Barefoot Bay: SEALed with a Twist (Barefoot Bay Kindle World)

Kiersten Hallie

Grant “Twisted” Sisti is a Navy Seal and a psychologist who is struggling with his own post -traumatic stress disorder after the violent death of one of his teammates. He is unprepared for the attraction he feels for the mysterious hotel maid he finds skinny-dipping in his pool one fateful night. Skylar Thornquist met Grant in another life — before she changed her identity and took a maid’s job in Barefoot Bay. Hiding from her family, she must fight her attraction to the Navy Seal whose attentions threaten to expose her identity.

“Sealed with a Twist” combines romance with adventure to create a very readable story in which Skylar and Grant struggle to break free from the legacies of the past.  The heat and attraction between Skylar and Grant is believable and well written. However, the character of Skylar embodies the cliché of the “rich girl who breaks from her controlling powerful family”, and is therefore predictable. The antagonist of the story is also a one-dimensional character with no redeeming qualities and functions only as a plot device to propel the story forward. The final conflict faced by the two lovers near the end of “Barefoot Bay” is unexpected within the context and timing of the novel and is confusing.  “Barefoot Bay” features a great hero and sensitive and well-researched treatment of Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder.

Gwenellen  Tarbet