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5/2/12

GIVEAWAY & BOOK REVIEW Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St Claire @roxannestclaire @foreverromance



Book Description

May 1, 2012 Barefoot Bay (Book 1)
When all you hold dear is taken away . . .

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong's home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that remains 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.

A second chance is the only thing you have left.

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?

AAbout the Author

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels. She currently writes romance for Grand Central/Forever, including the popular "Guardian Angelinos" series and also penned an eight-book award winning series called The Bullet Catchers. Next year, Delacorte Press will release her first Young Adult novel, which has been optioned as a feature film. In addition to being a four-time RITA nominee and one-time RITA winner, her books have won the National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense for two consecutive years, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, and many others. She resides in Florida. Sexy contemporary. Romantic Suspense.

You can learn more at:

RoxanneStClaire.com

Twitter, @RoxanneStClaire

Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/roxannestclaire

SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

YAY!  This is my first beach of the year and what a spectacular way to start!  Single mom Lacey and her daughter are devastated by a hurricane and their small town is destroyed including her business.  Lacey sees an opportunity to build a small hotel and hires Clay as the architect.  He doesn't plan on even liking this headstrong woman, but he does fall for her - and hard. I thought that  the relationship between Lacey and Ashley since it rang so true since it resembles those of a lot of single parents I know. Clay had been hurt by love before so when he opens up to Lacey, it is really like a ray of sunshine! It is so nice to read about a woman like Lacey who is strong and can get the job done, but still is open to trying something new.  

There always seems to be something to keep these two apart, whether it is the small minded townsfolk or those from their past.  St Claire has brought together a lot of elements that will have you go from outright heartbreak to laughter.  OK, so lets talk about Clay. I haven't read about a character like this one in a long time and he actually sounds like a guy I know.  There are a lot of obstacles in general for these two and that really keeps the story moving along.   This is just the perfect book to relax with at the beach since it can easily be done in one day.  




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Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US or Canadian mailing address 
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Contest ends on 5.19.12 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 5.20.12
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by FOREVER ROMANCE and THREE copies are available.


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  6. Thanks for the giveaway and info about the book! I haven't read any beach books yet this year either, although today sure feels like June!
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