Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St Claire

Looking through all the latest books that have recently been released online, this one caught my attention? Why? Because of the guy on the cover! ūüôā Ever done that… bought a book because of its cover? One look at this guy and I was taken back to the hit 80’s romance movie Pretty Woman. That’s right, the guy on the cover reminded me of Edward Lewis. So what more could I do? Well, being a red hot-blooded woman, I downloaded the book of course ūüėČ

After receiving ‘a sign’ from his late wife, Mark Solomon agrees to return to Barefoot Bay and help plan his high school reunion. But after a night of nostalgia, Mark wonders if he will be able to get through the week. It has been 16 years since Mark lost his wife and high school sweetheart to cancer. He has done everything to try to forget the pain of losing the woman he loved, but one week at his friend’s beachside resort was all it took for Mark to rethink his plans… and his future.

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Emma De Witt’s’ vacation couldn’t get any worse. First her fianc√© pulls the plug on their wedding, then she finds out he also cancelled their honeymoon. Left stranded on the front steps of her dream vacation villa, Emma hit’s rock bottom. What else could possibly go wrong? What started off as an awkward conversation soon becomes a masterful plan when Emma meets Mark, the guest who is staying in her villa.

Mark wants to get through the week without women flirting and asking questions about his late wife. When he finds out that Emma just wanted to lick her wounds and relax he proposes an idea. Emma can stay with him for the week, in the villa, if she will pretend to be his fiance. Emma is hesitant but ends up agreeing. But as the days role on by, they both discover they may have bitten of more than they could chew. Not only are their lies catching up with them, neither of them expected such a wonderful strong friendship to develop.

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Roxanne’s new book was a delight to read. Mark and Emma’s relationship didn’t feel rushed. Being a little older, and a little wiser they felt more confident discussing their fears and acknowledging their blossoming attraction.¬†This book appealed to me on so many levels. I could really identify with the¬†characters, and couldn’t help but agree – that there really is¬†more than one soulmate out there for¬†everyone.

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Amazon Premise –

When forty-eight year old widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach. He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea.

By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox who’s staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fianc√©e, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.

Mark believes every person has only one soul mate…and he’s met, married, and buried his. Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong…and completely right for each other?

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