READ AND REVIEW
BAREFOOT WITH A STRANGER (BAREFOOT BAY UNDERCOVER #2)
BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay. When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise. Gabe’s clients all need to run, hide, or transform themselves…and, sometimes, they find love.
Barefoot with a Stranger is the second book in the Undercover series, and this one features Gabe’s younger sister, Francesca Rossi, who teams up with a former military man, Malcolm Harris, to launch a search for a child living in Cuba who they believe is Gabe’s son. Like all the books in the Barefoot Bay Undercover series, this novel is blend of romance and suspense, full of heart-stopping action and heart-wrenching emotion.
“Chessie” Rossi is the youngest in a long-line of bad asses, yet she’s pretty certain the risk-taking genes didn’t make it to her. More comfortable behind a computer screen, Chessie has to conquer her fears to help her beloved brother, Gabe, who is forbidden by the government to step foot in Cuba. On her way to Florida to help Gabe, Chessie meets a sexy stranger and when all the flights out are shut down due to weather, their unplanned overnight stay in a hotel becomes an unexpected sexual encounter that leaves them both rocked to the core. They part as strangers…but meet the next day as partners on an assignment neither one wants but both know they must take.
Gabe enlisted help for his sister from a close friend who is far too familiar with Cuba’s terrain. Mal Harris was a guard at the Guantanamo Bay prison when Gabe was there working as a consultant to the CIA. They both saw things they knew were wrong, and teamed up to do something about it. After they did, the CIA targeted both of them. They can’t nail Gabe unless he comes into the country of Cuba, but they were able to put Mal in a Federal Prison for four years on trumped-up treason charges. He’s out now, but they’re after him. Still, he’s the only person who can help Chessie.
Determined to join efforts to help someone they love, Mal and Chessie are thrust together in a thrilling chase to find a missing child, all the while fighting the attraction that draws them together. Once they lose that battle, they soon realize that their lives will only be complete with each other. The only problem, one of them is going to have to put their life on the line to save Gabe’s son.
Roxanne St. Claire’s roots in romantic suspense come to full bloom in this new series that combines the best of her popular Barefoot Bay contemporary novels with her well-loved thrillers featuring bodyguards and investigators. Readers can expect a page-turning read that sweeps them away to sun-washed beaches and tropical settings, stealing their breath with action and their hearts with romance.
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REVIEW: BAREFOOT WITH A STRANGER (BAREFOOT BAY UNDERCOVER #2) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE
Barefoot with a Stranger by Roxanne St. Claire
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
In the past few months I have gotten more and more into romantic suspense. That is largely thanks to authors like Roxanne St. Claire. Specifically through the Barefoot Bay Undercover series. Her heroine's are normal people put in situations they never expect to face. For me that is a crucial to these stories. It allows the character to prove to themselves what they are capable of and it allows the reader to take that journey with them. I am also a fan of a woman not playing the victim or the damsel in distress. Barefoot with a Stranger in Francesca has a smart girl thrust into an adventure she never saw coming. An adventure born out of love, leads to her finding answers, falling in love and standing on her own. Ms. St. Claire created two characters that complimented each other in personality and the chemistry was heated no matter how you slice it. A really good read. I received an ARC of Barefoot with a Stranger in exchange for an honest review.
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