Thursday, April 14, 2016
ARC Book review: When You Touch Me by Marilyn Baxter
Available April 14th 2016
eARC Provided by author
Family woes bring Jillian Logan home to Mimosa Key, but she faces more trouble in her new job as a massage therapist at the Casa Blanca Resort in Barefoot Bay. Right away she’s given a special assignment: a wounded soldier who is a good-looking player with sex appeal and who threatens to throw her delicately balanced life off-kilter.
Sam Hartman, AKA Hart Throb, views the beach as just another sandbox all too reminiscent of the hellhole where he was injured. And the alternative therapies that Jillian offers him? He considers them pure voodoo. He would rather move their relationship off the massage table and into his bed, but as much as he wants her touch, it forces him to face the demons that still haunt him. Can the heat of their unlikely connection heal them both?
Part of Roxanne St Claire's Kindle worlds comes Marilyn Baxter's contribution to Barefoot Bay, When you Touch Me. Set in Barefoot Bay Jillian Logan has come home to work at the spa as a massage therapist and figure out what to do about her mother's business and to help take care of her sister. Assigned a Army vet who needs massage therapies to help with his injuries she's got her hands full when he proves to be a handful. Sam Hartman is at Barefoot Bay after a patrol in Afghanistan went bad and he and his best friend are badly injured. That friends mother is paying for the sessions at the resort spa but Sam doesn't think it will help and would rather wallow. Then he meets Jillian and he wants her. She is not going to make it easy for him. This is a really free flowing fast story. Sam is a little hard to love until you figure out why he's acting the way he is. Jillian is dealing with guilt and struggling to figure out what to do with her life. Both however are in for some interesting surprises. The only real issue i had with this book is i wish it was longer. I would have loved to see the story between Sam and Jillian lengthened. I loved the fact that the author added a epilogue at the end. it's always fun to see how things go after the story ends.
Find out more about Marilyn Baxter and this book here www.marilynbaxter.com
Find out more about Barefoot Bay and Roxanne St Claire here www.roxannestclaire.com