Come Away With Me

Kristen Proby
Come Away With Me
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Kristen Proby Publishing
Release Date
November 2012
Book 1 of With Me In Seattle #1
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing's for sure, he's hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie's wounded soul.

Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he's intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can't get enough of her, but he's not ready to tell her who he really his.

Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn't do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke's hiding?

Book Review by drm2115
Dec 17, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
145 people found the following review helpful
COME AWAY WITH ME opens with Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos interrupted by a handsome stranger. The handsome stranger, Luke Williams, just wants to live his life in peace, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face while enjoying a serene morning was just too much for him.

This opening scene grabs your attention and starts to build a relationship dynamic between the main characters that makes this book a truly enjoyable read.

Natalie has had more than her share of tragedy and heartache but she is not a victim. She has grown into a strong, competent female, who thought she did not need a man in her life for it to be complete.
Nat has her own career and her own money. She does not need Luke but it is truly a pleasure to watch her want Luke in her life. The author does a wonderful job telling Natalie's story; your heart will break for her and then build back up as Nat embraces life and moves forward.

Luke is rebuilding his life, working to live life by on his own terms. He is charming, tender and sexy. Luke is very quickly open about his feelings for Nat. I adored his love for her body and his ability to sense her feelings and want to deal with them openly. He often says "Look at me" and "Talk to me". On a personal note I found myself smiling every time Luke used his nickname for her, which was "Beautiful." Luke's desire to spoil Nat with over the top gestures makes for a romantic read; one that will have many readers wishing they were Nat.

It was engaging to watch Nat learn to accept Luke's devotion and love of her body, something she did not always seem too sure about.

COME AWAY WITH ME will warm your heart and make your pulse race without leaving you feeling angsty and emotional. The love scenes were both steamy and tender; it was nice to read Luke and Natalie enjoying each other emotionally and physically. As this couple works for their happiness, it is a romantic read.

Besides the main characters, there is a great cast of secondary characters. The author developed Nat's best friend Jules, and she used Luke's and Jules' families throughout the story to further build your connection to the story.

COME AWAY WITH ME is a great debut novel by Kristen Proby. It is a hot and touching story, with a heartwarming end. I truly enjoyed the epilogue, and the second half of the epilogue was a nice touch. No, I won't tell you what it is. You will have to read the book to find out.

I love when an author proves you don't need a cliffhanger or To Be Continued to make readers want to read book 2. Instead, Krisen Proby wrote a wonderful story with compelling characters that make readers want to read more.

Ms Proby plans to release 7 books in the series, each about a different couple. I love a good family saga—one where you see the prior couples in the background as their lives move forward and each family member finds happiness.

I am looking forward to reading book 2, Fight with Me, which is about Jules, Nat's best friend.
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