Sunday, 27 April 2014

By Proxy - by Katy Regnery

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

A favor for friends...

Stubbornly small-town Jenny Lindstrom has misgivings when she promises to stand proxy in her best friend's wedding - misgivings that are fulfilled when tall, handsome Sam Kelley walks into the courthouse an hour late. In order to keep her promise, an afternoon favor turns into a weekend of startling but undeniable attraction, threatening the well-ordered world that keeps her heart at arm's length from any more pain.

...turns into a whirlwind romance!

Sam's plan is to fly to Livingston, Montana, take wedding vows on behalf of his favorite cousin, and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But his plan is turned upside-down when he must spend a weekend with Jenny in Gardiner in order to keep his promise. He doesn't want to fall for the prim, proper schoolteacher whose small-town life seems to him like selling out, but the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to say good-bye.

When a city boy and a country girl come together for a double proxy wedding, the unexpected gift is true love.

My Opinion:

By Proxy is the first book in Katy’s Heart of Montana series, following the Lindstrom siblings. I read number 2 first and I absolutely fell in love with it, so I had to buy the first one of the series and I fell in love with this one as well.

Jenny Lindstron is the youngest of 4 children, she has three older brothers. We all get to know them in this story, but the all get their own story as well.
Jenny is a typical girl next door type, working hard as a teacher at her high school, committed to her family and does a lot of work for church.
She promised her best friend Ingrid to stand proxy for her wedding and at the appointment the guy is one hour late.

What a good start!!!

Sam is the proxy for his cousin Kristian. He is gorgeous and he lives in Chicago.
Their rocky start turns into lively conversations and also a little flirting. The fact that they were attracted to each other was obvious for me from the start and the way they treated each other made it clear, although they really tried to deny it at first.

Their scenes are so adorable and catchy. Katy found a great way to describe the surroundings and the feelings, the whole story felt so real.

They both new that after the weekend they would go their separate ways again. They still connected on a deep level and learnt a lot about each other.

Only when they are not together anymore they seem to realise what they really want. It was a great adventure and ride with them and reading about their emotions.
Both characters are narrating and taking turns with it, which was great, because we got inside to both their feelings. The writing is full of real emotions and so much depth.

Jenny’s brothers and her Pappa were mentioned a lot of times and I loved getting to know them better, especially after knowing that they all get their own story. It’s great how protective Nils, Lars and Erik are of their little sisters and they were still encouraging her to listen to her heart.

„Listening to your heart“, that’s what this story is all about. Sometimes you need longer to realise that and you might need some help with it as well. And distance. The heart knows what it wants, but it’s not always easy to discover that for yourself.

What an amazing story, with a sweet ending and a great epilogue. I know I read Midsummer Sweetheart already, but I had to read it again after this story, because it’s the next part oft he series following Erik Lindstrom. It was wonderful reading it a second time, I enjoyed it even more, with all the background information I had now.

An amazing series written by a wonderful and talented author, can’t wait for more!!!


My possible cast:

Jenny: Diane Kruger

Sam: Joshua Jackson

Katy on Twitter: @KatyRegnery

1 comment:

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