooked! Totally hooked! First the hero of this book is closer to my age than most and then the author made him a Desert Storm veteran which my husband and I are both Desert Storm veterans. It's how we met. In the desert in Saudi Arabia. I'm a 80's chick too so hey this author had a lot going in this book for me. I loved Mark Soomon. He's this great guy with a history to prove it and a heart that is hurting. HThen he meets Emma DeWitt crying in front of his Villa in Barefoot Bay. Emma's been jilted almost at the alter by the man who also her boss. Now she has no job and no husband. Thinking she could still enjoy the resort where they were supposed to honeymoon it all crashes in on her when she finds out her ex cancelled before she arrived to enjoy it. Mark takes her in even though she looks a bit crazy and i swear you can feel the click between the two of them. Mark's there for a Mimosa Key high school reunion but he finds himself helping Emma with her fears while she helps with his and enjoying every minute. Of course there can never been smooth sailing in a story so it's got some drama to go with the fun. Seriously one of the best books i have read in a while. If i could have had the time i would have read it from cover to cover without a break for anything. For me seriously that good. There are peeks at who tho the next two books in this 3 pack series will be about so you can look forward to that as well. I for one am excited to see what is coming next!
Find out more about this series and Roxanne St Claire and her Barefoot bay series of book and the Barefoot bay kindle worlds too. www.roxannestclaire.com