Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St Claire

We all have authors who can be counted on to deliver on pretty much every single book. You don’t even have to read the back cover, just grab and go. Roxanne St Claire is one of those authors for me.

Edge of Sight - The Guardian AngelinosShe first hooked me with her Guardian Angelinos romantic suspense series. Then I found and promptly fell in love with the Bullet Catcher series. At this point she has so many books out I’ve given up counting and that suits me just fine. It’s always good to know that when I finish reading a story, more are waiting!

My current favorite is one I didn’t expect, a light contemporary romance set on a beach, with a billionaire geek for a hero. Yup, apparently I have taken a minor detour from brooding, emotionally damaged men with tats to spend some time drooling over an uber rich guy, in a suit, who is a wiz with numbers. I know! Who saw that coming??

Well actually anyone who knows Roxanne’s writing would see that coming. She does emotionally deep, intense characters as well as anyone out there, a skill she uses with a bit more restraint but just as effectively in light contemporary romance. So as deeply, madly in love as I am with my messed up book boyfriends (hey, someone has to love the broken ones!), I am utterly charmed by the hero of Secrets on the SandBook 1 in the Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series.Secrets on the Sand

With a name like “Ezekiel” (known in school as “Ezekiel the Geekiel”) you’d think Zeke, as he is now known, would have a very long road to trudge before climbing the mountain to Hot Stud status. Secrets on the Sand blows that premise right out of the water. This time it’s the guy whose is “all grown up” and filled out in all the right ways. Zeke has never forgotten the beautiful girl he went to school with, the way he felt about her, or the time she stood up for him when no one else did.

Amanda (Mandy) hasn’t fared as well, and has been reduced from the prettiest girl in school to a maid struggling to make ends meet. They reunite when she has to clean his suite at an exclusive beach resort. Divorced from an abusive, controlling man who left her broke, Mandy’s one goal beyond survival is to never trust a man again. Especially a rich man.

I’m going to stop right there, because some secrets are best revealed in their own sweet time.

If you’re looking for a great beach read, and you know the clock is ticking on what’s left of summer, Secrets on the Sand will not disappoint. Oh yeah, and there’s one more thing…

Right now, its free. So run your little fingers right out of here and get yourself over to the e-book supplier of choice and grab it while the grabbing is good.

After that you can slather on the sunblock, set up your chaise lounge and sip something sweet and summery while you read. It just doesn’t get any better than that!