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Barefoot Beach

(Harmony Harbor #8)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  695 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?

Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who's in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia's got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there's a certain tall, dark, and irresistibl
Mass Market Paperback, 306 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Forever
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Briar's Reviews
Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason is a lovely romance novel filled with suspense, a sexy firefighter and one headstrong female lead.

I honestly wish I had read the full series before I got to this book. Even though it works as a stand alone, I felt like I wanted to know more of the background story. For one, there's a ghost in this story that made me really want to know how the supernatural made it into this book. There's also so many other romances that are hinted at that I would have love to see c
Shelleen Toland
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great romance read takes place during wedding season.
Thela is back in Harmony Harbor because of her boss.
Marco has a grandmother who is part of the matchmaking women of the town. But when he meets Thela they decide to pretend they are together. As they keep pretending then real attraction and emotions come into play.
I found the matchmakers to be annoying at times and makes me glad that I never had a family like that lol.
I received this from Forever and NetGalley for review.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Theia is back in Harmony Harbor and her boss is the one that has her stuck there for at least a month. Thanks to some rowdy twins on her flight and a fireman who thinks he saved her she has to wait for her plane to be fixed. What's a girl to do? She can't wait to leave and hates what she has agreed to do for her boss but her past just won't let her go. She feels she must right wrongs and needs the money to accomplish that so she is stuck in a town she doesn't want to be in spying on people that ...more
What a perfect summer time read! This was entertaining enough to keep the pages turning, but also light enough to be able to kick back, relax, and just enjoy a good story. I truly enjoyed watching Theia and Marco's story unfold. Theia was a strong female lead, which I can always appreciate, and it was also nice to see a major hunk like Marco with a soft side. And hello--a man who not only loves to cook, but cooks well? Sign me up! I also really enjoyed all of the antics that go with getting a la ...more
books are love
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

First and foremost, if you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series you may get lost because there are a lot of characters in this book. A lot of characters you meet in the past books and some new ones.

True to form Debbie Mason has written a fun, entertaining romance filled with great banter, fun times, family, love, loyalty and forgiveness. We see pain and learning to let go of guilt and the past as well. And Theia has to do this in spades.
Shannon K
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Theia Lawson ends up spending the summer in Harmony Harbor for her job she quickly becomes involved with the local families and drama, including a certain man she can't seem to stay away from. Meanwhile, Marco DiRossi is desperate to get out from under the influence of the local matchmakers (including his grandmother), so he decides to take matters in his own hands. He convinces Theia to start a fake relationship for the summer; but this game of pretend quickly turns into a real attraction ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
About the book!
Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who's in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia's got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there's a certain tall, dark, and irresistible man that she can't seem to get off her mind.

Firefighter Marco DiRossi wants to beat the matchmakers at their own game so he conspires with Theia to pretend they've
Title: Barefoot Beach
Series:Harmony Harbor #8
Author: Debbie Mason
pages: 306
Genre:Contemporary Romance
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July 4 ,2019

Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?

Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who's in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia's got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there's a certain tall, dark, and irresis
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for
BAREFOOT BEACH, the eighth novel in the popular Harmony Harbor series by Debbie Mason, is a book of “so manys”. So many characters, so many secrets, so many plot twists and so many delights!
A large corporation is planning to change the face of peaceful, coastal town Harmony Harbor but the locals are not happy about it. They especially don’t want the historical, family owned Greystone Manor torn down and replaced with condos. When corporate pilot Theia Law
Ann Lorz
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

For those who follow me, they know how much I totally love Debbie Mason. Her books always make me feel!

Sometimes I'm happy, other times I want to yell at the characters. But in the end, she always leaves me satisfied. What more could you ask for in an author?

We are heading towards the finish of the Harmony Harbor series. Not to worry the author is good at surprising you with a fun novella story here or there for h
Becky Schwartz
Jul 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely ridiculously dramatic and I loved every minute of it. And having Colleen’s ghost around is a ~vibe~. Finished this in under 24 hours.
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a Kindle copy from Netgalley and Forever Books for an honest review

Just when you think all the secrets are going to stay secret in Harmony Harbor, The Secret Keeper of Harmony Harbor book rears his head and on top of that, The Widow’s Club is matchmaking again. This time they have their sites on Theia Lawson and Marco DiRossi.. Theia is back in town to help Daniel Gallagher keep his word for her boss, she wants to get in and get out, but sexy firefighter Marco has other thoughts on th
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read a book in this series I fall in love with it all over again. I just love the characters to pieces. It makes me wish I could visit Harmony Harbor. I loved Marco and Theia. It may have started out as pretend in their minds, but there was no way the chemistry was going leaveit that way. Marco is a delicious fireman and he has many swoon worthy moments. Then Theia shows you the inner strength and the beauty of girl power. Though her reasons for why she is at Greystone Manor aren't ...more
Erin Lewis
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star review of Barefoot Beach (Harmony Harbor #8) By Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason is a new author to me. I didn’t realise that this was book 8 in the series and although it can be read as a stand alone it may be beneficial to read the previous books in the series as I think it will make the read more enjoyable.

It appears that the people of Harmony Harbor have decided that Theia Lawson should be next to find happiness. Marco DiRossi is a firefighter and he is determined to best the nosy matchmake
Sara Bennett
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book. This book is a part of a series that I have only read one other in this series (Sandpiper Shore) but is enjoyable enough as a stand alone. There were a few times in the beginning I had to sort through who was who and how they related to each other.

Theia finds herself stuck in Harmony Harbor longer than originally planned after being saved by an attractive fireman. They are immediately attracted to each other physically yet personalities clas
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
I'm sad to be writing this review because Debbie Mason is one of my favorite authors and I've read nearly every one of her books and enjoyed them. Unfortunately, this book just wasn't my favorite.

I'm torn because I love seeing the pieces of the mystery that surrounds Greystone Manor and the Gallagher family come together with each new book. However, this time around I feel like the mystery aspect took precedence over the romance between Marco and Theia. I just didn't feel connected to them as a
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another phenomenal read from a talented author! With small-town charm, a tight-knit community, an emphasis on family, and the Gallagher family’s ephemeral matriarch and her feline familiar, Simon, it’s the perfect setup for a heartfelt storyline. Add to that drama, danger, surprises, lies and betrayal, and this book kept me glued to its pages from beginning to end.

Barefoot Beach has just the right mix to make it the perfect escape read and the book to pack on your next vacation. Full of poignant
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Barefoot Beach is full of love, surprises, drama & family. The characters are well written & mesh together perfectly. Small town living was well documented from the gossipy women’s club to the intrusive matchmakers. This is an entertaining clean romance that brings family love, history & drama into the forefront. It grabs your attention from the first page & keeps you involved until the end.

Marco wants to find his significant other but something holds him back. Until he meets his match. Theia i
Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
I would like to say...I did not realize this was a series....that’s on me.
Let’s talk what I loved:
I loved the setting.
I loved the hot fireman.
I loved the ghost aspect and how it was just a sprinkle, not completely overrun with paranormal.
I loved the strong female protagonist.
I really liked that this is a romance I would recommend to a variety of people.
What I didn’t love:
I did not feel really invested in the characters.
I think they were skimmed over and would have like more time with them.
Sonia Cristina
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Barefoot Beach was a funny, light romance read, good for this season. It features 2 families from Harmony Harbor, the DiRossis and the Gallaghers and the romance between Marco DiRossi and Theia, an ex-military plane fighter.

It's also about the enmity the Gallagher family has with Caine and his family. Barefoot Beach is book 8 in this series and, while the romance may be read as a standalone, the plot regarding the families isn't. I felt lost at the events, like what was happening didn't truly m
Isha Coleman
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Nobody can get under my skin, quite like Debbie Mason. Her appeal is more subtle, but no less powerful. Barefoot Beach takes the long route to a heart. Theia is in need of some tough love, but what she gets is a good does of matchmaking from the town locals. Marco has a plan that could blow up in their faces or run away with their hearts. Mason turns summer lovin' into captivating reading that tempts the body and touches the heart. ...more
Anne Z.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
What come to mind when you think summer reads?
To me is a small sea side town romance, weddings, florals, sea side mansions...

Barefoot Beach fits the brief. There is even an old mansion ghost!
And I guess that this is why even though it was a great story I am giving it a 3. I felt a sense a deja-vu throughout the book. The plot was a little too close to a summer read from last year.

Still a good read though.... have fun!
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet romance set in a small beach town during wedding season. I really enjoyed it, and will be rereading it over and over.
Shelly Hammond
Aug 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 8 in the Harmony Harbor series and the second to last one. If you haven’t read those that came before, I highly recommend you do because you will enjoy this book so much more, know the characters by heart by now, and be able to fully appreciate everything that happens without skipping a beat. That said, I guess you could just jump in and read it if you really wanted to but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s better not to miss out on the past 7.
That said, this book was good. It wasn’t my
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A delightful small town romance that will steal your heart this summer, you are sure to fall in love with Debbie Mason’s enchanting new novel, Barefoot Beach.

As soon as Theia Lawson sets foot in Harmony Harbor, the local matchmakers all have one mission in mind: to set her up with a suitable bachelor and have her walking down the aisle before the end of the summer. Everybody loves weddings at Harmony Harbor and the majestic Greystone Manor is always the perfect location for memorable celebration
Madison  Monroe
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This book barely takes place on a beach and Barefoot is not mentioned once. Why title a book "Barefoot Beach" when it doesn't actually takes place on a beach, but in a manor.? Weird… anyways, this is the second book in the Harmony Harbor series that I have read and I have to say that I liked the other one much better. This book is titled Barefoot Beach involves Marco who is a very hot firefighter and Theia, a retired navy flight fighter. With the town's matchmaker on the prowl, Marcos decides to ...more
I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

So many feels! Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason is the eighth installment of Harmony Harbor which follows the story of one family in a small town. I’ve enjoyed every minute of this series, but let me tell you something….I loved this one! Marco and Theia’s story is aching sweet and super steamy from page one. I’ll even admit to shedding a tear or two for this couple and their pli
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Harmony Harbor #8, As always the blurbs of these books only cover part of the story, and that's because there is always so much story. I have read all the previous books and I don't think this would be a good stand alone I think it could be done but because all the drama with the manor and the huge family it might lose some people. I can't get enough of it, I freakin' love this series so I would recommend reading all the books. It's a heartfelt small town romance with enough family dr
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I jumped at this title because, with a title Barefoot Beach, I figured there would be nice cozy, summer beach scenes and a sizzling summer romance. Wrong on both accounts. The setting is near the beach, but it really does not involve the beach all that much, and I really did not see the “barefoot” part of it at all. All in all, it was a good, but not exceptional, book. Hoping to beat the town match makers at their own game, hunky firefighter Marco DiRossi sets up a situation where he and Theia, ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I have loved the Harmony Harbor series full of family with all of the craziness involved, one determined (long passed) matriarch of the family who is dedicated to seeing her descendants happily wed, quite a few long-buried secrets that slowly make their way to the surface and an enemy to all that this family holds dear is lurking in the wings. Now tell me – what is not to love about that? It feels as if we are nearing the ending of this series, and I will be sorry to
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