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Editorial Reviews

"Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is Pretty Woman on the beach!" (Carly Phillips, New York Times)

Publisher's Summary

The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

Best-selling author 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.

Enter Mandy Mitchell - the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort. The minute they meet, 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?

©2013 South Street Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St.Claire (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Kaleo Griffiths
The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay #1

♥ ♥ ♥ ½ This was a super quick read as it was a novella. The story was a feel good romance and I loved the plot of the hero getting his high school crush in the end. Mandy had a couple flighty moments which didn't make sense to me, and I sorta wished she’d secretly crushed on Zeke back in the day - but that's just me.

Zeke knew what he wanted and had the money to use that to his advantage. He seemed like a caring man and I felt he truly wanted Mandy, I just wish I had felt a bit more chemistry between them.

This is the first time I have heard a Kaleo Griffith's narration and while I like the tone of his voice and his clarity, I found he was quite breathy as if every conversation whispered - though perhaps that was the story as well.. it was very “hush hush” in parts. I would listen to another of his narrations.

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Secrets On the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Great story! My first from Ms. St. Claire's Barefoot Bay series. Definitely hooked and looking forward to reading more books in the series. Loved the Geek wins the Princess theme, but loved the Geek turns Stud and shows them all even more, lol.

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Lovely read

What made the experience of listening to Secrets on the Sand the most enjoyable?

The narrator did such an awesome job telling the story with such feeling.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets on the Sand?

when Gussie decides to go home

Have you listened to any of Kaleo Griffith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no this was the first

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Smile and Laugh

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Good story

Good story, but predictable and not likely to happen the way things did. I still enjoyed the book, but it could’ve been better.

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Loved it!

This one reminded me of the movie that I loved! If you haven't got it yet, I recommend it.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 01-10-17

Loved the book and the narration..

So, this is the first time I’ve read anything by Roxanne St. Claire and I only decided to try it because the book was free with KU and the audible was only $1.99. I gotta tell you, I loved it from the very beginning. Not just the storyline but the narration made it awesome.

I adored Zeke and Mandy right from the page where they were introduced to us. This is nothing but a romance, which I don’t usually read anymore, BUT it only has 198 pages, which tells me there’s NOT going to be pages and pages of angst and misunderstandings, which also tells me there’s NOT going to be stupid descriptions of trees and gardens and cars and horses and stables and ballrooms and condos and all that stuff that just takes up space in a book, making a love story into a 400 page book instead of a REAL love story into a 200 page one.

This was about a sweet woman whose husband was controlling and a criminal and who abused her with rough sex. Zeke was just the opposite and had had a crush on Mandy back in high school, where he was a total geek and she was Mandy the Magnificent. But, wow, had he changed since they’d last seen each other. I think my favorite part of the whole book was the beginning when she knocked on his door and he saw her again after all those years. It was so sweet. I enjoyed this book so much I went and bought the other two in this series before I ever finished this one.

I liked the other characters: Lacey, Garrett, Nate and Elliot. I really couldn’t stand Tori, what an absolute biotch she was.

There was a little sex in this book, as well as desire and sexual tension and there was swearing, but it wasn’t bad swearing.

As to the narrator: Kaleo Griffith was really great! His men all sounded different and his women sounded like women are supposed. His feelings and emotions when he read were fantastic.

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Sweet Vanilla unrealistic

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

ah 50/50. cute but bland. kinda out there and characters lacked substance

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

predictable

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Add a little more interesting dialog. It was just there....

Could you see Secrets on the Sand being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

nope

Any additional comments?

nope

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Cute Sweet Read

This was a cute, sweet, and easy listen rendition of the nerdy guy in high school becoming super rich and good looking and him capturing the super the heart of his high school crush. It was a nice listen.

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  • Redvers
  • 02-25-16

Good Book

A typical and well written Roxanne St Claire novel and well narrated by Kaleo Giffith. The forerunner of another series for the Barefoot Bay stories.

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  • Misty
  • 10-12-15

Spoilt

I read this in e book format and enjoyed it so much I decided to buy it with the other two in the series in audio. The narrator spoilt it for me, I don't know why but a woman can make a believable mans voice not one voice but several but a man? This narrator being male all his women's voices sounded the same with a slight whiny tone and after four chapters I couldn't take anymore and went right to the end. So I know that I am going to send this and the other two books in the series back as they are all read by the same person. A good narrator can make or break a good book this series is broken for me, I only hope that Roxanne St Claire chooses someone totally different to read her next Barefoot series.