Thursday, July 28, 2016

eARC Book review: Barefoot at Moonrise (Barefoot Bay Timeless #2) by Roxanne St. Claire


Available August 1, 2016
eARC Provided by author

As a firefighter, Captain Ken Cavanaugh knows his way around dangerous situations—but he'd rather run into a burning building than help plan his 25th high school reunion in Barefoot Bay. Unfortunately, it's his best chance of finally putting things right with Beth Endicott two and a half decades after they ended so badly. But the instant they see each other again, the years blow away like ashes in the heat of their combustible chemistry. For one single night, they let their incendiary passion consume them...but in the morning, they're still left with the smoldering wreckage of a relationship that ended in tragedy.

Raised under the thumb of a rich and controlling man, Beth has spent her adult years craving freedom. Now that she's finally managed to carve out an independent life, is she ready to risk her heart on the first man she ever loved—a man who blames her family for his father's death? With so much painful history between them, Beth can't see a way to have a future with Ken. But one stunning surprise will turn everything they ever believed upside down and send them straight into each other's arms.

Ok this is the second Barefoot Bay Timeless series. We met the three guys in this series in book one and Mark Solomon found his love then and now it's Ken Cavanaugh's. He isn't going to get such a easy time of it. He's been nursing a nasty hate for a man he feels responsible for his dad's death 25 years ago. Beth Endicott was the one who got away from him all those years ago. She's spent much of that time fighting to make herself self reliant. She can do it all if she has to and more often that not she has had to. sometimes because of her father seemingly trying to control her.  At the tail end of the class reunion Beth and Ken finally get together. Beth thinks one time with Ken won't hurt and then that will be it. Repercussions from that one night change that and the fact that her dad is the man Ken blames for his dad's death makes for some interesting problems. I liked both characters on their own but was frustrated by the secrets and Beth never seeming to trust Ken when he was as up front as they come. I love how solid Ken is. The man has his demons to fight in this book but he is there for Beth. He might have to regroup a time or two but he is the positive person of the two of them. This was a solid book for me but not my favorite of the two so far. Sometimes here and there it felt a little ho hum. I don't know i guess i am more of a Mark Soloman fan from book one. One thing i really  have been enjoy is the character's being older and in this case my age. As i get older the characters in most books seem to be 20's and 30's so it's nice to be able to relate to someone who has been around as long as me. Roxanne St. Claire has done a excellent job writing these characters and showing the book world that there is life after 40. Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy series. 

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