Barefoot with a Stranger - Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot with a Stranger

By Roxanne St. Claire

  • Release Date: 2015-10-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 27 Ratings

Description

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

Reviews

  • Barefoot with a Stranger

    5
    By mmz57
    Another great book from Roxanne St. Claire. Early 2016 seems like an eternity for your next book to come out. Always a excellent story line that you hate to see come to the end.
  • Loved this Book!

    5
    By SBart79
    I loved the story of Chessie and Mal. Chessie Rossi is Gabe's sister, who has always gone by the rules until she is stranded at the airport in a storm, when she meets a hot guy, Mal. They spend a combustible night together, never expecting to see each other again. Chessie is heading to Barefoot Bay to help her brother out on a mission. There she finds out her partner is, her brother's best friend, Mal. They head to Cuba on this mission, with lots of romance and suspense. Loved the "fun road-trip sex" but it needs rules. This book is packed full of romance, adventure and suspense. A page turning book that will take you on a roller coaster ride packed full of emotions. I highly recommend this book! Now I can't wait to read Gabe's story next.
  • Romance, family, love, sacrifice, honor and suspense! This has it all!

    5
    By DMolohon
    Barefoot with a Stranger This is the second novel in the exciting romantic-adventure series, Barefoot Bay Undercover, which continues to mellifluously mingle our favorite tropical locale, Barefoot Bay, with steamy romance, familial love and devotion, and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful scenes that St. Claire is a master at writing! In Barefoot with a Stranger, we are captivated by an unlikely hero in the sexy, ex-CIA spook, Malcolm "Mal" Harris, and one of our very favorite characters from the novella, Barefoot Bound, who also made an appearance at the end of the first novel in the trilogy, the gorgeous and highly intelligent Francesca "Chessie" Rossi, who first appeared in St. Claire's "Guardian Angelino", romantic-suspense novels. (A highly recommended trilogy!!) Chessie is the baby in the very large Italian Rossi/Angelino family and as such has also been extremely sheltered and protected by all of her older siblings in the family. She is also the youngest sister of the legendary former spy, Gabriel "Gabe" Rossi, who we learned in the first novel of this series, "Barefoot with a Bodyguard", is desperately searching for what may be his son in Cuba. Because Chessie is incredibly skilled with computer hacking and has worked for the family business in Boston for the Guardian Angelinos, Gabe not only trusts her implicitly but also needs her special skill set to help him track down and locate this boy in Cuba to determine whether or not he truly is his son. Gabe cannot trust just anyone with this highly sensitive information and in addition to pulling in his baby sister, he also brings in his most trusted friend from his days with the CIA, Mal Harris, who has just finished serving a four-year prison sentence. Mal is also something of a legend within the CIA and Gabe would trust no one else with his baby sister's safety. Gabe and Mal worked closely undercover together and no one knows Cuba better than Mal. And of course, we also have our favorite secondary characters - Uncle Nino, the always lovable grandfather, Italian Chef Extraordinaire/Business Partner and Poppy, the very clever, devoted and outspoken Jamaican Maid/Covert Operative, who both add their own special qualities to each story. More than just the tropical heat can be felt sizzling from the very beginning as Mal and Chessie set the pages to blazing on their pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled, love-inspired mission! And yet always interspersed throughout the entire novel are the elements that I love most about St. Claire's characters and stories... romance, family, love, sacrifice, honor and intrigue, that keep you coming back again and again never to disappoint! While this novel can easily stand alone, I would recommend you start with the novella, Barefoot Bound, and the first novel in this series, Barefoot with a Bodyguard, before reading Barefoot with a Stranger, as all the characters are introduced previously - although it's not required as St. Claire lays it all out in each novel to easily follow along. (The author provided me with an advanced reading copy for an honest review.)
  • Roxanne St. Claire is a master at creating characters you will fall in love with over, and over agai

    5
    By Random-mom
    Roxanne is an amazing storyteller who has the talent of drawing you into a world she creates, filled with characters you wish you could continue getting to know long after the last page is turned. Chessie and Mal’s story is almost too good for words, and you will find yourself gasping on the edge of your seat as they play out their love story for you in this book. Like all of Roxanne’s books it will find its home on your “keeper” shelf, and you’ll read it again, and again telling all your friends they must read it for themselves to believe it! Be sure to warn them their house may fall down around them as they read, and they’ll never notice a thing.