Secrets on the Sand

Secrets on the Sand

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by Roxanne St. Claire

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The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

"Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is "Pretty Woman" on the beach!"
- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a


The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

"Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is "Pretty Woman" on the beach!"
- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort.

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he's exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid...but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her?

One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he's ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

Praise for Barefoot Bay books:

"Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!"
-Publishers Weekly

"Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!"
- USA Today Happy Ever After

"A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages."
- RT Book Reviews

"It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one."
- Joyfully Reviewed

"Fun, light-hearted, super of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series."

"Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun."
- Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I've read this year!"
- Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Barefoot Bay Quartet
Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay)
Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will)
Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver)
Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian)

The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Trilogy
Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda)
Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie)
Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza)

The Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White (Willow and Nick)
Barefoot in Lace (Gussie and TJ)
Barefoot in Pearls (Ari and...) *coming soon

Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer's 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.

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Meet the Author

ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE is the national bestselling author of the popular Bullet Catchers series from Pocket Books, which includes Thrill Me to Death and Take Me Tonight, as well as the story in this anthology and First You Run, coming soon from Pocket Books. A three-time nominee for the prestigious RITA® Award, and a winner of the 2005 Maggie Award and the 2006 Booksellers Best Award, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and children.

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Secrets on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
This book was fine. I like the hero and the heroine. However, the romance takes place over the course of a week and so it is a bit fast. The hero had a crush on the heroine in high school and he is now a super hot rich guy while she is down on her luck. I really wish he was still nerdy. He can be hot and nerdy.  A quick easy read with flat secondaries. 
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful novella that takes place in Barefoot Bay. Zeek the geek, turned billionaire staying at Barefoot Bay. In walks maid, Mandy former highschool cheerleader. Mandy has had a rough time in the romance department.I fell in love immediately with Zeek, he has such a big heart for Mandy. I loved this book, can't wait to read the next Billionaire story.
TKD_TKD More than 1 year ago
Remember the labels that we used on each other in high school? Jock? Snob? Beauty Queen? Slut? Geek? Roxanne St. Claire has captured that time in our lives & brings the characters into adulthood. Proving that the labels we placed on one another may or may not be accurate later in life. Amanda “Mandy the Magnificent” Mitchell, head cheerleader & homecoming queen has returned to Mimosa Key where she now works at Casa Blanca Resort & Spa as a junior housekeeper. Her marriage didn’t work out and she is desperately trying to keep her head above water doing honest work. Zeke “Ezekiel the Geekiel” Nicholas, comes home for his father’s birthday. Zeke has made a name for himself; he has money, power & class. He is no longer the nerd from high school that spent hours contemplating mathematical equations. This muscular, handsome, billionaire gets Mandy fired from her job and only wants to help her. If he is able to get her into his bed, well that will be OK with him. Sit back & enjoy the first of the Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic continuation of the original series. We are back at Barefoot Bay meeting some new friends, Amanda "Mandy" Mitchell and Zeke "Ezekiel the Geekiel" Nicholas. In high school she was the popular rich girl and he was the nerd. Funny how things can change. With it's great characters and heartwarming story this is one book you don't want to miss. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very sweet happily ever after.
Conheart More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! Zeke and Mandy's story is very intense and I do love a book with depth to it. When I finished it I was really surprised that  although it's a novella I felt as if I had read a full length book. Very anxious for #2.. Seduction on the Sand in February!! I love Barefoot Bay!!!
gmfuhlman More than 1 year ago
This book is just like a rollercoaster ride, that Roxanne St. Claire, put you on as so as you start this book. First off you meet Amanda Lockhart, she working as a housekeeper at the Casa Blanca Resort and Spa. Where she run into someone from her pass Zeke Nicholas someone she went to high school with. Mandy Mitchell got married right out of college, and she married a very rich man and then the course of her life change forever, now she is working as a maid. When they were in high school he was known as the geek, and she was a Head Cheerleader, Homecoming queen, runner up for the Miss Teen Florida. Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous, and very rich. Zeke is back in Mimosa Key for a week, because his mother is giving his father a surprise birthday party for his seventy birthdays. But his mother has other plans for her son at this party. She is planning to invite some of the single ladies to this party. But Zeke and Mandy have decided to throw a monkey wrench, into his mother plans. It has to do with a contract written on a paper towel. But now you are going to have to read the book to find out the rest of the story. If you are like me and you love romantic stories, well this is just the one to read. It will make you laugh out loud, and make you mad, and happy. The sparks that these two people have will keep you reading until the very end.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed reading this romantic story .
Anonymous 5 months ago
Sweet read
Anonymous 18 days ago
A romance story of a once popular local high school queen who by misfortune now works at 30, as a made at a resort in her hometown of Barefoot Bay. Amidst the rivalry and one upmanship initiated by a coworker and high school alumni. Then she meets another high school acquaintance but Oh My how he has changed..... Drama, angst, petty rivalry, secrets, and romance with suggestive and descriptive sex. Some rough language. Also a part of the Romancing the Heart collection.
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Mandy and Tori behave like they are in middle school. The story is unrealistic. It isn't that hard to divorce someone who has disappeared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet and sexy read between two old classmates. I'd call this sex-lite because there is plenty of sexual tension but no actual sex. 133 pages
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Mandy is a maid for Casa Blanca, a resort on the beach. Zeke is a billionaire. They went to high school together and she was popular and he was the geek. When she gets fired, Zeke offers her five thousand dollars to start her own maid service. She doesn't want to just take his money so she makes him make a contract to be his "imaginary" girlfriend. But he wants forever and there are some obstacles to get over before that can happen. A very sweet love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun. Easy read.
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I really am not into romantic novels. This is a story of a young woman that was a beauty queen and now has to work as a housekeeping maid to keep herself going. Changes her name but is recognized by a wealthy former classmate. She is caught in an embarrassing situation causing her to lose her job. Romance then takes over from there on.
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bklvr16 More than 1 year ago
Oh how the mighty have fallen! Once known as 'Mandy the Magnificent' Mandy has lost everything and is now working as a maid at a resort. And being tormented by her supervisor who went to school with her. Zeke, who also attended high school with Mandy is now a billionaire who happens to own the resort. He also had a crush on Mandy; but she does not recognize the hunk who walks into the suite as 'Ezekiel the Geekiel' from high school. Mandy, who is trying to start up her own cleaning business, is fired for being caught in a compromising situation with Zeke. He agrees to help her if she will attend a family function with him as his girlfriend. You just have to read the book to find out how things work out or IF they work out for Mandy and Zeke. I enjoyed this easy, fun read about second chances. I liked Mandy and Zeke. This is the first book I've read by Roxanne St. Clair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple and sweet
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Short, sexy, smart afternoon read. A juicy romance very entertaining.