Friday, July 14, 2023

Beach Read Book Review: Second Chances in Laguna, by Claire Marti

 About the book:

Swearing off men for a year would work, right? Not so much...

After being ditched at the altar, the last thing Sophie Barnes needs is a player in her life. She moved to Laguna Beach to start over and write a wildly successful novel, not become involved with her sexy new landlord, Nicholas Morgan. Besides, her starting-over plan involves swearing off men for a year. Doesn't it?

Nick Morgan didn’t get his player reputation by accident––truthfully, the successful architect avoids intimacy like it’s his job. But when he meets his new tenant, Sophie, who is gorgeous, guarded, and wants nothing to do with him, he falls hard and fast. Something about her makes Nick want to break down her walls - and his own.

Will giving into temptation give them a second chance at love, or be an emotional wrecking ball to the heart?

 My Review:

This re-released novel was the author's original debut romance, and as such, it's not as "perfect" as her later works. But it's still so much fun. Nick and Sophie. Sophie and Nick. What a great couple they make! She's all "I'm never gonna date again" and he's all "I'm never gonna settle down" - and then Fate steps in to introduce them to each other.

Is this a perfect romance novel? Sorry, Ms. Marti, but no. Is this a really fun, fast, keeps-you-turning-pages beach read? Oh heck yeah!!!

If you're looking for your next day at the beach romance read, grab this and enjoy. And then go click-to-buy one of Marti's Hotel King or Pacific Vista romance reads and keep enjoying her fun characters who live for the moment and follow their dreams. Because isn't that really the point of a romance novel? To go for it and follow wherever your dreams may lead? Right, Right!! Who gets to do that in real life?

And THAT'S why I totally love reading romance!!!

Follow your dreams!

And totally recommend this book, and this series, and this author! Happy Summer Reading!


About the Author:

Claire Marti is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling author of emotional, funny, and swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the spin-off California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog, and three clever cats.

Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress. When Claire's not writing, she's teaching yoga.

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