All It Takes by Kristen Proby

Posted July 22, 2019 in review Tags:

All It Takes by Kristen ProbyAll It Takes by Kristen Proby
Pages: 288

Series: Romancing Manhattan #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: NYC
Source: ARC, Edelweiss
Also in this series: After All
Also by this author: After All
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n Kristen Proby’s second novel in her Romancing Manhattan series, a playboy vows never to commit—until he meets the one woman he’s tempted to break his promise for.

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….

All It Takes by Kristen Proby is a light enemies to lovers read with two brilliant characters. Quinn and Sienna are both lawyers and are fighting of a piece of land Sienna’s grandfather willed to the city of Bronx. Quinn’s client claims the land was given to HIS great grandfather years ago. Now these 2 lawyers have to try to figure out who really has the rights to the land in question.

I wanted the land to belong to Sienna’s family because they wanted it to be a park. It seemed the more noble reason. But, Sienna’s family has some issues. Her sister has a problem with money. Then her uncle begins acting a bit strange. On the flip side, Quinn’s family is lovely! Having lost their father and their sister, they are pretty tight and Quinn is terrified of losing his mom.

Sienna and Quinn become lovers after just a few days of hanging together because Quinn is totally smitten and willing to pursue Sienna even when she wants to keep their relationship professional. He knows she is attracted to him but holding back. Sienna enjoys her work, but she works for the city because she doesn’t want her work to be her life. I think that message is really powerful. Sienna has other hobbies and enjoys her free time and she doesn’t feel guilty about that. When it comes to Quinn, Sienna said it best, Quinn is swoony. Oh my gosh is he ever so swoony!!! Seriously, he is the perfect book boyfriend. He never quavers in his feelings for Sienna. He never gets cold feet or wishy washy.

I’m so in love with you that I ache with it.


I saw you for the first time and I knew my life would never be the same. You are seated squarely in the heart of my being, Sienna.

All It Takes by Kristen Proby is a quick enemies to lovers read that will appeal to readers who enjoy close knit families and big city settings! If you are looking for a story to steal your heart, All It Takes delivers in spades! And now I am going back to read book 1 about Finn and London and I cannot wait for Carter’s story!

You are the best part of every day. You are my home. You make me a better man. I know we haven’t been together for long, but I don’t do anything slow or halfway.



lawyers in love books like Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake, Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando…then you will probably like All It Takes!


All It Takes by Kristen Proby

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7 responses to “All It Takes by Kristen Proby

  1. I love a good enemies to lovers story, as long as they’re not too hateful with each other. I also love the idea of big, close knit family. This sounds delightful, Samantha! 🙂

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