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 need to keep low profiles and stay safe while he helps them create new identities, and sometimes they find love.
Barefoot with a Bodyguard - book one in the series
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 none of the 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 feisty 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 Kate 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 close 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.
©2015 Roxanne St. Claire (P)2016 Roxanne St. Claire
As headlined, I'm a big Rocki St. Claire fan and when I got the chance to grab this book in audio, I couldn't resist. I'm always a little leery about audio versions of romance novels, though. Who does it better? A male narrator or a female? I think it depends on the book and the narrator. In this case, Kaleo Griffith did a great job with the male characters and the couple of accents needed for correct characterizations and I wasn't disappointed in his narrative take on the heroine. This is a book with strong male characters--not only the hero but the secondary characters as well. And the heroine is sarcastic and brash so in this case, the Mr. Griffith's narration worked to perfection. I loved this book in "written" format and now I get to enjoy it "on the run" with the audio.
I loved this story and would listen to it over and over again
Of course Gabe Rossi is my most favorite character in the series, however I quickly fell in love with both Alec and Kate. They are both such strong individuals and I loved how different they were yet totally worked for me as a couple. I especially loved how protective they both were of one another.
I loved Kate trying to guess Alec's real name. They had serious chemistry but some of their sweeter times together were my absolute favorite.
I both laughed and cried while reading this story. Roxanne St. Claire pulls all the emotions from me when reading or listening to her books.
Roxanne St. Claire's first Barefoot Bay series was awesome, but she has added suspense and mystery to this first Barefoot Bay Undercover book that just adds to the greatness.
Alec, an MMA trainer, is sent to Barefoot Bay to hide from the Russian mafia that is after him, but also to be a bodyguard to Kate. Kate is the daughter of a judge who has been getting mail threatening Kate. Kate is fresh from a divorce that really did a number on her. She doesn't want anything to do with having a bodyguard, especially one posing as the husband that she's supposedly on her honeymoon with.
While Kate has her issues with marriage and men, Alec deals with feeling totally unworthy of love (especially Kate's love).They must deal with those issues, the feelings that develop between them and the danger that surrounds them both. All in all, a totally awesome and satisfying read!
I'll be honest and say I read this book before I dove into the audio. The performance by Kaleo Griffith was nothing short of amazing! Not only were the voices excellent for the male vs. female characters, but there were numerous accents that he performed superbly. I'm definitely looking for more of his work.
I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Listening to Kate and Alec's story made my work day fly by. I loved their story. 2 strangers who are forced together due to circumstances in their lives made for a great story. They are 2 totally different people from beyond different backgrounds. Listening to them muddle through their situation was absolutely fun. I enjoyed the narrator of this audiobook.
The mystery and adventure along with the romance keeps one not wanting to pause it.
Can't pick one as there were a lot of moments that stick in my mind. The couples massage was one.
No had not listened to Kalio Griffith before...liked it very much but at times was a little 'campy' sounding.
For those that have not read or listened to any of Roxanne St. Clair's books, they should. Love her Barefoot series.
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