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Already Gone, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby and USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson is NOW AVAILABLE!
Falling in love is easy…
New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend until she decided that small-town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.
The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is now the biggest name in country music. She headlines world tours, has won four Grammys, and I haven’t seen her since. Until today when she sped through town in her fancy car. One look at her big brown eyes was all it took to stir up a whole slew of emotions. Emotions I’d long ago buried and sure as hell don’t have time for.
It’s the aftermath that’s hard…
There are two things in my life that matter. My music, and my dad. Twelve years ago, I packed a bag and chased my dream. Leaving New Hope and escaping the gossip mill was the easiest decision I ever made. I never planned to return, but my father needs me, and he always comes first. So, I did what I had to do. I cut my tour short and came home, despite having a sister who hates me, and a community that doesn’t trust me.
And then there’s Tucker Andrews.
When he propped an arm on the roof of my car, pulled down his sunglasses and flashed his police badge, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Gone is the lanky boy who used to throw rocks at me and pull my pigtails. Tucker is now a six-foot package of brawny, sexy man wrapped in more muscle than I have hit singles. Did I mention he’s a cop and a single dad?
My goal was to help Dad and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to do when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? What happens when the boy I walked away from years ago becomes one of the most important people in my life? I don’t have room for a man much less love.
Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.
NICUnurse’s Review of Already Gone by Kristen Proby & K. L. Grayson
Already Gone is a standalone, small town, second chance romance by Kristen Proby and K. L. Grayson. Now, I will confess that while I’m a huge fan of Kristen Proby, I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by K. L. Grayson. After reading this book, however, that will no longer be the case! I honestly couldn’t tell which author wrote which part in most places. So needless to say, the story flowed exceptionally well.
When megastar Scarlett comes home to take care of her father as he recovers from a stroke, Tucker wants to hate her for breaking his heart long ago. But there’s a thin line between love and hate, and when two kids have finally grown into adults, will they be able to set aside and forgive the past hurts or will life in all its complications tear them apart for good?
This book. It literally had me torn pretty much the entire way through it. Of course, I wanted the HEA for Scarlett and Tucker, but all the obstacles in their lives constantly had them going back and forth. So it was a break my heart, put it back together, only to break it again cycle until the very end. Was it worth it? Of course! Did I cry and scream at both these characters several times as I read the book? Of course! Through it all, I could absolutely see each character’s side and wonder how a compromise was even possible. Thankfully, it was, but I’ll let you find those details out for yourself.
NICUnurse’s Rating: SUCH ANGST!! And not just the romantic kind. There was family drama/angst galore in this story, as well. So if angst is not your thing, you might want to pass this one by. But if you love a good angsty story (with a HEA!!), this will be one you definitely want to read and read soon! With great writing from both authors, great world-building from both authors, and back and forth between the characters that left me guessing until The End, I give Already Gone by Kristen Proby and K. L. Grayson 4.75 out of 5 propellers!
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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.
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About K.L. Grayson
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.
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