Barefoot in the Dark
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Suzanne Enoch, a new romantic crime thriller featuring fan-favorites Samantha Jellicoe and Rick Addison…
A simple pre-wedding getaway for a “reformed” cat burglar and her wealthy British fiancé – what could go wrong? Except for his contentious family, a crumbling Scottish castle, a legendary treasure, and a possible haunting, that is.
Samantha Jellicoe, jewel thief extraordinaire, is still adjusting to being engaged to Richard Addison, billionaire entrepreneur and very hot British lord. Complicating that is the entire press corps hounding her for an interview – bad news for a mostly retired cat burglar intent on keeping her private life private.
She is ecstatic when Rick suggests they escape to his castle in Scotland; she’s less so when the old pile turns out to be dilapidated, full of Rick’s resentful relatives, and (possibly) haunted. While he navigates the consequences of ignoring his family for the past fifteen years, Sam uncovers a legend of buried treasure – and realizes she isn’t the only one searching for the famous highwayman’s loot.
While Sam is an expert at blending into the very different worlds of patrons and thieves, meeting people important to Rick is way more complicated. Combined with iffy phones, unreliable lights and power, a clandestine treasure hunt, a wannabe reality-star girlfriend, and a rumored “restless spirit,” this vacation in the Scottish Highlands might be more than a self-respecting former thief can handle.
"WOW! Vivid, thrilling, AND entertaining. Clever cat burglar Samantha Jellicoe and her wealthy, witty fiance Rick Addison are perfect partners. BAREFOOT IN THE DARK is an irresistible blend of crime, romance, action and suspense - I loved every page of this rollicking good ride.”—New York Times bestselling author, Karen Hawkins
“Each and every Enoch romance is a sparkling gem brimming over with marvelous characters, depth of emotion, intense sensuality and a plot that twists and turns, leaving readers breathless and deliciously satisfied.”—Romantic Times, 4 ½ Stars!<=
“With their indelible chemistry, their witty repartee, and their adventures sleuthing in the glamorous world of Palm Beach glitterati, Samantha and Rick are reminiscent of The Thin Man’s Nick and Nora.”—starred Booklist
“. . . grin-on-your-face, hair-streaming-in the-wind joyride of a novel . . .”—starred Publisher’s Weekly on FLIRTING WITH DANGER
“Passion and emotion still run hot with the undeniably dynamic duo of Rick and Sam. Kick back as the superbly talented Enoch stirs the pot yet again for this mismatched pair . . . loads more hijinks and action!”—Romantic Times, 4 ½ Stars on A TOUCH OF MINX
I usually read historical romance and love Suzanne Enoch’s books in that genre, so figured I would give her contemporary books a shot. This is the 6th book in a series, and while I would definitely recommend reading the whole series, it’s not strictly necessary to understand the characters in this book. In fact, the back story is repeatedly referred to, almost to the point of it feeling like a crutch.
It’s a fun, fast read, the characters are easy to get into, headstrong but not to the point of ridiculousness, and the setting is super fun (quirky Scottish castle, what could possibly go wrong?!). It’s a strong book in a continuing series - as a stand alone, it’s somewhat weaker but still good. As mentioned, I usually read historical and while I do prefer the the author’s historical books, I enjoyed this and would definitely read more in the series!
As good as the other 5 Samantha & Rick books!
Do yourself a favor & start with “Flirting With Danger “ and read this series in order! You will fall in love & not regret the time spent! My all time favorite set of books and one of my top three favorite authors! Thanks Suzanne Enoch for finally writing another Sam & Rick book! 👏🏻
A Great Team.
A great blend of romance and action. Jellicoe and Addison make a great team. Hopefully Ms Enoch has more books planned.