A cocky, charming real estate attorney.
A brilliant, gorgeous sommelier.
Neither has time for romance.
One mind-blowing kiss changes 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?
Brother’s Best Friend+Forced Proximity=One Great Book!
Claire Marti is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, and I loved the first book in her California Suits series and have been anxiously awaiting book two. Wine Country King did not disappoint! If possible, I enjoyed it even more than Hotel King. Jack was such a fun secondary character in the first book and this is his story. He is even more appealing as we learn more about him as the main character. And Campbell is such a great match for him. She’s smart, funny, sassy and it was so fun to watch their relationship unfold.
Wine Country King checks a lot of boxes for me...gorgeous California setting (which Marti always describes so beautifully, I feel like I’ve been on a vacation there when I’m done with her books), brother’s best friend, forced proximity. What’s not to love? Nothing...I loved it all! 5 stars from me for Wine Country King, and I’m already looking forward to book three in the California Suits series.
Big brother’s best friend!
The second installment of the California Suits series delivers! Love Campbell and Jack’s story and the wine country setting was incredible.
I’d been eagerly awaiting Jack and Campbell’s story ever since Hotel King. Jack was so appealing in the first book and I knew he’d be an incredible hero. Underneath his charm and swagger, he turned out to be a total sweetheart and the perfect match for Campbell. She’s my favorite kind of heroine: strong, smart, passionate and dedicated to living her dreams. When the two of them have to share her apartment, her teenaged crush on her big brother’s best friend flames to life again. The fact they’re working together on the second Hotel Kings’ luxury boutique hotel in wine country adds so much to their connection. The chemistry leaps off the page and I couldn’t put this book down.
If you love gorgeous settings, realistic characters in their 30’s, and a dose of passion in your romances, look no further. I stayed up until 2 am to finish this in one sitting and I bet you will, too! 5+ stars for Wine Country King.