Contemporary Romance Review: Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (Outstanding)

Posted April 24th, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses / 14 comments

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When all you hold dear is taken away . . .

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.

A second chance is the only thing you have left.

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?

Received for Review
Overall Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.00

First Thought when Finished: What a perfect “escape for the afternoon” summer read!

What I Loved: Clay and Lacey had a push/pull romance that I think was fun to watch unfold. I loved that they were both strong and resilient despite what their pasts had thrown at them. They weren’t a typical romance couple and that worked best. I laughed several times at Lacey’s reactions to Clay because I probably would have thought/did the same things if I was in her position!

What I Liked: I really like when there are strong friendships in a romance novel. This one had it with Zoe, Tessa and Jocelyn. They really helped show how friendship can be the very reason that you open yourself up to more in your life. That friends can heal those things that you can’t admit to yourself.

Final Thought: This is a perfect summer escape read with some really fun characters!

...that this book made me think of

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14 Responses to “Contemporary Romance Review: Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (Outstanding)”

  1. Mary
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    When did you redo your blog? I LOVE it! I love the travel feel of it.

    This book sounds really cute–and I think i'm going to have to try that lovely-sounding drink. Perfect for summer, floating in the lake or chillin' on the porch. I'm all over that!

  2. Heidi

    I want to sit in that hammock and read this light summer read and sip your drink. Sounds lovely. We just had the nicest three days here in Portland all year and you know where I was? Sick in bed with strep fever! Why! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will have to try it!
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  3. Diana Leigh

    Ooo, I want to read this one. It does sound like the perfect afternoon escape. I love "by the beach" settings.

    The drink recipe sounds good! (Our Target doesn't sell alcohol. Dang Kansas liquor laws!!)
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