Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay, #2)

Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay, #2) - Roxanne St. Claire I enjoyed this book more than the first one in the Barefoot Bay series. I do wish, though, that I could pluck Joss and Will out of the Alzheimers/abusive dad situation and give them different demons to battle. I'm not opposed to Alzheimer's and abusive dads as the basis for conflict and angst but I am uncomfortable with how they dovetail together in this book.

But with that little complaint aside, I absolutely adore Will. He's responsible for 3 of the 4 stars I am giving this book. He fell in love with Joss as a teenager but tragic circumstances force them to go their separate ways. Unlike Joss, who has an irritating habit of rarely saying what she thinks, Will is open and honest about his feelings and desires when they meet up again 15 years later. Joss is a little more difficult to love but I still found myself happy with their HEA.

The book is well written and the secondary characters are less intrusive than they were in the first book. This allows more focus on the romance between the two main characters.The author did a great job of building up the sexual tension and makes it worth the wait.