Dance With Me by Kristen Proby
Starla. Just Starla.
She doesn’t have a last name, and she doesn’t need one. Not with that many Grammys on her mantel. Everyone knows her kick-ass, no-holds-barred style of singing, dancing, and living.
No one knows that America’s Sweetheart is still living with the wreckage of four years ago, when her world was torn apart. Losing her fiancé was devastating, but she’s channeled all of that into her music. Closing off her heart opened a hundred new doors.
Officer Levi Crawford, Seattle PD.
For almost twenty years, Levi has been consumed by the law. He eats, sleeps, and breathes work. Not just because he’s a workaholic, but because he loves it. Sure, he doesn’t have time for a woman and barely sees the rest of his family, but it’s a trade he’s always been happy to make.
Two lonely hearts could learn to beat again, if they’re willing to dance together.
4.5 Heart Review by Ashley
Yes, yes YES!!! Dance With Me was the return to Seattle that I had been waiting for. And Kristen Proby delivered on every front. Steam. Drama. Family. Danger. Friendship. Did I say steam already? Oh well- Starla and Levi where HOT! And getting to see all of my old favorites (hey Nate, Jules, Luke and Nat!) was just the cherry on top of this deliciously romantic sundae.
I really liked Starla. I felt her pain and understood her drive and desire to work herself past her demons. And for the most part it worked. Until her taxing work rate caught up to her and she's forced to take some time off. Relax. Vacation. Regroup. Disappointed not looking forward to her respite, she heads to Seattle. Home of her best friends and the man she hasn't been able to forget after one awesome night, Levi.
Where can I get me a Levi- because holy #HotButeredYum that man is what book boyfriend dreams are made of. I loved his protective instincts but how he was also free with his affection. Especially where Starla was concerned. He couldn't escape their connection and put himself on the line to prove how he felt. He had a few tricks up his sleeve and some help along the way but it was just what Starla needed to let the guard around her heart down. Especially with an unknown someone threatening her, and the danger escalating.
I was glued to my kindle and reading as fast as I could to see what would happen between Starla and Levi. And when the culprit was revealed my mind was blown. Kudos Kristen Proby, you got me good with that one, I didn't see that coming at. All. Nobody did. From start to finish, Dance With Me kept me riveted. There was romance and heartbreak and mystery and humor all in equal doses. And that ending, be still my swooning heart. It was the perfection that Starla and Levi so richly deserved.
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.
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