Friday, October 16, 2015

Barefoot with a Stranger (Barefoot Bay Undercover #2) by Roxanne St. Claire

Available October 16th 2015
eARC Provided by publisher through author

Francesca Rossi might be the youngest in a long line of badass siblings, but this computer whiz would rather hack a database than pack a pistol for the family business in Barefoot Bay.  When an assignment forces her out of her comfort zone and into the field, Chessie decides to amp up the excitement quotient and has her first one night stand with a sexy stranger she’ll never see again.

Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and knows the government is watching his every move, waiting for him to slip up.  But the only mistake he makes is to assume the sexy, sassy woman he seduces on the way to Barefoot Bay is a spy.  He learns too late that the beauty he’s bedded is really his best friend’s sister…and his undercover partner on a risky mission.

Chessie and Mal have to stay one step ahead of the CIA, navigate their way through a perilous country, and fight the insane chemistry that sizzles between them.  It doesn’t take long for this hacker and spy to discover the power of their unplanned partnership…and learn that falling in love might be the riskiest business of all.

I have got to say i was so glad when Roxanne St Claire found a way to give loyal fans the Rossi (Guardian Angelino's)  family back in her Barefoot Bay series. I am pretty sure most of her fans know who Gabe Rossi is. I was afraid that what she wrote about Gabe wouldn't live up to what fans thought he should be. Me included. This book has a lot about Gabe in it but he is not the main focus just yet. He's been slowly edging us all into the story of Gabe. This book involves another Rossi, Francesca.  On her way  from Boston to Florida to help Gabe when her flight is delayed she runs into  new ex-con Malcom Harris. Fresh out of prison.  He is also on his way to see Gabe but neither one knows they both know Gabe and are heading to the same place. Former CIA Malcom is suspicious of everyone and everything. He thinks Francesca is there to spy on him. Oh no when he finds out how really wrong he is. lol Gabe reveals a couple of secrets in this book and Malcom and Francesca are teamed up to go into Cuba to check some things out for him. It's cool to see Francesca (Chessie) figure out with some help from Malcom (Mal) that she is just as good being in the field as all her Rossi siblings. Mal is in a rock and hard place and doesn't see a real way out pf his situation but Chessie isn't a quitter and she fights for Mal. This time Roxanne throws us some of her well known romantic suspense writing abilities. Kind of took me back to her Guarduian Angelino and Bullet Catcher series. Some of my favorite all time books. Chessie has always been more of a background player in previous books she appeared in and i am so glad to see her fleshed out and we are able to see who she really is. Lord knows Malcome deserved to get something good in his life after all he has been through. Chessie fits the bill. Can't wait for Gabe's story which i believe is next up i n this series. Way to go Rocki!

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