Barefoot at Sunset

Barefoot at Sunset

by Roxanne St. Claire

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Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. Claire

Introducing Barefoot Bay Timeless...a new trilogy celebrating the sexy silver fox hero! Set on the sun-washed sands of Barefoot Bay, these contemporary novels tell stories of second chances and redemption.

Barefoot at Sunset

When forty-eight year old widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his high school reunion, he's not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who've gathered for the annual event on the beach. He's ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep...and has an idea.

By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox who's staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancée, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.

Mark believes every person has only one soul mate...and he's met, married, and buried his. Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong...and completely right for each other?

Don't Miss a Minute in Barefoot Bay...Every book set in paradise, every story stands alone, every series a new adventure!

Barefoot Bay Timeless

Barefoot at Sunset
Barefoot at Moonrise
Barefoot at Midnight

Barefoot Bay Undercover

Barefoot Bound
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
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand

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

"Non stop action, sweet and sexy romance, a celebration of family and forgiveness!" -- Publishers Weekly

"St. Claire brings a scorching, tear up the sheets romance, combined with a great storytelling that deals with real issues starring memorable characters in vivid scenes." -- Romantic Times Magazine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158306785
Publisher: Roxanne St. Claire
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Series: Barefoot Bay Timeless , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 68,342
File size: 940 KB

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 three 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 Sunset 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms St. Clair's plots and dialoge are funny and heart warming. I am a big fan. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will never look at a tube of biscuits the same anymore..... get the book and enjoy...dpo/CA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this romance, cried & laughed. Read it straight through, all 216 pages. Mark & Emma were great, 10 stars if possible. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Barefoot installment. I love reading stories about mature adults. Enough simmering twenty somethings out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Both of the lead characters are tramatized by their past life. They find each other and start to heal. They're both afraid. This leads to the drama of the book. Take a ride with these two and enjoy the excitement! Simone24
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and finally books that are set with older people finding love. I could go for more books like this. Mark was dreamy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this one. Wonderful story. C
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
This return to Barefoot Bay is wonderful. I love the silver foxes. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.
BonBonBonnie More than 1 year ago
I love all her books, but this one was the best. What a beautiful story. Can't wait for the others in this series
mslizalou More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love that Roxanne St. Claire has brought her readers back to Barefoot Bay with the Barefoot Bay Timeless series. As I'm not close to my own 25th high school reunion, I love reading about a little bit older hero. I absolutely loved Mark Solomon from the moment he appeared on the page. I loved that Mark not only fell in love with his high school girlfriend, he still loved her years after she passed away. I grew up in a small town so totally got the whole concern from Mark that everyone would still bring up him and Julia at their reunion. I also loved that Mark still talked to Julia and listened to her advice all those years later. I also absolutely loved that Mark wanted to help Emma out as soon as he met her. Emma is such a fun and strong character. I love that even though she had been jilted by her fiancée and lost her job, she still went to Barefoot Bay for her honeymoon. I loved that Mark and Emma connected so well from the very first moment they met. Yes Mark is one of those heroes who takes cares of everyone, but they also had an amazing attraction from the very beginning. I loved they didn't really rush into anything to quickly. Yes they were pretending to be engaged to one another, but they talked and connected on every single level. I loved watching Mark and Emma fall for one another. They had absolutely amazing chemistry together and I loved them as a couple. I didn't love that Mark didn't share when he learned more about Emma's ex, but understood he wanted to protect Emma. I have to admit that as Mark and Emma grew closer to each other, I loved them more and more as a couple. Roxanne St. Claire pulled every single emotion possible out of me while reading Barefoot at Sunset. I went from laughing out loud at times to crying like a baby at other times. I love a book that makes me feel so many different emotions. Ms. St. Claire gave me hope for second chance romance with Mark and Emma. I absolutely adored everything about Barefoot at Sunset and am anxiously awaiting the next 2 books in the Barefoot Bay Timeless series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I was caught smiling several times which fascinated my husband. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read, so sweet.
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Really enjoyed this book! On to second book in series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the most delicious love story, could not put it down. Love, love, loved this book!!!!!!!!
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jr347 More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Very interesting as all High school reunions can be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended FINALLY! Finally a story featuring adults over 30. Only those over 50 can appreciate that sentence. I have discovered stories for older adults are difficult to find. Older and old adults like love stories too. Especially if the book is written well, the story has meaning, and the characters are believable.. All of which are found in this book. Dread going to a high school reunion - especially if you married your high school sweetheart and that person has died? Even after 16-years he still grieves for his lost love. He didn't want to go for that very exact reason and his small home town held too many painful memories. However, he was talked into going and agreed even though he knew all his currently single female classmates would be out to get him as they would consider him 'available.' Then along came a woman, or more accurately, he found her on his doorstep crying. That 'find' became his ticket to becoming unavailable. Great story with substance.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Mark is back in Barefoot Bay for his 30th high school reunion. At 48, he's already married his high school sweetheart Julia, lived a wonderful life with her and grieved her death from cancer sixteen years earlier. He hadn't intended to come back for the reunion but whenever important decisions had to be made in his life following Julia's death he'd come to accept certain signs from her spirit, and feeling a nudge again, he's come back home. He's reconnecting with some high school friends and has been asked to help with the steering committee for the reunion that will encompass several anniversary years. What he isn't looking forward to is the sympathy and questions about Julia's death and his current marital state. When he comes across a weeping woman on the doorstep of his resort cabin his gentlemanly manners come through and he invites her in. Emma reveals to Mark that her fiance dumped her shortly before their wedding and she's come to visit the place they were supposed to have their honeymoon – and discovered that her ex canceled the reservation for the cabin that Mark is now staying in. A quick thinking Mark proposes a plan – she can stay with him in the cabin (he'll take the couch) and get her bearings again (she's not only fiance-less, she's jobless too). In return, she can pretend to be his fiance at the reunion to stop any questions about Julia and matchmaking attempts from the single ladies present. It's a perfect plan – if they can follow it through without getting too involved. When their week together is up and the reunion is over, will their new found feelings for each other be so easy to dismiss? What a lovely story! There are definitely moments of poignancy as Mark comes to terms with being back in his home town where he met and buried his wife, but they are treated in such a way as to make the story emotional without being maudlin. Part of the story involves both Mark and Emma facing their fears. For Emma, it's her current situation of having quit her job as a copywriter when her relationship ended with the man who was also her boss. As a woman pushing forty, the idea of starting out again is daunting, but Mark makes her face that fear and consider a future branching out with her own business. For Mark, his fear is facing all those places where he and Julia used to spend time together – whether it's the church they got married in (and where her funeral was), a visit with Julia's aged father, or even walking the halls of the high school again. He always believed that Julia was his one and only soul mate, and the feelings he starts to develop for Emma, even in such a short time are worrisome. He'd never anticipated falling for another woman. But where Emma has some of the same qualities that Julia had, she's definitely her own woman. Emma is bright and smart and funny and empathetic. She makes Mark feel again, and he is challenged to let her in all the way. I really enjoyed how the story played out, how Mark and Emma dealt with the sexual attraction between them in a believable manner and how suited they were as a couple. Their love scenes are sensual and full of emotion as neither can pretend that what's happening between them is just sex. It's a lovely, heartwarming romance with a beautifully done happy ending.
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
I love reading contemporary romance that has all the ingredients for a great read - sweet romance, spicy love scenes and engrossing characters. This book adds an even better touch - some salt and pepper! Barefoot at Sunset featured a new kind of hero, the handsome, athletic 48 year-old Mark Solomon. Widowed for 16 years, Mark has never recovered from the death of his high school sweetheart Julie. Some unidentifiable “force” has him coming home to Mimosa Key for his high school reunion at the exclusive resort of Barefoot Bay. At the same time, Emma DeWitt has fled to the resort after being left almost-at-the altar by her fiance, who also happened to be her boss! Now the ad copywriter is jobless and sobbing the arms of the man who scored what was to be her honeymoon villa! Before you know it, mutual attraction starts to become something much, much more! “Silver foxes” get the “Roxanne St. Clair” touch in this visit to Barefoot Bay. At last, an author understands that, ahem, mature heros can be just as hot as a young alpha hotshot! Mark and Emma are working through all kinds of emotions, for each other and their respective situations. Throw in the fact that they are pretending to be an engaged couple…….you just know it’s going to be a roller coaster ride! Of course the book is well-written, the characters finely drawn and Barefoot Bay as beautiful as ever. But this book explores the deeper themes of betrayal by a loved one, loss of a soulmate and the refusal to leave your comfort zone. With an expert touch, Ms. St. Clair manages to interlace these intense feelings with wit and passion to show the reader that second chances do exist! Visiting Barefoot Bay never disappoints, and this new series promises to be another top-notch addition to the book world of Mimosa Key! I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
PDX_reader_Jane More than 1 year ago
Silver, sexy and a smash story! Ever start a book late at night and think just one more chapter as the clock strikes midnight? Then go to bed, only to get up and read more? If so, read this book! The story flows so smoothly and you just fall in love with Mark and Emma! Set in Barefoot Bay, FL, like Roxanne St. Claire’s other series Barefoot Bay Undercover, Barefoot at Sunset is the first book in a new series called Barefoot Bay Timeless. What sets this series apart is the ages of the characters --- they have some silver in their hair! What a refreshing change! Oh, you will still find hot, handsome heroes and winsome women and sexy scenes. A high school reunion draws widower Mark back to Barefoot Bay. The memories of his wife and soul mate Julia in school and the town are more than he can handle. And then there are the single women interested in him! It’s only the first day and he is ready to bail. Advertising copywriter Emma is supposed to be enjoying her honeymoon at Casa Blanca Resort. (She wrote the brochure!) Instead she is here alone, having been jilted by fiancé -and boss- 2 weeks before the wedding! Jilted. Jobless. And someone else is occupying HER villa! Mark finds Emma sobbing on his front steps. She maybe just what he needs ---- a fake fiancée for the week! A week in paradise could be what she needs. Could they need each other? Mark believes that Julia was his one and only soul mate. Emma believes love is an advertising concept. Could they be wrong?
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St Claire A beautiful contemporary romance that will leave you in awe and wishing that this Florida resort actually existed. I know I'd be on their waiting list. St Claire can bring me to tears in the best emotional way. I was a sobbing mess in one part. It's so good. A powerful love. Both past and present. Part of a series but stands on its own. Don't be put off by initial descriptions of "silver" in his hair. He's only in his 40's while the heroine is in her 30's. Does age really matter in a riveting romance? Not when there is laughter, friendship, and commonality. If you love a good romance, this is one you don't want to miss. Excerpt: “And right then, under the pale moon with man she’d known a little more than twenty-four hours, Emma felt her whole heart and soul slip, slide, and stumble toward something she’d never felt before. Mark believed in her, and because of that, she believed in herself.” Excerpt From: Roxanne St. Claire. “Barefoot At Sunset.”