Author: Katy Regnery
Publisher: Katy Regnery
Rating: 4.5 stars
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Proposing to Preston is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Brooks… he’s probably sailing around the world with Skye by now. And Cameron, who’s having too much fun sparring with Margaret to think about love. And Christopher, who’s only on the look-out for a congressional seat and absolutely. nothing. else.)
Preston Winslow has a heart as open as the sky and room in his life for someone special. When he falls in love with Broadway actress, Elise Klassan, he holds nothing back.
Elise, who has made tremendous sacrifices to forward her career, is swept off her feet by handsome, charming Preston…but the stage has been her first love for so many years, she doesn’t know if there’s room for Preston in her life. When the day comes that she must choose between her ambition and her heart, she profoundly hurts the one man who could have made her happy.
Two years later, Elise has become a world-famous actress and Preston is a very successful lawyer. But fame has not equaled happiness for Elise, and Preston is much too bitter and cynical to ever consider falling in love again.
Is it possible that the only person who can mend Preston’s heart is the one who originally broke it? Only if Elise can figure out a way to make him believe in love all over again.
Review: This book actually broke my heart into pieces! What a sweet love story about finding yourself and finding your one true love–and having to choose between them. Awesome writing as always by Katy Regnery, who does emotional masterpieces like they’re a walk in the park! The depth of sorrow and regret, the hope for a second chance, and the maturity it takes to know when to take it slow–such a hard blend to make right. But, as I’ve always known–Katy’s got the touch!
Elise and Preston met when they were both on the brink of making it. Preston had lost his chance at the Olympics and was living his second dream of being a lawyer. Idling away the summer, working as an intern at a great sports and entertainment law firm while studying to take the New York and Pennsylvania bar exams, he’s transfixed by an actress he sees in a play. What is it about her that’s so captivating?
Elise has been following her dream of becoming an actress since she was sixteen, and now suddenly, she’s gotten the chance of a lifetime. Picked by a famous Broadway casting director to star in Ethan Frome, she’s thrilled–and also in love with the first man in her life who’s ever made her consider putting aside her career. But she just can’t do that, and when push comes to shove–she’s forced to make a decision that ends their budding relationship.
Devastated, Preston nearly destroys everything in his life.
Two years later, after Elise realizes the mistake she’s made, what is she willing to do to make things right with Preston. Has she gained the maturity to make their marriage a priority, and can Preston be forgiving enough to listen?
Regnery’s trademark tender, luscious storytelling sings with emotional depth and sensual heat, taking us on a roller coaster journey through first love lost and found again. Loved it! Thanks KR!