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All It Takes

(Romancing Manhattan #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  690 ratings  ·  132 reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s second novel in her Romancing Manhattan series delivers the sizzling story of a playboy who’s vowed 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’
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Published July 30th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Debbie Oliphant
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun read and it is the second installment of the Romancing Manhattan series. This book is about Quinn, who is Finn's brother in the first book. He is an attorney representing a client that wants to claim a valuable piece of property that belongs to Sierra's family, the opposing counsel. The two meet in court where they are ordered to work together to find the evidence that win their case. Quinn and Sierra's time togethe
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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All It Takes is the second installment of Kristen Proby's Romancing Manhattan series and follows Quinn Cavanaugh, Finn's brother from book one. He doesn't have plans of ever commiting to a woman, and his past has left him more than a little scared to get close to someone, afraid that he would lose them somehow. But when he has to work with Sienna Hendricks on a case, even though she's opposing counsel, he realizes that she's what he needs and wants, and he's not af
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4 1/2 "You're my home." Stars!

As usual KP had me grinning like an idiot at the end and craving more. I just love her stories. They're sweet, romantic, and HOT- with a whole.cast of friends and family to love. Quinn and Sienna did not disappoint. I cannot wait for Carter to find love again. Fingers crossed it's soon. Happy reading!

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I couldn't put this book down. From the start to the end it was so good. The story just kept getting better and better and hotter. Quinn and Sienna are brilliant characters I really liked them from the start. Sienna is a strong independent attorney from the Bronx. She sassy and knows what she want. Being in a job that is mainly ran by men she has to be this way. Also growning up with most the men in her family doing the same job she knew what she wany to be. The man in her life her
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5 ‘ You are Home’ Stars

Holy mother of SWOONFESTS!!! All It Takes indeed took it all, most of all my breath away! Kristen Proby’s masterfully unique and realistic writing style strikes once again with this deeply closed to the heart emotional and sexy love story.

Quinn and Sienna’s story really involved me from the very beginning and kept me immerse in ALL the huge range of emotions that I’m addicted to in Ms. Proby’s writing. So deceitfully effortless reali
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
All It Takes is book two in the Romancing Manhattan series of interconnected standalones. Each book is about a different brother. I would recommend reading the first book before reading this one (as the narrators from that book are in this book a lot).

This book was fun, cute and super sexy.

The narrators are Quinn (male) and Sienna (1st person POVs). They are both lawyers.

I really enjoyed this book. I loved getting to see Carter, Finn and London again. This book can be read as a standalone. But t
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet, addicting book.

This is a standalone that is also part of Romancing Manhattan series, and this time we get Quinn (Finn's brother) and Sienna's story.

One thing that I love is that, as usual with this author, it's sweet, sexy and oh so full of love. But somehow this series has all that but it's also different. I think it has a sobriety about it that we don't find in her other books, it's new, it's maybe more mature even, and I loved it so much.
Don't get me wrong, I love all of her bo
Jul 30, 2019 marked it as dnf

Bland and boring
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I had read the previous book in this series and I was interested in the brothers, so I was intrigued about this one.

I liked Sienna and Quinn. They’re both motivated, passionate about what they do, and loyal to their families. It was easy to root for them and want everything to work out. I am intrigued at the set up for the next book and I am very happy to see the brothers talk about how Finn was an ass in the first book.

Plot wise, it was okay. My main complaint is that I didn’t really see the
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s

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 re
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Edelweiss *

~ 5 Never A Dull Moment Stars ~

What happens when you get two attorneys who are working on the opposite sides of the fence, one who loves being an adrenaline chaser and one who follows the rules to a T?? You get the story of Quinn and Sienna, who show opposites do attract and can have some scorching chemistry.

All It Takes is another great story in Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series. I actually liked this one even more tha
Two lawyers that love to argue and seems to be their foreplay, sign me up for that! Sienna and Quinn met at one of her lowest days and I think the fire she needed to get through that meeting and in court kept her from sitting in her grief. Having someone who understands and can empathize with your pain is an indescribable gift to be given and Sienna was appreciative, but rightfully hesitant. Kristen Proby has never failed to bring her readers a romance that bring together a family and touches so ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
i m not sure how much cost the family, if u have that kind of money n u can share, will u do so? even it’s illegal?

we are only human, greedy all the time.

that’s the story line but.... are we looking for this?
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Cavanaugh Brother has taken me down for the count. Can you say swoony?! OH MY, Quinn took hold of my hand and didn't let go. He was the perfect match for the smart and sweet Sienna Henricks.

As the two work on a case together, the more time they spend - the more their connection grows until it can't be denied any longer.

These two together just made me smile. They were witty and harmonious together. They just fit from the beginning. They were the perfect yin and yang which made me so happ
Shannon Sharpless
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristen has once again showed us true love. I loved Quinn and Sienna's story. I like how they have to deal with the ethics of their jobs. I do believe I have a new favorite Proby man. Can't wait for the next in the series!
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Super steamy with lively bantering and an interesting plot that revolved around family issues, All It Takes was a solid follow up in Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series.

I was so happy to get this second book in the Romancing Manhattan series after having a lot of fun with book one, All the Way, which was about our hero Quinn’s brother Finn. It was great to see Kristen Proby bring to life the bits and pieces of Quinn’s personality we glimpsed in hi
Louise BookbestiesUK
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, 5-stars, favourites, arc

It's no secret that KP is my go to gal when it comes to love stories so as soon as I saw this on edelweiss I had to request it!

The last book in this series didn't really hit the mark for me- It was good- but not a story I'll replay over and over in my head- so when I picked up this book I had my reservations- I knew I would like it but I doubted I would love it.....

I was soooooo very very wrong!!!!

It was amazing!

Quinn and Sienna were an explosive couple!

And the story was so interesti
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
There’s nothing I enjoy more than diving in to a new book from one of my favorite authors so I was excited to get my hands on All It Takes by Kristen Proby. The second standalone novel in the author’s Romancing Manhattan Series is part workplace romance and part rivals-to-lovers romance, following the love story of two attorneys with chemistry so palpable, it’s not long before they line between business and pleasure is blurred.

It’s not typical for opposing counsel to work together on the same c
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

One of these days, there's going to be a book by Kristen Proby that I don't love.

This wasn't it.

The thing I love most about her titles is that it's a falling in love story without the angst (although this one had a little) that makes you worry that the couple won't get their happily ever after.

I also liked that the story had tension that was internal and external, but blended well and it felt realistic and like the challenges that would be faced by rea
Tracey Jerald
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series takes me home. See, I’m a girl from whose heart never really left the Northeast. So, it’s a joy every time Kristen uses her incredible voice to describe my “home.” And All It Takes, does that.

Sienna jumped off the pages to me as someone I would identify with as one of my relatives; a New Yorker that lives in the city and thrives on its energy. She’s practical, smart, sassy and has no problems going head to head with Quinn Cavanaugh; because he’s just wr
Pelusa Rivera
This is the second installment in this series, I didn't know that but I was not lost I just wished that I had started from the beginning and maybe I would have enjoyed more, please do not think that I didnt I did I just felt thaaaat something was missing so I do plan to go to read the first book and see if I am missing something so that goes to show you that had I not enjoyed it somewhat I wouldn't have even bothered. So we meet Sienna whose grandfather past away and left her a family park. The ...more
All It Takes is the second installment in the Romancing Manhattan series. However, you can easily read it as a standalone. Quinn and Sienna meet as opposing attorneys but have some notable chemistry right away. I love them as a couple. It addition to the developing romance, there is an undercurrent of deceit going on regarding a piece of property that is supposed to be left to the city as stated in Sienna's grandfather's will. Tied in with all of this is a definite mystery as to who all is invol ...more
Suzy Stork
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love that I devour every one of Kristen Proby’s books in a day. I love this series, and the NY setting. Quinn and Sienna have to work for their relationship, but it still has the instalove connection that I can count on from Kristen’s writing. There’s always a solid story line, with plenty of reference to characters from prior books in the series, or introductions of future characters.

I can’t wait for Carter to get his HEA, and I hope that’s coming next. Maybe with Louise? They’d make a great
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is such a great series and I think this second book might be even better than the first. This time, the story is all about two New York lawyers forced to work together to discover who actually owns the land Sienna’s grandfather bequeathed to the city.

The chemistry between Sienna and Quinn is fabulous. Sparks fly between the two lawyers from the start, and as their case becomes murkier, chemistry turns into trust, friendshi
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series, and I absolutely loved it. I would recommend that you read book 1 first as it is an ongoing story, and getting the background on the Cavanaugh men is helpful - it is also an excellent story, so why miss out? Quinn is the troubled brother, still hurting from his father and sister's death, he is very close to his mother, fearing she will be next. He is very family centred, even if he
Avid Reader
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All It Takes (Romancing Manhattan #2) by Kristen Proby
5 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Sienna is a great attorney. Encouraged from a young age to follow her dream, both her father and her uncle have always been her biggest cheerleaders. When her grandfather passes away, the reading of the will uncovers a century old mystery and despite being attracted to opposing counsel, Sienna is determined to prove him and his client wrong.

Quinn loves his job. While
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I love Kristen Proby's books. Each book has a way of making you invest in the characters to the point that you stay up all night just to see how the story ends. Then you are disgusted with yourself because its 3 a.m. and you have to get up in 4 hours AND you have to wait for the next book in the series.

The characters of Quinn and Sienna are very well written and I was pulling for them from the beginning. I loved the way the
Sandy S
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 30 , 2019

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 doe
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All It Takes, is all it took to make me fall in love with another Kristen Proby story and series! Romancing Manhattan has all the makings of another brilliant series and I can’t wait for more. These Cavanaugh Brothers are so sexy! I know Carter isn’t a Cavanaugh by name but he is a Cavanaugh by family and I get a feeling he will be just as sexy!

This story starts out with a bang when Quinn and Sienna first meet unexpectedly in the park. You get the sense instantly that things are about to get ve
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
All It Takes is the second book in the Romancing Manhattan series by one of my favorite authors, Kristen Proby! I know once I open one of her books I will want to devour it and I did just that. You can it as a standalone but if you read All the Way then you have already met Quinn, Finn’s brother.

Two lawyers. Two opposing sides. One truth. They both might be working for the other side but they both want the truth. Which means that they will need to work together to find it. Within thirty days. S
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Kristen 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

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