Book Review: Barefoot in the Sand

Book Review: Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

First sentence: "The kitchen windows shot out like cannons, one right after another, followed by the ear-splitting crash of the antique breakfront nose-diving to the tile floor."

From "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?

My take: Cute, steamy but a bit predictable. That's okay. I'm not saying predictable like it's a bad thing. I am a sucker for a good summer romp in the sand which includes an older woman, younger man pair. The book opens with a hurricane that took a sudden turn straight toward Lacey's beach house. Her and her daughter ride it out in an old bathtub under a mattress. She decides to rebuild and knows just the man to help her. Of course not everything goes smooth... if it did there wouldn't be much point of a story, would there? She takes on city hall. All while falling for the younger, hot architect. But he has some things to work through too... I like Clay. He was honest from the beginning and never implied he was capable of giving Lacey any more than a good time. There are more books to come in this new series and I look forward to them.

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Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455508217
ISBN-13: 978-1455508211


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