Friday, November 2, 2018

Tempting Brooke by Kristen Proby Blog Tour


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her Big Sky series…

Brooke’s Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. The beautiful, innovative flower shop is trendy, with not only gorgeous flower arrangements, but also fun gifts for any occasion. This store is Brooke Henderson’s deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls.

So, when her landlord dies and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold, and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that she’s in for the fight of her life. But she hasn’t gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what she’s told. Hustle is Brooke’s middle name, and she has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brody’s smile – and body – is.

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Book 2.5
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Brody Chabot.

“Brooke?” A slow grin spreads over that sexy mouth, and I have to take a minute to just soak him in. He’s grown a couple more inches, making him ridiculously tall. His dark hair is cut short around his ears, and a little longer on top, stylishly messy.

He’s in cargo shorts and a polo shirt, due to it being the hottest day of the year so far out there.

“Hi, Brody,” I reply and swallow hard. “Thanks for meeting with me.”

“Hi, Brody,” Maisey says with a smile. “Welcome back.”

He blinks and nods, then tosses her a friendly smile. “Thanks. Good to see you.” He turns back to me as he tucks his sunglasses in his pocket. “I thought, since the space next door is empty, we could walk over there.”

I nod and tuck a piece of my hair behind my ear. “That works. Maisey, do you and Micah have this?”

“Of course. Take your time.”

I send her a look that says thanks, but if I’m not back in an hour, come get me.

Brody leads the way and unlocks the glass door, then holds it open for me and waits for me to go ahead of him. He locks the door back up and follows me in.

The room is empty, aside from a glass countertop that used to display knick knacks. Brody walks behind it and leans on it casually, crosses his arms over his chest, and takes a moment to look me up and down, from my toes to my head.

“You still look sixteen,” he says quietly. Just like that, his voice does things to me. It’s deeper now, and his brown eyes aren’t the eyes of a boy anymore. He’s 100% pure sexy man, and I’m suddenly wishing I’d asked Maisey to attend this meeting with me.

“I don’t feel sixteen,” I reply with a small laugh and rest my hands on the countertop across from him. I’m only five-feet-two, so I have to look way up to meet his gaze. His eyes are guarded, but happy. I look at his left hand, and notice that he isn’t wearing a ring.

“You’re not wearing one either,” he says quietly.

“No.”

He nods once. “I’m assuming you wanted to meet about the letter.”

“I do, yes. Brody, I need you to reconsider.”

His eyebrows climb in surprise. “Excuse me?”

“You heard me. I’d like you to reconsider selling the building. If you sell, and I have to relocate, I could very well go out of business, and this business is important, Brody.”

“To you.”

“To this community.”




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
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Brooke is blossoming in her new business. She loves where she lives and loves her friends and family. But she had a best friend growing up and never quite knew what she did to drive him away. When he comes back to town in order to sell the building that her business is now residing in, she will need to remind him just what is special about their town.

Brody grew up living a lie. While he was never quite sure how to get out from behind the lie, he was able to simply escape. Despite years of wanting something he knew would never happen, when he has to return home to settle an estate, he runs into so many people from his past that he can't help but remember some of the good times too. Brooke captivates him right from the beginning and in his promise to her, he gets to see his hometown through her eyes.

This is a great friends-to-lovers romance. It's about trust and growing up, love and friendship. I loved how these characters had a past, but it didn't necessarily define their present or future. I wish that this was somewhat longer, as I think that these two characters deserved a longer story. It felt a little rushed towards the end. Hopefully we get to see them more in future books!


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is a lovely novella which fits into Kristen Proby's Big Sky series – and is both a treat to the new reader and a fun return to Cunningham Falls for a faithful fan.

I think my only complaint about this story is that I wanted it to be longer. We get some beautiful details which give Brody reasons why Brooke's business is so important (be ready for some teary moments) over the course of a week, but then have to miss out on more of the relationship that is building over time. I could happily have read more about them meshing their lives together.

As always. there are some lovely side characters who one hopes will get their happily ever after in future installments, so I am confident that we will catch up with this couple in the future and satisfy my curiosity.




Also Available in the Big Sky Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Charming Hannah Blog Tour.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Kissing Jenn Blog Tour.




New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Tempting Broke (Big Sky #2.5) by Kristen Proby to read and review for this tour.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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