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  • 2018 / kristen proby / release / review

    Review | All the Way by Kristen Proby

    About All the Way

    With over 1.3 million copies of her books sold, Kristen Proby has become well-known for her strong, witty characters and unforgettable love stories. Following the success of Proby’s Fusion series, we are thrilled to introduce the new Romancing Manhattan series, starting with ALL THE WAY (William Morrow; August 21, 2018). Readers will escape to Martha’s Vineyard with the spirited London Watson and her captivating love interest Finn Cavanaugh as they navigate their way through love, grief, and family.

    In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new Romancing Manhattan series, three brothers get more than they bargain for as they practice law, balance life, and navigate love in and around New York City.

    Finn Cavanaugh is known for being a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. He owns a successful law firm with his brother and brother-in-law in Manhattan. On the rare occasion that he has down time, he spends it at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. But when Finn’s troubled niece goes to stay with him for the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he’s reluctant to take time off from work. That is, until he meets his beautiful new neighbor, London.

    London Watson is a Tony Award winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past.

    But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow. Will the newfound love between London and Finn be enough to conquer all? Or will it be over before it has a chance to grow…?

    Review

    All the Way is definitely a quick and steamy read that many romance fans will enjoy! When it comes to Kristen Proby books, this may not have been my favorite, but it was definitely a solid start to her new series Romancing Manhattan, that I have easily become invested in. I loved that London had the broadway/theater background, can’t say that I’ve read many books where the character has that kind of background. And there’s a bit, although very little, of suspense in it. Quite the little twist if you ask me.

    London and Finn were the definitions of stubborn, I’m not sure I’ve met a couple more stubborn than these two. I’ll say their first time meeting wasn’t exactly in the best setting nor was it the proper time for someone to be hit on. **cough**Finn**cough** But zoom ahead into the future and their paths cross again.

    With London still dealing with her family tragedy and her injuries, we also witness her career crisis. Being away from the stage isn’t easy and the longer she’s away, she’ll eventually be permanently replaced. When it came to her relationship with Finn, I found her to be easily offended when it came towards Finn’s actions. Once you know more of his backstory, you totally understand why he does the things he does without any thought. I can’t say that I agreed with everything he did because communication is the utmost important thing in a relationship, but I didn’t necessarily think the things he’d do for London were that bad. She’d overreact in more than one case and I found it a bit annoying. But I love watching them work their issues instead of stewing over them for far too long.

    The suspense/mystery part of the story was a nice touch that I enjoyed, but you’ll know from the very beginning what’s happening and who exactly is involved. It was a bit of a dramatic twist, which I’m not sure if it was fitting in this plot, but it didn’t bother me too much. However, it seemed like a certain issue that’s brought up was brushed away a little bit too easily.

    I’d say it was definitely a solid start for Proby’s new series, I’m looking forward to the rest of the Watson brothers and their stories!

    ✮✮✮1/2


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle, The Boudreaux, Love Under the Big Sky, and the Fusion series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

    About Kristen Proby

    Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

    During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

    Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

    Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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