For The Love of You
Pacific Vista Ranch Book 3
by Claire Marti
March 18, 2020
Available in: e-Book
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 duties and help his younger sister convince their old-fashioned father she should be their family’s first female winemaker. Another bonus of moving to California is reuniting with the striking redhead who snuck out of his apartment after the hottest night of his life.
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. She’s determined to get discovered without trading on her family’s famous name.
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. His influential mother can open important doors in the art world and help Dylan fulfill her dreams—for a price. 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?
Claire Marti 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. Claire’s exciting new Pacific Vista Ranch series, set on a horse breeding ranch in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe, California, launched September 2019. Book 1, NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU, won the LERA Contemporary Romance award and was a Finalist in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest before publication. Book 2, THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU, is available now. Book 3, FOR THE LOVE OF YOU releases March 18, 2020. Her award winning debut novel, SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA, was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie. Check out a teaser here: SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA. Book two in the Finding Forever in Laguna series, AT LAST IN LAGUNA, and Book three, SUNSET IN LAGUNA, are available everywhere. SUNSET IN LAGUNA was a Golden Quill finalist. When Claire’s not writing, she’s teaching yoga. You can find her teaching at studios in sunny San Diego or enjoy fifty online classes on the international website www.yogadownload.com. A breast cancer survivor, Claire is a sought-after speaker on the power of yoga and meditation. She’s been published in numerous magazines with articles on wellness and is the author of a memoir, COME RIDE WITH ME ALONG THE BIG C, on her experience beating breast cancer. Claire is a member of the Contemporary Romance Writers and the San Diego Romance Writers.