All the Way by Kristen Proby
Series: Romancing Manhattan #1
Release Date: August 21, 2018
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…?
I love when my favorite authors introduce readers to new characters and fresh story lines in a brand new series, and in Kristen Proby’s All The Way, we meet Finn Cavanaugh and London Watson in book one of her Romancing Manhattan series, and despite the heartbreaking reason for their initial interaction, the next time they cross paths on Martha’s Vineyard, London finds more than just her leg healing, and as she spends more and more time with Finn, he helps her to move forward and devotes himself to loving and protecting her with everything that he is.
Readers bear witness to every part of Finn and London’s burgeoning relationship, and because Proby provides readers with both characters’ perspectives, we gain much needed insight into how Finn and London feel about each other and what they’re ready to do in order to stay a part of one another’s life regardless of where London’s career may take her/them.
I do have to say that I found London’s reactions to some of the things Finn was doing for her…for them a little off-putting. It’s more than clear that London’s an independent woman – one who makes her own money, has her own mind, and does what she wants when she wants to, but in an actual relationship, she doesn’t seem to understand that it’s a partnership and while Finn does have some issues with communicating with her, it’s not just about her anymore and every time she has an attitude with Finn or takes exception to what he’s trying to do for her, I couldn’t help but find her a bit selfish as well as irritating. But Finn and London do seem to find a middle ground, which means that the love that’s developed between them should be able to withstand their bouts of miscommunication and squelch any doubts I may have of these two making it as a couple.
Given the fact that readers have already been introduced to the other two heroes of the series, I can’t wait to see the women Proby puts in their pathways to not only shake up their lives but also provide them with everything these two men never knew they wanted and perhaps even needed.
Bring on Book 2.
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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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