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Title: All the Way
Series: Romancing Manhattan #1
Author: Kristen Proby
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 21 Aug 2018
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new Romancing Manhattan series, three brothers get more than they bargain for as they practice law, balance life, and navigate love in and around New York City.

Finn Cavanaugh is known for being a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. He owns a successful law firm with his brother and brother-in-law in Manhattan. On the rare occasion that he has downtime, he spends it at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. But when Finn’s troubled niece goes to stay with him for the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he’s reluctant to take time off from work. That is until he meets his beautiful new neighbor, London.

London Watson is a Tony Award-winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past.

But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow. Will the newfound love between London and Finn be enough to conquer all? Or will it be over before it has a chance to grow…?

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I love the way in which Kristen Proby writes heart-warming romance but in All the Way we get the addition of thriller elements within the narrative!!!!

London has recently experienced a horrific tragedy, suffering a possible career-ending injury in a house fire that also took the lives of both of her parents. Dealing with her grief over both her parents and career, as well as her drug-addicted brother, London first encounters Finn at the reading of her parents will as Finn is the executor of the estate. There is obvious chemistry between the pair even under the troubling circumstances, however, London is not in a place to pursue any kind of relationship.

London retreats to one of the properties she has inherited in order to heal both physically and mentally; a place that has a lot of wonderful memories of her family and where London feels a sense of security. In a strange twist of fate, Finn happens to be her next-door neighbor who is currently looking after his tween niece. Being in such close proximity ensures neither Finn nor London can fight the attraction they have for each other.

Catching feelings is easy when two people are so perfect for each other. Finn and London fit seamlessly into each other’s lives to offer an individual support system for each other. Finn has his own emotional baggage although he is very self-aware in that respect and a role model for the way in which to communicate with women 😍

Although the romance between Finn and London is the central part of the plot, there are a number of sub-plots at work adding depth to the story as a whole. Kristen has a way of writing family dynamics that make you want to be part of that particular family, although there are a few unexpected twists in All the Way.  While the plot is in no way predictable, the puzzle pieces are definitely there with one shocking exception!!!!

I loved the flow of All the Way, it was effortless, inducing a great deal of investment into the happiness of the characters. I am a great believer in everything happening for a reason no matter what it is – in this case, tragedy lead London to Finn 💞