Secrets on the Sand

The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay

Book 1
South Street Publishing
444

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

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U.S Army Night Stalker Major Aidan Kilcannon leaves Afghanistan after his best friend, Charlie, is killed in action. Aidan's only consolation is the knowledge that he's now solely responsible for Charlie's dog, Ruff, a rambunctious boxer they'd found in a bombed-out hospital in Kabul. With the help of  Aidan's father, the Dogfather himself, they transport Ruff back to the States. He arrives shortly after Aidan, and both dog and man are suffering from loss, trauma, and sudden change. Aidan is certain his only hope is the comfort and love he gets from Ruff, and that this dog will help him adjust to the staggeringly difficult transition from battlefield to Bitter Bark.

But the day Ruff arrives, Daniel Kilcannon informs his son that Rebecca Spencer, Charlie's younger sister, has a hard and fast claim on Ruff and she intends to honor her brother's wishes. Aidan has to relinquish the dog to her, no matter how impossible that is.

Beck Spencer is in Bitter Bark temporarily to help the only living relatives she has left. After losing her parents as a child, and her brother six months ago, she, too, hopes that Ruff will offer the solace and companionship she needs. But when Ruff finally shows up at her door, the man holding the leash is obviously determined to talk her out of keeping the dog. In fact, Aidan uses every persuasive power he has to convince Beck to give up Ruff...and he's as wild and unpredictable as the dog they both want.

Everything gets complicated by Ruff, who has his own idea of who should be his master, making it impossible for Beck to win him over. But she'll do anything to succeed, even work closely with maddeningly sexy and relentlessly determined Aidan Kilcannon, who has some skills she desperately needs to save her uncle's local pizza business. 

With an uneasy truce, a restless dog, and an attraction that bubbles like one of Slice of Heaven's award-winning pizzas, Aidan and Beck soon realize they can help each other heal. But as they fall deeply in love and discover the true meaning of family and home, they’ll have to face the pains of their past if they have any chance of a future.
The Dogfather – A New Contemporary Romance Series from Roxanne St. Claire

The Dogfather isn’t just one man…it’s a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families…and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida!

Daniel Kilcannon is known as  “The Dogfather” for a reason.   It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie.  This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

New Leash on Life – Book Two

When former attorney and current dog whisperer Shane Kilcannon messes up his chance with a beautiful stranger whose confident smile and quick wit intrigue him more than any woman he's ever met, he’s ready to snarl like one of his beloved pit bulls. But Shane's work with the wildest and wariest of his family's rescue dogs has taught him patience and persistence. When his father hands him the opportunity to work alongside that very same woman who has come to town with groundbreaking tourism plans, he seizes it. He even offers to help her win over the locals, as long as she is willing to give a temporary home to one misunderstood dog…and spend plenty of time with Shane.

Chloe Somerset has built a reputation in the tourism industry as someone with big ideas that put little places on the map, and she’s certain she can do the same for Bitter Bark, North Carolina.  All she has to do is convince one small town to change its name, open her clean-freak heart to a dog with a penchant for face-licking, and avoid the landmines of local politics when her plans divide the townspeople. But none of that is as scary as the feeling of falling hard for a sexy charmer who whispers all the right things and tempts Chloe to forget a lifetime of hard lessons. Shane might know exactly how to get through to the creatures who need care the most, but he's met his match with Chloe, and it'll take every trick he knows to teach her to fall in love

Watch for the whole series coming in 2017 and 2018!
SIT…STAY…BEG (Book 1)
NEW LEASH ON LIFE (Book 2)
LEADER OF THE PACK (Book 3)
BAD TO THE BONE (Book 4)
RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (Book 5)
DOUBLE DOG DARE (Book 6)
OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (Book 7)
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South Street Publishing
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Dec 9, 2013
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Pages
182
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ISBN
9780988373617
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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) 

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)


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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