Blog Tour Review: Breathe With Me (With Me in Seattle #7) by Kristen Proby


Sometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time…

Mark and Meredith were high-school sweethearts. They were each other’s firsts. They loved each other deeply, but at seventeen with future goals and dreams ahead how could it last? Devastating both their hearts, Meredith chose to embark on her future without Mark. Where she was headed and what she wanted to achieve she couldn’t bear any distractions. And that’s exactly what Mark was for her. A distraction.

…But true love has a way of finding its way back.
Fast forward ten years later and Meredith is back in town. A tragic event reunites her and Mark. When they see each other again, it’s like no time has passed. The feelings and knowledge of one another are still there. Stronger now with age and distance. But can they make it work? Is their time now or will Meredith walk away from Mark again?
“You are my biggest what if, M.”
Kristen Proby has a way of writing believable fiction. I forgot I was reading a romance novel and instead felt like I was witnessing two people meant to be together finally find their way to each other. She truly brings her characters to life.
Mark and Meredith never got over each other. There may have been lovers between their separation, but none came close to ever making it into their hearts. There wasn’t a moment that one didn’t think about the other.
“…It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”
But fear, not the chase of future dreams, may be their downfall this time around. Mark doesn’t trust that Meredith won’t leave him again. She’s chosen to leave him behind before. Meredith is terrified of losing him. After all, everyone she loves…dies. There’s a scene towards the end of this book where Meredith is faced with her fear. It is heart wrenching and painful to see what triggers her fear of loss. Kristen Proby had me curled in a ball, clutching my Kindle and bawling my eyes out. That particular scene really made me reflect on my own life and how fast things could change. I wanted to gather my kids and husband and just hold them, being that is was well past midnight at the time I let them sleep. But it was a good reminder of what not to take for granted.
“There were days…I would have exchanged a year of my life to touch you one more time.”
Of course Breathe With Me was full of steamy bedroom scenes that could have fogged up my glasses. Mark in the bedroom…yum! Alpha male, adoring, attentive. Oh the characters that reside in Ms. Proby’s head.
“I love you so much it hurts to breath, Meredith.”
One thing I’ve said time and again throughout my reviews of this series is I love how we see everyone. I mean every character from this series. We see their lives evolve. Babies born and children growing. We’re invited on the crazy, wild Girls Night Outs. And this book does not disappoint with the GNO. The Montgomery and Williams clans head to Vegas for a weekend. Yeah, let your imagination run from there.     
The air smells of sweet liquor and bad choices as the girls laugh and high-five each other.
Overall this was a fantastic read and one not to miss. Only one more to go till the end of this amazing series. Thank you, Ms. Proby, for this wonderful journey you have kept us on. Until next time.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.  

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Blitz & Giveaway: Spicy (Bad Boy Rockers #2) by Lexi Buchanan


Because of screwing up with Callie, during the summer, I’m drowning my sorrows with drink and women…or that’s what I’m trying to do, but it isn’t working. Every time I close my eyes all I see is Callie, her long flowing blonde locks, her slim curvy body with legs that go on for miles and breasts that make my mouth water. She’s become my weakness and I have no idea how to make amends for my past sin…
It’s been weeks since Reece left me without a backwards glance, and I’m an idiot because I’m finding it difficult to move on and forget him. It doesn’t help that my best friend, Thalia, is engaged to his best friend, Phoenix. But tonight I intend to change all that and maybe do a little flirting with another guy and see where it leads…and who knows, it might even make the pain in my ass realize what he’s missing…
Can be read as a standalone and has an HEA ending – No Cliffhanger
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Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Safe With Me (With Me in Seattle #5) by Kristen Proby

Okay, so I’ve only been waiting for this story for the past few books.  No big, right.  Pfft.  I’m a patient girl.  NOT!!!  I’ve been dying for Brynna’s story since Under the Mistletoe With Me.  Brynna Vincent is on the run from some kind of dangerous threat.  Matt and Caleb Montgomery have been working to keep her and her twin daughters safe.  During the course of the series we have seen something brewing between Brynna and Caleb.  Finally, FINALLY, we get their story.

Light up the fireworks.  Shoot off the confetti canons.  Safe With Me has arrived!
The Queen of Swoon has done it again!  Caleb Montgomery, as like most men in this series, is H-O-T!  He’s a badass ex Navy Seal.  He’s a Montgomery.  Need I really say more?  Yes, yes I must because there is so much more to Caleb than his physical attributes and his DNA.  He’s a protector.  A hero.  And sadly, he’s a bit damaged.  His last mission left him with deep, emotional wounds; demons that he can’t escape.  Over the past year of watching over Brynna and her girls, they have been carving their way into his heart.  He’s grown attached to them and vice versa.  Unfortunately, he thinks he’s undeserving of them and this way of thinking leads him to making the biggest mistake he’ll ever make.  A mistake that not only results in heartache, but one that may cost Brynna and her daughters their life.
Brynna Vincent has my upmost respect.  She’s a mom who, regardless of being married at one time to her girls’ dad, was basically already living a single mom life.  Her ex-husband was married to his job.  He let that take precedence over his family.  It’s sad that he never really bothered to get to know his girls; they are the sweetest little things.  Brynna is so strong.  Over the years she’s had to endure a lot.  Now with danger on her trail and Caleb protecting her, her life isn’t the only thing at risk.  Caleb is the first man since her ex to pique her interest.  She wants him.  She knows he feels it too.  So why not get together?  Why does he keep fighting what’s between them?  She swore to herself she wouldn’t beg for a man’s affections ever again.  If he turns his back on her, that’s it, they’re done.
Oh, Ms. Proby had my stomach in knots with this one.  Safe With Me had me reaching for a tissue one minute and in the next I’m reaching for Tums.  It was the perfect amount of angst, heat, and emotion.  And if the turmoil between Caleb and Brynna wasn’t enough, she dropped a major bombshell on us that left me speechless.  From a writing standpoint, I’d say it was brilliant.  The one thing I have continued to say about this series is that Kristen Proby writes like real life.  Real life continues, evolves and at times aches.  She showed us just how real the Montgomerys are.  They are not as perfect as they seem.  There’s a crack in the façade.  But like true Montgomery fashion, above all else is love.  What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, right?     
Now that I’ve inhaled this one, I shall “patiently” wait for the next installment.

Twenty five random things about Kristen Proby:
1.  I hate wearing socks.
2.  I love artichokes.
3.  I never wear lipstick.
4.  Toenails should always be painted red.
5.  I have schitzophrenic handwriting. It’s never the same.
6.  I can recite most of The Goonies.
7.  When I drive, I’m pretty sure I sound exactly like Adele when I sing along with her.
8.  I want to marry Roarke from the In Death series by Nora Roberts.
9.  I used to be a massage therapist.
10. My cat’s name is Maggie.
11. I hate roadtrips. I’d rather fly.
12. The only flavor of cough drops I’ll buy are the mentholyptus ones.
13. Pistachios are delicious.
14. My husband is allergic to all nuts, and if I eat pistachios, I can’t kiss him.
15. I eat pistachios when I’m mad at my husband.
16. I work roughly seventy hours a week.
17. My dream vacation is Italy.
18. I worked in a movie theater in high school.
19. I come from an artistic family.
20. I cry every time I watch Steel Magnolias.
21. Ice cream will cure anything that ails me.
22. My first car was a Chrysler Cordoba.
23. I can’t swim very well.
24. I think garden gnomes are evil.
25. Do I need more coffee? Yes.
About Kristen Proby:
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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