March 22, 2022 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review

The Secret by Kristen Proby is now live!

From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a forbidden romance. The Secret is the first in the Single in Seattle series!

Vaughn is everything I’m supposed to stay away from. Sexy. Cocky. And famous. Ultra-famous. I grew up in a family full of wealthy celebrities. My father, Luke Williams, is the celebrity of them all. A superstar actor and producer, my father knows the downside of living in the spotlight. And because of that, he sheltered my siblings and me from everything Hollywood entailed. We didn’t attend premieres. We weren’t photographed. There were no friendships with other celebrities’ children. The limelight couldn’t touch us. But now, at twenty-five, I’m ready to start my life, working for my father’s production company in downtown Seattle–until Vaughn Barrymore walks through the door. He can’t keep his hands off me. He’s completely forbidden, but I can’t help falling for the sweet, complicated man. When–and it’s when not if–my family finds out that I’ve been keeping this secret, will I have to choose between the man I love and those who mean the most to me? Or, by some miracle, can I have both?

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Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Tim Paige




Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Secret is the first novel in the Single in Seattle series by Kristen Proby. There is a FREE prequel to the series called The Surprise so make sure to one-click it. You don’t have to read it since each book is standalone but why not start at the beginning, right? If you started from the very, very beginning like me and read the With Me in Seattle, you are going to absolutely love the start of the next generation books. Olivia’s family is full of celebrities. She was now twenty-five and in the business of Hollywood herself as a costume designer for her dad’s production company in Seattle. Her parents, Luke and Natalie didn’t want to raise their children in the LA scene. No paps, no red carpets, no glitz and glam. Luke lived the Hollywood life and want a more normal life. They had family, friends, and so much love. Olivia loved her job, it is her passion, her love, her joy. Many of the celebrities she worked with were wonderful hen he walked into her life. Vaughn Barrymore. A cocky, jerky actor who set her body on fire… Vaughn’s family is celebrity royalty. Generations of actors and actress. He was used to the Hollywood lifestyle including absentee parents. He had family connections but he worked his ass off to get to where he was and right now he was in Seattle. In front of a woman who he instantly wanted. And he knew once he had her once wouldn’t be enough except she had other plans… She shouldn’t want him. His life was everything her father warned her about. He was used to being followed and she was used to her privacy. She didn’t even use her father’s last name as a professional. They would have to be a secret. A forbidden secret. Will that be enough though? It is just a fling or something more? I ♥️ Vaughn and Olivia! They are 🔥 and so much more. I loved all the their sides. They are so much fun, hot AF, sweet, and swoony. Vaughn with his goddaughter just made me melt. Then his hair pulling skills made me want to make babies with him. Lol. I am so excited about the rest of this series! P.S. Make sure to read the bonus scene! Quotes: “I thought you were being completely unprofessional and wasting my time.” He sweeps a piece of my hair off my cheek. “And then you just stood up for yourself and put me in my place. I’ve never been so turned on in my life.” He brushes his hands through my hair and kisses me, soft and slow, like an old-fashioned love song. “For fuck’s sake, Liv, why do you want me incarcerated?”    

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty 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 and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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