The Very Thought of You
Pacific Vista Ranch Book 2
by Claire Marti
October 30, 2019
Available in: e-Book
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. Everyone’s moving onward and upward, but she’s in a massive rut. Weary of her label as the dependable older sister, she yearns to throw predictability to the wind and embrace spontaneity. She can 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 rescues a dog from a hit-and-run, the nearest vet is none other than his high school tutor, Amanda McNeill. Face to face with his former crush, he finds her to be even more beautiful than he remembers, and 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?
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 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SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA, was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie. 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.