Blog Tour: Meet Me Under the Stars by K.D. Proctor
Author: K.D. Proctor
Published: July 18, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books
Number of Pages: 260
Source: I received a copy of this book from BookFish Books in exchange for an honest, and unbiased review.
Rating: 4 Stars
Tags: #COYER, ARC, Romance, NA, Contemporary
Synopsis: When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him* to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him* Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.
The same *him* she dumped, to protect his heart.
Sexy, British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her* who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.
The same *her* he’s never gotten over.
Unable to agree on the specifics of the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tempt one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort and if they can overcome their disastrous past mistakes to spend forever together.
When I think of BookFish Books, I now think of the great contemporary romances that they publish. Of course they release other genres, and those are usually good as well, but the team over there has released some really great contemporary romances this year. And this is another great one to add to the list.
In this book we follow Charlie and Nate, as they are forced to work together to grant their friend's last wish. Charlie broke Nate's heart three years ago when she cut off all ties with him, and so she isn't thrilled when her sister's will forces them to work together. Little do either of them know, there's a plan behind everything. Secrets will be revealed, and nothing can be taken back once it's out in the open.
I really liked our two MCs. I was able to connect with Charlie pretty well, and part of that was because we both have complicated medical backgrounds. I was able to see where she was coming from, about not wanting to hurt anyone, when some readers might not be able to see where she was coming from. I also liked how strong and independent she was, even though I sometimes wanted to slap some sense into her at certain points. And Nate, he was just a sweetheart.
The main reason I didn't give this one five stars was because I feel like it didn't have a big "wow factor." You know what I mean? The whole story felt a little forgettable. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this one, I just don't know if I'll remember it a couple months from now. Is this the next ACOMAF? Simply put, no. But this is definitely a fun, and engaging read.
So overall I really enjoyed this one. The characters are strong and level headed, the story line is interesting, the the antics of Charlie and Nate's competition will leave you engaged until the very end. I will be interested in reading Proctor's future works.
You Can’t Go To Summer Camp and Not Have a Playlist... a guest post by K.D. Proctor
Last month, I had to renew the tabs on my car. I always wait until the last possible day to do it because nothing is worse than standing in line at the DMV. Naturally, everyone else who has tabs expiring that month does the same thing. And then, I wonder why the lines are so long? *sheesh*
Anyway, before I headed out over my lunch break, a co-worker said in passing, “OH! Don’t forget. You need to show proof of insurance now.” I was glad she told me because while the long lines are killer, getting kicked out of that long line would’ve been even worse!
I pulled into the parking lot of our county offices and started the hunt for my insurance card in the depths of my car’s glove box. I had receipts for oil changes and the tires I purchased last year, a tire pressure gauge I doubt even works, and wouldn’t you know it, one of those old-school sun visor CD cases crammed full of CDs. I forgot it was even in there. I’d chucked it in the glove box years ago when I upgraded to an iPhone and could download my songs straight to my phone.
With the gearshift digging into my side, I thumbed through the discs and found a treasure trove of end-of-the-summer CDs from the years I’d worked at a summer camp in northern Minnesota. I found my insurance card wedged between the disc from the summer of 2002 and the disc from 2005. Excited to listen to those CDs, I ran into DMV (no line, thank goodness), got my tabs, and dashed back out to have a stroll down memory lane. The music flowed from my car’s speakers, and I sang at the top of my lungs, remembering cabin skit nights…evenings out with fellow staff at the small-town dive bar…days off while we (well, you know)…
Those CDs were the best way to end summer before everyone went their separate ways. When I pulled into my parking space at work, I turned off the car and knew that when my book was ready to be released, I had to make a book playlist. It was only fitting since my book is about a group of friends who met while working at a summer camp and their reunion back on camp soil to honor their friend who passed away.
If you want to listen to the list in its entirety, I’ve created a list on Spotify (you need a paid account to see it) (https://open.spotify.com/user/kdpwrites/playlist/7CipfTERFS3QolOp2X9Ljo ) and YouTube (completely free, no account creation required)
Chapter 1: Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
Chapter 2: Southern Girl by Tim McGraw
Chapter 3 and 4: Not Over You by Gavin DeGraw
Chapter 5: Drink You Away by Justin Timberlake
Chapter 6: Bibia Be Ye Ye by Ed Sheeran
Chapter 7: No Control by One Direction
Chapter 8: Go Big or Go Home by American Authors
Chapter 9: Butterflies by Alex G
Chapter 10: Too Little, Too Late by The Barenaked Ladies
Chapter 11: Anniversary by The Feelers
Chapter 12: Some Nights by Fun
Chapter 13: Speakers by Sam Hunt
Chapter 14: My Stupid Mouth by John Mayer
Chapter 15: Hey Mama by Mat Kearney
Chapter 16: The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News
Chapter 17: The Way It Used to Be by Mike Posner
Chapter 18: One Way or Another by One Direction
Chapter 19: Troublemaker by Olly Murs
Chapter 20: If I Fall You’re Going Down With Me by the Dixie Chicks
Chapter 21: Wasted On You by New Kids on the Block
Chapter 22: Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute
Chapter 23: Goodbye In Her Eyes by Zac Brown Band
Chapter 24: What Do You Mean by Justin Bieber
Chapter 25: A Little Too Much by Shawn Mendes
Chapter 26: Famous by Lady Antebellum
Chapter 27: Deer In The Headlights by Owl City
Chapter 28: Pink and Black by Tyler Hilton
Chapter 29: Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran (I cry every time I hear this song…)
Chapter 30 and 31: Mine Would Be You by Blake Shelton
Chapter 32: Hurt by Lady Antebellum
Chapter 33: Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Epilogue: Brighter Than The Sun by Colbie Caillat
Bonus songs (because you always need bonus songs!):
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Sailboat by Ben Rector
Toothbrush by DNCE
Stay by Tyler Hilton~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
About the Author: KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever. She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!
KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.
Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU'RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.
You can find K.D. on Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Instagram, and her Website.
You can find K.D. on Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Instagram, and her Website.
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