Pacific Vista Ranch #1
September 4, 2019
Indie Published
Available in: e-Book

Nobody Else But You

A smoking hot stuntman. A fiery horse breeder. And a 220-acre ranch too small for both of them.

She’s avoided Hollywood for years…

When an arrogant Hollywood stuntman struts into Samantha McNeill’s breeding barn, sparks fly. She doesn’t care how mouthwateringly gorgeous he is, not when he assumes Pacific Vista Ranch’s resident horse breeding manager must be a man. Not to mention his job threatens to pull her family back into the paparazzi filled world they escaped from over a decade ago.

Now it’s at her door…wearing faded jeans and a wicked grin.

Holt Ericsson can tell the beautiful redhead hates him on sight and the feeling is becoming mutual. But he will call in a favor and convince Sam’s legendary director father that Pacific Vista Ranch is the only suitable place left in California to film an epic Western. Holt’s invested all his savings in the movie and his entire career is riding on it. No way will he allow one irritating, sexy woman to stand in his way.

Sam intends to fight him at every turn…if only her heart didn’t race when they’re together. Holt does his best to steer clear of her…except all he wants to do is hold her close. The sizzling attraction between them is either going to burn up the sheets or burn down the ranch…

Swallowing a flutter of nerves in her throat, she rapped on the door. She was simply going for business. Ranch business. Bringing him dinner was simply being polite, like her father had raised her to be. So why was her heart hammering against her ribcage?

“It’s unlocked.” A muffled voice called. So much for manners. Holt apparently didn’t seem to bother with them.

She hesitated a moment. She smoothed back an errant strand into the ballet bun she hadn’t bothered to unravel. Although she’d changed out of her dance gear into her favorite old pair of jeans and a super-soft t-shirt, she hadn’t been in the mood to mess with her hair. Briefly, she regretted not being more like her twin sister, talented with makeup and hair. But, nope, Dylan had received the lion’s share of feminine genes.

Whatever. She opened the door, and then froze. He was rubbing his hair dry with a white towel slung over one shoulder. The pristine white material emphasized his bronzed skin. Tiny beads of moisture clung to chiseled pecs and the light sprinkling of golden hair on his chest was the only thing preventing him from looking like a marble statue. Barely. Shredded eight-pack abs and sharp V-cuts of muscle converged at the waistband of a pair of jeans as faded as her own. Her mouth suddenly parched, she swallowed. Hard.

“Sorry, I got stuck on the phone.” He grinned and tossed the towel onto a nearby chair.

She jerked her gaze up to his face, which had to be safer, right? Her pulse thrummed in her temple and heat descended to her belly. Damn. His face was definitely not safer than his gorgeous body.

“How’d you get that scar?” She blurted out the words, desperate to distract herself from his pure physical presence. He really needed to put on a shirt. Pronto.

“Scar? Which one?” He laughed, seemingly oblivious to her reaction, thank goodness.

“Forehead. The one across your forehead.” A flaw. Weren’t scars flaws? Why did it make him look just a little dangerous? And it did save him from utter perfection. Didn’t it?

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“Snappy dialogue and appealing characters mark Marti as a writer to watch.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Nobody Else But You” is a unique story that tells how revisiting a tragedy can be healing to those still overcome by grief. Ms. Marti is brilliant at constructing her characters from the main characters of Sam and Holt to the lesser characters… Ms. Marti makes the reader an active part of her story through the five senses. One can almost feel those hot Santa Ana winds as they read this story and feel the grittiness on their skin!-5 Stars–Crowned Heart,  InD’Tale Magazine
 
“Marti delivers hot heroes, strong heroines, and a love story that will warm your heart.”–Katie Lane, USA Today bestselling author
 

“Once again, opposites do attract, sparks really do fly, and fans of contemporary romance are in for a treat with the first book of a series based in Southern California”… “On a scale of 1-5, Nobody Else But You deserves a 6″ — Wild Women Authors Blog.
 
“Nobody Else But You is a charming enemies-to-lovers romance unlike anything I’ve read before. The characters leap off the page and by the time I finished reading, they became a part of me. The romance between Holt and Sam is slow-burning and trust me, the wait is worth it.” Rating: 5 stars — N.N. Lights Book Heaven

Claire Marti’s Nobody Else But You is by far her best book she has written! This is just book one in the Pacific Vista Ranch Series. If book 1 was this good I am excited to see what else she has in store for us! Heidi Lynn Book Reviews

 I loved this book. Ms. Marti’s characters are bigger than life in a descriptive setting that makes you feel like you are right there with them in the thick of things, which is the way I like books. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages of this exciting romance until the very end. I have to admit, I was sorry to see it end. A satisfying read that I highly recommend.––Five well earned stars!Tena Stetler’s Blog

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