Barefoot in White

Barefoot in White

by Roxanne St. Claire

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ISBN-13: 9780988373679
Publisher: South Street Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 764,405
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series (Barefoot Bay, The Bullet Catchers, and The Guardian Angelinos) and multiple stand alone books.

In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne's novels have won the National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.

Roxanne lives in Florida with her family, and can be reached via her website, www.roxannestclaire.com or on her Facebook Reader page, www.facebook.com/roxannestclaire and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/roxannestclaire.

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Barefoot in White 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
vix1 More than 1 year ago
Willow Ambrose is a Bridal Wedding Planner extradornair at Barefoot Bay with her two business associates and very good friends Gussie and Ari..They're such a riot..You'll laugh a lot with these two..constantly betting on Willow. Nick Hersey is Hot Sexy Navy SEAL on medical leave.. When the bride is coming in for some time with her MOH(maid of honor) she has to get the villa all set up. When Willow approaches to deliver the basket of goodies for Misty Trew aka bridezilla she walks in hearing this god awful signing. Ok! What she see's well is one Nick Hersey and OH! boy she can't stop staring. He does not see her. When he does she her he's shocked as she is. They finally get some sense of what is going on. He states he is the man of honor..no maid of honor just him. He's in Barefoot Bay as a stand in for his buddy who saved his life. He can't be at his sisters wedding so Nick agrees to be there for him. The moment Misty meets Willow things change, and it becomes at little awkward but Willow takes things in stride not letting anything take away from doing what needs to be done with the wedding. When Nick finds out he knew there was something familiar about Willow, and wants to get to know her better. When Misty leaves to go back home she sticks Nick with instructions exactly what is to be done. The note is filled with things he has no clue what they mean. LOL!!! Now Willow and Nick are spending time together and there is a pull between them. A little attraction well maybe more. You don't want to miss it. It's very heartwarming, and one which will grab your heart. I found something very special in this book and I hope you do to. It's a truly emotional, funny, sexy, book which in my heart I found to be epic. It was a push and pull. Don't give up. We prepared to be wowed. It's only the beginning of the Barefoot Brides. Roxanne St. Claire moved me with Barefoot in White, and it was in my book top notch stunningly beautiful in every sense of the word. I suggest you pick this up on May 12th. I look forward for more..
TKD_TKD More than 1 year ago
Roxanne St Claire has written a wonderful account of second chances and letting go of the past. She was able to capture a difficult mother/daughter relationship on the page and takes you on down the path of loving yourself before you can love another. Willie Zatarain is unable to be what her mother wants so she has distanced herself from her family and her old life in California. She reinvents herself as Willow Ambrose, loses 120 pounds has a successful business and good friends. Lt Nick Hershey is a Navy Seal recovering from an injury. He isn’t sure what direction his life will go but while he waits he begins writing a book. While not an autobiography, he is trying to rewrite history and purge himself of guilt. Will Willow & Nick help one another let go of their personal demons and attempt to build a future? Will it be together? Follow this unlikely pair as they take second chances.
Pack52LG More than 1 year ago
Just when I think Roxanne St. Clair’s books can’t get any better, she proves me wrong. This book has so much going on with every character and is so chock full of emotions, it’s impossible to put it down. Willow Ambrose, daughter of a famous rock star father and fashion designer mother was always overweight. Food became her friend thanks to her overbearing, manipulative mother who made her feel she was never good enough or thin enough to be worthy of her love.  Navy SEAL Lt. Nicholas Hershey is on medical leave and recruited by his best friend and teammate, Jason Trew, to stand in for him in his sister’s wedding as her Man of Honor since Jason is deployed and can’t make it home. Nick would much rather be with his team, but instead he finds himself at the Casa Blanca Resort in Barefoot Bay, Florida, where the destination wedding will take place.  Three years ago, Willow decided to take control of her life, lose weight and break free from her mother, sure that she would find the happiness that she missed. Along with her two friends, they formed Barefoot Brides, a wedding planner business based at the Casa Blanca. On her way to deliver a gift basket to one of the villas, not expecting anyone to be there yet, she goes inside and encounters Lt. Hershey, wearing nothing but his headset and dancing and singing to his favorite band -- her dad’s. Adding to the surprise, she is shocked to find that she recognizes him as the guy in college she threw herself at to be her “first”. But when he turned her down flat, she was sure it was because she was fat. Roxanne St. Clair takes you on an emotional journey of opening old wounds, the pain of forgiving those responsible, new love and new beginnings and the teary-eyed happily ever-after. I recommend this book to anyone who has fought their own personal demons and come out on top. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story of two people dealing with past issues and trying to find joy in right now. In typical Roxanne St. Claire fashion the writing is fresh, characters are intriguing, and the story is fascinating with twists and turns you weren't expecting. While this book takes place back in Mimosa Bay and prior book characters may make an occasional appearance, this is a new group of characters with stories of their own. Anyone who is a fan of romance will want to read this book, I highly recommend it.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this story! The heroine, Willow Ambrose is trying to overcome the first 23 years of her life. Her parents are the infamous Donny Zatarain, greatest rock-in-roll star and Ona Zatarain, the fashion designer who used to be a supermodel. Willow was never good enough for her mother and turned to eating to cope. In her first year of college, she met Nick Hershey who lived in her dorm. One night she asks him to take her virginity and he turns her down. After a few more years of eating to cope, Willow realizes she must take control of her life and in order to do that, she must get away from her mother. Over the next three years, Willow goes into a Wedding Planning business with friends Gussie and Ari and loses over 120 pounds. Willow talks to her dad on occasion, but never her mother. She thinks her life is complete, until Nick Hershey walks back into her life again. The hero, Nick Hershey is just as sweet and delicious sounding as his name implies! Nick is a Navy SEAL who is home from Iraq on leave. He was involved in an explosion that left him deaf in one ear. While on leave, Nick's best friend asks him to help his sister, Misty with planning her wedding and asks if he will be her stand-in Best Man for him. Nick agrees and goes to Barefoot Bay to meet Misty. While there he meets Willow and feels like he knows her from somewhere but he can't place it. He finally finds out she is Willie Zatarain from his college days. As Nick and Willow spend more time together, they start having feelings for each other. Nick is trying to deal with the possibility that he may not be able to be an active Navy SEAL anymore while Willow is trying to deal with keeping her life under control. Nick is trying to write a story to bide his time while waiting for his hearing results and Willow turns out to be his muse. Their story is sweet and compassionate. I was completely drawn into their story. This story made me laugh, swoon and even cry. Another winner from Roxanne St. Claire!
gmfuhlman More than 1 year ago
This story is about Willow Ambrose, who goes into a wedding planning business with her friends Gussie and Ari. They decide to offer their wedding planning business to   Casa Blanca Resort as their very own destination wedding planners. One thing that Willow has been dealing with is her weight and also being the daughter of a rock star and a fashion designer, she has always felt that she doesn’t fit in anywhere, because she is less than prefect. By being the daughter of such high power parents in their eyes she was a failure or should I say her mother. Just as Willow, thinks her life is complete, she sees someone from her past, and his name is Nick Hershey. Nick Hershey is a Navy SEAL who is home from Iraq on medical leave. He was involved in an explosion that left him deaf in one ear. While on leave, Nick's best friend asks him to help his sister, Misty with planning her wedding and asks if he would be willing to also be his stand-in as the best man for him. Nick agrees to help out his friend so he goes to Barefoot Bay to meet Misty. While there he meets Willow and feels like he knows her from somewhere but he can’t figure out where he knows her from. You will have to get the book to find out what happen! If you have read any books by Roxanne St Claire, you will love this one. I love how she is able to weave a story with character that you want to get to know. She will have you laughing and cry, and getting upset with some of the character in this story. I would suggest that this is a must read book. This is the first in the series, and I can’t wait until the next one comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The determination to lose weight by Willow and the success of a thriving business by three girls is a clean read without all the steamy sex scenes is a refreshing read.
Heather_94 More than 1 year ago
Barefoot in White is the first in a new trilogy by Roxanne St. Claire. This book has us returning once again to Mimosa Key, FL and the Casa Blanca Resort. After reading the original Barefoot Bay series, and the Barefoot Billionaires trilogy of novellas, I was extremely excited about the release of this new trilogy. Roxanne has once again created real and relatable characters that grab your attention and keep you turning page after page. Willow Ambrose, one of the three wedding coordinators at Casa Blanca, takes pride in creating the perfect destination wedding. Willow also takes pride in the 120 pounds she lost, and is determined to keep to her strict diet and routing that doesn’t involve anyone from her past. This especially includes her manipulating and demeaning super-model turned designer mother. Nick Hershey, a Navy Seal on medical leave, finds himself at Casa Blanca because he agreed to fill in as Man of Honor at the wedding of his best friend’s little sister. Nick finds himself immediately attracted to Willow and at first he does not realize they were friends in college. When Nick discovers Willow is a friend from the past, he is even more determined to keep seeing her. As a means to pass the time while waiting for his impending medical test results, Nick finds himself writing a story that not only helps him face his past, but brings him closer together with Willow as she critiques his work. Both needing to face their issues with events in the past, Nick and Willow grow close and together they not only talk about their issues, but face them bravely in order to overcome them. Nick and Willow are perfect for each other and their chemistry is magnetic, captivating the reader. Even with a secret between them that could destroy the delicate balance of their relationship, the conflict and eventual resolution leaves the reader with a satisfied and fulfilled feeling. In a cleaver turn of events, Roxanne completes this story with the humor, heart, and satisfaction that her readers have come to expect. Returning to Barefoot Bay in this story makes me wish Barefoot Bay was real, and that I could vacation at the Casa Blanca Resort and mingle among the characters Roxanne has created among the beautifully written pages of her novels. Roxanne is among the top of my favorite authors and any book she writes is an auto-buy for me. I have most of her books not only on my nook, but also in paperback. You can’t go wrong with Barefoot in White, or with any of the other novels or novellas centered in Barefoot Bay.
Raonaid More than 1 year ago
Courtesy of Romance Junkies Willow Ambrose is one of three co-partners in a wedding consultant business that opened up in a Florida resort. She is the only daughter of famous parents and sheds her celebrity-known surname to start a life in a new place around different people. Willow has been trying to erase the evidence of her unhappy past and the person she had been. She never expects a large part of her past to be a part of the wedding she and her partners are consulting. Lieutenant Nick Hershey is a Navy Seal on medical leave. As a favor for a friend, and until he receives positive results from his medical testing, he agrees to be a stand in man-of-honor in an upcoming wedding. Nick takes advantage of his time at the resort to work on a writing project. He too never dreams another ghost from the past re-entering his life and becoming his muse. Nick made my heart go pitter-pat. The regrets he harbored from the bad decisions he made in college and on military tour and their consequences made me warm to his character. I find what he did for Willow in the college days admirable and noble, not many men would have such self-restraint. Often I caught myself giggling and smiling at his fun quirks, little things others tend to write off, that defined his character. Willow’s character and her struggles as a young woman with her weight and low self-esteem, touches home with me. I identified with her and understood the insecurities that sometimes motivated her. I saw her success as a positive inspiration. Then there is the closeness she has with her partners, Gussie and Ari. Reading about such close friendships always fills me with such hope. BAREFOOT IN WHITE is a continuation in Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay world and the resort off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been anticipating this extension of that world since BAREFOOT BY THE SEA where Willow, Gussie, and Ari were first introduced. BAREFOOT IN WHITE is a heartwarming story full of kismet and hope for second-chances. The same atmosphere found in the author’s BAREFOOT BAY and BAREFOOT BAY BILLIONAIRES series applies to the start of a brand new series. There are many scenes in this story that made a lasting impact due to its sweetness and cuteness.
Conheart More than 1 year ago
What a trip back to Roxanne St.Claire's Barefoot Bay! I've waited a long time for the Bride trilogy and I can honestly say I'm not disappointed! This is a very emotional story with Willow and Nick having serious pasts they struggle to work through. This story is funny, sad, sexy, tear jerker, hot, frustrating, steamy, heart warming and most any other emotion you can think of. Roxanne St.Claire did her magic of developing strong, believable and very likeable characters. The story itself flowed so easily that there really wasn't a good stopping point...now THAT'S a really good book!!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
The story of Nick, Navy Seal and Willow, wedding consultant @ Barefoot Bay. They are both trying to put painful pasts behind them when a mutual attraction develops but they both need to esolve past issues before moving forward. Once again I was so excited to return to Barefoot Bay and this story did not disappoint me. This is a story that many woman can identify with. This is more than a romance novel. I highly recommend reading this book. I received ARC from the author for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't go wrong if you pick up a Roxanne St Clair book.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
This is a very emotional but entertaining read. A Second Chance and Romance for two people that meet over a Decade ago and are brought back together by fate some might say. Willow Ambrose is very sweet and strong all at the same time. Navy SEAL Nick Hershey is crazy sexy and hug-able all at the same time. Enjoyed the way they are very adult about dealing with the past and the possibility of a future even though neither of them was really looking for forever at the beginning. I love the Beach setting and the many fun an outrageous characters in this beautifully created world. So Ready to read more and visit this awesome place called Barefoot Bay again.
Rhodes123 More than 1 year ago
The Gulf and San I've always been a fan of Roxanne St. Clair but this book took me to adoration! This book is awesome, it grabs you from the first word and doesn't let go until the last. What a sweet, heartfelt romance that is written supremely, contains loveable characters and a plot that just keeps you turning those pages. The hot, alpha male who just happens to be a Navy SEAL and a fiercely independent woman who is a Bridal Consultant is what begins this trilogy and I can't wait to read the others to find out how there HEA takes place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Loved all of the characters...but it did take more time to like the Mom. One of the best I have read in a while .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 225 page free drama romance story of one of three wedding planners at a Florida resort in Barefoot Bay who walks in on a naked Navy Seal at Villa Artesmia and who happens to be an ex college dorm mate from 10 years and 150 pounds ago. Willow has issues about her mother (the model/designer), her father (the rock star), about her weight, about her self-image, about her ex-college friend, and about her virginity. The story has humor, romance, and drama, but goes in circles around her angst. Adult language and detailed seduction and descriptive sex scenes - some 5-6 pages long. Oh, yeah, she promises him she won't hate him or run from him and in 2 seconds goes ballistic - so much for promises.
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Love it! Loved it! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give up. This story had so much potential, but it just drags. I can't waste anymore time reading it.
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Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
Ms. St. Claire writes characters that immediately grab your attention and emotions! Willow has worked hard to make herself "new" but still carries the baggage from the "old" and holds secrets close to her heart to avoid the feeling of being "unlovable". Nick is struggling with his own sense of loss and finds himself in a situation he thinks he can "fix"! These characters are funny, snarky and Ms. St. Claire's use of wit and sarcasm makes you laugh out loud and in turn gasp with the rawness of the pain and hurt each character is trying to escape from! This series is going to be more than great if Book 1 is any indication!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book . I couldn't put it down . Great from the first paragraph .
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Really loved it!!
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allromancereader More than 1 year ago
I loved Barefoot in White. Second chance romances are some of my favorites and Roxanne St. Clair spins a great one. Neither Nick nor Willow expected to run into the other when they did, and it even took Nick a moment to realize who she was. Each had been affected by their previous interactions, which fell short of intimacy, and Nick spends most of the book convincing Willow that he's the right man for her. I love Nick as a character. I love how Willow even points out to him, "you're always walking around naked." And he was. It's how she first caught Nick, performing a naked karaoke performance in his hotel suite. What a great way to run into each other again! And Nick spends most of the rest of the book trying to get Willow to take her clothes off while she's always telling him to put his on. This book has sweet moments, intense moments, and even some laugh-out-loud moments. Wonderful introduction to the Barefoot Brides and I look forward to reading the stories of Willow's wonderful business partners and friends.