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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,866 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Falling in love is easy…

New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend, until she decided that small town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.

The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is no
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published August 27th 2019
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DJ Sakata
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Favorite Quote:

It took me until twenty to ditch the scrawny nerd appearance and start to look more like my dad and less like… well, my mom.

My Review:

These two clever wordsmiths tossed in all my favorite tropes with this delectably steamy small-town, second chance, friends-to-lovers romance. The storylines were engaging; the characters were endearing yet amusingly flawed; and the writing was well balanced between angst, conflict, romance, and humor. And written in my favorite dual PO
Gi's Spot Reviews
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, auto-read-author

4 'You're In My Heart' Stars

Kristen Proby and KL Grayson rocked it! This take on the female lead being the famous one and the combo and feel of small town romance, single dad theme SO did it for me! Refreshing and unique in the best ways, sexy, sweet with just enough angst to grip our hearts and warm our spirit.
Talk about successful collaborations!

Awww, friends to lovers is always a tricky trope for me, but in Already Gone it totally worked. The long sep
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
2 3/4 "A little communication and compromise go a long way." Stars!

Okay, so this one started out with so much potential. I was going along in my happy little "This is going to be just like a Hallmark movie." bubble, then I keep reading. Enter Lexi, Scarlett's sister. She is a major *itch!!! Then as the story continues, we get through the happy and hot, get to the conflict and Tucker turns into a major jackass! That's not all that unusual and I've been known to love a jackass or two in my reading
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Scarlett left New Hope with a dream to make it big in the music industry, basing herself in Nashville it wasn’t too long before her dreams came true. She is now a successful country music star and travels the world, filling stadiums with her adoring fans.

‘I love fame because it was my ticket out of New Hope, South Carolina, the small town where I was born, raised, and never truly fit in. It wasn’t until my boots hit the bustling streets of Nashville Tennessee, that I felt at home.’

When she
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars!!

“With just that little touch, it’s as if the whole world is set to rights.”

Ah! I just loved this book!! When I first heard that K.L. Grayson and Kristen Proby would be writing a book together, I was over the moon. This was like Christmas coming early for me. I was so excited to see what this duo would bring to the table and that excitement lead to Already Gone being one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. And I’m here to tell you, this duo does not disappoint. They brough their A g
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the best friends to lovers troupe...especially combined with small town romance.
Scarlett hasn’t been back to New Hope in years, returning now to care for her dad. What she doesn’t expect to find is love in her best friend growing up Tucker who is now a gorgeous single dad and police officer in their town.
I loved their chemistry, Scarlett’s connection to his daughter Chloe. Despite Scarlett’s fame, her interactions with her fans and the town’s people made her seem so down to earth. I neve
Nova B
Aug 26, 2019 added it
He’s got a kid with another. Nope 👎🏻 single dad is so not my thing.
Brilliant !!

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I really enjoyed this book. I knew I would whatever Kristen Proby writes I luv. But I haven't read anything by K.L. Grayson but after this book I will have to look up her books. The story was really good I'm a sucker for this type of romance. I liked that the characters weren't together together before but we're best friend that were close. There history wasn't alway smooth but they still luvd each other. I really liked watching there relationship grow even stronger than it was b
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Didn't like it
They were best friends once, how they are reunited.
They are acting like friends, then lovers, they having sex, ok. So it's almost several weeks. And hero acting like stupid. He asked her to quite her singer career for him!!! After 3 weeks together...
Not for me. He was very jealous, too much possessive...
Not for me
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet love story.

This is kind of a second chance romance between a single dad cop and country popstar.

Scarlett and Tucker have known each other since they were really young, but after she left to pursue her dreams, he was left behind, as well as her family.

When Scarlett's father gets sick, she is forced to face her hometown again and make some the ammends that are long overdue.

It was sweet and funny, and the secondary characters were awesome (and I honestly hope we can get Dean and Scooter's b
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!! Full review to come.
Vanessa (nessreads)
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Y’all know single dad books are my kryptonite, seriously they make me weak in the knees. So it was no surprise right from the get-go Already Gone was right up my alley.

It’s been twelve years since Scarlett’s been home after making a name for herself and becoming a famous country singer. But when she receives a phone call from her sister, it has Scarlett dropping everything and returning back to the place that she couldn’t get out of fast enough. And although her welcome home isn’t quite
Happily Mary After
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-august
Kristen Proby and K.L. Grayson’s Already Gone is a witty, sexy and poignant friends-to-lovers, small-town romance that you don’t want to miss. Scarlett and Tucker were best friends growing up, but she fled their small town as soon as she was able to chase her dream of being a country singer, and she hasn’t looked back or been back home in years. Scarlett has achieved success beyond her wildest dreams and is now a superstar, who still has no interest in going home, so when her dad has a stroke an ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is a sweet second chance romance by these two authors. A little bit of angst but for the most part, just a swoony read. Add in a single parent and things could be just about perfect.

Scarlett and Tucker go way back. Tuck was a nerd and Scarlett was a mean girl. But years have separated their friendship and there is still some hurt over how everything went down. Now Scarlett is back and things seem to want to move beyond the friend zone. When they finally give in to what they both have been
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I am a sucker for small town romance. I love the nuisances that come with small towns and how everyone is very close knit.

Already Gone is a second chance, enemies to lovers romance from two authors but you wouldn't know that as their writing compliments one another very well.

I really wanted to love this book more than I did. At the beginning, I loved how things started out. I enjoyed the interactions between Tucker and his daughter, Chloe; seeing Scarlett connect to Chloe was very sweet.

I felt t
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have seriously been waiting for this day for what seems like forever! Two of my all time favorite authors co-wrote a book and it is unbelievable. I finished this one in less than 24 hours.

The writing was so good. Honestly flowed so well. You wouldn’t know it was composed by two different authors. They took you right there to New Hope South Carolina and everywhere in between.

Everything about this book from the details in the different POV from both Scarlett and Tucker to the cover.... simple
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is a cute little read. A small-town childhood-friends-to-lovers romance between a hugely successful country star, and the boy from next door that she grew up with – now a single father. It’s chock-full of fun romantic tropes, and I really enjoyed it.

Scarlett Kincaid is the biggest name in country music. Performing sold-out shows all over the world, she is living the life that she always dreamed of and loving every moment of it. But when news reaches her that her father is unwell, s
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
3.5 stars

A country music darling returns to her hometown to care for her father following a stroke and must make amends not only with her sister, but the boy she left behind when she blew out of town twelve years ago. Already Gone was a cute and enjoyable story, but a bit simplistic and predictable which was disappointing.

Scarlett is on the road when she learns her father had a stroke forcing her to cancel the last few shows of her tour to head to her hometown where she hasn’t been since she lef
* A review copy was provided by the authors *

~ 5 One True Love Stars ~

Well, well, well….I have found another writing duo that I absolutely LOVE!!!! I have read all of Kristen Proby’s books, but K.L. Grayson is a new author to me. I knew the minute Kristen announced this book that I was going to read it no matter what. I am so glad I did. Now I have a new author to check out and hopefully fall in love with.

Already Gone is a friends to lovers standalone novel. It is told in Dual POV and I thought
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

OH MY GOODNESS! If I could give this new romance 10 STARS y'all, I totally would. I'm a seasoned pro with Kristen Proby *she's a top 10 for me* but K.L. Grayson is brand new to me and damn did these ladies absolutely kill this beautiful book- delivering a flawless, seamless romance packed with so much heart, heat, swoon, sweetness, steam, and passion.

Already Gone is an all-new, easy, emotional, small town, friends to lovers, second chance of sorts, dual point of view, contemporary romanc
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Already Gone by Kristen Proby and KL Grayson

This writing duo’s new book, Already Gone, was a wonderful collaboration of talent that showcased each author’s strengths and produced an amazing love story.

Scarlett Kincaid, Nashville’s Mega Country Music Star, travels back home to her hometown of New Hope, SC to help a sick family member, but she ends up running into her childhood best friend that she left behind when she left home over 10+ yrs ago to start her career.

Tucker Anderson, New Hope Polic
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, 2019
Who says you can't go home? It may have taken Scarlett 12 years to finally return home after hitting it big in the country music scene, but a call from her sister has her rushing back to the sleepy little town she left behind. And although her return home isn't quite as welcoming as she had initially thought, it doesn't take her long to fit back in and reconnect with her old friend, Tucker.

I'm still on cloud 9 after devouring Already Gone in one sitting. In this fun, new collaboration, Kristen
Tracey Jerald
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading Already Gone by Kristen Proby and KL Grayson was like listening to my new favorite song. Their voices blended together so beautifully it wasn't a duet, but a melody sang by one perfect voice chapter after chapter.

Scarlett and Tucker, two childhood friends who felt so much more, spend most of the book trying to find just the right pitch in their relationship to do just that. She's the girl who left their small town for stardom and never looked back. He's the boy who stayed behind and dug
Renee Entress
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, sweet love, second chances, and heartbreak.

This is Scarlett and Tucker’s story. They grew up together, but she left him behind. She went and pursued her dreams. But now her dad needs her, and she will do anything to help him. So back to her hometown she goes. Where she runs into Tucker looking better then he ever did. She is still drawn to him, but he has moved on and is a single dad to his child. She has a career that she
Tania's Book Blog
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute friends to lovers/single dad story. Scarlet and Tucker were best friends growing up. They were from a small town that was too small for Scarlet. She never knew his Tucker felt about her. At 18 she left when she blew up and became a superstar and never looked back. Fast forward 12 years she returns and Tucker is now a single dad that despises her but still has feelings for her. Scarlet is a sweetheart and tries her hardest and unplanned her and Tucker fall into a relationship. It was cute es ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I was able to read it in about 2 hours and I was hooked from the first page. I loved the best friend second chance aspect of this book. It was everything I was hoping for. Scarlett is a a great heroine, she's feisty, strong, and loving. I love her relationship with Chloe, her Dad, and Tucker. Tucker is a little rough at first but I love that he's so fast to fall for Scarlett. The story went fast but didn't feel rushed and I will definitely be re-reading it soon and would defin ...more
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Already Gone is a perfect marriage of Kristen Proby and K.L. Grayson books. From the first page, you see bits of what you love in Kristen’s books and bits from K.L.’s style but it’s also a totally fresh, new story. It is funny, romantic, sexy, and so relatable.

Such a satisfying read and hope there will be more collabs between these 2 great writers in the future!
★¸. • * ° *Jillie Anne * ° *•.¸☆
This was an ok read. Review to follow
Scarlett is a famous singer who has to return home to take care of her sick father. It has been more than a decade since Scarlett left and never look back leaving a lot of people behind and now she is afraid of what she will find. Her relationship with her sister Lexi is quite strained, and her neighbor and former best friend Tucker doesn’t welcome with open arms either. But little by little they regain their friendship, partly also thanks to Tucker’s daughter, Chloe. But soon their relationship ...more
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Scarlett Kincaid couldn’t wait to put the small town of New Hope, South Carolina, in the rearview mirror once she graduated from high school. She never felt at home in her small town and knew she was destined for greater things. She moved to Nashville, became a country music star, made a new life and never looked back. But now her father is ill and needs Scarlett, so she's returning to New Hope for the first time in twelve years. Her face may be on a billboard at the edge of town, but not everyo ...more
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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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“You haven’t been home. For twelve fucking years. You’re so goddamn selfish. You just up and left your friends, your family. Everyone. And you never looked back. Not once.”
“Hold grudges much?” But it’s not bitchy. In fact, she looks completely flummoxed.
“I’m not holding a fucking grudge, Scarlett. I’m hurt.”
Good Lord, Scooter is right. I grew a fucking vagina.”
“I know you’re used to dishing out the orders and having everyone bend to your will, but I’m not your employer or your minion, Scarlett. I was buried deep inside you not twelve hours ago, and you know as well as I do that it wasn’t a casual fuck for either of us.” 1 likes
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