Tuesday, April 6, 2021

It's time to go Barefoot! by @amiedenman

While parts of the world are enjoying a slow spring awakening ๐ŸŒบ and April showers--our theme for this month--the Gulf Coast of Florida is hot and sunny!๐ŸŒž Just last week, I released the newest of my trademark beach romances. Truth? I ADORE FLORIDA!! I love everything about it. Humidity, crowds, orange groves, beaches, theme parks.๐ŸŠ

In my mind and in my books, Florida is a magical place and the Gulf Coast is perfect for romance. ๐Ÿ’˜Welcome to Barefoot Key, a formerly sleepy beach town experiencing a revival. I first explored Barefoot Key in The Gull Motel (my bestselling book) and recently returned with The Barefoot Beach Rental.

Here's the story on The Barefoot Beach Rental: (in which I included my love of cake ๐ŸŽ‚ and cats ๐Ÿˆ)

When a down-on-her-luck baker moves into the Barefoot Beach Rental for a month, she brings the heat to her sexy landlord while also finding a sweet spot of her own.

Ava Bottoms dreams of owning her own bakery where elaborate wedding cakes and custom creations abound. She has baking talent and experience, but she’s mixed romance with business a few too many times, so she’s starting over at the wise age of almost thirty. Burned out of a home and kitchen due to a recent incident with a flaming dessert, Ava checks in to the Barefoot Beach Rental for a month. The brochure promises a gourmet kitchen where she hopes to finish writing The Year of Cake—the book that will bring her the fame and fortune she needs to achieve her bakery dream. She’s sworn off distractions of the male kind, but it’s tough keeping her oven mitts off the sexy owner of her beach rental.

Dalton Neverly checks guests in and out at his Barefoot Beach Rental. Most guests stay only a week, and he savors temporary relationships. Six years after his divorce, he can still hardly look at the gourmet kitchen in rental unit two without remembering what his ex-wife cooked up with a visiting chef. Dalton loves his beach lifestyle, but when Ava moves in next door for a month and tempts him every day with sweets, he wonders if it’s time to feel the heat again.


I hope readers will love a trip to the beach--perfect for curling up inside during those April showers! I'd love to connect with you on social media or through my newsletter. Just click on the links below! ๐Ÿ˜






I'm also participating in a Romance giveaway on BookFunnel all month. "April Happy Ever After Romance" includes almost 200 free downloads of romance novels! Find it here!



  1. I love Florida, too, although my greatest affection is for the Panhandle. Love your covers!

  2. Fun in the sun and warm water...Count me IN! I love FL too and can't wait to read this. I'm with Liz in saying, "Great cover!" ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

  3. I’m a baker so I’m sure The Barefoot Beach Rental will hit a sweet spot with me! Sounds like fun!

  4. Florida is an interesting state. There's something for everyone. As long as I've lived here I still miss the change of seasons. I love your cover.

  5. Florida is that magical paradise that beckons to us especially in the cool months. This book looks like another winner!

  6. Wish I had some cake right now! Since I live a short drive from the Texas Gulf Coast, I understand your love for the Florida version. Good luck with the new book. It sounds like the perfect weekend read.

  7. I've visited Florida several times, and it's a wonderful state! Loved it! Especially the beaches. I'm excited to read your new book!

  8. Thanks, everyone! I hope sunshine in is your forecast.


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