Julie Reviews Proposing to Preston by Katy Regnery

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. 
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Review

Proposing to Preston is the second book in the Winslow Brothers’ series and all I can say is I’m swooning over Preston.  This book is about first love but also about second chances, and it’s such a beautiful story.  As much as I love the English brothers, I’m falling fast for the Winslow brothers.

Preston and Elise are a couple that you can tell are meant to be but yet the timing is never right for them.  Preston is trying to pass the bar exam to become a lawyer and never thought he had time for love in his life.  He had come close to becoming an Olympian and his dreams were shattered by an injury so he was trying to make a new life for himself, other than the one originally planned.

Elise has left her Mennonite family where she was strictly raised on her family’s farm.  She was raised old-fashioned and had such a good heart, even though she was just raised to be plain and simple.  But, when she falls in love with acting, she leaves it all to start fresh in New York City to follow her dreams.  I truly admire her for that because who would leave the only life they had to start over alone in the big city.

Once Preston sees Elise on stage, even though the play is terrible, he can never forget her.  I love seeing how mesmerized he was from the beginning and his love never falters for her.  From that first meeting, you can feel how connected they are and what a whirlwind romance they have.  But, the closer they get, Elise becomes frightened of losing herself in Preston and not in the life she had planned for herself.  

When faced with the choice of Preston or her career, she chooses her career and leaves Preston completely devastated.  Oh, how my heart broke for him.  You could feel how shattered he was and I love how Katy brought out the deep emotions in this book.  He was so pitiful and I even shed a few tears for him.

“I have one soul.  No one had it before me and no one gets it when I’m gone.  But in this life, I give it to you.  You own me, Elise.” - Preston

Now, two years later, neither of them have moved on and Elise realizes she made a big mistake by leaving Preston, but is it too late?  I could feel how remorseful she was and when tragedy strikes, Preston proves how wonderful he is by being by her side and taking care of her.  He’s such a gentleman, and has one of the biggest hearts I’ve seen in a man in a long time.  He’s caring and just seemingly perfect but can he trust Elise with his heart again?  

“I’m completely in love with you, even more today than I was two years ago. I’d do anything to make you happy, to be with you, to belong to you, to know that you belonged to me.”- Elise

As they become closer, I’m so desperately wanting them to be together and anxiously I’m turning each page to see what is going to happen next.  Being this is a second chance for them both, you can see how much they want to make it work and try to start fresh.  Their love never failed throughout the entire book and that’s what made this so dreamy for me.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a Preston in their life?  He’s hot and sexy with a heart of gold.  He’s definitely a one-of-a-kind.

As usual with Katy’s books, you have deep emotions along with a beautiful love story that will keep you interested throughout the entire book.  There’s never a dull moment because you never know what to expect next.  They are always full of twists that she so beautifully adds to the story.  Proposing to Preston is well written and we also get more of the family along the way so you get to know them as well.  I definitely fell for Preston myself and it’s another 5 star read for me.  Bring on more Winslow brothers!

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About the Author

Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy. 

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date. Katy’s short story “The Long Way Home” appears in the first Romance Writers of America anthology, Premiere, and she has published two stand-alone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and the Amazon bestseller The Vixen and the Vet, which is book one in Katy’s a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection. The Vixen and the Vet was nominated for a RITA® Award in 2015. 

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Upcoming (2015) Projects: 

The Winslow Brothers (Books #1-4) 
Ginger’s Heart, a modern fairytale

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