Barefoot in the Sun
Roxanne St. Claire
Grand Central Publishing
Zoe Tamarin never expected a second chance with Oliver Bradbury. But they have been brought together again right when she needs him most. Her Aunt Pasha is dying from cancer and Oliver is an oncologist. Oliver never got over Zoe’s abrupt departure and has never stopped loving her. Now he has a chance to rekindle their romance and show her how good it can be if she stops running and takes a chance on them. Can she trust in Oliver’s love enough to overcome a lifelong habit of running and seize the opportunity to get the things she’s always wanted: love and home?
From the moment Oliver comes back into her life, Zoe knows things are about to change. Sparks fly whenever they’re together even though Zoe tries to fight it. Her attraction to Oliver is an undeniable force that burns through her, and the only thing that has ever made her question the life she’s led with Aunt Pasha. Likewise, Oliver is as overwhelmed by Zoe’s personality as ever and is ready to do whatever is necessary to win her back. The two of them complement each other well with Zoe’s effervescent love of life and Oliver’s stability and focused passion balancing each other out.
As the third book in the Barefoot Bay series, Barefoot in the Sun is a wonderful addition that brings back characters from the previous two novels. The friendship between the four women is an important part of Zoe’s story and highlights the growth she experiences throughout the book. Oliver’s son, Evan, and Zoe’s Aunt Pasha are also key in the evolution of their relationship, and show Zoe what it could be like to have the family she’s always wanted. This is a fantastic reunion story that will please anyone who enjoys a story about two people in love finding each other again. It can be read on its own, but after meeting the characters, readers will want to read their stories as well. The end of the book is perfectly fitting and will leave readers anxious for the final book in the series.