Second Chance in Laguna

Finding Forever in Laguna Book 1

by Claire Marti

The Wild Rose Press (Champagne Rose)

Contemporary Romance

March 31, 2017

ISBN-10: 1509212884

ISBN-13: 9781509212880

Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size

Second Chance in Laguna
by Claire Marti

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?



Claire Marti's Bio

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 Pacific Vista Ranch series is set on a horse breeding ranch in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe, California. Book 1, Nobody Else But You, won the 2020 Golden Quill for Best Contemporary Romance, is a Finalist in the RONE Awards for Best Contemporary Romance, was a Finalist in the Beverley Awards, 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 released 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Second Chance in Laguna, was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest, won Best Unpublished Contemporary Romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie Awards. 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 2019 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.