Kristen Proby comes to the blog with the third in her Romancing Manhattan series with
I’ve really enjoyed this series: light and fun romances with an underlying layer of depth and ‘could happen in real life’ honesty. In this book we are finally at Carter’s story: and he’s battling through worry, grief and a bit of an inappropriate attraction to his personal assistant Nora. She’s been with him for years, makes both his work and personal lives run smoothly and even is in the office as long (if not longer) than he is. But they’ve both noticed an attraction that shouldn’t be – but it’s there.
Adding another layer of difficulty to the mid is Carter’s daughter Gabby – hitting those ‘difficult’ teen years, and the office busybody who seems to have a vendetta against Nora – both of whom explode frequently in vitriol and anger, often unwarranted.
It’s going to take some serious self-realizations, a bit of family interference, a history they’ve built through years working together and both of them recognizing the opportunity and happiness in front of them before we get the ending and answer that everyone could see coming. Proby’s ability to mix “it only happens in a book” with the very real reactions and situations her characters face make these the perfect escape reads – guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Title: After All
Author: Kristen Proby
Series: Romancing Manhattan #3
Also in this series: All the Way, All It Takes
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dual Narration, Family Saga, Friendship, Grief, Romantic Elements, Second Chance
Published by: Avon
Published on: 14 July, 2020
Source: Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 5 Hours: 42 minutes
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The last sizzling novel in Kristen Proby's Romancing Manhattan series finds a widower falling deeply in love again with a woman who has scars of her own.
When Carter Shaw’s wife died five years ago, he was left to pick up the pieces not only of his own broken heart but also that of his devastated eight-year-old daughter, Gabby—leaving him with no time for anything else, let alone dating. But recently, Carter has noticed women again and soon even begins dating. No one has stuck around for long, mostly thanks to one very angry Gabby.
Nora Hayes has worked as Carter’s assistant for years. Recently divorced herself, Nora spends many hours at the office and helping Carter with his daughter whom she adores. Despite loving her job and being wrapped up in the Shaw family, Nora’s never given her handsome, kind workaholic boss a second thought, especially in the romance department.
But then the snowstorm of the century hits, and Nora finds herself stranded at work with Carter overnight. And suddenly, she sees Carter in a whole new, sexy light. The sadness that’s lived in his eyes for so long has now been replaced with pure, unadulterated lust—and Nora isn’t quite sure what to do about it. For after the pain of her divorce, she never thought she would give love a second chance.
Carter and Nora have always believed in never combining business with pleasure. But how can they possibly deny the all-consuming chemistry between them...?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.