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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: Come Away with Me by Kristen Proby

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Title: Come Away with Me (Goodreads)
Publisher: Self-Published

Source: Purchased
Publication Date: 07 Nov 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
Format: ebook 
Pages: 324

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Place(s) Traveled to: Seattle, Washington 

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

First Line: The light this morning is perfect.

With Me in Seattle Series Order

Book 1 – Come Away With Me
Book 1.5 – Under the Mistletoe with Me
Book 2 – Fight With Me
Book 3 – Play With Me
Book 4 – Rock With Me
Book 5 – Safe With Me (2013/2014)
Book 6 – Tied With Me (2013/2014)
Book 7 – Breathe With Me (2013/2014)

Come Away with Me is the first book in Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Series. This series involves a very close knit family, the Montgomery’s of which the heroine of this story, Natalie Conner, is a part. Her best friend and roommate is Jules Montgomery and I love the banter between these two sister-friends. It was also great to meet a bunch of the Montgomery clan in this story and just love the whole family dynamic. 

There is real chemistry between Natalie and Luke Williams and I love the opening scene where the meet. It was funny and sweet all at the same time. What I didn’t like with this book was that it seemed the entire story was told within the first 25%. Then the next 50% of the book was just repetition of sexy times and some misunderstandings and then another 25% of actual story. So while I enjoyed the book I thought that it dragged a bit in the middle. 

And while I liked Natalie I thought that she totally overreacted a lot of the time and there were moments when I wanted to reach into the story and smack her. Luckily though she had Jules to knock some sense into her. Jules and her family is what made this story for me. I even liked Luke and his family as well. When Natalie wasn’t overreacting though she could be really sweet and funny and just as insecure as most normal humans can be.

Come Away with Me was a quick read though based on how this story was laid out I may not have continued reading this series or author if I didn’t have the to read the 4th book, Rock with Me (my review), for a blog tour. The writing style was good and I liked it but the pacing of the story was just lacking a bit for my tastes. But I am a stickler sometimes for reading books in order, its a trait that I get from my mother, and so while this isn’t the best installment in the series it is a good introduction to all the key players.