Meet Me Under the Stars
by KD Proctor
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him* to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him* Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.
The same *him* she dumped, to protect his heart.
Sexy, British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her* who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.
The same *her* he’s never gotten over.
Unable to agree on the specifics of the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tempt one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort and if they can overcome their disastrous past mistakes to spend forever together.
This was my first read by author KD Proctor and it was such a fun read. The author had me laughing, she had me wiping away tears and she had me swooning with the sweet love moments. She wrote a story with characters who were realistic and the reader can’t help but fall in love with the whole gang.
The reason that Charlie left Nate is so bittersweet; she wanted to protect him, but in doing so she cuts him out of the decision of whether he wants to stand by her in her darkest moments. Then the scenarios that brought Charlie back into contact with Nate was a great work on Charlie’s sister’s part. Not many people get a second chance at love, but Charlie’s sister is ensuring that Nate & Charlie get their shot again. This book follows all the heartbreak, games and hopefulness that go hand in hand with a second chance at romance.
The feelings between Nate & Charlie are so strong that everyone around them can feel them. Even the reader can’t help but want everything to work out perfectly for the two. The supporting cast of characters really bring the story together and just make it even more enjoyable. The book has a really great flow and the pacing is right on point – you won’t feel like anything is rushed or dragging. This book is worth every minute spent on it and is a great love story that will stick with you for a long time after you finish it. The only thing this book will leave wanting is more to the story. I wish there was more to it so I could spend more time with Nate, Charlie and their friends.
About KD Proctor
KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever. She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!
KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.
Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU’RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.