Second Sunday Series – MARCH

One of my favorite things about reading books is when I discover a book series that I can really sink my teeth into; a series that captivates my attention from the first book until the last.  Throughout my life I have stumbled into many series’ (some from recommendations & some by accident) that I have gotten so much enjoyment out of I can’t help but share them with others.  So I have decided to try something new.  Every second Sunday will be a special blog about a particularly enjoyable and captivating series that I have either read or am currently reading – we will call them Second Sunday Series (partly because I like the alliteration and partly because I am not that creative as to think of a better name).

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This month – since it is the first one – we’re going to start off with one of my new favorite authors.  It was honestly hard to pick which series I liked the best from her, but I finally settled on the answer – the With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby (I am not promising that another one of her series won’t end up being mentioned because I am just a huge fan of this lady’s writing).  I’m not quite sure when I first stumbled upon this series (sometimes in 2014), or even how I stumbled upon it (probably recommended to me on Amazon? or by a bookaholic coworker?), but I fell absolutely head over heels in love with the Montgomerys & the Williamses.  I’m not sure what I liked best – the men or the women from this family; both the Hero & the heroine of each story is lovabale, relatable and strong enough to overcome whatever obstacles may be facing them or their partner.  Each of the books in this series followed a different family member & each one had their own individual story without anything feeling repetitive or redundant throughout the series.  There are 8 full length novels and a couple short novellas that go along with it; I know we’re really jumping in feet first – it’s a pretty long series but the author is finished so you can totally binge read the entire thing in one sitting if you wanted (I started reading the series before Forever With Me was out so I could only binge read so far).  Each story can be read as a standalone so if you aren’t a fan of one of them, it won’t keep you from liking the rest of the series.  But, if you’re anything like me, you are going to absolutely love with this family & want to read all about them as well.

Good news is that if you want to start this series – but aren’t sure if you will like it – book one is free on Amazon.  My personal favorite is either Nate & Jules’ story or Mark & Meredith’s, for various reasons. I love the story of Nate & Jules because their chemistry is so intense and I couldn’t picture a better matched couple; I love the story of Mark & Meredith because I met my husband for the first time when I was 11 years old so I’m partial to stories that involve childhood sweethearts 🙂  Below is a brief synopsis of each book as well as my personal rating for each.  If you haven’t read these yet, you should – I do not think you’ll be disappointed.

 

Come Away With Me
Release Date: Nov 7, 2012
Length: 324 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars

Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn’t part of Natalie Conner’s plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she’s taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.

Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he’s intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can’t get enough of her, but he’s not ready to tell her who he really his.

Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn’t do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke’s hiding?

Fight With Me
Release Date: Dec 30, 2012
Length: 352 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars

Jules Montgomery is too busy and content with her life to worry about a man, especially one Nate McKenna. If growing up with four brothers has taught her anything, she knows to stay away from sexy men with tattoos and motorcycles. That goes double if he’s your boss. During the one incredible night they shared, he violated the no fraternization policy…among other things, and it won’t happen again. Jules won’t risk her career for mind-blowing sex, no matter how much her body and her damn heart keep arguing with her.

Nate McKenna could give a shit about the no fraternizing policy. He wants Jules and he’ll have her. The rules could bend around them, or be damned. He’s not a man to be taken lightly, and Jules Montgomery is about to find out just how he responds to being pushed aside after the best night of sex he’s ever had. She can fight all she wants, but he’ll have her in his bed in the end.

Play With Me
Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
Length: 268 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars

Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido. He’s determined to show her that he’s not the arrogant jock she thinks he is, and to get her into his bed.

Megan McBride is not impressed with Will Montgomery, his fat contract, fancy car, or his arrogant public persona. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, and if she’s learned anything in life, it’s that loving means losing, so she guards her heart ferociously. But she can’t deny the overwhelming attraction to the sexy, tattooed athlete, and when Will starts breaking down her defenses and grabs hold of her heart, will she be able to admit her feelings for him, or will her troubled past cause her to lose the first man she’s ever truly loved?

Rock With Me
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Length: 296 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars

Front Man Leo Nash from the world-famous rock band, Nash, is the last person on earth Samantha Williams would trust. She’s already learned about loving a celebrity the hard way and isn’t signing up for another lesson.

Every time Sam gives Leo attitude, he wants to knock that chip off her fragile little shoulder. What the hell did he ever do to her, anyway? He’s not used to women treating him like he’s poisonous, and he isn’t about to let her run away every time he gets close. He’s had enough of people running away to last him a lifetime…when this one runs, he gives chase. But, catching Sam isn’t as hard as he thought.

The sexual attraction between them is so thick, Sam can practically hold it in her hand. There’s no way she can deny herself the promise of pleasure being with Leo would provide.

But, pleasure always comes with pain and when secrets are revealed and trust is challenged, who will run and who will chase?

 

Safe With Me
Release Date: Sep 21, 2013
Length: 246 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars

Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries. But being assigned to keep Brynna Vincent and her adorable daughters, Maddie and Josie, safe from an unknown threat has thrown Caleb off his axis. Hot for the tall brunette since she came back to town more than a year ago, being close to her day in and day out is cracking Caleb’s resolve to keep his hands off her gorgeous body and his head in the mission.

Brynna is sick and tired of being afraid. All she wants is a normal, quiet life for her and her precious girls. Just as she’s settling into her new home in Seattle and feeling safe again, Caleb shows up on her doorstep insisting the danger is as high as ever. But whether she needs to be sheltered from the threat in her past, or from the intense emotions she feels for the sexy, protective man sleeping in her home, remains to be seen. What will happen if Brynna and her girls fall in love with a man so broken he may not be able to protect them from the danger that threatens, much less himself?

Tied With Me
Release Date: Mar 18, 2014
Length: 246 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars

A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own…

Nic Dalton’s cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again.

…What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?

Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault.

And he has a penchant for bondage.

Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system.

And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.

Breathe With Me
Release Date: Jun 23, 2014
Length: 280 Pages
My Rating: 4 Stars

Sometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time…

Mark Williams has loved Meredith since he was seventeen. A successful man with a strong family, he’s worked hard to move on from Meredith breaking his heart all those years ago. When his path crosses with the only woman he’s ever loved again years later, Mark knows there is nothing he won’t do to keep her in his life. But when the going gets tough, will Meredith stick around or will he lose her again?

…But true love has a way of finding its way back.

Meredith Summers is a dancer. One of the first things she learned in following her dreams is that timing is everything. She has spent the past ten years following her dream touring with mega-stars while trying to forget the high school sweetheart she left behind. Now she’s back in Seattle, running a successful dance studio with her best friend Jax and determined to move on from her gypsy past. Until the day she sees Mark Williams and time stands still. It’s as if no time has passed at all when Meredith finds herself in Mark’s arms again. The chemistry, the bonds and the love are as strong as ever and hearing Mark whisper breathe with me in her ear is a balm to her wounded soul. But will she grab onto this second chance at love, or is the timing all wrong for them again?

Forever With Me
Release Date: Dec 2, 2014
Length: 290 Pages
My Rating: 5 Stars

Dominic Salvatore seemingly has everything a man could want. He’s found a new relationship with his father and the entire Montgomery family. His vineyard, Cuppa di Vita, is a success. There’s only one thing that eludes him: a certain driven, intelligent, and sexy as hell blonde named Alecia.

Alecia works tirelessly building her event planning business. It’s the most important part of her life. Despite the beautiful, lavish weddings she organizes, Alecia is convinced that the idea of true love is a myth. While Dominic is a sexy, intriguing man, welcoming the handsome Italian into her bed, and her life, is a risk she’s not so sure she’s willing to take.

However Dominic isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and it’s not long before these two are burning up the sheets and discovering a connection that neither can deny. But will it be strong enough to last forever?

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