Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to be the first to announce news of a brand-new Roxanne St. Claire novella trilogy, titled the Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, set in her Barefoot Bay world! Here are the details of the new series, the covers, and release dates:
Barefoot Bay, the idyllic slice of paradise off the west coast of Florida, has had readers falling in love for the past two years. In the first Barefoot Bay series, four friends traveled journeys full of laughter, loss, family, and forgiveness and are happily in love and running a beachfront resort.
Starting this winter, readers can return to this tropical small town to meet a trio of sexy billionaire heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three brand new novella-length (40,000 words) stories of redemption and romance! Each one is set in Barefoot Bay’s Casa Blanca Resort & Spa, which is fast turning into a playground for the rich and an elite destination wedding site, and all three promise more unforgettable romance on the sand.
Secrets on the Sand, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #1 (December 2013)
Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner. Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid. Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”
Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous. And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair. One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid. One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?
Seduction on the Sand, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #2 (January 2014)
Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy. Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.
Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her “Nonno” in the heart of Barefoot Bay. As a child, the farm and its precious residents were a refuge for her after her parents died and her grandfather taught her all about “the sweet life” of raising goats. While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy. Nothing—not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way—will convince her to break that promise. Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...her love.
Scandal on the Sand, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #3 (February 2014)
Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as “Naughty Nate,” and this son of a huge, wealthy family that’s often referred to as “American Royalty” has done everything he can to earn that nickname. Nate’s penchant for trouble has kept him from fully earning a respectable spot in the many family businesses. He’s forever destined to be the black sheep whose scandals need to be swept under the rug. But Nate is determined to change all that through his new position as the manager of the minor league baseball stadium and team that he and his friends are launching in Barefoot Bay. All he has to do is avoid even a hint of scandal.
But then he meets Liza Lemanski, an irresistible, blue-eyed bundle of trouble who tempts him into one last wild night before he settles down in his highly legitimate new position. Driven to get out of an untenable situation that has her backed into a corner, Liza sees Nate as the answer to her problems. Camera phone in hand during their overnight escapade, resourceful and wily Liza resorts to a little blackmail to get what she needs—a job working for Nate. Nate agrees, only to keep yet another scandal from unfolding, but with every passing day, it’s clear that the price is going to be higher than what this billionaire bad boy can afford...this will cost him his heart.