Review….Loving Cara by Kristen Proby

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In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA TODAY bestselling author, Cara agrees to tutor her former classmate’s nephew—and learns some lessons in love!

Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?


My Review:

Loving Cara is the first book in author Kristen Proby’s newest series, Under the Big Sky and talk about one hell of a debut.  I loved everything about the book from start to finish.

Cara Donovan and Josh King have known each other for years.  They went to high school together and still live in the same small town but despite the geography, they really don’t see much of each other.  That all changes when Cara gets a job tutoring Josh’s nephew over the summer.  Seth’s mother drops him off at the King’s family ranch and leaves without so much as a backward glance.  Zach, Josh’s brother and Seth’s father, is in the Army and overseas for at least another month which means Seth was now Josh and his parents responsibility.  No problem, right?  Wrong.  Seth needs a whole lot of love and attention to bring him out of the anger he’s settled into.  He also needs whole lot of help in the schooling department which is where Cara comes in and ends up as Seth’s tutor.  Luckily Cara is up for the challenge.  Of course that means Cara and Josh will be spending a whole lot of time together and soon the attraction they both feel is too much to deny.  Josh can’t believe his high school friend has grown into such a beautiful and smart woman and Cara is in awe of the handsome, sexy, and caring Josh.  Sparks will fly and lust will ignite all while helping a young man learn to trust and love again.  Will they all get their happy ending?

Man, I devoured this book.  In less than a day.  Cara and Josh have some serious heat building from the very beginning and it slowly builds at a delicious pace until they both decide to take the next step and holy hell.  These two are HOT together! But beyond that, Cara and Josh come together to help Seth, and that’s where they shine.  Where Josh is stern, Cara balances him out with a softer side and Seth stands to learn a lot from both of them.  Of course there are a few bumps in the road for Cara and Josh, which makes it more emotional and intense and that much better.  Along the way we meet Cara’s best friend Jillian (love the name, of course!), Jillian’s brother Ty, and at the end, Zach, Seth’s dad.  All of them are fabulous, complex characters and I suspect we will be seeing more of them in this series and I can’t WAIT!

If you’re looking for a romance with serious heat, loads of emotions and a small town feel, this is the book for you! Thank you, Kristen, for a fantastic book and a series I look forward to continuing!

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About the author:

Kristen Proby has made a living as a massage therapist, a medical biller, a registrar in an Emergency Room, and a professional photographer. But what feeds her soul is writing romantic, erotic love stories about strong women who don’t necessarily need saving, and gorgeous, alpha-type men who want to save them anyway.
Kristen lives in the amazing Pacific Northwest where, conveniently, her muse lives too.
Kristen loves hearing from readers! You can contact her on her Facebook page or via email.

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