April 24, 2014

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

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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?

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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!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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

  1. Sounds like a good fast summer read. Thanks!

  2. xaurianx
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    Hmm this sounds nice and sweet, no suspense at all :)
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  3. Amy
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    Aww…Friendship. It does heal ;D

  4. 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!

  5. Heidi says:

    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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  6. blodeuedd says:

    Sigh, I want to go to a desert island..ok there can be people

  7. Diana Leigh says:

    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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