BLOG TOUR: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: CHARMING HANNAH by Kristen Proby


Charming Hannah by Kristen Proby
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018

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From New York Times Bestselling author, Kristen Proby, comes the first in an all-new trilogy in her beloved Big Sky Series!

Hannah Malone loves her new town. Despite living in Cunningham Falls for five years, she’s still considered a “move in” by most of the locals, and that doesn’t bother her in the least. She’s the “new girl”, and she hasn’t regretted it for one day. This town is her sanctuary. Her home. The one place she finally fits in and feels safe after a lifetime of being different and running from the memories and a past so far away it can’t haunt her anymore.

As the newly appointed police chief, Brad Hull has the responsibility to keep his citizens safe and to maintain order. His roots in this town are deep-five generations deep, to be exact. Cunningham Falls, Montana is his town, and being a cop and protecting what’s his is his passion. Everything’s running like clockwork until a sassy redheaded doctor moves in and disrupts the order-and Brad’s focus.

She’s not just beautiful, funny, and strong. Hannah’s everything he’s been looking for in a woman. The chemistry is undeniable, and the heat in the bedroom is off the charts. Brad knew the minute he met Hannah that she was the one for him. He’s tenacious in his pursuit of her. But when the past catches up with Hannah, will Brad be able to protect her and their hearts?

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Review

Cunningham Falls, a small town in Montana, is the perfect setting for Kristen Proby’s Big Sky series because its charm serves as an amazingly beautiful backdrop for a story about love, passion, and finding the ‘right’ person to soothe and calm one’s soul.

Readers will realize fairly quickly that it’s easy to be charmed by Brad Hull. He’s definitely a man’s man, but he’s also compassionate and thoughtful, and he’s not ashamed to show his weaknesses or ask for help because the nature of his position as police chief weighs on him, which makes it all the better that the woman he’s attracted to and wants to build a connection with, Hannah Malone, understands the hectic nature of his job and the amount of hours that must be put in due to his responsibility to the whole community.

I do think that some readers might have a love/hate relationship with Hannah. She’s quite the over-analyzer and the fact that she always imagines the worst possible outcome in any situation is a little perplexing. It’s clear that she has issues with anxiety and can be quite irrational at times even though she’s pretty logical when it comes to other aspects of her life, but while Kristen Proby does address her quirkiness when it comes to her ‘doomsday’ perspective, I just didn’t feel like I completely understood why she was that way, especially given her profession and training. Don’t get me wrong…I know a lot of it stems from her childhood and what happened to her mother and her father’s addiction, but I didn’t that insight flushed out a bit more so I could wrap my head around how a doctor ends up with the outlook on life that Hannah has.

In all the series that I’ve read by Kristen Proby, the impact of her secondary characters is always something that stands out to me. The main characters are usually surrounded by a crew of friends and family who love to razz one another but also have each other’s back throughout life’s ups and downs. That idea is wholeheartedly reiterated in Charming Hannah…so much so that I felt like I was a part of this amazing group of people, and I can’t wait to see who gets their own story and what the future holds for these couples and families.

You better believe that I wouldn’t mind visiting Cunningham Falls, Montana…not only because of the bevy of attractive and passionate alpha males who reside there but also because of the town’s charm and close-knit community and the calm and beauty that seems to surround the characters in this story.

The way that Kristen Proby writes Hannah and Brad’s story allows readers to feel like they are residents of Cunningham Falls witnessing one of their own, the police chief nonetheless, find a woman who calms him and allows him to just be, and even though both Hannah and Brad have insanely busy lives due to their careers, they also are able to focus on each other and remind themselves what truly matters in life.

4 Poison Apples

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Excerpt

Someone is ringing my fucking doorbell. I was at the hospital until the wee hours, I was finally in a deep, lovely sleep, and someone is ringing the bell.

All I know for sure is, this had better not be the damn door-to-door people trying to sell me a vacuum. Or a magazine. Or Jesus.

I wrap my robe around me, stumbling toward the door. I pull it open and am surprised to find an excited Sadie and a ridiculously sexy Brad standing at my door.

“Is that coffee?” I ask.

“For you,” he confirms and holds it out to me.

“Come to mama,” I mutter and take it from his hand, taking a grateful sip. Sadie brushes past my leg, into the house, and curls up on my couch.

“She’s not supposed to be on the furniture,” Brad says.

“My house, my rules,” I reply and take another sip of the one thing in this world I’m addicted to, and give him a once over from head to toe. “You look like you got about as much sleep as I did.”

“Rough night?” he asks without confirming or denying.

“Babies,” I reply with a shrug. “You?”

He just shrugs. “Are you going to ask me in?”

“Sure.” I back up and gesture him into the room. “Sorry, I was sleeping pretty good. My energy level is about equal to a sloth on Xanax.”

“I can leave and let you go back to bed.”

His eyes roam up and down my body, reminding me that I’m just in a robe and nothing else. His green eyes are hot, and every muscle in his body is tight.

Even sleep deprived, I can tell when a man is in the mood.

“You’ve brought me coffee. I’ll never kick you out when you’ve done that.”

“I’ll remember that,” he says with a chuckle.

“Besides, I have plenty of room.” I turn and walk into my bedroom, glancing behind me to see that he’s following me. He makes a hand gesture at Sadie, which I assume means stay. “We can take a nap,” I suggest.

His lips twitch, but he doesn’t say anything when he joins me next to the bed. He takes my coffee and sets both of our cups on the bedside table.

“Is that what you want, Hannah?” he murmurs and skims his fingertips down my arms.

“Eventually.”

Meet Kristen

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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