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Shine With Me

(With Me in Seattle #15.5)

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her With Me In Seattle series…

Sabrina Harrison hates being famous. She walked away from show business, from the flashing bulbs and prying eyes years ago, and is happy in her rural Oregon home, dedicating her life to her non-profit.

Until Hollywood calls, offering her the role of a li
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Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #136, 105 pages
Published November 10th 2020 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
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Stacie
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, novella
Very sweet. I wish there was more, but it's less than 100 pages. Love this series as always and looking forward to what's next. Happy reading. ...more
Gi's Spot Reviews
4 ‘The Chemistry Between Us’ Stars


Awwww, what a FEEL GOOD, heart warming, happy vibe romance! Ben and Rina were the perfect match in this delicious little read that gave me ALL the Christmas holiday feels! Sweet, sexy with just the right amount of emotional charge!

Sabrina, a previously big name in Hollywood, has been out of that world for a very long time, but when Luke comes up with the perfect role for her, she can’t resist. Now she needs to get back in the necessary shape for the part, and B
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Nadine Bookaholic
Sabrina Harrison walked away from showbiz many years ago, she is now living a quiet life in Oregon running a non profit. Well that was until a friend from her past, Luke Williams, shows up with a script that she just can't say no to.

When Ben and Rina meet for the first time it was pretty comical I must admit I did chuckle out loud and I think we've all been in Ben's shoes when we meet a star for the first time. I enjoyed the way they worked together and the friendship that developed over time.

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Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
Every time I read a book within the "With Me In Seattle Series" it gives me all the warm and fuzzies.......it's like coming home. This was an easy, quick read but one that was sweet, fun, witty and some explosive chemistry you could definitely feel from the words between the pages. Ben and Rina's story had me hanging on every word and hoping for so much more of their story because it captivates you with the ease of their relationship and beauty of their love story! ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Shine With Me (With Me In Seattle #13.5) by Kristen Proby
 
I have only read a few books in this series, but what I have read I have loved. This is Benjamin Demarco and Sabrina Harrison’s story and was a great addition to this wonderful series; I was captivated from the first to the last chapter.

Although it is a quick read, Ms.Proby certainly managed to pack a lot into it. Sabrina left Hollywood behind years ago but when an offer comes across her desk which is too good to refuse
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

What a great side story for this much beloved series! Sweet romance between Ben and Sabrina but for fans of this series, the golden ticket was all the all the cameos from favorite characters in previous stories.

This is a novella so there isn't much time for character development. The author gives us an insta-attraction but friends to lovers look at these two. Great humor and some steamy moments let you know that these two are the real deal. I look forward to seeing them again in future
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Michelle
Hero 4⭐
Heroine 4⭐
Story 4⭐
Writing 4⭐
Steam 2⭐
Romance 3⭐
Secondary Characters 4⭐
Drama 2⭐

Recommend - yes
A really light cute story just what I needed to start this year off. The characters were great I liked Ben and Sabrina together there connection was instant. They were really cute together. Its great getting anything from this series and getting more the Williams/Montgomery clan. But I wish there was just a bit more drama i know its a short story but it was just a lil to light i wanted a bit more r
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Kylie Taylor
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a super quick and fun read . I’ve been in LOVE with Kristen Proby’s “With Me in Seattle “ series for
Years now ! This is a novella , in the Seattle series . I love how every book In this series ties together all of the characters we see in each book!
Rina and Ben’s connection was immediate and I loved their fun and easy connection! I can’t wait to hear more about their story in future books in this series !
A definite 5 🌟
Proby never disappoints!

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Sabrina Harrison hates being famous. She w
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Laetitia
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sabrina Harrison left Hollywood a decade ago and now lives in small town in Oregon where she runs a nonprofit. Luke Williams comes to Sabrina with an offer to star in his latest movie which she at first rejects but the script was too good to pass on. Ben Demarco is a gym owner and personal trainer and Luke comes to him to train Sabrina for the role and get her back in shape. The moment Ben and Sabrina meet, they're attracted to one another but they do keep things professional at first. For the n ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sabrina was a child actress who turned into an adult star until it became a choice between her health and her career. She has created a new life for herself helping other far away from LA until she receives an acting opportunity that exceeds anything she dreamed of.

Benjamin owns his own fitness club so when his friend asks him to help Sabrina get physically ready for her demanding role he agrees to put everything else aside and train her. He knew that accepting her as a client would be a challen
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Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
What a cute short read! After the nightmare experience she had in Hollywood as a child and teen, Sabrina retired from the acting world and has stayed out of the limelight for years. Until she gets offered the role of a lifetime that makes her reconsider. Traveling to Seattle to take on the role that was made for her, she has to train to prepare for it – and insert Ben. The owner of a local gym, he isn’t excited at first to rearrange his schedule and business, but once he lays eyes on Sabrina the ...more
Mags
Shine With Me was a sweet, fast-paced, feel good romance featuring new characters Ben and Sabrina. Along with numerous familiar faces from both the Williams and Montgomery families.

But at around one hundred pages long, it was a bit too short for me, and given the time frame and a lack of chemistry I didn't really get Ben and Sabrina as a couple. However, I liked them and I was engaged throughout, still that had more to do with Luke, Natalie, Nic, etc than the actual romance between Ben and Sabr
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MiDouradoP
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet, sweet book.

4,5 stars

This author is always a safe read and her books are always sure to bring us joy.
I love this series and it was amazing and nostalgic to see so many of the early faces. No matter how much time passes, I'm always giddy when I see them.

This novella was a short an easy read. A sweet way to spend my afternoon, knowing without a doubt that I would get funny scenes, adorable characters, sexy moments and a wonderful time.

And all of that I sure got.
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The Book Lover
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the with me series, I think its the best that Miss Proby has written.. these two were everything I needed! I wish their story was longer because I couldn't put it down! simply the best! ...more
Kai
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, safe, the client hitting on him in the beginning held no purpose and not needed in this story. It was a tad bit on my the short side and ended abruptly. There was an epilogue
Kristin Wolter
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I swear everything Kristen Proby writes is a 5 star. You will fall in love with Ben and Rina. It's a nice short story with a happily ever after. ...more
Katrina
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love going "home" to Seattle lol.
Oh, how I loved Ben and Sabrina. This was a fun steamy novella. Each piece of the With Me in Seattle series just grows the series in my mind. It makes me love the "With Me" characters like family and keeps me eager and waiting for the next piece of the story haha. Of course in this novella, we get to reconnect with all my favorites *hello Nate ;)* but we also get to meet Sabrina who has a fun connection to Imagine with Me that I hope we get to hear more about l
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Anastasia
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is a novella and was a quick read. With Me in Seattle series is one of my top and every book that comes out in the series is amazing. Each book from the series is a new couple that is connected in some way. I have read every single book and love it more and more with each release.

Ben moved to Seattle after his best friend Nic moved and married Matt (Tied With Me). He is now the new owner of the gym Nate’s (Fight With Me) dad owner before he retired. He has poured his life into hi
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Shine with Me is an novella in Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle series. It is also part of the 1001 Dark Nights series. You can read each book as standalone since each is a different couple. They are tied together of course which is so much fun. I have been following the series for years but have missed a few. Yes, they are waiting on my iPad.

Sabrina left Hollywood years ago, and now lives in Oregon and runs a non-profit for women and children. She never looked back when she left the limeligh
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Laurie
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I love returning to Seattle and the Montgomery’s! Shine With Me is Kristen Proby’s newest novella in this world. You see a lot of the Mongomer’s too. So fun to catch up with and see who’s doing what. This is Ben Demarco and Sabrina Harrison’s story. Sabrina is in need of Ben’s expertise as a personal trainer to prepare for a movie role she never thought she would do again.

Since moving to Seattle to be near his best friend, Nic (Dalton) Montgomery, Ben has been focused on his new fitness
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Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shine With Me by Kristen Proby is a novella set inside her With Me In Seattle world but as with much of the 1001 Dark Nights novellas is designed to be read standalone. When a role Sabrina "Rina" Harrison feels she was meant to play pulls her out of the self-induced seclusion she ends up in the orbit of personal trainer Benjamin "Ben" Demarco. Ben is charged by the film's producer Luke Williams to get Rina into the shape needed to play an FBI agent to hunts serial killers. Rina and Ben's story i ...more
Laurie
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I enjoyed Kristen Proby's "Shine with Me" tremendously. Main characters Ben and Sabrina (aka "Rina") were both quite likeable and relatively well-developed considering the story's short length. I appreciated how open Rina was about her past struggles with anorexia and body image, and while she was excited about the opportunity to return to acting, she did not want to have to starve herself to fit into Hollywood's ideal. As a passionate advocate of health and wellness, Ben took Rina's concerns se ...more
Vania Nunes
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
After Shawn O'Callaghan and Nora Perry finished preparing the script for the next film produced by Luke Williams, based on Nora's bestseller, it was time for him to look for his lead actress, and Luke didn't think twice about going after a former co-worker who, like him, had abandoned her acting career, Sabrina Harrison.

Sabrina and Luke, as children, were the protagonists of a television series about vampires. Ten years ago, she decided that she no longer wanted to be part of this world because
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Jackie Wright
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful addition to the With Me In Seattle Series, this may be a quick read but that doesn’t mean Shine With Me ( With Me In Seattle, #13,5) doesn’t pack a mighty punch, it’s a captivating story featuring Nic’s ex boyfriend Benjamin Demarco and Sabrina Harrison.
Sabrina walked away from Hollywood many years ago but when Luke approaches her with a role she can’t turn down she needs to move to Seattle and get fit for the role, enter Ben the owner of Sound Fitness Gym. Ben has trained hundr
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Dotti Elrick
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shine With Me
Ben and Sabrina are a great addition to this extended family.
Sabrina has walked away from her acting career. Choosing instead to help women and children who are in need. Her non profit is her new calling. Until Luke Williams shows up with the perfect script to tempt her back in front of the camera. The only problem, she’s not exactly in shape for the role.
Enter Ben. He’s taken over one of the local gyms. He prides himself with his whole approach to personal training. Luke has offe
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Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC copy of this book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Sabrina is a big Hollywood former star who left that world behind and lives in Portland, OR. In the previous book, Imagine With Me #15 in this series, Shawn and Nora wrote a screenplay together from a book Nora wrote for Luke and they have decided Sabrina is the perfect lead for this movie.

Luke and her go way back and she agrees to do the movie but that means she needs to move to Seattle
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Romance  Recs
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shine with me is a With me in Seattle 1001 Dark Nights book. Kristen Proby does the short novellas to go alone with her with me in Seattle series.

Sabrina Harrison ties in with the book the same way most of these books usually tie in. I won’t spoil that lol

The book can be read as a stand alone but being that it’s part of a huge series that’s 40 books in, you won’t know who any of the secondary characters are such as Nate, Jules, Natalie, etc. if you don’t know of the series.

Readers who find th
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Another wonderful story in the With Me Seattle series from Kristen Proby. Each story is better and better!

Sabrina escaped the Hollywood world years ago and she has no desire to ever return. However, Luke Williams offers her a role she knows she can’t turn down. This is where Ben, local gym owner and personal trainer comes in. Sparks fly right away, Sabrina knows in her heart of hearts she won’t be able to resist Ben.

The best thing about a Kristen Proby book is you know you will be able to catc
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Crystal
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another masterpiece at the novella length by Kristen Proby!!!

Seriously, can With Me in Seattle get any better? I ask myself that after each book by Kristen, and the answer always is YES!!!

Shine with Me features Ben, Nic’s exboyfriend from back home who now owns a gym in Seattle. Sabrina needs a personal trainer for an upcoming role.... que in Luke to connect these two!

One of my favorite things about a Kristen Proby series, you see your favorites again and again!! This is no different in Shine
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Yve
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love returning to the With Me in Seattle universe because each addition to the series is like reuniting with old friends. If you're new to the series, Shine With Me is the perfect afternoon read to quickly introduce you to Kristen Proby's brand of super sexy leading men and the sassy beauties that love them.

While I loved reconnecting with some of my favorite characters, Sabrina and Ben had my undivided attention. Sparks flew from the moment they met, almost as if their souls recognized their
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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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