A Lovely Romance! Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted September 2, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

A Lovely Romance! Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. ClaireBarefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. Claire
Series: Barefoot Bay Timeless #1
Published by South Street Publishing on June 10, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Introducing Barefoot Bay Timeless…a new trilogy celebrating the sexy silver fox hero! Set on the sun-washed sands of Barefoot Bay, these contemporary novels tell stories of second chances and redemption.

Barefoot at Sunset

When forty-eight year old widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach. He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea.

By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox who's staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancée, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.

Mark believes every person has only one soul mate…and he’s met, married, and buried his. Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong…and completely right for each other?

 

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My love of the Barefoot Bay book universe is no secret amongst my friends. I’ve yet to be let down and this first book in the Timeless series continues the trend.

 
Mark Solomon grew up on Mimosa Key, married his soulmate and lost Julia to cancer 16-years ago. He’s been running away from his grief that entire time and is back at Barefoot Bay to participate in the planning for the high school’s reunion of all classes. A chance meeting with recently jilted Emma DeWitt has the two of them team up to protect him from all of the single ladies interested in being the next Mrs. Solomon.

 
This may have started as a fake romance but it was a lovely journey to watch from the sidelines. It’s a beautiful, clever and fun story that I enjoyed immensely. It was delightful to read about two mature adults coming together in spite of their shared issues. Though not angst free, they work through issues like you would hope to see between two people of an age.

 
I loved everything about this story and these characters. With the Casa Blanca Resort as a setting, it was just magical. It’s great to be back in Barefoot Bay.

About Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series (The Bullet Catchers, The Guardian Angelinos, and Barefoot Bay) and multiple stand alone books.

In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.

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