I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Roxanne St. Claire
Released: Apr. 30, 2013
Series: Barefoot Bay #3
Published by Forever Romance
[St. Claire] utilizes real issues in her stories. It definitely brings out a lot of heart in her words. ~ Under the Covers
BAREFOOT IN THE SUN has an interesting premise. Zoe Tamarin was rescued from a bad childhood by her aunt. Years later, she has still harbored that secret from everyone that is important to her, including her love Dr. Oliver Bradbury.
When Zoe tries to tell him her secret, Oliver takes it badly and the next thing he knows, she has up and gone, disappearing from his life. This is what Zoe does best, leaving when things get too tough. At times, I found this to be annoying. Whenever the author tries to make an important progression in terms of plot, Zoe ruins those changes and it can be frustrating not only for the author, I imagine, but also for the reader.
However, I didn’t absolutely hate Zoe’s character. There were some instances where I enjoyed her as well. She is a complete doll to Oliver’s son and they have some of the best scenes with each other. On the flip side, I thought some of the scenes with Oliver and his son to be awkward at times. Oliver just seems to lack personality when it comes to being a good father and that irked me in the beginning.
It isn’t until later on in the book, after several strides that it really comes together. What I love about this author and her work is that she utilizes real issues in her stories. It definitely brings out a lot of heart in her words. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
*ARC provided by publisher
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