Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published By: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Series: The Winslow Brothers #2)
Proposing to Preston is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Brooks... he's probably sailing around the world with Skye by now. And Cameron, who's having too much fun sparring with Margaret. And Christopher, who's only on the look-out for a congressional seat and absolutely. nothing. else.)
Preston Winslow has a heart as open as the sky and room in his life for someone special. When he falls in love with Broadway actress, Elise Klassan, he holds nothing back.
Elise, who has made tremendous sacrifices to forward her career, is swept off her feet by handsome, charming Preston...but the stage has been her first love for so many years, she doesn't know if there's room for Preston in her life. When the day comes that she must choose between her ambition and her heart, she profoundly hurts the one man who could have made her happy.
Two years later, Elise has become a world-famous actress and Preston is a very successful lawyer. But fame has not equaled happiness for Elise, and Preston is much too bitter and cynical to ever consider falling in love again.
Is it possible that the only person who can mend Preston's heart is the one who originally broke it? Only if Elise can figure out a way to make him believe in love all over again.
*Happy sigh* No, really. I am seriously doing the happy sigh thing over this book. It was a sweet, quick and engaging read that pulled practically every emotion known to man out of me while reading it, even a few sniffles which doesn’t happen all often. And then there was the fact that I actually HAD to talk myself into putting it down because I had things that I had to do and putting them off was not an option.
Proposing to Preston is a well written and engaging second chance at love story that is told in two parts: When Preston and Elise first meet then when they collide once more after being separated for two years and I must admit that I liked that it was done in this way rather than flashbacks peppered throughout the book, not that there aren’t a few, but this way I was able to focus better and found that I really liked both of them a lot. While raised in very different worlds, they both had drive and ambition and an inherent kindness that called to each other. Knowing this had me rooting for them to end up together. But as much as I liked them, I did get frustrated with them at various points, okay I got pissed off with them, but only because of the situations they found themselves in and their handling of them.
But what I enjoyed the most was how the story unfolded. Knowing that they are separated by a choice made by Elise had me turning the pages in anticipation to see just how it all went down and when the first hint finally came to light I couldn’t help but cringe. And when it came to pass...let’s just say I almost tossed my e-reader into the freezer. Almost. As I said already, the writing was engaging and the story flowed well and I didn’t feel lost in anyway since I didn’t read the first book in the series, so this one can definitely be read as a standalone, but will be adding it to my TBR list because I really liked the Winslow family members.
The Bottom Line: Fun, sweet read that’s perfect for summer!
~ ARC provided by Rockstar PR in exchange for an honest review ~
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling a modern fairytale series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Havenand a standalone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015, and four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.