Barefoot at Moonrise

Barefoot at Moonrise

by Roxanne St. Claire


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Roxanne St. Claire's "Timeless" books celebrate the appeal of the silver fox hero! A little older, a lot wiser, and completely sexy, the heroes in the Barefoot Bay Timeless books are men in their 40's and 50's who find a second chance at love. Roxanne says her readers aren't why should the man of their dreams be that young? The Timeless books are all set on the moon-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay, a tropical island paradise that has been the setting for many beloved romances by this author. Joining the billionaires, brides, and bodyguards on the beach, readers can now kick off their shoes and fall in love with a man who's aged to perfection!
Barefoot at Moonrise
As a firefighter, Captain Ken Cavanaugh knows his way around dangerous situations--but he'd rather run into a burning building than help plan his 25th high school reunion in Barefoot Bay. Unfortunately, it's his best chance of finally putting things right with Beth Endicott two and a half decades after they ended so badly. But the instant they see each other again, the years blow away like ashes in the heat of their combustible chemistry. For one single night, they let their incendiary passion consume them...but in the morning, they're still left with the smoldering wreckage of a relationship that ended in tragedy.

Raised under the thumb of a rich and controlling man, Beth has spent her adult years craving freedom. Now that she's finally managed to carve out an independent life, is she ready to risk her heart on the first man she ever loved--a man who blames her family for his father's death? With so much painful history between them, Beth can't see a way to have a future with Ken. But one stunning surprise will turn everything they ever believed upside down, and send them straight into each other's arms.

Ken is willing to put everything on the line for the family he's always wanted, but Beth knows the past that ruined them could flare into heartache again. It will take all her newfound courage to prove she would walk through fire for this second chance with the love of her life.

Don't miss a minute in Barefoot Bay!

Barefoot Bay Timeless
Barefoot at Sunset
Barefoot at Moonrise
Barefoot at Midnight (October 2016)

Barefoot Bay Undercover
Barefoot Bound (Free!)
Barefoot With a Bodyguard
Barefoot With a Stranger
Barefoot With a Bad Boy

Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White
Barefoot in Lace
Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot Bay Billionaires
Secrets on the Sand (Free!)
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537559186
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Barefoot Bay Timeless Series , #2
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 629,101
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty romance and suspense novels. She has written several popular series, including Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being an eight-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne's novels have won the National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

She lives in Florida with her husband, and still attempts to run the lives of her teenage daughter and 20-something son. She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, but not always in that order.

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Barefoot at Moonrise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Absolutely, enjoyable!! Love the series, read in order is best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I don’t have time for long drawn out, way too serious, books. My work involves taxing my poor brain. So what I need, is to escape to somewhere like Barefoot bay from time to time! Can’t wait for the next one!!
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Now this was a stunning story. Real life featured in all it's glory and pain. Wow. Loved it, every word.
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
I liked this story from the beginning. But at 23%, I fell in love with it. The characters are wonderful. They aren't perfect. They are people that have lived. Lived through horrible tragedy and sadness. They have grown up and been around the block a time or two. Its rare for me to read a book in just over one day. But this one made me do it. Its surprises, romance, happiness, uncertainty, flirtation and hope hope hope. I recommend Barefoot at Moonrise to anyone who loves reading stories of love and life.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
My favorite of the Barefoot Bay universe so far! I really enjoyed Barefoot at Moonrise. A second-chance romance with a firefighter hero (and his un-firefighterly dog)? Yes, please! I loved "only you can call me" Kenny and "poster child for independent women" Beth. Together or apart, they are a hero and heroine it's easy to root for. They're not perfect--Beth takes the independent bit a little too far at times, and Ken has a tendency to see things as a bit more black-and-white then they actually are--but together they compliment each other nicely. Plus, did I mention there's a dog involved? And a shirtless firefighter performing a demolition of a kitchen and master bath? Not to mention Ken has a a boat and a dock with a nice big Adirondack chair on it. Waterfront. Property. Really, I'm not sure what more you could want from a hero. Goodness knows he had me from page one. And Beth owns her own business and typically does her own demolitions, except when she can't because of reasons. How cool is that? Though it's second in the trilogy, Moonrise worked just fine as a standalone. It gives you enough of a glimpse of the hero of book one (Mike from Barefoot at Sunset) and book three (Lawson from Barefoot at Midnight--I cannot wait to see that guy become a one-woman man! I'm pretty sure there will be kicking and screaming involved) that you'll probably find your TBR increasing by two more before you're even finished with this one. The Barefoot Bay Timeless trilogy almost makes me want to go to my next high school reunion. But only almost. Because really, let's not get crazy. It is fiction, after all. And I remember high school just a little too well, for all that it was mumble, mumble years ago. ;) Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Pack52LG More than 1 year ago
I received a complementary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Barefoot at Moonrise is the second story in the three-story “silver fox” series by Roxanne St. Clare. This book is about Ken Cavanaugh and Beth Elliot who were high school sweethearts twenty-five years ago. After a tragic on-the-job accident killed Ken's father, he laid the blame entirely on Beth's father, the owner of the company where his dad worked. Ultimately, it ended their relationship. Ken, now a captain with the local fire department, and Beth, a real estate developer aka house-flipper, meet again at their high school class reunion. Both had married and divorced, neither had children. Ken's wife was too busy with her career while Beth suffered a miscarriage and, at the urging of her husband, had her tubes tied. He wanted kids, they divorced and he remarried having the kids he wanted. Beth remained single, vowing to never let a man control her ever again. Fast forward to the reunion where, despite their past differences, the attraction still burned hot and heavy. Acting on that attraction, they spend a passionate night together not realizing that their lives would change forever. I found it a little difficult to feel the attraction between Beth and Ken in the beginning. Maybe because Beth was that independent woman and wouldn't allow herself to get close to someone again. Maybe because she refused to recognize her feelings for Ken were still buried deep inside. But as she slowly let him back into her life, the attraction became more noticeable. For me, I like the attraction to be there in the beginning and I like the anticipation of “when are they going to get there?” In this case, it took a little longer than I would have liked. I also found the story a bit predictable as far as young love, lost love, found love and the things that happened along the way. I really liked Ken, the older and wiser hero. It took me longer to like Beth, but ultimately I got there. The secondary characters completed the book, especially Sally the dog. This is a story of lost love, second chances, redemption and forgiving. It will resonate with those who have loved and lost and found love again a little later in life. A reminder that love can be just like the first time. Maybe better. It's a “feel good” book and I would highly recommend it.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome read by Roxanne St Claire. I am loving the mature men in this series. The second chance romance between firefighter Ken and Beth. They were high school sweethearts and a tragedy tore them apart, they now meet 25 years later at their class reunion, both with regrets from that day. The sexual chemistry is hot between them, what can one night mean but with lasting memories. Soon many secrets are found from years ago, will it tear them apart or bring them in closer. "You can't love anyone when your heart is full of hate." This story is so much more than romance, but it filled with family dynamics, secrets, trust and forgiveness. A must need is a box of kleenex, you will be shedding happy and sad tears. Thank you Roxanne for a wonderful story. I think you have found your niche in these silver foxes, love them!!
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
I know I have said this before but I LOVE THE BAREFOOT BAY STORIES, this is book 2 in the Timeless series and it is about Ken Cavanaugh and Beth Endicott. These books are about the maturer adult, looking for second chances. Ken is now a firefighter and is the Captain at his station, Beth is a house renovator, they recently met up again at a school reunion - where they were both on the committee for arranging the reunion. Beth and Ken used to be high school sweethearts, Ken was the guy from the other side of the tracks while Beth was high society but they both fell in love until one fateful day when things changed. Years later at the reunion Ken is trying to apologise for what he did to Beth and they find that the chemistry is still red hot between them and well things happen and Ken gets his chance to woo her once again. Ken is definitely a guy that Beth can rely on, he is sensitive, loving, and he won't let her down and insists on helping her with her renovations when her contractor lets her down. However Beth is finding it hard to let go of her independence until she decides it great to sit and watch. Due to the history between these two characters, this story is a very entertaining read. This story contains strong willed people, it's about second chances, forgiveness, understanding, putting the past behind them and learning to love once again and a few surprises along the way. Once again Roxanne has kept me entertained so that I did not want to put the book down. I can not wait for the next silver fox book. A definite MUST READ.
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
In Barefoot at Moon rise by Roxanne St. Claire, teenage loves Ken and Beth reunite years later at a high school reunion. Ken has the chance to finally apologize to Beth for how things ended between them, something he's regretted for a long time. Finding themselves alone in a beach cabana, they also find the desire they felt for each other as teenagers has not faded with time. With so much history between them, even after night of sizzling passion together, Beth is convinced that they can have no type of future together even now, no matter how much Ken might want to try. They go their separate ways again, but an unexpected event brings them together again...can they have a future after all or is there way too much in the way? I really enjoyed the multi-focal plot of Barefoot at Moonrise. The story starts off in an expected way as two people who have an unresolved past meet again, but it quickly builds into so much more as a dynamic plot unfolds. I liked Ken and Beth's story. I liked that they are mature characters whose life experiences have shaped them into who they are today and how they react to and deal with situations. There are so many parts to them and so much is driving them, they are both strong characters. I liked seeing them come together again, feeling their struggles, and watching them work for and against what they are feeling. Beth is very independent, almost frustratingly so, she keeps her walls up and at times tries hard to push Ken away. As I got to know Beth's character better I could understand her and why she might be like this. As circumstances unfold though, at times I felt like she was being more selfish than independent, and at times it was a little annoying! This made Beth who she was though, and made her real, because neither her nor Ken are perfect. I liked Ken, and I could feel his struggles. I liked how he was with Beth, that he wasn't going to let her push him away easily. Roxanne really brings Ken and Beth to life and really made me care for them and about what happened to them - because if they are going to have a future they are going to have to work for it. Family dynamics, trust, secrets, misunderstandings and assumptions play a big part in the plot of Barefoot at Moonrise, and I liked how Roxanne wrote these all in and how they related to the main plot. They made the plot exciting and unsettled enough to keep me guessing how things would turn out. Barefoot at Moonrise is about second chances in more ways than one, that it's never too late! With a great pace and flow, I was immersed in the story and almost sad to see it end! I'd recommend Barefoot at Moonrise to any romance reader. I received a free copy for an honest review.
BJ4 More than 1 year ago
Roxanne St. Claire’s Timeless stories are romances with an older hero and heroine. In this story, it is a rekindled romance from high school days. The hero, sexy firefighter Captain Ken Cavanaugh, needs to learn to forgive in order to truly find love and happiness. The heroine, Beth Endicott, needs to learn that independence doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t depend on others when it comes to love and family. As usual, St. Claire has a way with words and lines that capture the imagination: “Bring me back from hell, Beth. And I promise you a little bit of heaven.” Although I didn’t feel the romantic chemistry between these two characters the way I normally do in a St. Claire novel, I still enjoyed getting to know them. The pacing was not as quick as many of St Claire’s stories, until the last third of the book. Overall it was an enjoyable book and worth a read.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Talk about a story that is hard hitting with the ability to make you laugh. I love the way that St. Claire mixes comedy with romance. Everything is so real yet also has a very light-hearted feel to it. The descriptions bring this entire world to life, allowing readers to experience the tale to the fullest. The characters were solid and easy to get to know. I really enjoyed the way that the relationship built between them. The maturity level of the characters was also an added bonus. Their life experiences played into their every day events allowing me to get to know them on every level. And St. Claire didn’t stop her character development with the main characters. Readers get up close and personal with the supporting cast, giving a well-rounded feel to the tale. This was a fantastic addition to St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay universe. The tale was fun and emotional and very romantic. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
luvluke6t6 More than 1 year ago
Barefoot at Moonrise was a amazing book to read. It is one of my favorite books set in Barefoot Bay. Barefoot at Moonrise is the story of Ken Cavanaugh, a hot silver fox firefighter and Beth Endicott, a real estate house flipper. They had been high school sweethearts, but something horrible led them apart. They reunite twenty five years later at the Mimosa Key All School Class Reunion. Beth tried avoiding Ken throughout the entire planning of the reunion and the reunion itself. Ken knows this is his last chance to talk to Beth. They meet in a yellow cabana on the beach and sparks fly. What follows is a bittersweet love story of the one who got away and who may get away again,because Ken hates Beth's father because he blames him in the death of his own father twenty five years ago. Ken and Beth face many obstacles as they try to reconnect with each other. Secrets kept for twenty five years are revealed and it changes everything for Ken and Beth. I loved the book and the characters are amazing. Once again Roxanne has done it again.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay Timeless series is catnip to those of us readers who aren’t 25 and like our heroes age appropriate. Older heroes and heroines have baggage, but they also have a very different way of approaching said baggage. The issues are more real and the Big Misunderstanding usually is something pretty significant. Age hasn’t necessarily provided complete wisdom, but it has definitely provided problem solving skills not found in younger protagonists. Beth and Ken are the perfect example of mature adults in action. High school sweethearts torn apart by a terrible tragedy, the Mimosa High reunion provides them the perfect opportunity to reconnect. Dealing with the past is not easy for these two reunited lovers, but their HEA is well worth it. I am totally in love with these older heroes, Captain Cav is no exception. I cheered for him as he worked through his issues and totally identified with Miss Independent Beth. Together they are definitely better. St. Claire has found her niche with the Timeless series. I am definitely in for the long haul. Copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
I love - L-O-V-E - this new series by Roxanne St. Clair. The Barefoot Bay Timeless series focuses on “mature” men, those with a little smoke wisping through their hair. But believe me, with these guys the old adage “where there’s smoke there’s fire” has never rung so true! Fire Capt. Ken Cavanaugh is on the scene at the Mimosa Key all-year high school reunion at Barefoot Bay, one of only 3 men on the planning committee. Also on that committee is his high school girlfriend, Bethany Endicott. A life-altering tragedy 25 years ago had Ken, a then-18 year old consumed with anger and grief, cutting all things “Endicott” from his life, including his then-15 year old girlfriend of 6 months, Beth. Now, all those years later, Ken sees Beth at the reunion and becomes consumed with a different feeling - the need to make amends to Beth and apologize for his behavior all those years ago. However, Beth does everything she can to avoid Ken during the reunion. Ah, but that moonlit night, a walk to a cabana on the beach…...and Beth finds herself linked to Ken in a way she never, ever imagined! Wow! And I repeat, Wow! This book blew me away, and the reason why is amazing to me. The author employed a plot device often used in the romance genre to create conflict, connection and a path for the characters to follow to a HEA. No spoilers, so I cannot tell you what it is, but it is the one plot device I really, truly dislike! Generally, if I know a book has that plot, I avoid it. However, flowing from the pen of Ms. St. Clair, I was absolutely riveted by the story in this book. The theme of “second chances” continues to be present in this series and the characters continue to act in a mature and realistic fashion. But the twists and turns in the story, tinged ever so slightly with mystery, made for a gripping read. I cannot recommend this book (and series) enough for all lovers of contemporary romance - it is one of the best this year! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
mslizalou More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the idea of the Barefoot Bay Timeless series when I first heard Roxanne St. Claire was writing about more mature heroes. I loved Barefoot at Sunset, the first book in the series and was so happy to see Ken and Bethany would be the couple in Barefoot at Moonrise. Ken and Bethany have a history, as in they dated in high school and broke up after Ken’s dad died on one of Bethany’s dad’s jobsites. After trying to avoid Ken during the entire time at their class reunion, they hooked up on the last night and changed both their lives forever. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Ken and Beth was every bit as strong 25 years after they dated as it was when they were in high school. Yes there were some issues from their past that made a future a challenge, but I loved that Ken and Beth both seemed to be ready to work to move forward. I loved that Beth was such an independent woman and had started her own business of renovating homes. Seriously loved how strong she was and honestly believe she could do anything she set her mind to doing. I also loved that when push came to shove, and she knew she needed help, she didn’t hesitate to call Ken. I had mad love for Ken and loved that he has known he wanted to be a firefighter since he was there when his dad died. I loved he has a natural instinct to take care of others, and loved how hard he was willing to work to have a relationship with Beth. I did dislike Beth keeping a pretty big secret from Ken about something from the past. I felt like it really was important she share the information as soon as she saw it. I also didn’t love that Ken still let his anger at Beth’s dad pretty much rule his world. I did see major growth with both characters as their story progressed, but worried these issues could be deal breakers in the end. I honestly loved Barefoot at Moonrise pretty much from start to finish. I felt like the growth of Beth and Ken as both individuals and as a couple made this story so very strong. I’m absolutely in love with the entire Barefoot Bay Timeless series and can’t wait to read Law’s story in Barefoot at Midnight when it is released later this year. Review copy provided by publisher
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! Barefoot Bay keeps getting better! Firefighters and miracle babies and saving lives and then add in so much love and forgiveness and goodness...This is one of my favorite books so far this year! It starts at a high school reunion and what Ken and Beth thought was going to be a one night stand (even though Ken wanted more) and ended up with so much goodness you have to read this one for yourself. Can be read as a stand alone but really read the first one in the Timeless series because it was just a good! **Received a copy in exchange for an honest review**
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
LOVED! The stories in this series seem to be getting better and better. These characters had my emotions all over the place. I laughed, I cried, I sighed....just wonderful! The last place firefighter Captain Ken Cavanaugh wants to be is at a committee meeting for his 25 year high school reunion. He's doing it though because he is determined to see Beth Endicott again and apologize for being such a jerk all those years ago. Beth is doing everything she can to avoid Ken. The last thing she wants is to revisit the painful past. She knows he still blames her father for the death of his own father. Nothing has changed so why go through it again. When she sees him headed her way she makes a quick escape down the beach but he's not giving up and follows her. Coming face to face one thing is clear. The fire and passion between them has never died. After one passionate night, Ken knows he needs to try and leave the past in the past but it's not that easy. He quickly learns that some things are worth fighting for! I highly recommend this one!
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
Another visit to Barefoot Bay, another silver fox to drool over, and another winner. Lots of emotion in the book, some twists I didn't see coming, and a great story. I love the characters Beth and Ken - very real, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading their story. A great return to Barefoot Bay.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Timeless books, especially since the heroes are closer to my age! This book is firefighter Ken Cavanaugh's story. You know when the story is about firemen it's going to be hot! Ken has loved Beth Endicott since they were in high school. It's been 25 years since Ken broke up with Beth when Ken's dad died at Beth's dad worksite, and Ken has held Ray Endicott responsible since. When Ken sees Beth's name as a volunteer for their upcoming high school reunion, he decides to also volunteer in hopes of talking with Beth. When Ken and Beth finally get some alone time things explode and it's like they are back in high school again. Ken wants to continue a relationship, but Beth, tired of men controlling her life, does not want to. After parting ways after their night together, a special surprise brings them back together. This love story was wonderful. I just adored Ken. He is the type of guy every girl wants. I really enjoyed all the other firefighters, especially Pookie...she was a hoot! I really loved the path Ken and Beth had to travel. It was hard to overcome the past in order for them to be together. The part with Ray and Josie Endicott was a great twist too! And the ending was just perfect! Another great story from Roxanne St. Claire.....I can't wait for Law's story next!
brandihowell1 More than 1 year ago
A great second installment in Roxanne's silver fox series. Ken never forgot Beth but helping with the reunion brought back memories from the past. He is set on trying to get that passion from their teens back. Beth never really forgot Ken but issues between her father and Ken walking away have made her wary of trusting again. A great story showing that love can come back a second time and is worth any effort to make it work. Loved the story and chemistry between these two. Can't wait for next book.
SoniaF More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. More than a beautiful romance as usually Roxanne St. Claire provides to her readers, this is a touching story about a hurt man that blames the family, especially the father, of the woman he loves since he was 18 years-old, for the death of hiw own father. I felt captivated from the beginning by Kev and Beth; it was exciting to see their relationship develop strongly 25 years later. It was beautiful to see both Kev and Beth's family get behind a grudge (and misunderstandings) of so many years. A lovely story that made me feel good while reading it. I'm anxious to get back to Mimosa Key and the resort for Law's story.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Ken and Beth were sweethearts for a short time during high school. When Ken's dad died at work, he blamed Beth's dad and remained angry for 25 years. Now they are both older and wiser. Ken wants to apologize to Beth, but she keeps avoiding him during the school reunion. When he finally gets to apologize, they come together. It can only be for one night because she knows he will always blame her dad for his dad's death. Plus she will never be able to have children and that is something Ken really wants. Things don't always go as we think they will.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Thanks to youthful immaturity we all have that one moment of regret that follows us into adulthood. Wishing we could right a wrong from our past. A high school reunion, a long overdue apology and one shocking event leaves Ken Cavanaugh and Beth Endicott in a place neither expected to be. On the brink of a second chance. Ms. St. Claire is in no way stingy with the romance. The only difference I see between her Barefoot Bay Timeless and her other Barefoot Bay novels is that the connections are deeper and the ability to forgive and admit mistakes is more readily followed through on. Of course there are still lessons to be learned at any age but the ability to accept one's own faults becomes a little easier with maturity. Whether 20 or older love is never easy. Age is irrelevant. Barefoot Bay at Moonrise is a wonderful footprint for love at any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sje whent ro her fathers funaral , after he was done speaking she put a rose on her fathers grave and one on her mothers she looked over and saw a boy standing aganst a pillar, she turned around walked back to mrs.heleatrope turned around and didnt see him.