on June 14, 2016

BAREFOOT AT SUNSET IS RELEASED!!

Have you ever wondered why the vast majority of romance novels feature heroes who are sometimes the same age as your sons? Since I started teasing my Facebook fans with “Silver Fox Fridays,” I discovered there is a huge craving for “mature men” in my genre and I’ve decided to give you something delicious to fill that need! Introducing Barefoot Bay Timeless, a new mini-series set in my tropical paradise and featuring three heartbreaking silver fox heroes in their 40’s who all discover they are the perfect age to find the love…again.

RoxanneStClaire_BarefootatSunset_HRBarefoot at Sunset is the latest in my Barefoot Bay series (which is really a setting with wonderful “themed” mini-series) and I couldn’t be more excited to take readers on this emotional rollercoaster ride.  While certainly not a true story, this book was inspired by a real life event I’ll share with you.  My oldest brother, an absolutely remarkable family therapist with a heart of gold, lost his dear wife in the prime of her life more than twenty years ago.  Not long ago, Dr. J, as we call him, came to visit me and delivered some astounding news.  He’d found love again.  With tears in his eyes, he reached for my hand and asked, “Who gets to have two soul mates in one life, Rocki?” The question simply flattened my heart and at that moment, I knew I wanted to write that theme in a love story.  When I had the idea to write a trilogy of silver fox heroes getting a second chance at love, I found the perfect vehicle for my “second soul mate” story.  Here it is – available now in digital and print formats!

When 48 year old widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach.  He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea.

By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless,  but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man.  But when the sexy silver fox who’s staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancée, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.

Mark believes every person has only one soul mate…and he’s met, married, and buried his.  Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong…and completely right for each other?

RoxanneStClaire_BarefootatMoonrise_HRThe next two Barefoot Bay Timeless books are right around the corner! Watch for Barefoot at Moonrise in early August and Barefoot at Midnight in October. More sexy silver foxes in Barefoot Bay!RoxanneStClaire_BarefootatMidnight_HR