Proposing to Preston
by Katy Regnery
Proposing to Preston is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Brooks… he’s probably sailing around the world with Skye by now. And Cameron, who’s having too much fun sparring with Margaret to think about love. And Christopher, who’s only on the look-out for a congressional seat and absolutely. nothing. else.)
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.
“With cheeks cut from marble, and sinfully long black lashes framing his emerald-green eyes, his beauty was starling, over-the-top, like it should be impossible.”
“And I promised you that I wouldn’t fall in love with you. I’m sorry for breaking my promise. I couldn’t help it. You should have been less awesome.”
“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.”
“Whatever it is, I’ll fix it for you, I’ll get it for you, I’ll slay it for you, or buy it for you, or barter for it, or beg, borrow, or steal. Tell me what you need, sweetheart, and it’s yours.”
Preston is the perfect boyfriend, rich, handsome, smart, talented, thoughtful, and considerate. So why oh why did Katy Regnery have to break his heart – and mine? I despaired for poor Preston. I was so disappointed in the female lead character, Elise, that a little reading break was required for the safety of my beloved kindle. Ms. Regnery snared me early in the story with her lush and dreamy descriptions, and had lulled me into a cozy mood as I read about this charming couple and their sweet and thoughtful romance, then she gave me a hard lump in my stomach when it imploded. But the worst being that they were both so miserable yet just drifted away and didn’t seek the other out for an extended period. They had both hurt and deeply disappointed each other – and me! After consoling and fortifying myself with my favorite libation, I bravely resumed and – sigh – found that HEA. Preston is my new favorite.