Barefoot with a Bodyguard

Barefoot Bay Undercover

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Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise.  Gabe’s clients all need to run, hide, or transform themselves…and, sometimes, they find love.


About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Somewhere warm with sea breezes, sunshine, sand...and no scary threats against her that have been showing up in her dad’s office. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard won independence slipping away as fast as her resolve to avoid men who wield power over her.

Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov has been on the run for a long time. Guarding a young attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent.  But the beautiful young law student brings out a tender side Alec doesn't understand, or believe he deserves, and he soon realizes that keeping them both safe is only half the challenge. Keeping his hands off her and his attraction under control will be every bit as difficult in the closed quarters of an exclusive resort.

When their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous, Alec and Kate realize it’s not just their lives that are in jeopardy, it’s their hearts.  And they’ll have to fight to the end to save each other…and their love.

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South Street Publishing
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Jun 15, 2015
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Pages
362
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9780990860723
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise.  Gabe’s clients all need to run, hide, or transform themselves…and, sometimes, they find love.

Barefoot with a Stranger: Francesca Rossi might be the youngest in a long line of badass siblings, but this computer whiz would rather hack a database than pack a pistol for the family business in Barefoot Bay. When an assignment forces her out of her comfort zone and into the field, Chessie decides to amp up the excitement quotient and has her first one night stand with a sexy stranger she’ll never see again.

Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and knows the government is watching his every move, waiting for him to slip up. But the only mistake he makes is to assume the sexy, sassy woman he seduces on the way to Barefoot Bay is a spy.  He learns too late that the beauty he’s bedded is really his best friend’s sister…and his undercover partner on a risky mission.

Chessie and Mal have to stay one step ahead of the CIA, navigate their way through a perilous country, and fight the insane chemistry that sizzles between them. It doesn’t take long for this hacker and spy to discover the power of their unplanned partnership…and learn that falling in love might be the riskiest business of all.

Roxanne St. Claire’s roots in romantic suspense come to full bloom in this new series that combines the best of her popular Barefoot Bay contemporary novels with her well-loved thrillers featuring bodyguards and investigators. Readers can expect a page-turning read that sweeps them away to sun-washed beaches and tropical settings, stealing their breath with action and their hearts with romance.

Don’t miss a minute of the series USA Today says is “full of heat, humor, and heart!” 
Here’s the entire Barefoot Bay series in order:

The Barefoot Bay Billionaires
Secrets on the Sand
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand

The Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White
Barefoot in Lace
Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot Bay Undercover
Barefoot with a Bodyguard
Barefoot with a Stranger
Barefoot with a Bad Boy

Three full-length novels for the price of 2! 

Cowboy Command:



One minute Katie is eating
lunch with her sister, the next she barely escapes a car bomb meant to kill
her. Luckily, Federal agents are going to give her a new identity until she can
testify against the man who wants her dead. She’s not thrilled about being sent
to a small town in Montana to hide, but she wants to stay alive.



Sheriff Seth Reilly is
doing a favor for an old Army buddy. He’s promised to watch over a woman whose
life is in danger, but he didn’t plan on her being so young and beautiful.



When danger finds Presley,
Seth will risk everything to keep her safe until she can testify. Will Presley
get her old life back or start a new life with Seth instead?



Justice Healed:



Dr. Madison Shay has left
Chicago and moved back to her small town roots to take over her father’s
medical practice. She’s not the skinny, gawky red haired, four-eyed girl any
longer but it sure feels that way.



Sheriff Tanner Marks might
have been the captain of the football team years ago but things aren’t as rosy
now. He has a son who hates him, and an ex-wife who is about to marry a man
Tanner thinks might be a criminal.



Madison and Tanner aren’t
looking for love but it feels like the town has other plans. They keep finding
themselves thrown together and it’s not unpleasant in the least. In fact,
they’re starting to enjoy themselves. There just might be a future for them
after all.



Cowboy Truth:



Sheriff Logan Wright might
be the sexiest bad boy Ava Hayworth has ever seen but she’s not interested in
the least. All she wants is to help him solve the murder of a prominent local
citizen by a mysterious vigilante serial killer.  A fling with a smokin’ hot cowboy cop isn’t
in her plans. 



Logan doesn’t need a mystery
writer who thinks she’s a detective, trailing after him while he tries to do
his job.
  She’s smart and cute, but he
doesn’t want her to get hurt. She’s the first woman he’s known who has kept her
promises.
  It shakes him to his very
core, challenging long held beliefs.
 



Everything Logan wants, but
never thought he could have, is within his grasp.
  With the help of Ava and his friends, he’s
going to have to fight the past if he wants any kind of a future.
 

**This box set contains the first three novels in the Cowboy Justice Association series at a special price**




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A man who trusts no one is forced to believe the unbelievable...

For years, former spy Gabriel Rossi has been secretly searching for CIA linguist Isadora Winter, a woman he loved and lost long ago. But recently, he learned of her untimely death in an accident...and death of her son named Gabe. Angry, hurt, and uncertain of his next move, Gabe is stunned when a woman he's never met approaches him on the beach and claims to be Isadora. She doesn't look, act, or talk like his beloved Isa, but she knows things about their past that only a lover could know, and she assures him that his son is alive and well. As much as he wants to believe her and knows that in the spy world, anything is possible, doubts and distrust plague him. Still, he sees glimmers of the woman he once knew shine through and she begins to melt his hardened heart.

A woman who is tortured by emotions must endure the pain of love...

Lila Wickham has been working deep undercover for so long that sometimes she's forgotten who she really is. Now that her assignment is over and the surgeries she endured left her utterly changed, she is determined to fix the broken life she left behind and assure that her little boy is safe. With lingering threats from an unknown source and blinding headaches that torment her whenever she feels deep emotion, she seeks Gabe Rossi for help and protection. But instead of setting her up with a new undercover identity, he insists on luring her nemesis to Barefoot Bay so he can end the threat to Lila and her son once and for all.

Can they survive the worst betrayal of all?

Even if they succeed in drawing out the killer who has Lila in his sights, a much more serious threat hovers over them...a treacherous, deadly truth that could not only destroy their love but end their lives as well.

Don’t miss a minute of the series USA Today says is “full of heat, humor, and heart!”
Here’s the entire Barefoot Bay series in order:

The Barefoot Bay Billionaires
Secrets on the Sand
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand

The Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White
Barefoot in Lace
Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot Bay Undercover
Barefoot with a Bodyguard
Barefoot with a Stranger
Barefoot with a Bad Boy

Another beach, another billionaire, another chance at unexpected love on the sun-washed shores of Barefoot Bay!

Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as “Naughty Nate,” and this son of a huge, wealthy family that’s often referred to as “American Royalty” has done everything he can to earn that nickname.  Nate’s penchant for trouble has kept him from fully earning a respectable spot in the many family businesses.  He’s forever destined to be the black sheep whose scandals need to be swept under the rug.  But Nate is determined to change all that through his new position as the manager of the minor league baseball stadium and team that he and his friends are launching in Barefoot Bay.  All he has to do is avoid even a hint of scandal.

But then he meets Liza Lemanski, an arresting and irresistible woman who makes some claims about his past that rock him to the core.  Liza maintains that Nate has a son who is a result of a fling he had with her best friend, who died in an accident.  Liza plans to adopt  the child, but wants to eliminate any chance Nate will claim paternity rights.  No problem...he doesn’t even believe he has a son, and thinks the whole thing is probably a scam.  Until he sees until he sees four year old Dylan and recognizes every Ivory gene in the child.  

All he has to do is give up his child to save himself from yet another scandal, but suddenly Nate is looking at life differently.  As he and Liza dig to find out the truth about Dylan's father and mother, their attraction turns to fire and, without a doubt, someone is going to get burned.



Praise 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 books can be read in any order and stand alone...


The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay (novellas)

Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda)

Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie)

Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza) 


The Barefoot Bay Series (full-length novels)

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)


Secrets on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay)

By: Roxanne St. Claire


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire has been enchanting readers with stories set on an idyllic slice of paradise off the coast of Florida known as Barefoot Bay for two years.  In the first Barefoot Bay series, four friends joined forces to build and run a homegrown resort and spa and, in the process, found life-long love.


Now it is time to get to know some of the special guests of Casa Blanca Resort & Spa, which is fast turning into a playground for the rich and an elite destination wedding site.  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


Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money.  But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love.  Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid.  Except, Mandy is much more than that to Zeke—she was the object of his every teenage dream back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”


Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous.  And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair.  The minute they meet again, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid...but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves.  Will he give it to her?  One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything.  But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke? 


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 (full-length novels)


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 (novellas)


Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda)


Coming soon:

Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie) - coming January 2014


















































Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza) - coming February 2014

One’s a gorgeous geek, one’s a lucky daredevil, and one’s a trying-to-reform bad boy...but all three are billionaires and they are all about to meet their match on the sun-drenched shores of Barefoot Bay.  Meet The Barefoot Bay Billionaires and get ready to kick off your shoes and fall in love over and over and over again.


SECRETS ON THE SAND 

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money.  But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner.  Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid.  Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”


Zeke is no longer a geek -- he’s gorgeous.  And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair.  One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid.  One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction.  But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?


SEDUCTION ON THE SAND

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 grandfather in the heart of Barefoot Bay.  While she held her “Nonno” 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. 


SCANDAL ON THE SAND 

Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as “Naughty Nate,” and this son of a huge, wealthy family that’s often referred to as “American Royalty” has done everything he can to earn that nickname.  Nate’s penchant for trouble has kept him from fully earning a respectable spot in the many family businesses.  He’s forever destined to be the black sheep whose scandals need to be swept under the rug.  But Nate is determined to change all that through his new position as the manager of the minor league baseball stadium and team that he and his friends are launching in Barefoot Bay.  All he has to do is avoid even a hint of scandal.


But then he meets Liza Lemanski, an irresistible, blue-eyed bundle of trouble who makes some claims about his past that rock him to the core.  Liza maintains that Nate has a son that is a result of a fling he had with her best friend, who died in an accident.  Liza plans to adopt  the child, but wants to eliminate any chance Nate will claim paternity rights.  Can he give her what she wants to avoid another scandal...or is Liza the one woman who has what it takes to tame this sexy billionaire bad boy?


Praise for Barefoot Bay books: 


“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!” 

- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author 


“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 


Also set in Barefoot Bay 


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) 


Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer’s of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year. 


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) 

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