I fell in love with the idea of the Barefoot Bay Timeless series when I first heard Roxanne St. Claire was writing about more mature heroes. I loved Barefoot at Sunset, the first book in the series and was so happy to see Ken and Bethany would be the couple in Barefoot at Moonrise.
Ken and Bethany have a history, as in they dated in high school and broke up after Ken’s dad died on one of Bethany’s dad’s jobsites. After trying to avoid Ken during the entire time at their class reunion, they hooked up on the last night and changed both their lives forever.
I absolutely loved the chemistry between Ken and Beth was every bit as strong 25 years after they dated as it was when they were in high school. Yes there were some issues from their past that made a future a challenge, but I loved that Ken and Beth both seemed to be ready to work to move forward.
I loved that Beth was such an independent woman and had started her own business of renovating homes. Seriously loved how strong she was and honestly believe she could do anything she set her mind to doing. I also loved that when push came to shove, and she knew she needed help, she didn’t hesitate to call Ken. I had mad love for Ken and loved that he has known he wanted to be a firefighter since he was there when his dad died. I loved he has a natural instinct to take care of others, and loved how hard he was willing to work to have a relationship with Beth. I did dislike Beth keeping a pretty big secret from Ken about something from the past. I felt like it really was important she share the information as soon as she saw it. I also didn’t love that Ken still let his anger at Beth’s dad pretty much rule his world. I did see major growth with both characters as their story progressed, but worried these issues could be deal breakers in the end.
I honestly loved Barefoot at Moonrise pretty much from start to finish. I felt like the growth of Beth and Ken as both individuals and as a couple made this story so very strong. I’m absolutely in love with the entire Barefoot Bay Timeless series and can’t wait to read Law’s story in Barefoot at Midnight when it is released later this year.
Review copy provided by publisher