Review: Barefoot in the Rain

Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay, #2; Barefoot Bay Universe, #2)


They say you can never go home again . . .

When “Life Coach to the Stars” Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, the only place she can hide is the one place she wishes she could forget. She left Barefoot Bay-and the boy next door who knew all her secrets-years ago. Now nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will Palmer. He’s even more gorgeous and tempting . . . and still capable of turning her world inside out.

But what if someone is waiting for you?

To Will Palmer, Guy Bloom is more than the elderly, senile neighbor he looks after-he’s the last connection to Jocelyn, the woman Will loved and lost. But the reunion with Jocelyn doesn’t go smoothly. Shocked by the change in her father’s personality, Jocelyn struggles to reconcile her dark childhood with the sweet, confused man who has grown close to Will. Jocelyn has guided countless clients to happiness-but can she escape the rainy days of her past for a new sunny future with Will?

Rating: 5-stars


Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire is a heartfelt story. I immediately felt sympathy for the female character. Her father was abusive to both her and her mother. After his last bout of abuse, she left home and never came back. Now, her father has complete memory loss and she’s struggling with believing if it’s real or if he’s faking it. She’s also struggling to forgive him as well. Then, there’s the only man she ever loved who turns out to be her father’s caregiver. He has forgiven her father but there’s still a secret he doesn’t know about…and when he does know, everything will change between them again. I loved the way this book was written. I was hooked. This story was the most captivating tale I’ve read. A story of second chances, forgiveness, finding oneself, standing up against abuse, and of love. There was plenty of romance and an emotional rollercoaster to keep my full attention. This novel, was driven by the characters, action, and dialogue. It went by faster than I liked.

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