When cocky financial genius Rafael Cruz is forced to partner with his snarky office rival Phoebe Hollingsworth to land a prestigious new client, nothing goes as planned.
At work, they ignore each other, but at the Jingle Ball, their unexpected chemistry changes the game.
Will their secret holiday hook-up ruin the deal or is it the start of a deeper connection?
** A shorter version of this steamy enemies-to-lovers romance originally appeared in the Jingle Balls anthology. It has been revised and expanded into a novella. **
Praise for For The Love of You:
GOLDEN LEAF FINALIST: Best Contemporary Romance 2020
5+ Stars! For the Love of You is a heart-wrenching romance filled with emotional turmoil. This is book three in the Pacific Vista Ranch and in my opinion, it’s the best in the series… An incredible romance not to be missed. Highly recommend! N.N. Light’s Book Heaven Reviews
5 Stars! Marti's skill at developing multi-layered characters is only surpassed by her talent for creating settings which take your breath away. Do not miss this one. Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews, 5 Stars
For a French soccer icon, and a gifted artist, a fake engagement is the perfect solution for their current dilemmas. But when last summer’s fling slips from lust to love, their pretend relationship becomes too hot to handle.
Gabriel DuVernay is heir to one of the oldest wineries in France, but his passion is playing soccer, not tending vines. When he signs a multi-million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, he’s able to postpone his unwelcome family duties and reunite with the striking redhead he can’t forget.
Last summer, artist Dylan McNeill’s life on her family’s Southern California horse-breeding ranch was thrown into chaos and she escaped to Paris. One electrifying night with a gorgeous playboy athlete helped her forget her problems. She’s never forgotten Gabriel, but aspiring artists trying to break into the elite art world don’t have time for romance.
When Gabriel suffers a career-shattering injury, he needs to buy some time to figure out how to remain in America and choose his own future. A fictitious engagement seems like the simple answer until living at Pacific Vista Ranch and pretending to be in love starts to feel real.
Can last year’s one night stand and this year’s fake engagement turn into true love forever?
Praise for The Very Thought of You.
5 Stars! I wish I had more than five stars to give this book, and eagerly await the next installment to this series with this family.-Goodreads– Katie O
5 Stars! Claire Marti is in her element as she weaves this emotional second chance romance between Amanda and Jake, and I could not put it down. Goodreads––Liana D
A perfectionistic equine vet. A gorgeous fireman. An unrequited high school crush blazes hot twelve years later.
Reliable Amanda McNeill’s world toppled last summer when Hollywood invaded her family’s horse breeding ranch. Now she’s in a massive rut. She yearns to be impulsive, even wild, and a hot fling with Jake Cruz might be the sizzle she needs to jumpstart her life.
When firefighter Jake Cruz comes face to face with his former crush Amanda, her charming blushes and heated glances tell him she notices him this time around. While Jake longs to discover if this Amanda matches the girl who starred in his adolescent fantasies, his desire to become fire captain, and earn his family's pride, requires he focus on work, not passion.
Could his dream woman become his real love or will his professional ambitions extinguish their chances? Once the smoke clears, will Amanda realize Jake isn’t a fling but her hero after all?
Start reading today and find out why readers say Pacific Vista Ranch is the perfect escape!
Inside you will find three compelling novels, filled with heart, humor, and sizzling romance. Once you dive into the McNeill family’s saga, you’ll never want to leave gorgeous Pacific Vista Ranch. Each book is a standalone story with complex characters, unexpected twists and turns, and a hint of Hollywood.
Book 1: Nobody Else But You: Samantha and Holt’s story
Book 2: The Very Thought of You: Amanda and Jake’s story
Book 3: For The Love of You: Dylan and Gabriel’s story