Thursday, June 25, 2015

ARC Review ~ Barefoot with a Bodyguard by Roxanne St. Claire

~ Favorite Quote from the book ~ 
"I never realized that my hands could be good, until I used them to touch you." 

~ Book Information ~  
Book: Barefoot with a Bodyguard, Barefoot Bay Undercover Series
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Intrigue

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 need to keep a low profile and stay safe while he helps them create new identities...and, sometimes, they find love. (To find out how Gabe started the operation, be sure to read the series prequel novella, Barefoot Bound.)

Barefoot with a Bodyguard – book one in the series

About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Somewhere warm with sea breezes, sunshine, sand...and no scary threats against her that have been showing up in her dad’s office. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard won independence slipping away as fast as her resolve to avoid men who wield power over her.

Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov has been on the run for a long time. Guarding a young attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent. But Kate brings out a tender side Alec doesn't understand, or believe he deserves, and he soon realizes that keeping them both safe is only half the challenge. Keeping his hands off her and his attraction under control will be every bit as difficult in the closed quarters of an exclusive resort.

When their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous, Alec and Kate realize it’s not just their lives that are in jeopardy, it’s their hearts. And they’ll have to fight to the end to save each other…and their love.

This 1st book in the Barefoot Bay Undercover Series will not disappoint the reader. I was excited to see that this book wasn't a straight out romance. It had intrigue, conflicts, drama, attempted murder and yes eventually love. The plot kept me interested as to how two people from such extremely different backgrounds could find a common ground. It was also interesting how the author wove in future characters and plots for the next book in the series.

The main characters are Alec and Kate. Kate comes from money, a bad divorce, a dislike of marriage and being controlled. Alec comes from the other side of the track and is so rough around the edges you just want to break down his walls. They are portrayed in a manner that you don't doubt their reasons for their actions.

I love the Epilogue that leads into the next book and all I can say is you can feel Gabe's pain when he got some surprising information but you will need to read the book to see what I am talking about.

I give this 5 STARs and it is a wonderful read for everyone.
A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review.

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.

~ Find The Author At ~

~ Find This Book At ~

~ Find Sportochick At ~

No comments:

Post a Comment