Barefoot Chaos caused me to want to do two things: One, take off my shoes and walk on the beach; and, Two, find a beach bum as hot and wonderful as Kai. Honestly, there were times when I laughed out loud and then there were times that I got totally frustrated – with both characters. But, all in all, Barefoot Chaos was a fun read with a little bit of mystery.
Hessa was an uptight woman until she met Esa, Bailey, Brinley and Shasta. Then her totally orderly and boring life took a major turn. All of
Book three in the Beach Squad series by Marika Ray is officially my favorite book.
I loved Kai and Hessa. The seemingly straight laced school teacher with a love of the book boyfriends on her Kindle and the sad past. She was an instant connection in the story for me. Kai was this great combination of relaxed and yet serious about certain things.
They were complete opposites on the surface but something about them just worked so well. I loved the instant chemistry and then everything that followed ...more
What do you get when you mix an uptight teacher with a laidback lifeguard? I can tell you it’s not what you’re expecting. This is a story that breaks down stereotypes.
It shows what can happen when you’re willing to open yourself to new experiences and take a chance and go against your own preconceived notions. It’s also a story about balance in your life and true friendship. You get to meet real people, all types of people and watch the blending of their personalities and watch them grow. Relat ...more
Reviewed by: Clare M.
Kat and Hessa are the perfect opposites attract. Kat with his laid back island vibe and Hessa with her proper English teacher style may seem like they clash, but ...more
This book made me smile throughout the entire time. Just like Sweet Dreams and Beach B!tch, Barefoot Chaos was funny, swoony, and a wonderfully entertaining read.
The storyline was not as dramatic or emotionally intense as the first two books, but there was a bit of mystery and the concept of Care Dare kept the plot interesting. I enjoyed catching up with the beach squad again and seeing how much they had gotten closer together. I t ...more
Hessa is a conscientious caring teacher is in charge of a high school senior class project called caredare. This is supposed to be where high school students are challenged to do things that scare them that will mak ...more
This was my first book by this author and while this is the third book in this series it completely standalone but after reading I want the other books as I am in love with this series. hessa is a teacher who teaches seniors and getting them ready for real life. She leads a very predictable life grading papers and then a new book boyfriend everynight! She loves to go to her special place for hot chocolate and on one night there a group of hot lifeguards but one strikes her more than the others a ...more
I liked the themes of liking your body as-is, not being perfect and girls having each others' backs. Overall I really enjoyed the book. I would recommend reading the other Beach Squad books first because the setting and characters overlap, but there aren't any cliff hangers so you could read it on its own if you really wanted to.
I did question why, with all the emphasis on being comfortable in your own ...more
This time around we meet Hessa, a high school English and Literature teacher, and Kai, the laid back Hawaiian transplant lifeguard, that keeps rescuing people who have been dared to complete unsafe acts. As the story progresses the readers are drawn into the mystery of who is causing people to complete dares that are far from safe, getting a chuckle or five from the snarky Beach Squad, rooting for Hessa and Kai to get thei ...more
Marika strikes again! I love this series with all its drama and problems. Marika has a way of making her characters so life like and real that you're drawn into the tale as if you're a part of the plot. With all the twists, unpredictable surprises and emotional whirlwind she reaches staggering heights. I was mesmerized as I followed the characters on their journey and thrilled as their personalities bloomed and blended beautifully. One thing I have come to expect from Marika i ...more
Hessa took a bit to warm up to, just because of my personality, not the character. Wanted to slap her a few times when she became stuck a few times. But her Beach Squad did it for me!
Loved the ending of story.
One thing I’m puzzled over is how the person that took over her account, dared her to sing, knew that she wrote songs. According to story only one that knew were her Sister and Kai when it was posted.
Can’t wait to Jack and Bailey ...more
Opposites attract and each finds out that stereotypes are not always accurate. Kai is a steamy lifeguard with a heart of gold and Hessa was an uptight high school english teacher. Her closest thing to a boyfriend was one in a book. Her life went from boring and predictable to exciting and chaotic when she met Kai. This book was humorous and fun to read. Well written with likeable characters who come to life. The setting is beautiful and you'll feel like you're right there. A great read that I re ...more
The latest beach squad addition Hessa is a high school teacher that’s an introvert. She meets the sexy lifeguard Kai and she tries to figure out how to get to know him better. She enlists her new beach squad pals to give her some pointers. Kai takes one look at her and finds her irresistible. I enjoyed reading how they went from checking each other out to being soul mates. Excellent read!
Another great story! Loved the growth in the female lead character and the patience and love shown from the lead male. Loved all the sweetness with just a little touch of heat! Would love to see more from this series!