Praise for Sunset in Laguna:
Sunset in Laguna deals with many real issues normally not addressed in fiction. The descriptions of the characters are remarkable and the world building is so realistic that one can almost smell the salty sea air. Christian and Kelly are very complex individuals who harbor deep issues...Ms. Marti very cleverly makes use of the five senses when describing characters and places, thus making even inanimate objects come to life.-InD'tale Magazine
5 Stars: Great read, terrific characters, and a to die for Olive
Cuddle up in your favorite nesting place, grab your beverage of choice and settle in for one terrific read! A heroine with a spine and a heart; a scarred hero, yummy enough to take home to tend; a darling rescue dog. Who could ask for more?
Read this one. It's a beauty. Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews
Returning to Laguna Beach after four tours in the Middle East, Christian Wolfe leaves the military behind and buys a wine bar, vowing to keep his life simple. He fights to keep his devastating PTSD a secret and refuses to burden anyone else with his baggage. When stunning Kelly Prescott and her red stilettos saunter into town, she drives him past the bonds of his self-control.
Successful in her father’s stuffy law firm, Kelly’s too compassionate to survive in the cutthroat world of corporate litigation. Leaving behind both family and courtroom drama, she moves to Laguna to become general counsel for a nonprofit veterans’ organization.
She didn’t bargain on a gorgeous modern-day Heathcliff, and in Christian, she sees another kind of challenge—one she can’t resist.
Praise for At Last in Laguna:
5 STARS: Powerful characters and an unusual conundrum plus plenty of hot action make this a top choice read for any romance fan. Long and Short Reviews
5 STARS: Alyssa and Brandt’s story was emotionally intense with some dark twists and turns. The author balanced out the angst with laugh-out-loud humor. I loved Alyssa, she’s snarky and clever. Brandt’s story touched my heart and under his cool guy exterior, he’s a sweetheart.
Alyssa Morgan has secretly been in love with her older brother Nick’s best friend, Brandt Dempsey, since she was an awkward, lonely teenager. When she catches the bouquet at Nick’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind and propositions Brandt to a two-week fling. He’s tried to ignore how Alyssa has blossomed into a strong, talented, gorgeous woman because as his best friend’s baby sister, she’s off limits.
After they share a mind-blowing kiss, Brandt struggles to fight their undeniable chemistry. His tragic childhood scarred him, but he pushes it deep inside, only allowing the world to see a wealthy, carefree entrepreneur. Forced to work together on Brandt’s latest charitable venture, Brandt and Alyssa’s passion cannot be denied. Alyssa knows he’s the one. Can she convince him they belong together?
Praise for Second Chance in Laguna:
5 STARS: Five+ Stars! Second Change in Laguna is a must read! The book was a delightful page turner. Claire's writing style is fun, playful and captivating. Once I got started, I simply could not put down the book.
5 STARS: Claire Marti has a contemporary, self-assured style to her writing and character development that is refreshing. Sophie is smart, independent,and has a quick wit. You like her immediately, and are drawn into wanting to get to know her better in the very first chapter.
WINNER: Heart of the Molly, best unpublished contemporary, 2015 & 3rd Place Maggie Finalist, best unpublished contemporary, 2015, Finalist Best Contemporary Romance, RWA's Stiletto Contest, 2018.
When Sophie Barnes’s fiancé jilts her at the altar, her carefully planned life implodes. Considering her ex’s 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. He makes it tough for Sophie to remember that she’s sworn to be single. 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?