Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday Book Review: Second Chance in Laguna, by Claire Marti

About the Book:
When Sophie Barnes’s fiancé jilts her at the altar, her carefully planned life implodes. Considering his betrayal to be a rude wake-up call, she leaves everything she knows in San Diego and flees to Laguna Beach. She vows to transform her life by avoiding men for a year and by fulfilling her dream of writing a wildly successful novel.

Sophie’s new landlord, Nicholas Morgan, is a gorgeous, successful architect with a player reputation. Nick’s avoided the intimacy of a long-term relationship—until Sophie’s independence, courage, and beauty touch his guarded heart. Both Sophie and Nick are terrified of being hurt again, but can they resist the pull of true love?

This fun, fast-paced romance takes us on a quest for a second chance at romance, despite the fact that the heroine isn't looking for love. Sometimes, it's when you aren't looking that good things find you.

Sophie is kind of a ditzy, insecure mess when we first meet her. She recently broke it off with her fiancé, quit her job and rented a house site unseen in a brand new town to start fresh. After years as a magazine editor, she wants to try her hand at penning her first novel, and immediately breaks the first rule: don't quit your day job. Second? Don't fall for your landlord.

Nick Morgan is handsome, sexy, and workaholic -- the opposite of his less-than-organized and klutzy new tenant, but he's immediately drawn to both her beauty and her spark. He's a self-employed (and very successful) architect, trying to achieve the accolades that his father never received. He has no time for long term relationships, thus has developed a rep as a player. But after a few dates with Sophie, he knows he wants something more.

The obstacles? Her insecurities, her ex, his busy schedule, and a conniving coworker who tries to sabotage the budding relationship. All par for the course in this sexy romp, just this side of chick lit. Fast-paced, light and breezy, I would totally recommend this fun read for beach or poolside reading. I also can't wait for a few follow up stories to give Sophie's friends a chance to find love too!

Grab your copy on Amazon.

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