Barefoot in the Dark (Samantha and Rick Series #1)

Barefoot in the Dark (Samantha and Rick Series #1)

by Suzanne Enoch

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Barefoot in the Dark (Samantha and Rick Series #1) by Suzanne Enoch

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Suzanne Enoch, a new romantic crime thriller featuring fan-favorites Samantha Jellicoe and Rick Addison...

A simple pre-wedding getaway for a "reformed" cat burglar and her wealthy British fiancé – what could go wrong? Except for his contentious family, a crumbling Scottish castle, a legendary treasure, and a possible haunting, that is.

Samantha Jellicoe, jewel thief extraordinaire, is still adjusting to being engaged to Richard Addison, billionaire entrepreneur and very hot British lord. Complicating that is the entire press corps hounding her for an interview – bad news for a mostly retired cat burglar intent on keeping her private life private.

She is ecstatic when Rick suggests they escape to his castle in Scotland; she's less so when the old pile turns out to be dilapidated, full of Rick's resentful relatives, and (possibly) haunted. While he navigates the consequences of ignoring his family for the past fifteen years, Sam uncovers a legend of buried treasure – and realizes she isn't the only one searching for the famous highwayman's loot.

While Sam is an expert at blending into the very different worlds of patrons and thieves, meeting people important to Rick is way more complicated. Combined with iffy phones, unreliable lights and power, a clandestine treasure hunt, a wannabe reality-star girlfriend, and a rumored "restless spirit," this vacation in the Scottish Highlands might be more than a self-respecting former thief can handle.

"WOW! Vivid, thrilling, AND entertaining. Clever cat burglar Samantha Jellicoe and her wealthy, witty fiance Rick Addison are perfect partners. BAREFOOT IN THE DARK is an irresistible blend of crime, romance, action and suspense - I loved every page of this rollicking good ride!"--New York Times bestselling author, Karen Hawkins

"Each and every Enoch romance is a sparkling gem brimming over with marvelous characters, depth of emotion, intense sensuality and a plot that twists and turns, leaving readers breathless and deliciously satisfied."--Romantic Times, 4 ½ Stars!


"With their indelible chemistry, their witty repartee, and their adventures sleuthing in the glamorous world of Palm Beach glitterati, Samantha and Rick are reminiscent of The Thin Man's Nick and Nora."--starred Booklist

". . . grin-on-your-face, hair-streaming-in the-wind joyride of a novel . . ."--starred Publisher's Weekly on FLIRTING WITH DANGER

"Passion and emotion still run hot with the undeniably dynamic duo of Rick and Sam. Kick back as the superbly talented Enoch stirs the pot yet again for this mismatched pair . . . loads more hijinks and action!"--Romantic Times, 4 ½ Stars on A TOUCH OF MINX

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162127444
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Samantha Jellicoe Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,197
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

A lifelong lover of books, Suzanne Enoch has been writing them since she learned to read. She is the author of two well-received traditional Regencies, 24 and counting England-set Historical Romances, four contemporary Romantic Suspense novels, and a growing number of Scottish Highlands Historical Romances including the October 2016 release of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS (Book One in the No Ordinary Hero trilogy).

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne lives with a green parakeet named Kermit, some very chirpy finches, and a small army of Star Wars figures (including a life-size Yoda). Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and when she's not busily working on her next book or staging fights with action figures, she likes to read, play video games, and go to the movies with her large and supportive village.
Website: http://www.suzanneenoch.com/
Twitter: @SuzieEnoch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneEnoch/

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Barefoot in the Dark 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Love this series!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Well written and suspenseful! I really enjoy all her books but I’m partial to Sam Jellico and Rick Addison. Please don’t make us wait so long for the next one!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I really love Rick and Sam and all of there adventures.. I highly recommend this book to everyone, although you should probably start at the beginning of the series. You won't regret it..
Anonymous 6 months ago
Rick too!! Love this series.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I really love this series but was disappointed in this new book. I disliked the plot and had to force myself to finish. The author needs to be consistant in minor details also. How old is Rick, three different ages, two in this book alone. Sam's height also changes. This not a stand alone book and I suggest you read the series from the begining. Hope the next book is better.
Loves_books_13 5 months ago
I usually read historical romance and love Suzanne Enoch’s books in that genre, so figured I would give her contemporary books a shot. This is the 6th book in a series, and while I would definitely recommend reading the whole series, it’s not strictly necessary to understand the characters in this book. In fact, the back story is repeatedly referred to, almost to the point of it feeling like a crutch. It’s a fun, fast read, the characters are easy to get into, headstrong but not to the point of ridiculousness, and the setting is super fun (quirky Scottish castle, what could possibly go wrong?!). It’s a strong book in a continuing series - as a stand alone, it’s somewhat weaker but still good. As mentioned, I usually read historical and while I do prefer the the author’s historical books, I enjoyed this and would definitely read more in the series!
BeagleGirl123 5 months ago
Finally! After a decade, Samantha Jellicoe and Rick Addison have returned in author Suzanne Enoch's 6th book featuring this very sexy duo. Barefoot in the Dark picks up just weeks after the end of A Touch of Minx, and retired cat burglar Sam, billionaire Rick, and Ms. Enoch's storytelling have lost none of their magic. Sam and Rick are off to Canniebrae, Laird Rawlings' ancestral estate in the Scottish Highlands, for a respite from the press after announcing their engagement, where they're joined by Rick's closest family members. What Rick had hoped would be a quiet couple of weeks turns into a treasure hunt, and the race to prevent a centuries old secret from being discovered. Very nice mystery, and the old gang is back together as both Donner and Stoney join in on the fun. Well worth the wait, and well worth reading. If you haven't started this series yet, do yourself a favor and pick up Flirting With Danger (book 1) for some background - you won't be disappointed! A+++
Anonymous 6 months ago
Suzanne Enoch is an EXCELLENT writer. And the Sam and Rick series allows her to work in her favorite things, including Diet Coke, Star Wars, and hot, handsome billionaires (I am assuming.) For those of you who’ve only read her historical romances, you are in for a treat, as Samantha Jellicoe, our heroine, is a no holds barred INDEPENDENT woman, with the vocabulary and mouth to match. And the dark, handsome billionaire? Why, the incomparable Richard Addison, the Marquis of Rawley, of course! This particular installment, which is the first book in her new Samantha and Rick series, has a great premise, complete with old doddering butlers, crumbling Scottish castles, a treasure map, and possibly a ghost or two. Of course, Tom Donner and Walter Barstone are along for the ride. A fun, entertaining romp! Enjoy, and if you are new to the series, good new – there are 5 more books for you to read starring this exciting duo. Enjoy!
ButtonNose 6 months ago
Barefoot in the Dark is the 6th book in the Samantha Jellicoe series which takes her to Scotland and Richard Addison’s ancestral home. Sam is a retired cat burglar who is now an art retrieval expert and security advisor. Rick is a billionaire businessman and the Marquis of Rawling. After their engagement, Rich convinces Sam to go on holiday with him to England, but in reality he wants to introduce her to his family at Castle Canniebrae in the Scottish Highlands. Sam meets Lord Rowland and Lady Mercia Addison and their son Reginald. Reginald, Rick’s cousin, is accompanied by the beautiful “Viking” Eerika Nyland who dreams of becoming rich and famous. The story revolves around a treasure map drawn by a highwayman named Will Dawkin who robbed the wealthy from 1738-1748 and hoarded the riches in Orrisey, Scotland. Reggie and Eerika are obsessed with finding the “booty” so Eerika can have her reality show titled “Booty Queen”. Rick denies the treasure exists but Sam finds the search a challenge. This causes conflict between Rick and Sam but leaves room for lots of humor. Barefoot in the Dark is the first Suzanne Enoch contemporary novel I have read. I need to read the previous books to fully understand all the character’s idiosyncrasies, but that did not keep me from enjoying the novel. It contains mystery, humor, and romance along with secrets which cause family discord to be worked out in the end. It was good to see the compassionate side of Sam and Rick and with it their desire to take their responsibility to others seriously. I highly recommend Barefoot in the Dark.
AmyHi 6 months ago
I loved this book! It was so great to see Samantha Jellicoe back after 10 years. I enjoy the rapport between Sam and Rick. The only thing I did not like about the book (and this is very minor to the story) is the title and the cover. I don’t think people realize how great a book is behind that cover! I hope Suzanne Enoch writes more of this series and that the next cover will be full body shots of real people who look as she has portrayed them. Couldn’t put this down! When is the next one?
Noire 6 months ago
I received an ARC of this book to read in exchange for a fair review. Barefoot In The Dark by Suzanne Enoch is the sixth book in her Samantha Jellicoe series. Yes you could read this as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the entire series because it’s such a fun series, Samantha Jellicoe is a fabulous character and watching her relationship with Richard Addison grow as they learn to trust each other is well worth the time invested. In order to escape prying paparazzi Sam and Rick retreat to a fairly decrepit castle in Scotland that belonged to his mothers family. Rick has invited his Aunt,Uncle and cousin as well in order to introduce them to Samantha. Rick’s plans for a quiet family vacation come to naught when his cousin Reginald with reality television absorbed girlfriend in tow conduct an obsessive search for a rumoured Highwayman’s treasure. Fun, sexy with snappy dialogue and familiar supporting characters reading this book was like running into old friends and getting to spend time with them once again. Quite Steamy Publishing Date August 15, 2018 #BarefootInTheDark #NetGalley
Noire 6 months ago
I received an ARC of this book to read in exchange for a fair review. Barefoot In The Dark by Suzanne Enoch is the sixth book in her Samantha Jellicoe series. Yes you could read this as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the entire series because it’s such a fun series, Samantha Jellicoe is a fabulous character and watching her relationship with Richard Addison grow as they learn to trust each other is well worth the time invested. In order to escape prying paparazzi Sam and Rick retreat to a fairly decrepit castle in Scotland that belonged to his mothers family. Rick has invited his Aunt,Uncle and cousin as well in order to introduce them to Samantha. Rick’s plans for a quiet family vacation come to naught when his cousin Reginald with reality television absorbed girlfriend in tow conduct an obsessive search for a rumoured Highwayman’s treasure. Fun, sexy with snappy dialogue and familiar supporting characters reading this book was like running into old friends and getting to spend time with them once again. Quite Steamy Publishing Date August 15, 2018 #BarefootInTheDark #NetGalley