Max Hull left Cunningham Falls a long time ago. Thanks to his killer instincts and business smarts, he’s come back to town richer than anyone’s wildest imagination. Now he’s closer to his family, living in his dream home, and at the top of his career—it sure looks like he has it all.
All but one thing. And she’s not interested.
Willa Monroe and Max were childhood sweethearts. She daydreamed about their wedding day and named their children, but Max’s dreams were bigger than her. After high school, he left her behind without another word. Now, Willa is a single mother and a successful business owner, and the heartbreak of losing Max was a very long time ago.
She’s moved on.
But when he walks into her shop and back into her life, suddenly it feels like no time has passed at all. He’s as handsome as ever, and more charming than she remembered. Once he makes friends with her son and turns his attention on her, how long will she be able to resist him?
And does she really want to? Sometimes you do get a second chance at first love.
4 Star Review by Ashley
Kristen Proby has done it again! Waiting for Willa was a second-chance romance that delivered lots of feels with a small-town vibe. The opening scene had me reaching for a tissue. But fear not, the tears didn't flow freely throughout. In fact there was a lot of smiling and even more swooning.
Because Max. Sweet mother of all things awesome. I loved how he put Willa first. Her wishes and needs. Alex. He was such a kind and thoughtful man when it came to Willa. I liked Willa she was a bit broken and a lot sorry for the way she had treated Max in the past.
I liked, and Max loved, that she saw him for the man he was and not the boy he had been. She liked him for who he was and not what he had- and he had a whole heck of a lot. When she opened the door to the possibility of more, Max barged right in. He took the chance he had always wanted and this time he wasn't going to walk away. The feelings came on fast and strong for these two. And there was nowhere for them to go but forward.
While Waiting for Willa was a straight forward romance- without a lot of drama, it still packed quite the emotional punch. Kristen Proby made me want to crawl inside of this book and live in it. The pain. The guilt. The fear. The forgiveness. The hope. The love. So much love. Willa and Max prove that love always deserves a chance.
About the Author
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.