Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Book Review: All The Way by Kristen Proby

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All the Way 
by 
Kristen Proby 

Series: Romancing Manhattan #1 
Release Date: August 21, 2018


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Synopsis

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…?


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My Thoughts

ALL THE WAY by Kristen Proby is the first book in the Romancing Manhattan series. We are introduced to London Watson and Finn Cavanaugh. London’s parents have perished in the fire that left London injured. Finn is not only their estate lawyer, he is also her neighbour at the family beach house where London has gone to rest and recuperate.

Sadly, I was not able to connect with either the story or the characters. I felt the story was told in a perfunctory, clinical manner. There is insufficient character development; Finn and London spend much of their time bickering about who will pay for things (rich people problems) and having sex. I truly did not understand the attraction between them.

There are a couple other minor storylines that focus on London’s drug addict brother and the mystery of who started the fire. These are also dealt with in a token manner and frankly, a coldness on London’s part.

The few bright spots are provided by Shaw and Carter, Finn’s brother and brother-in-law respectively, along with Finn’s mother. Shaw and Carter will be getting their own books in this series.

At 180-odd pages, the book is a reasonably quick read.


*****
Meet Kristen

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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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Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kBRdpj 
Pinterest: @handbagjunkie 

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