Friday, July 21, 2017

Meet Me Under the Stars - Blog Tour


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Author: KD Proctor
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books (
Cover Designer: Anita B. Carroll, Race-Point US (  

About the Book...

When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him*  to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him*  Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.

The same *him* she dumped to protect his heart.
Sexy British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her*  who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.
The same *her*  he’s never gotten over.
Unable to agree on a benefactor for the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tease one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort or if they'll allow their disastrous past mistakes to destroy their chance at forever.


Review from The Coffee Pot

Talk about relatable topics!
First love - Check.
Heartbreak - Check.
Regret - Check.

KD Proctor covers the ins and outs of falling in love in her book, Meet Me Under the Stars. Charlie and Nate are two characters that put it all on the line and readers will connect with them from the very beginning.

Charlie Conti is a bit of a celebrity. She hosts her own DIY show complete with Youtube channel and magazine covers. She's sweet, creative, and down right stubborn. But, there's this thing with her DNA that gives her more fear than hope when it comes to relationships. Basically, she's at a higher risk of dying from a brain aneurysm because of her heredity. This caused her to push Nate away three years ago and she still regrets it.

This slight defect in her biological make-up makes it pretty understandable why Charlie would be afraid of letting everything go for love. Especially since her sister died after her second aneurysm and Charlie's witnessed how devastated her boyfriend was after Gwen's death. This fear of relationships, being all in, is a universal feeling. Relationships can be scary. Opening up to someone can be scary. I can't imagine how much more scary that is when an aneurysm is thrown into the mix. But Proctor makes it as easy as she can. With first person point of views, readers get an in-depth look into the minds (and hearts) of Charlie and Nate. And though I wanted to scream at Charlie to just go for it, I still felt like I understood where she was coming from.

Just as I understood where Nate was coming from, though I don't condone all of his actions. Nate is a research biologist who is nearing the date of his deportation. If he doesn't find a job that will sponsor a work visa soon, then he'll be forced to leave the US. The first person perspective brings readers into this fight with him, letting them see all of his worries and fears about being forced to go back to a family that never supported him. I enjoyed how Nate wasn't afraid of his feelings for Charlie. He knew that they were real and, for the most part, accepted them. Though, as he was the one ghosted by Charlie, it's difficult for him to see her, which leads to the part that I didn't really like.

Though the games were entertaining, I didn't enjoy them from a relationship perspective. By trying to out-wit Charlie and beat her, instead of opting to work together from the start, Nate lost a few points in my book. The competition between them made for a fun, if a bit chaotic, storyline, but I think it kind of pushed them apart, before it allowed them to be together. However, on the flip side of that coin, the competition did allow them to work through their personal issues, giving them each a better chance to explain themselves and figure out what they wanted and needed -- which is important and another relatable aspect of the novel.

For those readers who enjoy a fun, romantic novel with a chance of disaster, I highly recommend Meet Me Under the Stars. It was personal and real with the good, the bad, and the dangerous. Though there is some explicit language that might turn some readers away, I think the dialogue was necessary to accurately represent college-aged students on the cusp of adulthood. Overall, KD Proctor shares a contemporary love story that reaches the heart of relationship wariness while providing emotional attachments for readers and a solid group of characters.

Rating: 3/5 Cups

About the Author…

KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave.  Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever.  She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids.  She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony.  And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU'RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.

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