Originally posted at Romance Around the CornerBarefoot in the Rain is the second book in Ms. St. Claire’s new series. I've read her Romantic Suspense stories, and was curious to see what she would do with a Contemporary Romance. The prologue was fantastic and when I read it I was sure the book was a keeper. Jocelyn and Will were best friends, but when their relationship was about to become something more, her father got in the way. She left town and never came back. That is until now, when a scandal forces her to go into hiding and to seek refuge in her hometown.I had two issues with this book: the plot was bland and the main characters didn't have chemistry between them. Barefoot in the Rain is a mediocre book with a great start, and that is the best I can say about it.