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BAREFOOT BY THE SEA
by Roxanne St. Claire

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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St. Claire brings us back to Barefoot Bay and to the resort owned by four friends. Wonderful, efficient storytelling and genuine, sympathetic characters are the hallmarks of this story as St. Claire exposes desires that lie deep within the heart. Sprinkled with humor and warmth, this fourth in St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay series does not disappoint.

Tessa Galloway wants a baby. Badly. She just needs a sperm donor. So when John Brown, the chef for Barefoot Bay’s new resort, arrives he seems to be a perfect candidate. Tessa becomes quite taken by him and, suddenly, the baby goal doesn’t seem to be enough. In the witness protection program, John needs to have a steady job and life — including a wife — to be able to see his children again. As he falls in love with Tessa, he can visualize the wife part ... but will he capture her heart? (FOREVER, Nov., 448 pp., $8.00)

Reviewed By: Melanie Bates

Publisher: FOREVER

Published: November 2013

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Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St Claire

Submitted by Madisonwfairbanks on October 28, 2013 - 6:52pm.

Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St Claire

Powerful emotions. Deep longings from Tessa Galloway but she is not sure John Brown is for real. Something just isn't right and warning bells keep going off in her head. 4th in the Barefoot series but able to stand alone. For the first half of the book, I just wanted John to tell her the truth. I understood why he couldn't though so it was a frustrating lack of communication between them. And since we knew how much she dislikes secrets, the anxiety levels just kept going up.

Tessa works at Casa Blanca as an organic farmer. She loves to make things grow. What she really wants, longs for, is a baby.
John is currently in the witness protection program and will do anything to get his children back. But he can't tell Tessa the who he really is. He can "Live" and keep his past history a secret. Or hazard "to die" by telling Tessa the truth.
Things get interesting when John's timeline to get his children is pushed up and a coveted destination wedding recommendation is sought by the resort. Suddenly a wedding is being planned by two people that still have a lot of questions for each other.

In the end, it's HEA. Ahhh. Utter contentment. That's what I felt after turning the last page. What a great romantic read. Mmmm, satisfying.

I received a copy of this book from the author.