Title: Wrapped Up with You
Author: Claire Marti
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance
"Snappy dialogue and appealing characters mark Marti as writer to watch." Publishers Weekly
When cocky financial genius Rafael Cruz is forced to partner with his snarky office rival Phoebe Hollingsworth to land a prestigious new client, nothing goes as planned.
At work, they ignore each other, but at the Jingle Ball, their unexpected chemistry changes the game.
Will their secret holiday hook-up ruin the deal or is it the start of a deeper connection?
Originally published in the Jingle Balls anthology, this version has been expanded significantly with new material.
Whip-smart financial advisor Phoebe Hollingworth trades barbs with office rival playboy Rafael Cruz on a daily basis. She tries to keep their sparring quiet from their boss but when he pulls them into his office, she realizes her mistake. She’s allowed Rafe to get under her skin. She must swallow her aversion to Rafe because they must work together. They’re tasked with wooing prospective clients to the firm at the Jingle Ball gala, a benefit event to raise money for testicular cancer. Under the glow of the lights, she sees Rafe in a whole new light. When they succumb to their mutual desires, Phoebe’s unsure what to make of their budding relationship. Is it just a fanciful holiday fling or something more? One thing’s certain, where Rafe is concerned, all she wants for Christmas is him wrapped up under the mistletoe.
Wrapped Up with You is a sizzling holiday office rivals romance I couldn’t put down. I love a good office romance and this one ticks all my boxes. There’s a spitfire heroine who can hold her own. There’s a confident hero who has a soft side he keeps hidden from everyone else except her. Instant attraction that grows to love. Smart, sassy dialogue to keep me entertained. The emotions between Rafe and Phoebe are honestly drawn while the chemistry ignites the plot. Claire Marti has a true gift for writing authentic ‘make your heart beat fast’ romance. From characters who you’ll connect with right away to emotional narration, this is a romantic gem surely to get you in the holiday mood. Fall in love with romance all over again with Wrapped Up with You. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Love steamy contemporary romance with complex characters and snappy dialogue like books by Jill Shalvis and Bella Andre? Try USA Today Bestselling author Claire Marti's Pacific Vista Ranch series, available in Kindle Unlimited now. Nobody Else But You is the Golden Quill Winner for Best Contemporary Romance 2020, a 2020 Golden Leaf Finalist, a RONE Award Finalist, and a Beverley Awards, a LERA, and RWA Stiletto Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance. For The Love of You is a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance 2020 in the Golden Leaf Contest. For beachy romance, check out the Finding Forever in Laguna series. Her award-winning debut novel, Second Chance in Laguna, was a Best Contemporary Romance Finalist in the prestigious Stiletto Contest, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie. At Last in Laguna is a brother's best friend story, and Sunset in Laguna, a Golden Quill finalist, features a veteran with PTSD and the compassionate attorney who helps him heal.
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.
Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing contemporary romance filled with love and laughter and teaching yoga.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N