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When Sophie Barnes’ 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?

©2017 Claire Petretti Marti (P)2017 Claire Petretti Marti

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First chance at a great love story

This is my second listen from the author. I listen to book 2 first. This is book 1 in the series . This story is about betrayal , second chance at love and finding true love. The narrator was good. She had a clear voice .

The hero is Nick. Heroine is Sophie .
Sophie was jilted at the alter . Sophie was devestated . But She moved on ... by buying a house in a small town she never seen or been to . She needs wants a fresh start . So she follows her heart for a carrer .... she becomes a writer .

Her landlord is Nick. Nick is a ladies man. Nick also wants Sophie. Sophie and Nick have an attraction between the two of them.
But Sophie has a rule . And she broke it will Nick.
Will they find their ever after

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Great Book! Can’t believe this is the authors first!

Read Read Read or Listen! I read a lot when I say a lot at least a book a week for 20 years! I really enjoyed this book and the characters. I was impressed by the authors ability to endear you to each character in the first few paragraphs. I’m staring next in series today!!!

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Loved it!

Amazing listen that I couldn't put down! Relatable characters and a love that will make your heart flutter!

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A light, entertaining romance

Second Chance in Laguna is a light romance that’s ideal if you’re after a few hours of entertainment.

Nick, whose reputation as a serious player is well known in the small community that Sophie runs to after being jilted at the altar. Both are focused on their careers and are not looking for a relationship. But what can you do when the attraction is there and you just can’t help yourself? The writing is quite smooth and I enjoyed getting to know all the main and secondary characters. The plot is a little thin on believability (relatively young, yet scaled heights of their respective careers) but it works for this style of book.

Avie Paige does a good job narrating the book. The book is evenly paced. Emotions are well conveyed and each character has a distinct voice. The male voices are quite well done; my only niggle is at times Nick sounded somewhat garbled.

This book also nicely sets up the couple that feature in book 2 of the series.