Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris was falsely accused of stealing money from the government.Serving his sentence, he recenly got out prison. He sees a woman twice in the a row and thinks she’s a CIA agent that’s following him. When they meet, there’s a instant chemistry between them. From her honest responses he realizes she’s not an agent. When their flight is canceled, and the airline provides them with a night at a hotel, they decide to have a one-night stand and after, she tells him her name, Francesca Rossi. Finding out she’s his best friend ‘s sister, he leaves without saying a word.
Francesca Rossi or Chessie for short, was called by her brother Gabriel or Gabe to go to Barefoot Bay, since he needs a favor. In Barefoot with a Bodyguard, with her genius computer skills, she helped him find out that the woman he was looking for, Isasora Winters, is dead, and that she left a little boy named Gabriel, who was born the same year he last saw Isadora. There’s no doubt that this kid is his child. After her one-night stand left without a word, she wants to get out of there as soon as possible, so she drives to Florida. It’s a shocking surprise for her when she sees her one-night stand in her brother’s home. The man is introduced to her as Malcolm Harris, Gabe’s closest friend. She is even more surprised when Gabe tells her she needs to go in a covert operation with him to Cuba to find out his son’s whereabouts. Can they forget about the tension and akwardness between them and go on with the operation? What will they find out in Cuba?
Their adventure in Cuba was exciting. I liked the scene when they had to drive under the rain without a roof and she thought the bottle of rum that he bought was wine. Poppy and Nino’s fights over food still crack me up. It broke my heart when Chessie finds out that her nephew died. However, there was an intriguing surprise at the end. This was my favorite book of this series.