Review: Barefoot in the Sand

Barefoot in the Sand (Barefoot Bay, #1; Barefoot Bay Universe, #1)


Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for nonstop fun (Susan Mallery) in the book that kicks off New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire’s beloved Barefoot Bay series!

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong’s home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that remains in the rubble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. And nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.

Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he’s going to have any chance of picking up the pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong’s architect. What’s not in the plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay’s designs on Lacey’s heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?

Rating: 4-stars


Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire is an enjoyable contemporary romance. I had fun following the life of a single mom raising her teenager daughter. Together they faced, a tornado that destroyed their home and belongings. So, they move back to Barefoot Bay and that’s when Lacey uses the insurance money to plan her B&B. Only the architect she thought she poke with and was going to hire, turns out to be a younger man. A sexy as hell younger man with a talent in drawing up buildings and getting things done. He always rises to the challenge. Just when things heat up between them, Lacey’s ex husband comes back on the scene. Talk about complicated. Then there’s handling her teenage daughter’s attitude and fantasy that her parents have changed and will remarry. Then, there’s the town council they have to win if the B&B or resort will be built at all. So much rides on one man. It all connects to him. Can a woman once burned by love learn to take a risk and trust again? Overall, this was a funny, sweet, and intense read.

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