Emma authored the advertising copy for Casa Blanca Resort & Spa and had planned to spend her honeymoon there, until the wedding plans fell apart. But she just had to see the place she'd heard so much about. When Mark finds her crying outside his villa, they agree on an arrangement to take care of both their situations.
I enjoyed escaping with this story - especially since the book is filled with humor and the characters are a little bit older. And I'd sure love to stay at that fictitious resort!
Mark Solomon had one question pounding in his brain as he strode across the lobby of Casa Blanca Resort & Spa. And not just the obvious one, which would be: How in the name of all that was holy did he get roped into being on a freaking high school reunion committee?
The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
His support was as warm as his arms, his enthusiasm for her personal project so touching that she couldn't help reaching up to clasp his neck. "I carped the hell out of that diem."
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Older Adult)
Book Length: 304 Pages
Amazon Link: Barefoot at Sunset
Author Website: Roxanne St. Claire
BAREFOOT AT SUNSET is Book 1 in the Barefoot Bay Timeless trilogy.
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?