Review: All The Way by Kristen Proby

July 28, 2019 Book Reviews 0

by Kristen Proby
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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 REVIEW

 

Tragedy can strike without any warning. For London – everything that she knew in her life was turned upside down in one moment. Trying to cope with the loss of her parents is compounded when London has to devote her own energy to recovering from that fateful night. Determined to pick up the pieces and find her way back to Broadway, London finds herself taking up residence in the one place that makes her feel the closest to the past.

 

Life at Martha’s Vineyard was nothing short of remarkable for London as a child. With the beach as a backdrop, London finds that the next door neighbor may make this trip of healing a whole lot better. As the lawyer that handled London’s parents will, Finn is known for his relentless pursuit of justice in the courtroom. Now – the handsome attorney can’t help but find his neighbor attractive.

 

Recovery for London seemed to move at a snail’s pace. During that recuperation stage, Finn provided London with a glimpse into life with an open heart. As London finds her life finally heading back to the spotlight, she finds that Finn is more important to her life than she originally thought.

 

All The Way is the first book in a new series by Kristen Proby. As with all Proby romances, there is an underlying sweetness to this story that longs to be uncovered. London has all of the strength that one would expect when thinking of a companion for Finn. The two take their time discovering what it means to love deeply and with conviction.

 

Now – while I did find the story littered with twinges of romance, I also found the plot extremely predictable. There is a little bit of a mystery that unfolds within this novel. Based on the overall plot, I am assuming that this secret was supposed to be a surprise. However – for me personally, the secret really was a mute point. To me there were too many elements shared in the very first chapter that led you to the correct conclusion.  All in all – this novel was definitely the typical HEA that you would find in a standard romance on the market today!

 

 

 

 

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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