Barefoot in Lace

Barefoot Bay Brides

Book 2
South Street Publishing
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New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire continues her popular Barefoot Bay series with more of the “Barefoot Brides” -- destination wedding planners who are experts at dreamy “I do’s” but haven’t yet found their happily ever after.


Destination wedding planner Gussie McBain needs a man...specifically, a wedding photographer. Just her luck that the shutterbug she runs into is more used to snapping pictures of glamorous models in couture gowns than brides in white lace. But Gussie's never been one to let bad odds stop her from a good gamble, so she asks for a favor she never dreams superstar TJ DeMille will actually grant.


Tom DeMille lives his life exactly as he pleases--always alone.  In fact, he’s got that motto tattooed in Greek on his arm.  But when Tom is suddenly saddled with guardianship of his twelve-year-old niece, he'll lose more than his freedom if he can't figure out how to take care of her. Then an alluring young woman with pink hair and a sassy mouth shows up at his door, and he agrees to do the unthinkable...photograph a wedding in exchange for some help with the kid. 

As they work together, Tom begins to take down the walls Gussie has erected around herself to discover a truly beautiful and tender woman he knows he could love. But will his own heartache and refusal to lay down roots prevent him from giving Gussie the family life she craves...or could she be the one woman who can finally break his vow of solitude?

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Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense.

Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013),

edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown.

In this spicy Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire pens a sensual tale with a savvy twist.

On a routine diamond drop between Antwerp Central Station and Paris, security expert Donovan Rush encounters a fascinating woman in obvious jeopardy. Having been warned that a thief will attempt to intercept him, Rush must determine if Claudia is trustworthy…or the thief. When an attempt to intercept the diamonds is ultimately made, Rush is out of time and must decide if Claudia is working with the thief. It’s a split-second decision with deadly consequences. Does he forfeit her life or the diamonds? Instincts and emotions collide, and if he chooses wrong, they’re both dead.

Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder:Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. ClaireCold Moonlight by Carla NeggersPoisoned by Beverly BartonSpeechless by Robert BrowneLockdown by Andrea KaneSpider’s Tango by William SimonNight Heat by Laura GriffinB.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn KenyonDeadly Fixation by Dianna LoveHot Note by Patricia RosemoorLast Shot by Jon Land & Jeff AyersGrave Danger by Heather GrahamWithout Mercy by Mariah StewartEven Steven by D.P. LyleDying to Score by Cindy GerardThe Number of Man by J.T. EllisonHard Drive by Bill FloydAfter Hours by William BernhardtBlood In, Blood Out by Brenda NovakWed to Death by Vicki HinzeThe Honeymoon by Julie KennerExecution Dock by James MacomberIn Atlantis by Alexandra SokoloffBreak Even by Pamela CallowDirty Down Low by Debra WebbBroken Hallelujah by Toni McGee CauseyHolding Mercy by Lori ArmstrongVacation Interrupted by Allison BrennanI Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

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South Street Publishing
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Sep 8, 2014
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Pages
340
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ISBN
9780988373686
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Book 3
New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire continues her popular Barefoot Bay series with more of the “Barefoot Brides” —destination wedding planners who are experts at dreamy “I do’s” but haven’t yet found their happily ever after.

As her two best friends settle into their happily ever afters, destination wedding designer Arielle Chandler is beginning to wonder if the promise of “The One”—one true love, meant only for her—is merely folklore passed down from her Native American mother.   But when a mysterious man nearly mows her down on a hill overlooking Barefoot Bay, the legend of destined love suddenly feels very real.  That is, until Ari learns of Luke McBain’s plans to demolish a piece of land she believes is sacred. 

Luke isn’t proud of the fact that he spent ten years as a mercenary warrior, fighting battles for another country.  With those dark days behind him, he’s focused on creating a new life instead of destroying others, so he’s moved to Barefoot Bay to launch a contracting business and build a house for an old friend.   But when an enigmatic dark-eyed beauty steals his attention and stops his progress with her announcement that he is about to flatten a native burial ground, Luke has a new battle to fight.

While their immediate and potent attraction grows complicated, Luke and Ari discover the hills of Barefoot Bay could be hiding something far different—and even more valuable—than ancient art or graves.  They are determined to discover the truth, but that will come at a cost. Will they risk their chance at once-in-a-lifetime love to uncover secrets that could change the landscape of Barefoot Bay forever? 

Book 2

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author brings readers back to the sun-drenched beaches of Barefoot Bay, where love is always in the air!  In the brand new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay trilogy, meet a trio of sexy heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three novella-length love stories.


Book Description

Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker.  He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone.  Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy.  Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.

Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her “Nonno” in the heart of Barefoot Bay.  As a child, the farm and its precious residents were a refuge for her after her parents died and her grandfather taught her all about “the sweet life” of raising goats.  While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy.  Nothing -- not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way -- will convince her to break that promise. Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...her love. 

Reviews for Barefoot Bay books:


“Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!”

-Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!”

- USA Today Happy Ever After

A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.

- RT Book Reviews

“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.” 

- Joyfully Reviewed

“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy...fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.”

- TheBookPushers.com

“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.”

- Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Lovely, lush, and layered!  One of the best books I’ve read this year!”

- Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author


The Barefoot Bay Series

Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay)

Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will)

Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver)

Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian)


The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay 

Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda) 

Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie) 































Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza) 

Book 7
The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.
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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
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"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)
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In SEA OF LOVE...
Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living--and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores--and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

Fifteen months--and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats--later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy's phobia meets Dane's past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.
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**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Bursting with Love (Savannah and Jack).
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All BRADEN novels can be read as stand-alone books or as part of the larger series.
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THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)
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The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
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SNOW SISTERS
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO)
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
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THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**
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THE REMINGTONS
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

SEASIDE SUMMERS
Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
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REVIEWS
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"...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK
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"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K Winning, avid reader
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"Sensual, sexy, and satisfying. A captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life." -- Bestselling author, Keri Nola
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AUTHOR BIO:
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Book 3
“Such a great love story, as are all the books in this series. I have now read 3 of the 5 books in 3 days as I can't put them down!” ~ 5 star review for When It’s Love

“I really enjoyed reading this book and this series! Lucy Kevin really does remind me of Nora Roberts.” ~ 5 star review for When It’s Love

WHEN IT’S LOVE is the third book in the fun and romantic "Walker Island" contemporary romance series! Lucy Kevin is the "sweet" pen-name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre (who writes the #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans). Lucy Kevin books are fun, flirty and romantic―without the steamy scenes.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Come for a visit to Walker Island where you'll find stunning Pacific Northwest ocean views, men too intriguing to resist...and five close-knit sisters who are each about to find their one true love.

Once upon a time, Rachel Walker longed for—and sought out—adventure. But after her boyfriend found out she was pregnant and left her to raise her daughter Charlotte alone six years ago, she put her wild child days behind her. For good. So when Rachel's sister needs her to step in to help film a TV show with professional surfer Nicholas Quinn on Walker Island, she isn't the least bit worried about losing her heart to him. Not until the first time she sees him smile and realizes that her heart isn't completely closed off to promises of breathless excitement after all...

Nicholas has spent his entire life chasing adventure, one wave at a time, becoming a major surfing star along the way. But for all the incredible challenges he's faced around the world, he's never faced one as exciting—or as important—as winning Rachel's heart. One stolen kiss is all it takes for him to be absolutely certain that his next adventure should be taken with Rachel and her daughter Charlotte beside him. First, though, he'll have to break through every one of Rachel's walls to convince her to trust in both her dreams and his never-ending love.

"Walker Island Romance" Series
Book 1: Be My Love
Book 2: No Other Love
Book 3: When It's Love
Book 4: All For Love
Book 5: Forever In Love

"Married in Malibu" Series
Book 1: The Beach Wedding
Book 2: The Summer Wedding

"Four Weddings and a Fiasco" Series
Book 1: The Wedding Gift
Book 2: The Wedding Dance
Book 3: The Wedding Song
Book 4: The Wedding Dress
Book 5: The Wedding Kiss

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LUCY'S BOOKS...
“Lucy Kevin or Bella Andre—I am a fan girl. I read everything from this amazing author.” ~ 5 star review for When It’s Love

“Beautiful and sweet heartwarming love story. I LOVED it! If you prefer to read contemporary romance books without the sensual scenes, this would be a great book to read! I highly recommend this book!” ~ 5 star review for Be My Love

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lucy Kevin released her first novel, SEATTLE GIRL, it became an instant bestseller. All of her subsequent sweet contemporary romances have been hits with readers as well, including WHEN IT'S LOVE (A Walker Island Romance) which debuted at #1. Having been called "One of the top writers in America" by The Washington Post, she recently launched the very romantic Married in Malibu series. Lucy also writes contemporary romances as Bella Andre and her incredibly popular series about The Sullivans have been #1 bestsellers around the world, with 5 million books sold so far! If not behind her computer, you can find her swimming, hiking or laughing with her husband and two children.
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