BLOG TOUR REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby

Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby
Series: Big Sky #2
Release Date: July 10, 2018



From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky Series…

Jenna Hull owns and manages vacation rentals in her hometown of Cunningham Falls, Montana. She’s just completed the construction of her most exhausting project, the one she’s put her heart and soul into. The inviting, opulent Snow Wolf Cottages are the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world.

Her biggest dream is about to come true, and she can’t let anything distract her.

Christian Wolfe is Hollywood’s it actor. If the magazines are to be believed, he’s the sexiest man on earth. He’s preparing for the biggest movie role of his life, and his agent has booked him in a hot new ski lodge in Montana, tucked away from crazy fans. He can’t wait for the break.

But what Christian isn’t prepared for is Jenna. With a face that could easily co-star with him in a movie and her ambition to put her stamp on Cunningham Falls, he can’t stay away. But even more intriguing than her beauty is the fact that she’s not at all impressed with his celebrity status, only turned on by the man behind the fame.

The love they’ve found is perfect—but time is running out before real life intrudes. Can they survive with both their dreams—and hearts—intact?

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My Review

I adore Kristen Proby’s Big Sky series. The setting is beyond charming, and its beauty comes from its quaintness, its quiet location in the mountains, and its rustic opulence. Visitors can’t help but be exchanged by their surroundings as they either stay in the small community of Cunningham Falls, Montana itself and/or vacation in one of Jenna Hull’s three spacious and breathtaking Snow Wolf Cottages, the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world.

Kissing Jenna, the second book in the series, focuses on the sassy, intelligent, and beautiful Jenna Hull – a fierce woman whose determination to succeed independently from her brothers has allowed her to reach her dreams quite quickly – and the gorgeous and well-spoken Christian Wolfe – one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars and a man looking for a break from the hustle and hassle of his Los Angeles life in a way that allows him to feel like a normal guy even if it’s only for a few weeks.

It’s easy to see from Jenna and Christian’s first interaction that there’s a strong sexual attraction between them, and that connection continues to grow the more time they spend together and the more they get to know each other. I love that Jenna treats Christian like a normal guy, giving him her sassy comebacks and not allowing him to get away with anything just because he’s famous, and it’s for those reasons that Christian feels more at ease with Jenna than he’s ever felt with anyone else, and it’s a feeling that he doesn’t want to give up, even if they come from two very different worlds and making things work between them is not only a logistical nightmare but an arduous task due to the time apart and the invasion of privacy and fictitious stories that come with dating and perhaps even loving a movie star.

Jenna Hull is an amazing heroine. She gives so much of herself to those she loves, and she’s passionate about her family, her friends, and her career, and she’s not willing to give any of those things up because they’re what makes her, her and it’s that woman who Christian is enamored with…who Christian wants desperately…who Christian’s afraid to lose when their insulated bubble pops and his Hollywood life beckons him back.

The secondary characters are such a great addition to the storyline and I love one couple in particular who provide both Jenna and Christian with quality advice. Jenna’s circle of girlfriends are essential to Jenna’s life; this is a group of women who lift each other up and have one another’s back, and they are definitely a lifeline for Jenna with everything that occurs between her and Christian.

Kissing Jenna is a sweet and steamy read – one with very little drama but a whole lot of laughs and sexiness. Christian and Jenna are so great together, which makes the speed at which their relationship grows easy to accept and the possible heartbreak that they could incur due to Christian’s departure a worrisome outcome.

4 Poison Apples

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“Come on in. This is your home away from home for the next four weeks.” I pause in the kitchen while he wanders through the space, looking outside, then taking in the blue kitchen cabinets, the large gas fireplace, and the comfortable furniture. “In the email correspondence, you asked for extra groceries to be stocked in the kitchen, and I’ve done that for you.”

“Thanks,” he says. “Where’s the closest Starbucks?”

I lean my hip on the counter and take a sip of my now lukewarm coffee. “In town.”

“Not on the mountain?”

“There’s a coffee shop up here, yes, but it doesn’t open until tomorrow when the season officially starts. I believe that’s the case for the restaurants up here, too.”

“So, no food up here?”

I shake my head. “No, but I’ll take pity on you and make you dinner tonight, if you like.”

His eyes narrow, suspicion written all over his face. “Why would you do that?”

I lean in as if I’m about to tell him a secret and whisper loudly, “Because I’m a nice person.”

He doesn’t smile.

“You can figure it out for yourself if you want to.” I shrug and lead him to the barn door that closes the small bedroom off the living space. “This is the bedroom on this level. There’s a bathroom here, too. I’ll show you the upstairs.”

I climb the stairs, certain that his eyes are on my ass, and hear him gasp when we reach the top.

“Cool, huh?”

“Beautiful,” he murmurs again, looking up.

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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