Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire starts where Secrets on the Sand finishes...with different characters, it is an easy novella to jump into without having read Secrets on the Sand.
In Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, Elliot makes a grand entrance in Barefoot Bay, via helicopter in the midst of a high school reunion. He is looking for "Frank"...little does he know that Frank is Frankie, and Frankie is definitely all female!
Elliot has looks, money and charm...but he doesn't have the land he wants to build a stadium for minor baseball in Barefoot Bay. Frankie has the land Elliot needs to seal the deal, and she's not selling.
Frankie's move to Sanctuary Island was supposed to be temporary, but it has become her home again and she's not willing to give it up for any amount of money. With land and inheritance issues, the last thing she wants is to feel attracted to Elliot. She wants him to go away, but she can't stop wanting him at the same time. Elliot thinks he can get whatever he wants with his money, but he's in for a surprise with Frankie. He's in for a surprise with himself too, when he starts to fall for her. But in his desire to own the land, Elliot is being deceptive and when Frankie finds out the truth will she be able to forgive him even though she might have her own secrets? Can Elliot make things right? Will either of them be able to have what their heart desires the most when the secrets are out?
I really loved Frankie! She stood her ground and really stood up for what she believed in and what she wanted, it wasn't about the money for her. She has found peace in Barefoot Bay even if she does have some unresolved feelings about her family. She is strong and independent, determined to make a good life for herself, and is happy where she is. Elliot I wasn't too keen on, even if he is hot and the chemistry between Frankie and him is sizzling. Elliot has had his own issues, but he really thinks he can just get whatever he wants with his money...even if it means being deceitful. He didn't want to fall for Frankie, but when he did he fell hard. Frankie and Elliot were at first two people I had trouble envisioning together, but as I got to know them I could see how they'd work out together!
Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire starts where Secrets on the Sand finishes...with different characters though, it is an easy novella to jump into without having read Secrets on the Sand. Roxanne gives us some fun, unexpected plot twists and she keeps us intrigued in yet another aspect and place in Barefoot Bay. I really love the goat farm in Seduction on the Sand! It's so different from the rest of the Barefoot Bay series, loved the setting and the laughs there!
I felt Seduction on the Sand was a perfect length novella, never slow or boring, just a great pace of very well written romance! I'd recommend this to any romance reader looking for a unique setting with some great characters!
4/5 stars :)