No Tan Lines
By Kate Angell
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2012
By Kensington Pub Corp
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The first book in the Barefoot William series.
There's a place where the ocean meets the shore, where kicking off your shoes and baring some skin is as natural as sneaking under the boardwalk for an ice cream cone and stollen kisses.
But life isn't all beach for Shaye Cates, even if her idea of an office is a shady umbrella at the water's edge, equipped with cell phone and lap top.
Trace Saunders is her upstanding, button-down albeit handsome nemesis. He thinks only of business.
A century-old feud has separated their families. Yet a volleyball tournament and kids' baseball games draw them together. Beneath the twinkling lights of the ferris wheel, the magic of sea and sand soon sweep away their rivalry.
Suddenly it's summertime...and the lovin' is easy.
No Tan Lines is full of romance and not just from Trace and Shaye, your two main characters. You have Kai and Nicole, and a little of Dune and Sophie. Kate Angell gives you a taste of just about every character’s world in No Tan Lines. Every four or five chapters you are inside the head of a different character and getting their point of view on things. I really liked this. Even though at times this can be very confusing for me, I really think Angell pulled it off well. It was super funny and entertaining. Trace of course is my favorite. Trace and Shaye find themselves in an old rival between families. They hate each other and stay on opposites sides. So you can imagine when they began falling in love with one another the troubles they found themselves in.
It was nice reading and waiting to see how things would end for them. You can feel the chemistry coming off the pages between these two.
No Tan Lines is a fast read and very easy to follow. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. If you want something simple, entertaining, romantic and funny, pick up No Tan Lines. Contemporary romance is my escape and my time to refresh on reads. I recommend this book.
4 out of 5 stars!