Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review & Excerpt Tour ~ Easy with You (A With You In Seattle Novella) by Kristen Proby


Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible.

Steadfast. Strong.

She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year.

In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself.

With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul.

But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?

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Kristen Proby made it "EASY TO LOVE" Asher and Lila.  We all fell in love with the single Asher and his daughter Casey when we met them in Tied With you.  Asher was Matt Montgomery's partner.  From the moment he walked into Nic's bakery, he was charming, loving and heartwarming. 

Asher wasn't one for one night stands.  Neither was the woman who he had one with.  When Lila literally fell into his lap, he never thought he would see her again.  But fate had a way of helping him out one night when Lila's best friend, Kate just so happened to stumble upon a sexy as sin man sitting at the bar.  When she invites him back to the table, Lila immediately recognizes him.  Sparks between the two fly, the sexual chemistry between the two is scorching.  After one night together, neither ever expected to see each other again. 

When Asher decides to relocate to the "Big Easy" New Orleans to be closer to his brother and sister-in-law, he never imagined that his path would cross with the woman who has plagued his dreams for nine months.  That one night has been on repeat over and over in his head. Vivid images of Lila on top of him, riding him.  Vivid images on what his body looked like 

Lila can't get Asher out of her mind.  It was mind blowing sex with a man who she knew nothing about.  One night stands were so out of character for her, but why can't she stop thinking about him.

Asher is working a serial killer case which leads him to the campus of Tulane University. Never in a million years did he think he would walk into the office of a professor and see the one woman who he can't get out of his head.  Asher has come face to face with the woman who he fantasizes about.  When the investigation reveals that Lila is a target, he vows to protect her. He can't explain why he feels the need to protect her.  He can't explain the feelings that draws him to her.  He hasn't had this type of burning desire in years.  Asher is a total sweetheart who is missing just one thing in this life... the love of a woman, a companion. Would that be Lila?  Could Lila fill the void in his heart?  

Will the two of them be able to have more than just their one night of passion?  Will Asher open his heart to Lila?  How will Asher's ten year old daughter feel about his interest with Lila?  Will Casey accept her?  Will Asher risk his safety to ensure Lila's?   How far will the serial killer go to get close to Lila?  Will Asher be able to protect her?  At what lengths will Asher go to keep Lila safe?  Will Lila allow Asher to protect her?  

Kristin Proby has a way of having you fall in love with each character she creates.  I loved seeing a few characters from the With Me In Seattle cross over into the The Boudreaux Series where we met Lila in "Easy Love".  I loved seeing how Matt and Nic were doing.  I don't think I will ever be able to let go of the Montgomery Family.  

There is only one complaint that I have.  I wish this was a NOVEL rather than a NOVELLA.  I wanted more!!  I didn't want to see their story end so quickly.  I wish I was able to see more of their love developing between the two.  

A Message from Kristen Proby:

Dear readers,

As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I've been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete.

And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I'm happy with their happy-ever-afters. 

But, I've also heard you when you've said that Asher, Matt Montgomery's partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nightsasked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I've moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series... And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series?

And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I'm excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you're going to love Asher and Lila's love story this spring...

Happy Reading,
Kristen Proby


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have 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 spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at

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