Monday, June 15, 2015

ARC Book review:Barefoot with a Bodyguard (Barefoot Bay Undercover #1) by Roxanne St. Claire

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The Barefoot Bay Undercover Series

Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay. When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise. Gabe’s clients need to keep a low profile and stay safe while he helps them create new identities...and, sometimes, they find love. (To find out how Gabe started the operation, be sure to read the series prequel novella, Barefoot Bound.)

Barefoot with a Bodyguard – book one in the series

About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Somewhere warm with sea breezes, sunshine, sand...and no scary threats against her that have been showing up in her dad’s office. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard won independence slipping away as fast as her resolve to avoid men who wield power over her.

Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov has been on the run for a long time. Guarding a young attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent. But Kate brings out a tender side Alec doesn't understand, or believe he deserves, and he soon realizes that keeping them both safe is only half the challenge. Keeping his hands off her and his attraction under control will be every bit as difficult in the closed quarters of an exclusive resort.

When their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous, Alec and Kate realize it’s not just their lives that are in jeopardy, it’s their hearts. And they’ll have to fight to the end to save each other…and their love.

First in the new Barefoot trilogy, Barefoot with  a Bodyguard kicks it off with a bang!  Gabe Rossi gets his first 2 clients in his new security business. The two couldn't be any more different. You know what they say though. Opposites attract! Kate Kingston finds herself at the resort to protect her from a unknown enemy of her father's.  After getting out of a disastrous marriage with a controlling ex husband she wants to concentrate on finding herself and studying to pass the bar and becoming a attorney. She doesn't understand why she has to hole up in paradise. She doesn't know how bad the threats against her are though. Then she finds a sexy rugged man in her villa who is to be her bodyguard. Alec Petrov is a mixed martial arts trainer but has had a hard life with a good part of it running from the Russian mob. It's finally come down to hiding while other people try to help him disappear. In the meantime he's doing bodyguard duty for a women so out of his league but so sexy he's torn by his attraction to her. Fake names and histories can't stop love from finding their hearts. I loved this story. If you are a Bullet Catcher fan, one of Roxanne St Claire's earlier series, you are in for a pleasant surprise. There are also appearances from the Guardian Angelino series and past Barefoot series books. All this along with a story packed with action, adventure and some sizzling sex scenes and a beautiful location make this a must read for someone who would like to be riveted to a great story! Make sure to read the excerpt at the end to get a glimpse at what comes next!

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