Barefoot in the Dark (Samantha Jellicoe) by Suzanne Enoch

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Suzanne Enoch, a new romantic crime thriller featuring fan-favorites Samantha Jellicoe and Rick Addison…

Barefoot in the Dark – Suzanne Enoch


Barefoot in the Dark – Suzanne Enoch


Barefoot in the Dark

by Suzanne Enoch

(Samantha Jellicoe Series)

Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Expected publication: August 15th 2018

Barefoot in the Dark – Suzanne Enoch


Barefoot in the Dark – Suzanne Enoch



I really enjoyed this book and the entire series. The premise is one of the coolest I ever read.

A world renowned cat burglar falls in love with a British billionaire after she safed his life, while breaking into his Florida mansion. That alone is awesomeness!!!!! And ever since reading the first book, Samantha and Richard have been one of my most favorite couples yet.

Throughout the series, there has been growth in regards to characters as well as their relationships. Samantha and Richard had to learn how to compromise and adjust to each other’s life and to make space for the other. They learned how to life together and to trust each other, especially in regards to Samantha’s past. Samantha opened up to Rick, acknowledge her feelings and finally allowed them to surface. I loved how very mature both characters were in these instances. And even though it wasn’t easy, they were willing to put the time and effort into a relationship that could explode into their face any day.  And I loved that both always were willing to talk and never to walk away without cleaning the air first.

I loved their banter.  

Both were incredibly smart and savvy, which is one of the reasons they were attracted to each other. They were always one step ahead of everyone and it was a pleasure seeing them do what they did best. Rick making money, and Sam getting into mischief. And the way they always had each other’s back was heartwarming and utterly addicting.

In Barefoot in the Dark, Sam and Rick were on “vacation”, at his Scottish ancestral home, to meet his relatives. The slower pace of the Scottish country side didn’t bother Samantha at all. She found excitement in cataloging artwork, and hunting down a hundreds year old treasure. The additional ghost hunting spiced up the rather quiet and slower country life to everyone’s, but especially Samantha’s delight.

I found Barefoot in the Dark to be an utterly entertaining and charming novel in a series that I absolutely adore. Honestly, it’s hard to convey how happy I am that the author decided to pick up this series again. Barefoot in the Dark had all the characteristics I love in a contemporary mystery novel. Strong characters, a mature and self-confident main couple, a fabulous supporting cast, a charming Scottish landscape and its quriky inhabitants and a plot that moved along splendidly and was never boring.

I’m so looking forward to the next book.


ARC kindly provided by the publicist, in exchange for an honest review…

Barefoot in the Dark – Suzanne Enoch


A simple pre-wedding getaway for a “reformed” cat burglar and her wealthy British fiancé – what could go wrong? Except for his contentious family, a crumbling Scottish castle, a legendary treasure, and a possible haunting, that is.

Samantha Jellicoe, jewel thief extraordinaire, is still adjusting to being engaged to Richard Addison, billionaire entrepreneur and very hot British lord. Complicating that is the entire press corps hounding her for an interview – bad news for a mostly retired cat burglar intent on keeping her private life private.

She is ecstatic when Rick suggests they escape to his castle in Scotland; she’s less so when the old pile turns out to be dilapidated, full of Rick’s resentful relatives, and (possibly) haunted. While he navigates the consequences of ignoring his family for the past fifteen years, Sam uncovers a legend of buried treasure – and realizes she isn’t the only one searching for the famous highwayman’s loot.

While Sam is an expert at blending into the very different worlds of patrons and thieves, meeting people important to Rick is way more complicated. Combined with iffy phones, unreliable lights and power, a clandestine treasure hunt, a wannabe reality-star girlfriend, and a rumored “restless spirit,” this vacation in the Scottish Highlands might be more than a self-respecting former thief can handle.

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A lifelong lover of books, Suzanne Enoch has been writing them since she learned to read. She is the author of two well-received traditional Regencies, 24 and counting England-set Historical Romances, four contemporary Romantic Suspense novels, and a growing number of Scottish Highlands Historical Romances including the October 2016 release of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS (Book One in the No Ordinary Hero trilogy).

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne lives with a green parakeet named Kermit, some very chirpy finches, and a small army of Star Wars figures (including a life-size Yoda). Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and when she’s not busily working on her next book or staging fights with action figures, she likes to read, play video games, and go to the movies with her large and supportive village.

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