Lieutenant Nick Hershey is a Navy Seal on medical leave. As a favor for a friend, and until he receives positive results from his medical testing, he agrees to be a stand in man-of-honor in an upcoming wedding. Nick takes advantage of his time at the resort to work on a writing project. He too never dreams another ghost from the past re-entering his life and becoming his muse.
Nick made my heart go pitter-pat. The regrets he harbored from the bad decisions he made in college and on military tour and their consequences made me warm to his character. I find what he did for Willow in the college days admirable and noble, not many men would have such self-restraint. Often I caught myself giggling and smiling at his fun quirks, little things others tend to write off, that defined his character.
Willow’s character and her struggles as a young woman with her weight and low self-esteem, touches home with me. I identified with her and understood the insecurities that sometimes motivated her. I saw her success as a positive inspiration. Then there is the closeness she has with her partners, Gussie and Ari. Reading about such close friendships always fills me with such hope.
BAREFOOT IN WHITE is a continuation in Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay world and the resort off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been anticipating this extension of that world since BAREFOOT BY THE SEA where Willow, Gussie, and Ari were first introduced.
BAREFOOT IN WHITE is a heartwarming story full of kismet and hope for second-chances. The same atmosphere found in the author’s BAREFOOT BAY and BAREFOOT BAY BILLIONAIRES series applies to the start of a brand new series. There are many scenes in this story that made a lasting impact due to its sweetness and cuteness.