Love With You by Kristen Proby
Best friends from college. Plus-ones since med school. A chance for something new...
Jace Crawford heals hearts for a living. More than that, medicine is his life. To become the leading cardiothoracic surgeon on the west coast, he’s made sacrifices. No social life. He barely has time to sleep. Love? Forget about it. But when everything goes horribly wrong on his table, and he unexpectedly loses a patient, Jace is suspended from work.
When a man has nothing but his job, what does he do when that’s gone? Joy Thompson collects unwanted strays. A dog with one eye, a three-legged cat, a bird that swears like a sailor? All part and parcel of her veterinary business. It helps pass the time.
Until Jace calls out of the blue to ask her out on a real date. Spending extra time with him is dangerous. Her feelings for her best friend have always been stronger than simple companionship. If she gets attached, what happens when he goes back to work and leaves her behind?
This time, Jace’s heart is the one that will need fixing before both of them end up broken.
3.5 Star Review by Ashley
Can you feel that sigh of contentment I just let out? No? That's ok- I'm still enjoying it after finishing Love With Me. There is just something about this friends-to-lovers romance from Kristen Proby that is irresistible. Maybe it's Jace or Joy.
Ohhh that Jace. He was a romantic alpha if I've ever read one. I loved his dedication to his job and family. And his best friend Joy. I really liked her. She was a total ballbuster and owned it. While their personalities were different- Type A vs. Type B., they balanced each other out in the best possible way. They had both been hiding their true feelings for a while. Neither wanting to risk their awesome friendship but once they admitted their feelings, it was flash forward.
They knew each other so well that the small things didn't become big things. Except that one time when a total lack of communication and making each other a priority got in the way of their happiness. I could see that fight coming from a mile away. Joy could feel it and tried her best not to explode but Jace had just pushed her too far.
Thank goodness that they were both levelheaded and realized the mistakes they had made and did their best swiftly make up for it. But it was Jace and the plans he put in place that truly made Joy (and me) swoon. I like that Kristen Proby keeps giving me small glimpses into some of my other beloved characters (hello Will)! I will say that there were a few parts that felt a bit rushed. To the point I went back and re-read a few paragraphs to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Overall, Love With Me was a sweet, mostly drama free, and sexy addition to this series that I adore.
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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