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The Barefoot Bay Undercover Series

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, stay safe, and possibly transform themselves…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 Bodyguardbook 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 the beautiful young law student 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.

 

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!” – USA Today Happily Ever After

“Fun and engaging! A celebration of family and forgiveness.” – Publishers Weekly

“Lively, light, pure entertainment!” – Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

Don’t Miss a Minute in Barefoot Bay – the books can be read in any order and all stand alone!

BAREFOOT BAY UNDERCOVER

Barefoot Bound – The Undercover Series Prequel

Barefoot with a Bodyguard (June 2015)

Barefoot with a Stranger (October 2015)

Barefoot with a Bad Boy (Date to be announced – Gabe’s book!)

 

THE BAREFOOT BAY BILLIONAIRES

Secrets on the Sand (always free!)

Seduction on the Sand

Scandal on the Sand

 

THE BAREFOOT BAY BRIDES

Barefoot in White (currently free!)

Barefoot in Lace

Barefoot in Pearls

 

Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of forty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year. She resides in Florida and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and at the beach.

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    Barefoot With A Bodyguard

    I really loved the fast pace, the action, and the romance in Barefoot With A Bodyguard. Kate and Alec seem to be complete opposites, forced into a situation neither of them want to be in, but they make a great heroine and hero. Kate wants to answer to no one, and definitely not be bossed around by yet another man. If the situation she found herself in was organized without her knowledge, I would have found her attitude a bit annoying. However, her character and the way she was fit perfectly with the plot. I really liked Alec. He is a hero with a past that haunts him, and he doesn't feel worthy of anyone, let alone a woman like Kate. I just really liked who he was, what he stood for, and how he was. He is a character that easily worked his way into my heart! Surprising to them both, they are very drawn to each other and they have serious chemistry together! Both of them just want to go back to their own lives, but the danger is very real. I couldn't wait to see how life would work out for Kate and Alec, and the changes it might mean for both of them whether they were together or not. Roxanne through in some interesting and unexpected surprises and twists to an already well developed plot that kept me immersed in Kate and Alec's story. The secondary characters are fantastic and really have a lot to add to Barefoot With A Bodyguard. I really liked finding out a bit more about the mysterious Gabe, and can't wait to find out more about him! His grandfather Nino is also a strong secondary character who adds a whole other dimension to the story. The setting is one I can easily feel like I'm in, and Roxanne's descriptions of the place and the people are vivid. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series, and would recommend Barefoot With A Bodyguard to any reader who likes a well blended mix of suspense and romance between the pages.

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    Loved it

    We're back in Barefoot Bay but with a whole new cast of characters that bring some pretty exciting suspense, mystery and adventure with them! In this book we have Alec Petrov, highly successful MMA fighter but after being recognized by a Russian mobster has decided to take a job as a bodyguard and live completely off the grid. He's protecting Kate Kingston by posing as her new husband. Kate, fresh out of a bad marriage and studying to take the bar exam, just wants a little peace and quiet while hiding away from the threats coming into her father's office. When she meets Alec she soon realizes peace and quiet are the last thing she is going to find. Loved this one! Far different from the other "Barefoot" stories but a great mix of that series with the "Guardians" and Bullet Catchers series. If you enjoy a great romantic suspense then this one is for you! I highly recommend it.

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    Romance at its best

    Barefoot with a Bodyguard by Roxanne St Claire A contemporary romance with a bit of suspense in the Barefoot Bay series by Roxanne St Claire. It can be read without having read any of the previous books. A delightful and satisfying, slightly steamy novel. Alec Petrov has been running from the Russian Mafia for much of his life. He has a bounty on his head and a distinct tattoo on his hand that makes it impossible to effective hide from the public. Kate Kingston has been receiving violent letters threatening her life and must hide out while the police track down the threats. Together, under the new private security company owned by Gabe Rossi, Alec and Kate pose as a newlywed couple staying in an exclusive island resort in Florida, effectively providing cover for each other. Poor Alec has been on the run for a long time and seems to have had no love or even much self-respect for most of this life. His own father sold him to the mafia when he was only thirteen. He hates his hands because of their large size and can't find any worth in his life. I'm so glad that Kate sees him for the good man he really is. And she teaches him to see it as well. This was an awesome and satisfying romance. I received a copy of this book from the author.

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    Back to Barefoot Bay

    Alec has been running from the Russian mob for a long time. Kate doesn't really think she needs to run from some crazy guy that has been threatening her and her father. They are put together in a "safe house" at Barefoot Bay. She tries everything to get her father to change his mind about putting her in this place with such a beast for a bodyguard. Alec can't believe that he has to be a bodyguard for such a smarty pants. They both find out that looks aren't everything.

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    LOVED IT, Romantic Suspense at its BEST.

    I love Roxanne St Claire's Barefoot Bay and could not wait for this, the first book in the new series to be released and I can honestly say I was not disappointed and it was well worth the wait. Once again you are kept turning the pages as you are drawn into the story. Gabe Rossi has started a new business protecting people the witness protection can not help, he helps these people fall off the radar for a while, whilst whoever is threatening them can be found. He has the help of his grandpa Nino, who is a very lovable old man, who needs to be needed and Poppy the head cleaner - who sees and hears everything. Gabe's first clients are Kate Kingston, who's father is a judge and he is receiving threats about his daughter and Alec Petrov, a man who is wanted by the mob, so needs a new identity. Kate is now a very strong willed woman, after coming out of a bad divorce from a controlling ex husband she just wants to come to the island to be alone and study for her Bar exam, she knows someone is threatening her but not the extent of the threats so when she arrives at her villa and finds Alec there- her bodyguard, she is very unhappy and does not want to stay, certain things are explained to her that she is Alec's cover as well and she agrees to the arrangement. Gabe's rules are that they are not allowed to tell each other anything personal about each other, they even don't know each others real names, on the island they are Ben and Tilly Carlson - newlyweds on their honeymoon, because knowing certain information can put them in danger. But Kate is not very good at following rules and seeing as she is learning to be a lawyer she interrogates Alec and he ends up letting his first name slip - now she knows how to get the info she wants to know. Alec is a mixed martial arts trainer who's soul is battered and bruised, and even though he is attracted to Kate he feels not worthy of her, so he is unable to hold eye contact with Kate for long as he thinks all she sees is a beast. Kate thinks Alec is beautiful and she is hurt that he can not look at her so the misunderstandings that happen because of this just makes it great to watch these two characters fight their attraction and fall in love. I loved everything about this story, the setting, the characters, and the background stories. The interaction between Nino and Poppy made me laugh, as they are both strong characters and the twist in the story line kept me hooked till the end. Congrats Roxanne St Claire on another page turning, must read. I would recommend before reading this book that you read Barefoot Bound, which is the prequel to Barefoot with a Bodyguard, in this you learn how Gabe ends up in Barefoot Bay and his new operation.

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