Thursday, September 1, 2016

Barefoot at Sunset - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

    The luxurious resort at Barefoot Bay is anything but romantic for widower Mark Solomon and recently jilted Emma DeWitt. Mark is there to help organize his "Class of  '86" high school reunion, but he didn't count on being pursued by female alumni. How can he make them leave him alone?
    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! 

Book Beginning:
     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?


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  1. What a great 56. Makes me want to know more about what is going on. Happy Friday!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds like a great novel. :-)

  3. Great 56. Anything that makes me smile before I have my coffee gets my vote. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. Definitely a weekend escape read! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope your weekend will be good! Here's my Friday Meets:

  5. That is definitely my kind of book. I will have to add it to my wish list.

  6. I'm still giggling at "carped the hell out of that diem." Lovely stuff. Here's Dead in the Water by Irna van Zyl, which I'll be reading this weekend.

  7. What fun! And I wouldn't mind spending time, fake or otherwise, with that Silver Fox. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “I’VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES”

  8. I like the Roxanne St. Clair books I have read so far, so I would definitely give this a shot!
    Happy Labor day weekend!

  9. Great post! This book seems pretty hilarious

  10. That one has a nice cover and sounds good too! :)

  11. I hope you are enjoying your book, Sandra.

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.


  12. You know, I'm not sure if I've ever read a contemporary romance for older adults before... Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  13. This sounds like this could be interesting.

  14. Sounds like a fun contemp romance - and I like the idea of 2nd chances too. Here's my Friday meme

  15. I just let out an audible "aw" after reading that 56. Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

  16. It does sound like a good escapist read! Enjoy your weekend.

  17. Sounds like a bit of a romp, all right:)

  18. I'm intrigued with Barefoot Bay and Casa Blanca Resort & Spa setting. Sounds like a relaxing escape! Happy Reading!

  19. It's been a while since I read a Roxanne St. Claire novel. This one looks like a good return for me, so I'm adding it to my list.


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