All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel

All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel

by Kristen Proby

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ISBN-13: 9780062674920
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Romancing Manhattan , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 2,727
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle, The Boudreaux, and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type, fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Whitefish, Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps.

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All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
gaele 7 months ago
A new series, told in two perspectives, with adult characters and plenty of angst to mix in with the sexy times, All the Way is the story of London and Finn, an actress and lawyer, and their romance between neighbors. London is a successful Tony Award winning actress that loves her work on Broadway and doesn’t want to stop it anytime soon. But she’s recuperating and healing on Martha’s Vineyard after an auto accident killed her parents and left her with a severely injured leg. Bereft, limited and more than a bit depressed, she’s hiding out and wondering just when (or if) she can return to the stage. Finn is one of three brothers, and he, a brother and his brother-in-law run a law firm in Manhattan, that just happened to represent London’s parents. Introduced a few months earlier, there was something in London that drew Finn’s eyes and desire – and it wasn’t just her looks. He wanted to see her happy again, not mired in the grief and pain from their loss. Finn gets word that London has gone to Martha’s Vineyard, staying in her parent’s home. It just so happens that his family has a place next door, and he’s going out to check on her – perhaps surreptitiously and not to ‘start anything’ but just to check on her. He’s not interested in a relationship, and he believes she isn’t – and it’s all just about looking out for the welfare of a client. Right? From the first tentative steps toward friendship, to sharing of themselves and taking advantage of the attraction between them, these two are well-matched, even as I often had difficulty with finding the palpable in their connection outside of the sexy times. What was intriguing, however, was the slightly older tilt to the characters – being past that ‘new adult’ stage where impulsive decisions, friends’ opinions and their own struggle for careers and establishing their lives has passed, and they are solidly successful, perhaps a bit more guarded and self-protecting, and the walls are harder to bring down. But, this is romance and the two are, first and foremost, adults with an attraction that is electric and fills a need. And Finn’s family is wonderful and perhaps a bit put off by his controlling nature, but not much, and he now is learning their frustrations, as London’s need to control events around her, always prevalent before the accident, is far more present now. It’s an intriguing tug-of-war between emotions, attraction and the truth of who they are. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another fun story with some more passion!
MelissaB 3 months ago
This is the first book in the Romancing Manhattan Series and if this first book is any indication of what's to come, this will be another MUST read series! London is a beautiful, well to do Broadway star who was involved in a traumatic tragedy with her family and encounters Finn a wealthy lawyer who is handling her family's estate. Finn and London's story begins with loss and heartache but turns into so much more...... finding the one person who makes you feel whole and loved unconditionally. I loved this book and can't wait for the next one in the series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Hoping there will be another one soon.
BookAngel_Emma 6 months ago
I love the way in which Kristen Proby writes heart-warming romance but in All the Way we get the addition of thriller elements within the narrative!!!! London has recently experienced a horrific tragedy, suffering a possible career-ending injury in a house fire that also took the lives of both of her parents. Dealing with her grief over both her parents and career, as well as her drug-addicted brother, London first encounters Finn at the reading of her parents will as Finn is the executor of the estate. There is obvious chemistry between the pair even under the troubling circumstances, however, London is not in a place to pursue any kind of relationship. London retreats to one of the properties she has inherited in order to heal both physically and mentally; a place that has a lot of wonderful memories of her family and where London feels a sense of security. In a strange twist of fate, Finn happens to be her next-door neighbor who is currently looking after his tween niece. Being in such close proximity ensures neither Finn nor London can fight the attraction they have for each other.  Catching feelings is easy when two people are so perfect for each other. Finn and London fit seamlessly into each other's lives to offer an individual support system for each other. Finn has his own emotional baggage although he is very self-aware in that respect and a role model for the way in which to communicate with women  Although the romance between Finn and London is the central part of the plot, there are a number of sub-plots at work adding depth to the story as a whole. Kristen has a way of writing family dynamics that make you want to be part of that particular family, although there are a few unexpected twists in All the Way.  While the plot is in no way predictable, the puzzle pieces are definitely there with one shocking exception!!!! I loved the flow of All the Way, it was effortless, inducing a great deal of investment into the happiness of the characters. I am a great believer in everything happening for a reason no matter what it is - in this case, tragedy lead London to Finn 
Anonymous 6 months ago
Amazing as always! Kristen Proby always delivers an amazing story that you can’t put down.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved the the book very much ! Love Finn& London . Just a little disappointed with the ending .
Suze-Lavender 6 months ago
London is a successful musical actress on Broadway. After a terrible experience that killed her parents and left her injured she can't perform though and needs time to recover. When London finds out about her inheritance she decides to stay in the house that has given her many happy memories. She leaves Manhattan to heal in Martha's Vineyard. To her surprise her father's handsome lawyer Finn is her next door neighbor. Maybe London's recovery doesn't have to be the solitary experience she expected it to be. Will Finn be able to brighten the traumatized London's days? Finn is a successful lawyer. He works with his brother and brother-in-law and has spent as much time as he could building his business. When he meets London it's time for Finn to take a step back and enjoy some days off. He knows what grief feels like, so he's the exact right person to support London. His niece is staying with him for a while, which gives him the perfect opening to approach her. London's life has recently changed a lot, is this a good time to form a relationship and does Finn stand a chance with the woman of his dreams? All the Way is a sexy romantic story. Finn and London have plenty of chemistry and they find both passion and comfort with each other. They both know what it feels like to mourn and that makes it easy for them to understand one another. Finn never knows if a woman is after him for himself or his money, but with London that isn't a problem. London and Finn are both rich. They are gorgeous, successful and have plenty of property. Kristen Proby perfectly paints a picture of what it's like to work hard and earn a lot of money. Her main characters are driven and determined, but they do make time to enjoy the good parts of life. While trying to get over her loss London starts living again by sharing both delicious food and steamy moments with Finn. I was curious to find out if their connection would last and read their story in one sitting. Kristen Proby has written a great fast-paced story. I loved the way she describes her settings, she makes both Martha's Vineyard and Manhattan come to life in a fabulous way. I could easily picture the world Finn and London are living in. Kristen Proby combines their fascinating love story with a little bit of suspense, which is something I really liked. All the Way is a captivating novel with intriguing main characters and plenty of wonderful true love.
queenzany 7 months ago
All The Way is just what you need in a swoon-worthy hit! Talk about sexy, smart, engaging and oh, so delightful. Yes, it has a little of it all thrown in for that Proby charm to come alive and keep you grinning till the end. Seriously her books never seem to fail for me!
UpAllNightBB 7 months ago
4 Stars, all the way! Review by Nancy Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Intriguing, steamy, and amorous All The Way by Kristen Proby is the first book in and a great start to the new Romancing Manhattan series. It is a quick and captivating read. London Watson, an acknowledged Broadway actress, is devastated after losing her parents in a fire. Not only did she lose her parents, but she was injured in the process. Having to cope with the loss of her parents and her job due to her injury, she decides she needs time to heal. After being left with the family's vacation home and needing time to come to terms with her new reality, she decides to escape Manhattan for the quiet of Martha’s Vineyard. Finn Cavanaugh, co-owner of a successful law firm, likes to take time away from the courtroom and flee to his home in Martha’s Vineyard. When his troubled niece is sent to spend some time with him, he finds it hard to enjoy his time away from the stress of the city. That is until he realizes he has London as his neighbor. He first meets her while reading her her family's will. That was not the time or place to show his interest for her, but having her as a neighbor is the perfect opportunity. Proby did an excellent job with the plot, she kept the book interesting and made me want to keep reading. This would have been a 5 star read for me if I could have connected with London's character a little more. Despite the fact that I very much enjoyed reading this book, the characters fell a little short. The chemistry was undeniable, hence all the steamy scenes, they just needed a little more developing. Nonetheless I am very excited to continue to follow this series, and see what she has in store for us next!
Anonymous 7 months ago
What more can I say. I loved the story. I'm sad there wasn't an epilogue, but am looking forward to reading Carter and Quinn's stories.
Anonymous 7 months ago
“Look at me.” His voice is hard, and I immediately open my eyes to find his brown ones searing into me. “You’re mine, do you understand?” I blink and nod, surprised by the intensity that’s coming off of him in waves...If I’m not mistaken Finn Cavanaugh just claimed me. And it was the hottest moment of my life.~ London Watson has had a few pretty rough months. Her parents were tragically killed in a house fire. That same accident brought her award winning stage career to a screeching halt. And she has a toxic, drug addict brother to deal with. Going to her parents summer home to regroup & heal, she re-encounters Finn Cavanaugh, the handsome lawyer who handled her parents will, and who turns out to also be her neighbor. They bond over his cute but challenging niece Gabby and a whirlwind relationship begins. Low on angst with a touch of suspense, the primary conflict in this book is the main characters lack of communication. She’s struggling to redefine her life and career after the accident and he just wants to protect her and make her life easier, but they clash in how they go about it. While Finn is romantic and attentive, he’s also pushy and controlling which threatens London’s independence and makes her fight him at every turn. Their push & pull was infuriating, I just wanted to smack some sense into both of them, but I could see why each felt the way they did. Their relationship was not always smooth, but it had a lot of sweetness & passion in their journey to find a way to make their love work together. All The Way is the first book in a new series and sets up a strong supporting cast for possible future books- protective younger brother Quinn, sassy best friend Sasha and widower Carter trying to navigate the dating world after losing his wife. All have intriguing stories to tell and I look forward to reading them.
TraceyF 7 months ago
Kristen Proby takes center stage in this incredible romance between Finn Cavanaugh and London Watson as we journey to New York for the beginning of her new Romancing Manhattan series. After a tragic event happens in London’s life, her life intersects with Finn’s. While there might have been a sizzle at any other time, London just can’t handle anything. Not then. Not after everything that’s happened. Months later, still unable to cope, London flees the city only to find something waiting to spark right next door; Finn. One thing I loved about this book was the age of the hero and heroine. This isn’t a book where you’re left questioning what genre it’s in. This is contemporary romance for strong women. Women who know their mind and are full of sass and strength. An overall strong read. Then again, what Kristin Proby book isn’t? #FinnFTW
ParisAja13 7 months ago
I’ve been a huge fan of Kristen Proby’s for years now. Her books are absolute must-reads for me. They are exactly what I need and the characters are always ones that I can connect to. When I started reading All the Way, I realized that there was something different about this book. I mean I loved it from the start, but there was a bit of intensity to it that I wasn’t expecting. It was the same sexy, sweet tone that I’ve come to expect, but there was something more and I really enjoyed it. I can’t quite put my finger on what made this one different from the others. It was just a feeling that I got. I really liked London and her strength and resilience. She was exactly what you’d expect from a Kristen Proby heroine, but so much more. She really called to me and I know she’ll be a favorite for years to come. Finn...well Finn is definitely book boyfriend material. He’s sweet, sexy, wants to do whatever he can to make life easier for the woman he’s falling in love with. Together, these two are a bit of magic. I really loved this first book in Kristen’s new Romancing Manhattan series. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.
ParisAja13 7 months ago
I’ve been a huge fan of Kristen Proby’s for years now. Her books are absolute must-reads for me. They are exactly what I need and the characters are always ones that I can connect to. When I started reading All the Way, I realized that there was something different about this book. I mean I loved it from the start, but there was a bit of intensity to it that I wasn’t expecting. It was the same sexy, sweet tone that I’ve come to expect, but there was something more and I really enjoyed it. I can’t quite put my finger on what made this one different from the others. It was just a feeling that I got. I really liked London and her strength and resilience. She was exactly what you’d expect from a Kristen Proby heroine, but so much more. She really called to me and I know she’ll be a favorite for years to come. Finn...well Finn is definitely book boyfriend material. He’s sweet, sexy, wants to do whatever he can to make life easier for the woman he’s falling in love with. Together, these two are a bit of magic. I really loved this first book in Kristen’s new Romancing Manhattan series. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 7 months ago
3.5 stars--ALL THE WAY is the first instalment in Kristen Proby’s contemporary, adult ROMANCING MANHATTAN erotic, romance series focusing on three brothers and attorneys -Finn, Carter and Quinn Cavanagh . This is forty-year old, attorney Finn Cavanagh, and thirty-two year old, singer/dancer/ Tony Award winning actress London Watson’s story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Finn and London) ALL THE WAY follows the building relationship between forty-year old, attorney Finn Cavanagh, and thirty-two year old, singer/dancer/ Tony Award winning actress London Watson. Several months earlier London Watson would come face to face with her future, her father’s attorney, and the man with whom she would fall in love. But the tragic death of her parents, and the subsequent disaster that left our heroine with permanent injuries, finds London Watson recovering in the family home on Martha’s Vineyard. Enter attorney Finn Cavanagh, her next door neighbour and the man with whom London would fall in love. What ensues is the quick building relationship between London and Finn, and the fall-out as another potential disaster threatens London’s long fight for peace and rehabilitation. Finn Cavanagh is a successful attorney whose down time spent on the east coast with his niece Gabby finds our hero falling for the woman next door. Hoping for something more than a summer fling, Finn offers to follow London, as she is offered a role on the country’s west coast. London Watson is an extremely independent and forceful heroine who isn’t above telling it like it is. Growing up in a controlled environment, she refuses to ‘allow’ anyone, including the man with whom she is falling in love, to control any aspect of her life although ‘control’ is a questionable action –in this, I struggled to sympathize with our story line heroine. Her acerbic condemnation of Finn’s actions were just short of rude, condescending and b*tchy. The relationship between Finn and London begins as a seaside romance, a romance that will continue after Finn’s return to work, and London’s offer to work on the west coast. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic, language and text. We are introduced to Finn’s brothers and fellow attorneys: widower Carter Cavanagh and his ten year old daughter Gabby; Quinn Cavanagh, whose over protective nature pushes all of his mother’s (Margaret Cavanaugh) buttons; London’s friend and colleague Sasha; superstar Jeffrey Cameron, and London’s brother Kyle. ALL THE WAY is a story of family, friendship, betrayal and pain. The premise is entertaining but the conflict resolution, and the building mystery was predictable and disappointing. The romance was seductive and provocative but I struggled with the heroine’s attitude and need for control-there is a fine line between independent and strong vs b*tch; the characters were colorful and charismatic. I am looking forward to a happily ever after for both Quinn and Carter.
Holly 7 months ago
Where have I been to miss such a great Author that keeps you glued to the pages until that last word is read! This story will break your heart for what London is dealing with, losing her parents and her career all in one night. Then you bring in her crazy brother who thinks everything is owed to him and a hot lawyer named Finn, you know that is just a combination for something bad to happen down the road! I don't want to spoil too much past this but that ending was totally perfect after everything that Finn and London had to endure to get to that point! I absolutely loved the scenes between London and Finn's niece that brought London and Finn even closer in the beginning. I could have done without some of the sex scenes that went a little bit longer than I would have had in the book. Overall, this was a great read that made me a little bit sad after finishing it because I just want more of this couple and what may happen in the future! If anything, this book made me add yet another fantastic Author to my favorites and a list of more books to add to my growing TBR pile!! Thank You to Kristen Proby for this great start to what appears to be a fantastic series!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!
mamalovestoread22 7 months ago
London Watson's current state of mind is riddled with loss and despair, in one fell swoop she lost her parents and then lost her career to a devastating injury; she is trying to cope with all this loss, but being in the city is smothering, she needs an escape. Which takes her to her parents home in Martha's Vineyard, she is supposed to be relaxing, letting her body heal, but it also leaves lots of free time on her hands so she decides to sort through her parents belongings. But on that little island she finds a lot more than a place to recoup, she also meets a gorgeous neighbor who brings some much needed happiness to her life! When Finn Cavanuagh met London a few months ago in his law office he was completely enamored with her, she was beautiful, but it was also obvious that she was broken, and something inside him wanted to reach out to her and save her, but it really wasn't his place. When he discovers that she is staying in her parents home on Martha's vineyard alongside of him, he can't help but want to use the opportunity to get to know his neighbor a little better, and possibly see if he can help lighten her load. When his niece befriends her, it gives him an opportunity to get a glimpse into her life, and he really likes what he sees, but she has an insurmountable amount of baggage that she is sorting through, and she isn't so willing to let anyone in to help her deal with it. But he is a determined man who will stop at nothing to see her happy again... Once I cracked the cover on this beautifully crafted read, I just could not bring myself to put it down, I was instantly pulled into these characters lives, and wrapped up in the drama and heartbreak that surrounded them, it was such an absorbing tale! In this first installment in the Romancing Manhattan series we meet London and Finn who initially meet at the reading of her parents will, and then find themselves unexpectedly living beside on another months later, and it's obvious from their first meeting that there is chemistry there. But, it definitely takes a lot of coaxing for it to blossom into anything, London is swimming in grief from her parents deaths and the loss the her career has left her heart shattered, and Finn has kept himself closed off from the idea of love and dating for so long that he has no idea where to even begin or if he really even wants to. But what he does know is that he cares for this broken woman, and he wants to see her find happiness again, preferably with him, but willing to do anything to make it happen nonetheless... and what happens is something so moving, and so breathtakingly beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of this one, it had Ms. Proby's trademark wit and steam, but also a few unexpected things too, definitely a wonderful start to a new series, can't wait for more!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from Edelweiss, and I am leaving my honest opinion.
gromine49 7 months ago
Loved this story so much! First of all, London is a really cool name for a female character. Second, her brother, Kevin, made me angry from the get go, the little snot. Anyway, this is a really great read. Suspenseful and truly romantic at the same time and it will keep the reader involved all the way until the end.
Teewee125 7 months ago
The title says it all. Kristen Proby does it again. This story goes all the way in the stars department. A definite 5 star read. Her characters are wonderful and enlightening. A true joy. Finn truly loves London but he is sort of a control freak. London wants to do things her way and not be dependent on anyone. Finn does things for her out of love but she doesn't see it that way. What these two characters learn is communication. That is what makes a relationship last. They both need to let the other know what they are thinking and let the other know when something doesn't sit right with them. Kristen Proby enables these characters to grow and learn the importance of communication. Unlike London's friend Sasha, London wants a love life not a f**k life. And she wants that with Finn. All The Way is the first in a new series and looks to be a winner. The chemistry between the characters is off the charts. The relationship Finn has with his brothers is not something that London knows. It is only her and her brother and they do not have the best relationship. When she becomes involved with Finn she sees what being close to your siblings is.
book_junkee 7 months ago
I had read a book from a previous series and had enjoyed it, so I was fairly eager to catch the start of a new series. Sadly, it was like a car accident I couldn’t look away from, and two stars is probably too high. I wanted to like London and Finn, but it was sort of hard when the prologue had him asking her out on a date right after reading her parent’s will. Finn was insanely controlling about everything and even when London stood up for herself and clearly communicated what she wanted, he didn’t listen. I did like his brothers and London’s friend Sasha. Plot wise it was a lot of weird sex scenes {without any chemistry between London and Finn}, a lot of food and body shaming, and a watered down conflict that came to a head and was resolved in about 5 pages. Overall, it felt like a story that I had been dropped in the middle of and the ending was abrupt af. And even though I could probably go on about the things that irritated me, I’ve already given this book too much of my time. **Huge thanks to William Morrow for providing the arc free of charge**
bouncyberthaCR 7 months ago
3 - So many highs and lows... Kristen Proby begins her new Romancing Manhattan series by bringing us Finn Cavanagh and London Watson’s story in All the Way. "I don’t like watching you struggle…" "…It seems to be a part of life these days" Having read over thirty books by this author now, I think I have in general got her measure in regards to the quality of her writing and style in delivery. And if I am being honest All the Way felt like it had been written out of obligation rather than the author having any real investment in it. The story, characters and general development for me felt extremely weak and lackluster. "I want you…" "…I’m right here." "Once I start… I’m not going to stop." London as a character is dealing with the death of her parents in a house fire, one that began in suspicious circumstances, a brother with serious addiction problems, and the potential end of her performing career due to injuries sustained escaping the aforementioned fire. Pretty heavy stuff for one woman to be contending with, yet she seemed to float through most days on a cloud of narcissistic self-reflection without ever really showing a huge amount of emotion or grief over what had happened or really dealing with the issues at hand. Finn; meanwhile, is an absolute control freak, and goes the wrong way about showing his affection for her pretty much every time he tries. I have to admit I found his initial expression of interest in London, straight after the reading of her parents will a little cringe-worthy, but London did kick him into touch straight away. Problem being though when they meet up again at the beach shortly after, all is forgotten and they dive almost immediately into a weird relationship. By weird I mean that it was almost as it they were an estranged couple reuniting, rather than a new couple who were getting to know each other as more than friends. Although as always, All the Way wasn’t a struggle to read, for me everything just felt extremely superficial, the reasons for the fire were barely mentioned until the latter stages of the book, her brothers addiction was brushed aside as something that London had dealt with for years and therefore didn’t really care to worry about anymore and I found myself disliking her for it, if there had been more basis given to her reasons in that area I think I could have found a little more empathy for her, but she essentially came across as a woman that had inherited the bulk of her extremely wealthy parents estate, and was happy to leave her brother, (who in her defense did come across as a total tool) to flounder and deal with his demons in whatever way he could with little or no support from her. "I’m glad you’re here." But my main disappointment was the actual relationship between London and Flynn, it just lacked all the emotional connection and zips of chemistry that I have come to expect from Kristen’s couples. There was very little about either of them that really stood out, and by the end of the book I felt like I hadn’t really learned anything new about them over and above what is imparted in the first couple of chapters, well nothing that I liked anyway. I am being super critical here, because I know what this author can and usually achieves, and although I appreciate and respect the amount of work that goes into the writing and delivery of any type of book, I just don’t think Kristen Proby offered up anything like her best work on this occasion, more a case of provided the
Lashea677 7 months ago
It's at our weakest that we find the strength to become the strongest. Proby has remained a favorite of mine, because she's not afraid to go beyond the laughter and delve into the heartache. All The Way dares to be bold. Is not afraid to be sensitive. Will walk away with more than just a little piece of heart. There's a risk to opening yourself up to life. From joyful memories to heartbreaking goodbyes the experiences far outweigh the fear. London and Finn are survivors. Out of tragedy emerges a second chance for three strangers determined to face their fears in order to find their happy ending.