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Wonder With Me

(With Me in Seattle #12.5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,308 ratings  ·  175 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her With Me In Seattle series…

Reed Taylor doesn’t pay much attention to the holidays—until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. He’s determined to make the
Kindle Edition, 1st edition; 1001 Dark Nights #115, 149 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Whenever I'm looking for a book that it light, sweet, Happy and sexy Kristen Proby is my woman. I luv her book and I really enjoy these 1001 Dark Nights. Wonder With Me is part of the With Me in Seattle series. Noel is the sister of Joy Jace's wife in Love With Me. It's a brilliant book by the way. I'm delighted Noel got her own book she is a great character and I luv getting to know more of her. Her and Reed's story is so cute it's a Insta luv with a sweet lil girl thrown in the mix.
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I do so love a man who knows exactly what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it and that describes Reed Taylor perfectly in Kristen Proby’s Wonder With Me. Reed was taken by surprise when a 4 year old girl is dropped off in his office, a daughter he had no idea existed. With her mother dead, Reed steps up big time to make his child feel safe and secure and to give her a holiday she’ll remember forever. To accomplish this he hires Noel Thompson to decorate his new home for the Christmas holida ...more
3 1/2 "Insta-love Christmas style" Stars!

Well.. I finished this book yesterday, but I couldn't decide how I felt about it. I have two reactions:

1. Aww... that was so sweet and sexy. Noel (what a great name for the MC of a Christmas novella!) was sweet and sassy, funny, smart, confident and talented. I liked her. Reed was sexy sweet take charge alpha male who knows and goes after what (who in this case) he wants, and as it turns out knows how to say "I'm sorry". And meant it. He's also a really
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank You Inkslinger and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wonder With Me
By: Kristen Proby

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I've grown to love the 1001 Dark Nights Collection. Wonder With Me is a new novella addition that is adorable for the holidays. Reed is a single guy who suddenly has a four year old daughter, Piper, whom he has never met. Unfortunately, the girl's mother has died, so Reed finds himself a single dad. He hires designer Noel
Gi's Spot Reviews

5 ‘I Love You Both’ Stars

Awwww…. Wonder With Me is the PERFECT Christmasy read!!! Single dad romance meets the heart warming of Holiday spirits, Kristen Proby managed in this novella to check all my ‘holiday romance’ loving heart’s boxes! Perfect feel good love story!

Noel comes Reed’s rescue in a interior design emergency. Reed wants everything perfect for his recently discovered daughter’s first Christmas with him, he just didn’t expect that the woman bringing his little girl’s holiday dreams t
KnottyGirl Reviews
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonder With Me is a novella in Kristen Proby’s “With Me In Seattle” series. As you can guess by the series name, all of her books in the series are based in the Seattle area, but they are also stand alones.
I’ve been hooked on this series since the beginning, and it just keeps getting better. I’ll admit I have missed a couple books, but I’ll most certainly be going back to make them up.
In Wonder With Me, Reed Taylor gets the surprise of his life when he finds out he has a 4 year old daughter Pip
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Perfect Holiday Novella Stars

Kristen has outdone herself with this Super Sexy and Sweet Holiday Novella! Wonder With Me was the perfect balance between all things Christmas and Romance. It was just what I needed to take my Christmas Spirit to the next level.

Reed is so driven and hardworking and has never made relationships or celebrating holidays much of a priority. All of this changes when he finds out about the 4 year old daughter he never knew existed. Piper coming into his world unexpecte
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
Oh my.....ALL THE FEELS!!! Ready to take a trip back to the Seattle series world? This Christmas novella has just the right amount of chemistry and swoon-worthy moments that you'll be hooked from beginning to end just like me! Reed is a workaholic playboy, that is until his world is turned upside down..... by a 4 year old little girl. Noel has no time for a personal life with her business taking off, that is until Reed hires her to decorate his new home. These two are nothing short of perfection ...more
Pam Nelson
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-finished
Reed & Noel
What a sweet short story. Joy’s sister Noel gets her HEA.
Reed finds himself with an unexpected but very welcome 4 yr old. I love when authors give us this gift. It’s sad that only one parent is in the picture but the other one accepts the child with open arms and that is exactly that Reed does.
It was a little cookie cutter romance but it was still sweet and it was set around Christmas who doesn’t love a good Christmas story!?
Loved the narration for this one too.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

A short and sweet instalove story that is functional and full of chemistry, and left me with a big grin on my face.

Reed Taylor is a hardworking businessman who gets the shock of his life when a four year old daughter that he had no idea even existed is dropped off on his doorstep when her mother dies. But he is instantly smitten and turns his life completely around to make little Piper the centre of his world, and that includes giving her the best Christmas he possibly can.

Noel Thompson
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This is a short and sweet holiday novella that hits the spot at this time of year.

Reed Taylor's early holiday gift was a four-year-old daughter, Piper he never knew about. But this work-a-holic is taking his Daddy duties seriously and wants to give her the best Christmas ever. He is honest, outspoken, and used to being in charge. He knows what he wants and is not afraid to go after it.

And it seems that one thing he now has his eye on is his new designer, Noel Thompson. She was recommended to t
Erin Lewis
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Wonder With Me (With Me In Seattle #12) by Kristen Proby

Although a novella, Kristen Proby had me hooked from the first page. Having read the other books in the series, I was excited to be back in Seattle. Although having said that, I do believe it can be read as a stand alone.
Reed Taylor is a playboy and a workaholic who is shocked to find out that he is father to a 4 year old daughter, Piper, he knew nothing about. Determined to give her a Christmas she will never forget, Reed
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Safe, only with others after meeting. I liked the h, the H is a great dad and good guy, now. His past portrays him to be self centered and not respectful, he even mentioned wishing he could apologize to his baby mama and that he wouldn't want anyone treating his baby girl the way he has treated others. Kudos for him to see this but my stupid brain focuses on the fact that he did that stuff in the past. Epilogue only three months out. (To me, throwing someone over your shoulder because she won't ...more
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Bette Hansen
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Really enjoyed getting a new story in one of my favorite series. This was a sweet angst free story with lots of emotion. Only problem was it ended too soon. Recommended read
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
simple n short one, suddenly single dad and fall into love.
Books Laid Bare
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This punchy little novella brought all the feels to the page and left me with a smile on my face…it was just what the cold winter evenings call for.
Reed had no idea that he was a father but when his charming four year old daughter Piper enters his life, he quickly came to realise that nothing would; ever be the same again because there is nothing that he wanted more than to be the best father he could. But his work life balance was less that equal and as such he had decisions and adjustments to
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reed Taylor has never been a fan of the holidays, nor has he taken time outside of work to do anything except build his company. But when he learns he has a daughter only a few weeks before the holidays, he makes some big changes to bring a smile to Piper’s face during a difficult time.

Noel Thompson is especially busy during the holidays, but decorating for the holidays is one of her favorite parts of the job. A last minute job to fully decorate for Christmas has her excited to get down to busin
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

A perfect holiday novella with a sweet, sexy romance full of emotions and super cute 4 year old.

Reed is a workaholic who never paid much attention the holidays. He wasn't looking for any kind of long term relationship because he was too busy. In the blink of an eye his life was turned upside down in a good way. Discovering he had a daughter and he will now be her only caregiver was a lot to take in but Reed does it all in. Loving his little girl from the very beginning.

Noel is at the height of h
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I adore Kristen Proby and I have for quite some time. Ever since she introduced is this beautifully written and compelling With Me In Seattle series crew, I've been a huge, huge fan. I'd follow this chick anywhere when it comes to her addicting words and swoony characters.

Wonder With Me is the latest novella in this series and while it can completely stand alone, don't short yourself on this experience plus it's holiday themed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Noel and Reed meet when sh
Vania Nunes
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reed Taylor, a successful investor in Seattle, was surprised when he is visited by a social worker with an unusual "gift": his 4-year-old daughter he didn't even know existed.
Piper's mother, Vanessa Downey, had recently passed away. She was a quick affair he had about five years ago.
Having to completely change his single life, Reed bought a beautiful home and hired someone to decorate the house for his first Christmas with his daughter; He wanted everything to be absolutely perfect, especially a
Kari Hansen
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reed has always known that this business comes first and everything else, including women, is a distant second however his life changes in an instant when he finds out he is a single to a child he never knew about. From the moment he meets Piper it becomes a case of love at first sight and he is determined to give her the Christmas of her dreams.

Noel is an interior designer who have more than enough work on her plate but when she gets the call asking her to make a house into a Christmas wonderla
Tracey Jerald
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristen Proby has an incredible story telling talent that pulls you in from page one, whether that is one of her full length novels or a beautifully crafted holiday novella. Of all of the holiday stories this season, this one shines bright from the top of the well-decorated tree.

From beginning to end, her hero and heroine's love story traveled along at the pace of the holiday season -- fast, heartfelt, and sometimes bumpy. If there is anything to complain about, I wanted it to be longer. I wante
Love & Lavender Book Review
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect holiday novella to dish out a dose of the cozy feels! I'm totally smitten for Noel and Reed! Combined with cute little Piper, myheart is bursting for this instant love connection. I mean this blurb is straight out of a Hallmark movie and I LOVE IT!!!

Noel is not looking for love. She's a super successful interior designer heading up her own company. Reed, super sweet guy with a slight alpha streak (incredibly delish!!) just found out he has a daughter! His life is turned upsi
Avid Reader
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonder With Me (With Me in Seattle #11.5) by Kristen Proby
5 stars
M/F Romance Novella
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I absolutely love this series. It was fantastic the first time I read it and continues to grow and become even more fabulous.

This is a novella about Noel. She's a very successful workaholic who loves her job. But, it's near Christmas and everyone wants their house to look fabulous, so Noel is running around with even less time for everything.

Reed has a
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet Holiday romance!

This is a novella about Reed and Noel. We met her in Love With Me, as she's Joy's sister.
Reed's just found out he has a daughter and suddenly he sees himself as a single father of a 4 year old girl. He is loving and caring and will do anything to make Piper happy.
Noel is an interior designer and is hired by Reed to decorate his house so Piper could have the perfect Christmas.
What started as a business transaction, soon is filled with sexual tension and so much chemistry.
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Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A short holiday novella that takes us back to the With Me Series, my favorite of all Ms. Proby’s series.
In Wonder with Me, we get to know Joy’s sister Noel, and the handsome and alpha Reed. There is something about her writing that get’s me every time, you swoon, cry, laugh and always get plenty of sexy times. Even though this is short novella and a lot is packed into their story, I never felt it was rushed, as always Kristen did a fabulous job of getting us everything we needed with Reed and N
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

What a perfect holiday read! Proby takes us back to her With Me in Seattle setting and gives us an HEA for a couple of secondary characters. Sweet single father story. Add a designer named Noel during the Christmas season and the story just could n't get much better.

Short story but full of all the feels. Loved Noel and Reed together. This author always brings some humor to each story she writes and this one has just the perfect amount.

Can't wait to read more in this series. I could ha
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

This was a lovely holiday themed romance. I loved Reed and Noel. I loved the idea that the romance wasn't perfect, the timing was off and it wasn't something Noel was able to ignore because there was too much of a connection.

It was fun to see some of the characters from previous books in this while enjoying getting to know Reed and Noel as a couple.

As is often the case with books by Kristen Proby, there's not a lot of angst. Both of the characters know what they
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

It's a novella, so naturally, it's all bit condensed & rushed with a silly little jag of jealousy included. So allowances for that in mind, it was a pretty good one. I've been reading the With Me series from the start. The first, Come Away With Me was actually one of the first contemporary romance books I ever read & helped hook me on the genre. Wonder With Me, although brief, is probably one of stronger offerings of the more recent installments. It flowed pretty well & the chemistry between
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Kristen Proby has published more than fifty 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, The Big Sky Series, as well as others.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.

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