BAREFOOT IN THE SAND by Roxanne St. ClaireGet Your Own Copy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook
Series: Barefoot Bay #1
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Forever (April 24,2012)
When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong’s home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that’s left in the rubble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. And nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.
Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he's going to have any chance of picking up the pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong's architect. What's not in the plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?
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Lacey Armstrong survived a hurricane in a bathtub with her teenage daughter Ashley. With her home completely destroyed she decides that it is the perfect time to fulfill her dream of build a bed and breakfast. That is until a hot, young architect shows up with his washboard abs and tries to change her mind.
Clay Walker has no designs on love even if he finds himself attracted to the redhead with killer curves. The only thing he wants to design is Lacey’s B & B, but his vision is more of a resort. But not only does he have to fight Lacey for a chance to prove himself but also the town who is against the idea of a large resort.
As if facing the town council isn’t scary enough, Lacey is facing the possibility of falling for Clay. However, Ashley doesn’t like that thought and decides to call for back up, her dad. David has been out exploring the world for as long as Ashley has been alive but now has decided to be a father, and get Lacey to love him again.
Good thing Clay has the support of Lacey’s friends because even though he says he doesn’t want love he can’t seem to stop thinking about the sexy redhead. Now he just has to win her over, beat the town council and get in the good graces of a fourteen year old girl.
“Here’s all you have to know about me, Lacey.” He brushed her knuckles with his fingertips, ostensibly to underscore the point he was about to make, but the touch sent chills up her skin and made her curl her toes around the barstool. “I don’t believe in obstacles, barriers, roadblocks, or anything else that says I can’t. I get what I want and I don’t quit until I have it. Now, can I have the job to design and build your resort?”Overall:
There was much going on that it almost took away from the story. I really wanted it to focus more on Lacey and Clay and their relationship especially with Lacey’s issue of their age difference. I really enjoyed Clay and Lacey but I wished more time was spent on just them.
So, not only did you have Lacey and Clay’s issues but also you had Clay and his daddy issues, Ashley and her daddy issues, exes showing up and three best friends with issues of their own. It’s a lot to keep tract of. Towards the middle of the book was when I really got into it. It was a good read, not one of my favorites but it would be a great beach read.
***review copy provided by Netgalley***