All It Takes
by Kristen Proby
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: William Morrow
Book #2 in the Romancing Manhattan series
Number of Pages: 288
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 8/12/19 to 8/13/19
Quinn Cavanaugh doesn’t do anything halfway. He drives fast, works hard, and plays even harder. And the word “commitment” doesn’t exist in his dictionary. He has no plans of settling down with one woman for he needs to be free to move on to the next big thing—whatever or whoever that may be. Each party knows the score going into it, and it’s all been working out fine. That is, until a sexy new colleague enters the scene.
Sienna Hendricks doesn’t give much thought to Quinn and the revolving door leading to his bedroom. She’s way too picky about who she shares her time or her body with and screwing around with a colleague isn’t part of her plan either. Quinn doesn’t intimidate her. And unlike most other members of her sex, she doesn’t melt into a puddle at his feet whenever he’s near. Most importantly, she has no issues telling him no.
But for a man who has the world at his feet, Quinn isn’t accustomed to being rejected. And he’s not about to let that change—no matter how persistent Sienna is. To his surprise, Sienna is everything he thought he’d never find. Pursuing her, and convincing her he’s changed, is going to be the biggest challenge of his life. One he’s completely up for…
The first book in this series, All the Way, was good but not great. Kristen Proby upped her game again on this one. There was an instant connection between Quinn and Sienna that grew and grew the more time they spent together. And spark that grew to a roaring fire in no time.
For someone like me, who reads a whole heck of a lot of books, it’s unusual to come across a plot I find to be a totally unique spin on a usual trope. I appreciate the spin on the usual enemies to lovers, fighting lawyers story. There are definitely things that are foreshadowed quite obviously, but there are also some twists and turns that come out of left field. All of that makes this a fun and romantic page-turner.
Although I liked this story more than the last, and I feel the characters were more well-rounded and their backgrounds more fleshed out, I still felt that a lot more could have been said. Especially when it came to Quinn and his mom. Not only their relationship and his protective feelings, but also her health issues that were almost pushed aside as a non-issue. Yet I feel we may revisit these issues in future books. I guess that remains to be seen.
All in all this was a fantastic story that kept me reading. The way Sienna and Quinn clicked and truly understood each other on such a deep level was heartwarming.