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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Nanee's Review and Release Day of Barefoot with a Bad Boy by Roxanne St. Claire
A man who trusts no one is forced to believe the unbelievable...
For years, former spy Gabriel Rossi has been secretly searching for CIA linguist Isadora Winter, a woman he loved and lost long ago. But recently, he learned of her untimely death in an accident...and death of her son named Gabe. Angry, hurt, and uncertain of his next move, Gabe is stunned when a woman he's never met approaches him on the beach and claims to be Isadora. She doesn't look, act, or talk like his beloved Isa, but she knows things about their past that only a lover could know, and she assures him that his son is alive and well. As much as he wants to believe her and knows that in the spy world, anything is possible, doubts and distrust plague him. Still, he sees glimmers of the woman he once knew shine through and she begins to melt his hardened heart.
A woman who is tortured by emotions must endure the pain of love...
Lila Wickham has been working deep undercover for so long that sometimes she's forgotten who she really is. Now that her assignment is over and the surgeries she endured left her utterly changed, she is determined to fix the broken life she left behind and assure that her little boy is safe. With lingering threats from an unknown source and blinding headaches that torment her whenever she feels deep emotion, she seeks Gabe Rossi for help and protection. But instead of setting her up with a new undercover identity, he insists on luring her nemesis to Barefoot Bay so he can end the threat to Lila and her son once and for all.
Can they survive the worst betrayal of all?
Even if they succeed in drawing out the killer who has Lila in his sights, a much more serious threat hovers over them...a treacherous, deadly truth that could not only destroy their love but end their lives as well.
This was my most anticipated book since I read about the Guardian Angelino's all those years ago and couldn't wait for Gabe to get some much needed love. A Happily ever after that he deserved. Barefoot with a Stranger ended with Gabe with a ton of unanswered questions and misery and heartbreak that he didn't think he could live through and absolutely didn't want to.
I love Gabe's character for many reasons, he is sexy as hell, he's the ultimate bad boy and he's tough as nails but he's more than that too. He has a love for his family and especially Uncle Nino that stuns you in it's intensity, he cares so deeply for his family and would do anything for them but he also has a love for Isadora that cannot be replaced and of course his son.
I love how Roxanne wrote this story, Gabe so sure that Lila is lying and swears he won't be dragged into her lies but a part of him wants to believe her and wants there to be truth to what she is saying and can see and feel things that he wouldn't if it wasn't her. He wants answers throughout and Lila gives them to him but he hurts with some of them and in parts it crushes him. This is a intriguing and so damn sexy story that I couldn't put it down until the end. Such interesting and mysterious goings on. Gabe kicks ass and loves hard and I loved it. I want to say so much more but I don't want to ruin it but just know Roxanne wrote Gabe's story in such a way everyone who is a Gabe fan (who isn't!) will be happy. I loved Uncle Nino has a purpose in life and love how we got to meet a new addition to Gabe's family.