Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay Series #2)

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A Barefoot Bay Novel

They say you can never go home again . . .

When "Life Coach to the Stars" Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, the only place she can hide is the one place she wishes she could forget. She left Barefoot Bay-and the boy next door who knew all her secrets-years ago. Now nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, ...

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Overview

A Barefoot Bay Novel

They say you can never go home again . . .

When "Life Coach to the Stars" Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, the only place she can hide is the one place she wishes she could forget. She left Barefoot Bay-and the boy next door who knew all her secrets-years ago. Now nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will Palmer. He's even more gorgeous and tempting . . . and still capable of turning her world inside out.

But what if someone is waiting for you?

To Will Palmer, Guy Bloom is more than the elderly, senile neighbor he looks after-he's the last connection to Jocelyn, the woman Will loved and lost. But the reunion with Jocelyn doesn't go smoothly. Shocked by the change in her father's personality, Jocelyn struggles to reconcile her dark childhood with the sweet, confused man who has grown close to Will. Jocelyn has guided countless clients to happiness-but can she escape the rainy days of her past for a new sunny future with Will?

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Mallery
"Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for nonstop fun."
From the Publisher
"St. Claire writes books that keep the reader engrossed in the story form cover to cover."—Booklist

"On the fast track to making her name a household one."
Publishers Weekly

"Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for nonstop fun."
Susan Mallery

"St. Claire, as always, brings a scorching tear-up-the-sheets romance combined with a great story: dealing with real issues starring memorable characters in vivid scenes. Best of all, since this is book one in the Barefoot Bay series, there's more to come. (on Barefoot in the Sand)
RT Book Reviews

"This first installment in the new Barefoot Bay series from award-winning author St. Claire (Killer Curves) features steamy sex in warm gulf waters; readers will be delighted."
Library Journal

Booklist
"St. Claire writes books that keep the reader engrossed in the story form cover to cover."
RT Book Reviews

"St. Claire, as always, brings a scorching tear-up-the-sheets romance combined with a great story: dealing with real issues starring memorable characters in vivid scenes. Best of all, since this is book one in the Barefoot Bay series, there's more to come." (on Barefoot in the Sand)
Booklist
St. Claire writes books that keep the reader engrossed in the story form cover to cover.
RT Book Reviews
St. Claire, as always, brings a scorching tear-up-the-sheets romance combined with a great story: dealing with real issues starring memorable characters in vivid scenes. Best of all, since this is book one in the Barefoot Bay series, there's more to come. (on Barefoot in the Sand)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455508273
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Barefoot Bay Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 292,979
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

First published in 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a RITA® Award-winning author of thirty novels, including her bestselling Bullet Catchers and Guardian Angelinos series. Her critically acclaimed books have been published in numerous languages and recognized with multiple awards including the National Readers' Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and the HOLT Medallion, all for best romantic suspense. She currently lives on the east coast of Florida with her husband and two teenagers.

You can learn more at:

RoxanneStClaire.com

Twitter @roxannestclaire

Facebook.com/roxannestclaire

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  • Posted November 1, 2012

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    An Amazing Book!

    Barefoot in the Rain is the first full length novel by Roxanne St. Claire, I have read. In the past, I’ve read two of her novellas. They were sweet, touching, and a little hot. I was expecting the same thing with this book. That wasn’t exactly what I got. Barefoot in the Rain is part of The Barefoot Bay Series, it is the second of four books. I didn’t read the first book, Barefoot in the Sand, and I don’t feel it’s actually necessary for you to have to read that book, to read, understand, and fall in love with Barefoot in the Rain.

    I have to say this upfront. This isn’t going to be a review where I tell you what happened with the book. I don’t want to spoil ANYTHING. What I will tell you is that this is a book you HAVE to read. Have you ever had one of those books where the scene was so intense, you actually forgot to breathe? Barefoot in the Rain is one of those books. The Prologue alone will have your heart racing. It’s emotional, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching, and at times frustrating.

    I don’t know about you, but there are some romance novels where I wish I was the heroine. This isn’t one of those books. There are times as readers we just want to scream at the characters to get their acts together, this isn’t a book you can do that with. This book really touched me. Having my own personal experiences with the subject matter, it really played with my emotions. I found myself questioning my humanity, because I didn’t know who I was supposed to feel for.

    The three main characters in the book are: Jocelyn Bloom, Will Palmer, and Jocelyn’s father, Guy. Barefoot in the Rain deals with domestic abuse and Alzheimer’s disease.

    In the summer of 1997, Jocelyn and Will were both preparing for the beginning of the rest of their lives. Each were going to go to college and experience life outside of Barefoot Bay, thinking, hoping, and dreaming that their lives would become one, until one horrible, life changing night.

    Fast forward fifteen years and everything has changed. Will’s big dream of playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers hasn’t come true and he’s back in Barefoot Bay, living in his old house, next door to the Bloom household. Jocelyn is a Life Coach to the rich and famous in Los Angeles. In order to seek refuge from a national scandal she’s a part of, she escapes back to Barefoot Bay for what is supposed to be some peace, quiet, and tranquility. She runs into Will and he shatters all of that.

    Some of the questions asked in the book were, “What are you willing to sacrifice?” and “What are you prepared to die for?" For Jocelyn, it’s the same answer to both questions.

    Jocelyn Bloom is an abuse survivor. Guy Bloom is her father who is supposed to love her, protect her, and keep her safe. Instead, Guy was her bully, tormentor, and abuser. Guy took away everything that Jocelyn loved and held dear. Now, Guy has Dementia and Will of all people is taking care of him.

    Barefoot in the Rain is a wonderfully, fantastic story of love, loss, second chances, healing, and forgiving. This book will truly take you on a emotional roller coaster. Having a box of tissue handy is highly recommended. If you weren’t a fan of Roxanne St. Claire before reading this book, you definitely will be. Roxanne gave real insight to the life of an abuse survivor as well as to the life of a person with Alzheimer’s and those family members who are willing to give up everything to take care of that person out of love.

    Source: NetGalley

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    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Great "Chic" book.

    This is a light read that is great for a day at the beach or to read on an airplane. It will keep you interested and you'll get to meet some interesting characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    WOW!!  This series only gets better!  Humor, romance and emotion

    WOW!!  This series only gets better!  Humor, romance and emotion jam packed in this story set in a Florida Beach Community.  As many laugh out loud moments as grab the Kleenex moments.  Couldn't put the book down until I was finished.  Can't wait for the next one!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    A really good book

    I didn't want to put it down. I will definitely read more of her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Highly recommended Check it out

    I like the book a lot. Good reading and I like when they continue the story on as they have in these books. The third one is coming out soon.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Too emotional

    ##Too emotional for me. I like to escape by reading. Some emotion is great but fun and sexy is more my style. I did however love book one in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    Touching story of what it's like to come home! Loved Jocelyn and

    Touching story of what it's like to come home! Loved Jocelyn and Will! Can't wait to read Zoe's story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Good

    This is a tough one. Abuse and forgiveness. I would have a hard time forgiving but I know it is much healthier to do so. 30 something virgin, really? Not a bad read just differrnt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Boo

    Thank you to the long winded poster that revealed everything about the book. Now i cannot buy it because why waste money on a book whem you have told everything that happens. Bn, due to this poster you just lost another sale!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Highly reommended

    A great read about friends and hot romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

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    She sighed her head resting against the side of the stall.

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    Posted September 4, 2013

    Apache

    Ditto" he retreated in his stall

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Michael

    Back..i hate school..hey apache...wanna ride around.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

    Roxanne St Claire's story of Jocelyn Bloom & Will Palmer, th

    Roxanne St Claire's story of Jocelyn Bloom & Will Palmer, the 2nd of the Barefoot Bay Series, is an emotionally intense account of how childhood affects the choices you make as an adult.

    Jocelyn Bloom has built a wall around her heart. She seeks safety & security while aching for love. She disappears from Mimosa Bay because of her abusive father and his threats against the man she loves.
    Fifteen years later Jocelyn comes home to hide and discovers that Will Palmer has been helping the man that she has avoided for years. Will doesn’t know why Joss disappeared from his life but wants a second chance with the woman he has never forgotten. He wants to break the shell around Joss’s heart but knows he must be careful or she will disappear from his life again.

    Jocelyn can’t bear for anyone to know her secrets, even her best friends. Coming back to Mimosa Bay stirs up emotions that Joss has kept buried for years. She walked away so the man she loved would have a future. Now she must reevaluate everything she thought was true so that maybe she can have a chance at happiness.

    This is not the typical book that I purchase but I am so glad that I did because not only did I LOVE this story but it touched my heart & soul.

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

    .I am an avid fan of Roxanne St Claire ¿ she is an auto-buy/keep

    .I am an avid fan of Roxanne St Claire – she is an auto-buy/keeper shelf author for me. When she introduced her contemporary romance series Barefoot Bay, I was thrilled. I loved the first book Barefoot in the Sand.




    This is the second in the series, and while I didn’t love it quite as much as I did “Sand” -- I did enjoy it. In this story, the hero (Will Palmer) and heroine (Jocelyn Bloom) have to overcome some pretty major emotional baggage before they can have their happily ever after. 




    She is a life coach for the rich and famous, but it is her own life that needs help. She is back in Barefoot Bay and learns that the boy next door, who she happened to love when she was a teenager, is also back and is now the care-taker for her father. Which wouldn’t be that big a deal if her father hadn’t been abusive to both Jocelyn and Will. 




    Guy Bloom isn’t a nice man. We see this right from the start – but this is one of the things I love most about Roxanne’s writing—she writes characters so well, we gradually become empathetic towards this old man. I found myself actually feeling sorry for him. 




    Will Palmer is a stand-up guy and a sexy, baseball player. Can’t go wrong there, in my book. 




    The story is sprinkled with humor and, of course, some hot loving.




    Also available:Barefoot in the Sun

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    I was hooked on this series after reading the first book. This o

    I was hooked on this series after reading the first book. This one continues in Barefoot Bay with Jocelyn and Will. Jocelyn is one Lacey's (from book #1) best friends and Will was her neighbor growing up. This book is a second chance at love romance and has emotional elements that will tug at your heart strings. In the first book it was evident that Jocelyn had issues with going home and they are addressed in this book with heart wrenching circumstances involving Jocelyn's father. Again, the secondary characters in this series are entertaining and the setting of Barefoot Bay is easy to see in your imagination. Looking forward to more books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Barefoot in the Rain is the second book of the Barefoot Bay seri

    Barefoot in the Rain is the second book of the Barefoot Bay series. This is Jocelyn's story & what a story it is! It's very emotional and contains all the elements of a love story and so much more.
    Love - Two people trying to reconnect
    Indecisions - Jocelyn has so many very emotional decisions to make
    Strength - She is a very strong woman with a few weaknesses tossed in
    Friends - She and her friends at Barefoot Bay share a special closeness and are always there for each other, almost on a mystical level
    And so much more
    I've always loved Ms. St Claire's style of writing and the Barefoot Bay series is no exception.
    Although each book in the series does quite well on it's own I love to start at the beginning to get a good feel of all the characters.
    The Barefoot Bay Series is a must read. Grab Barefoot in the Sand and I think you'll be grabing them all!
    You can find Roxanne St. Claire on Facebook as well as her blog.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    Another great Barefoot Bay book. This story is about Jocelyn an

    Another great Barefoot Bay book. This story is about Jocelyn and Will, who used to be high school sweethearts. After a horrible incident , with her father in their senior year of high school, Jocelyn breaks up with Will and goes off to college, then moves from the East Coast to the West Coast to get away from Barefoot Bay. Now, Jocelyn is a life coach, helping others get their lives back into order. Too bad her's isn't. After a terrible scandal, she flees Hollywood to go back to Barefoot Bay to hide out from the paparazzi and be with her 3 best friends, and not let her father know she is there. Little does she know, her high school sweetheart, Will, is back in town, still living next door to her father and helping him since he has dementia. Jocelyn and Will slowly find their way back to each other. Will also wants Jocelyn to forgive her father. This story was emotional, sweet and sexy all at the same time. Read Jocelyn's story. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    When we first meet Jocelyn "Joss" Bloom, she is this h

    When we first meet Jocelyn "Joss" Bloom, she is this helpless young girl, who had
    no control over her situation in life. She is wildly into the boy next door, Will Palmer,
    star athlete at her high school. She is one of those teenage girls that was the
    perfect wallflower at parties, and school dances. Her goal was to blend in, without
    causing a tremor, which was pretty much how she had to live her home life. After
    the prologue, St. Clair artfully brought us to present day, and the chaos of Joss' life.
    She is a "Life Coach to the Stars" who found herself in an untenable situation. Her
    name, once heralded through Hollywood is now spoken with disdain throughout
    the Hollywood Hills. So, she had to don disguises to escape rumours and a mob
    of paparazzi, and go back home, a place she never expected to turn to for solace.
    The seeds of wonder, now sown by St. Claire, pushes you to continue, then she
    veers off to the hero of the story, Will Palmer.

    Will is your quintessential boy next door, major hottie who finds himself at home,
    trying to find his way back to what he was. His life is now in stasis while he waits
    for The Call, the one that will give him a career he desperately wants and needs.
    However, he finds himself doing the unexpected, and once that is revealed it
    creates a nice external conflict for him to battle with Joss. This layer of tension
    between them, made watching them come together that much more appealing. 
    Throughout the twists and turns of the novel, we see both, Will and Joss, grow
    and change. Through their conflicts they had  to recognize and admit their faults,
    as well as realize that their feelings for each other were not buried as deeply as
    they thought. 

    When they came together, Joss finds herself being "coached" by Will, who helps
    her to see that she is more than what she wants people to see. Both scarred by
    life, and scared by their feelings and desire for each other, Joss and Will relearn
    each other. They learn that depending on others for help is not a bad thing, and
    that in life, you need to find that someone who gets you, who understands you
    for who you are. Joss had to learn to love herself, as she was as a child, and
    overcome her feelings about her father. With Will's help, she learned to look
    beneath her dad's faults, to see the changed man he was. His disease changed
    him dramatically, and Joss found that she now had to be the parent to this man
    whom she felt terrorized her life. The sexual tension between Joss and Will was
    quite palpable, and I loved watching them dance around the issue, well, Joss
    dancing around the issue since Will was not at the top of her "list". I loved the
    scene where they first come together; it was reminiscent of her high school days
    after all, and who wouldn't want to make it around the bases with the captain of
    the team?

    I loved, how, St. Claire didn't make sex the central theme of this story. The
    overarching conflict conflict was front and center, coupled by the internal conflicts
    both Will and Joss had to deal with, it made for an interesting read. We learned a
    few things about the resident hoyden of Barefoot Bay, Charity Grambling, as well,
    and I was pleasantly surprised after looking beneath her external armour. No, I
    didn't fall in love with her, I mean she is a terror when it comes to keeping things
    the same after all, but what she did for Joss helped to reveal her humanness, and
    gave some insight as to who she really was beneath that tough exterior. It was the
    multifaceted nature of tis book that caused it to leave an indelible mark on me.
    Watching Joss try to navigate her new reality made me think about my own
    insecurities and the way I deal with things in my life. Her childhood was
    somewhat emblematic of my own, in the sense that the emotions she dealt with
    were mine, though the situation was different. I cried a lot during the reading of
    this book, and I'm sure that as I continue reading the other books in the Barefoot
     Bay series, I will need many boxes of Kleenex :) You should check it out for
    yourselves. Happy reading!!!

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    Tears in the Rain. In this second book of the Barefoot Ba

    Tears in the Rain. In this second book of the Barefoot Bay series Roxanne St. Claire tackles a few tough subjects. Abuse, Alzheimer's and aging. You are introduced to the main characters Jocelyn, Will and Guy when the Will and Jocelyn are teens. Then the main part of the story is how Jocelyn deals with the emotions of the past and coming to terms with her father as well as her feelings for Will that have never truly changed.
    You will continue to see how the four women of the series interact and support each other without having known the whole truth about their friends even though they have known each other for a long time.
    Be prepared to go through a gambit of emotions as Roxanne takes us on the journey of Jocelyn's return home.
    This is one book that was both a joy to read as well as hard to read. The subject matter of abuse and Alzheimer's can be hard for some people to deal with, but I think she did a good job showing how things are not always how they appear when you first see them. I think this is the best book out of the series and will most likely re-read it again and again.

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