Thursday, February 18, 2016

REVIEW Barefoot with a Stranger by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot with a Stranger
(Barefoot Bay Undercover #2)

by Roxanne St. Claire

~ Categories ~ contemporary romance, Intrigue

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Francesca Rossi might be the youngest in a long line of badass siblings, but this computer whiz would rather hack a database than pack a pistol for the family business in Barefoot Bay.  When an assignment forces her out of her comfort zone and into the field, Chessie decides to amp up the excitement quotient and has her first one night stand with a sexy stranger she’ll never see again.

Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and knows the government is watching his every move, waiting for him to slip up.  But the only mistake he makes is to assume the sexy, sassy woman he seduces on the way to Barefoot Bay is a spy.  He learns too late that the beauty he’s bedded is really his best friend’s sister…and his undercover partner on a risky mission.

Chessie and Mal have to stay one step ahead of the CIA, navigate their way through a perilous country, and fight the insane chemistry that sizzles between them.  It doesn’t take long for this hacker and spy to discover the power of their unplanned partnership…and learn that falling in love might be the riskiest business of all.

Intrigue, romance and mystery rolled into a phenomenal storyline with great character development. That is what this book is all about. The friction in this book between Mal and Chessie takes what could be a normal love story and makes it an exciting cat and mouse game. Even better is the mystery surrounding their top secret assignment.

Chessie is a beautiful computer nerd and the over protected younger sister who starts a one time rebellion creating a big problem for herself. You'll laugh at some of her scenes and actually feel bad for her with all the testosterone that surrounds her and tries to control her life. I fell in love with her compassion and creative computer genius during Mal and her assignment. It was engaging following her through her change of heart in many areas of her life and watching her stand up for herself against her brother and Mal.

Finally I get Mal's story. I became enthralled with him in Barefoot with a Bodyguard and wondered what his story was. This book sure opened my eyes to him for what he did and how he suffered. I loved his rough edges and the soft side of him that he didn't want others to see. There are so many facets to his personality that where further developed throughout the book and I found myself understanding how a women could love him more and more as she got to know him.

This author time and time again creates such intricate stories while keeping the series strongly connected by the main characters. Her unique writing style will continue to draw me in with a desire to continue reading future books. Come join me as I head over to the next book of this series Barefoot with a Bad Boy.

I give this 5 STARS for her well developed storyline and characters.

~ Reading Order ~ Barefoot BoundBarefoot with a BodyguardBarefoot with a StrangerBarefoot with a Bad Boy

~ My Series Reviews ~ Barefoot Bound, Barefoot with a Bodyguard, Barefoot with a StrangerBarefoot with a Bad Boy

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty novels of romance and suspense. She is the author of the Barefoot Bay contemporary series as well as two very popular suspense series, the Bullet Catchers and the Guardian Angelinos.

A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award for the best in romantic fiction, Roxanne's books have also been awarded the National Readers Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier award, the Booksellers Best Award, the Award of Excellence, the Maggie, the Holt Medallion and many more. Roxanne's books have been published in dozens of countries and are routinely featured as selections in the Doubleday and Rhapsody book clubs.

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