Book Spotlight: Imagine with Me by Kristen Proby
Imagine with Me
(With Me in Seattle #15)
by Kristen Proby
Date Released: September 29, 2020
About Imagine with Me
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes an all-new novel in her beloved With Me in Seattle series!
Shawn O'Callaghan loves his job as a screenwriter almost as much as he loves his family. But this latest project could quite possibly test his patience beyond anything he's ever had to endure. Generally unflappable, the author he's thrown into the trenches with pushes every button he has. Sometimes twice. And it doesn't help that he can't stop thinking about her in ways that are anything but professional. But how can he help it? The brunette is gorgeous beyond reason—and utterly infuriating.
Bestselling author Lexi Perry is finally about to leave her mark on the world; after all, seeing her dark and dangerous words brought to life is a dream come true. Until she meets the man who is supposed to make that happen. From the minute they laid eyes on each other, it was clear there would be tension, but she had no idea how much until they got down to business. He obviously doesn't understand her vision. Though she's having trouble lately too, given all she can picture is what he looks like under his clothes and imagining what it would sound like if he talked dirty to her in that sexy Irish lilt of his.
If they can find a way to meet in the middle, this movie could be one for the ages. As could their love.
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An Excerpt from Imagine with Me
“What do you do, Lexi?”
“I’m a writer.”
Archer lifts a brow and turns to the man next to him. “Oh? Shawn’s also a writer. What do you write?”
“Novels,” I say and turn to the screenwriter, but he holds up a hand, stopping me.
“I’m not here to entertain any new projects tonight,” Shawn says, immediately cutting me off.
He thinks I’m trying to network with him? To get him to read something I’ve written and further my career?
Well, screw him.
My face goes from friendly to cold in a heartbeat. Luke sighs.
This is a fantastic way to start this working relationship.
“That’s convenient,” I say, ice dripping from every damn word. “I’m not here to pitch a project to you, Mr. O’Callaghan. I know who you are, but it’s not terribly important to me. I do fine all on my own. Have a good night, gentlemen.”
I give a curt nod and turn away, my heels clicking on the hardwood floor as I make a hasty retreat.
I want to get out of here.
The audacity! What a jerk. I was already nervous about being here. Now, I get the disappointment of knowing I have to work with a conceited ass who’s clearly completely full of himself.
I don’t turn around.
A hand lightly latches on to my elbow, and I turn to find Shawn staring down at me, his mouth set in a grim line.
“I owe you an apology. I didn’t know you were Nora, the author I’ll be working with over the next few weeks.”
“If you’d known, you would have been polite?”
He winces. “Again, I apologize. It’s been a shit day, and I was trying to avoid work talk. Not my finest moment.”
“No.” I glance down at the elbow he’s still holding hostage. He lets go. “It wasn’t. Have a good evening, Mr. O’Callaghan. I’ll see you on Monday.”
But I don’t turn back. I know I’ll have cooled down by the time I see Shawn again. I won’t be embarrassed. My feet won’t be killing me.
For now, I want to hide.
I’m so far out of my comfort zone, I couldn’t find it with a map.
Kristen Proby was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty 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 series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.
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