Wine Country King: A Brother's Best Friend, Forced Proximity Romance

· California Suits Book 2 · Claire Marti
4 reviews

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  He’s her brother’s best friend. There’s only one bed. Will one kiss change everything? 

Jack Cassidy heads the team opening the next in an exclusive line of boutique hotels, this one in wine country. Working with his best friend’s sister should make it easier, tapping into her expertise about the area and its wines. The pair have been friends for years, so sharing an apartment shouldn’t pose any issues… except for the simmering heat building between them. 

Campbell Taylor’s one of only a handful of women to battle the all-boys club and go for the title of Master Sommelier. She didn’t rise to her position by being a pushover, but living and working with her brother’s best friend – the man she’s secretly crushed on for years – might prove to be her greatest challenge. How can she get him to see her as more than Cameron’s little sister? And will their undeniable attraction derail her dreams?

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***Wine Country King is the second book in award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Claire Marti's spin off contemporary romance series, California Suits. The series follows the adventures of five best friends who are opening a string of luxury boutique hotels from La Jolla to Monterey to Beverly Hills as each one finds true love…usually where he least expects it. Each book is a standalone.

4 reviews
Joanna Kelly
January 17, 2022
Ooooh this book! Second installment in Hotel Kings series. I loved the first one, so was excited to read this one. And I MIGHT just like it better than the first. Career-driven Campbell is working towards her Master Sommelier and has no time for romance. Jack is known as a playboy and a drifter, but finally feels ready to set them down for this Hotel. Campbell has crushed on Jack (her big bro's bff) since she was a young teen, but now this could be real... BUT she has dreams of being a Master Somm at a Michelin Star restaurant in Paris and Jack wants to finally put down roots in wine country. Does she give up on her dreams? Does Jack leave the one place he's finally decided to put down roots? Is this Romeo and Juliet, love destined to end tragically? Ok there was the small part of my black black heart that wanted them to NOT have the happy ending, to have the romantic downfall of a thousand broken hearts, but ALSO this is not that kind of book. And the reason I read these romances is because my black black lump of coal heart needs to be warmed by passion, true love, and happy endings. *spoiler alert* there is no double suicide at the end of this book. (see? absolute chunk of tar where my heart should be) Bottom line: Great easy read, lots of steamy passion, witty banter, true love, and happy endings.
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Megan Randall
January 13, 2022
Ms. Marti's latest book Wine Country King is the second in the California Suits series and is a must-read. Unless you haven’t read Hotel King (the first in the California Suits series) and then – you need to get on that. Seriously. It's so good. Read that book and then come back here. I’ll wait. What did you think? Great, right? Good. Now that we’ve all read the first book let me tell you why you want to read the second. The chemistry between Campbell, Master Sommelier extraordinaire, and Jack is smoking hot. You see, Campbell has had a secret crush on Jack for a long time. (Don’t you love secret crush stories?) This author is great at building the simmering tension between our hero and heroine to a point where I have to put the book down and turn on a fan. Obviously, Jack isn’t blind to his attraction to Campbell, but given their long history of friendship, it only dawns on him – for real – when they’re somewhat forced to live together. And if that doesn’t ring your bell, wine lovers will adore the total immersion into, um, wine-ness. (a word I just made up.) I can't recommend this book enough. It is a great escape and so much fun!
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Kathryn Paparello
July 30, 2022
This is an entertaining forced proximity brother's best friend range. It is well written with great vivid storytelling. The emotions are realistic and at points heavy. There are swoonworthy moments and steamy heat. Jack and Campbell are characters that are very likable.
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About the author

Claire Marti is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling author ​of swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and three clever cats. 

Claire 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. 

Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.

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