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From New York Times best-selling author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky series....

Max Hull left Cunningham Falls a long time ago. Thanks to his killer instincts and business smarts, he’s come back to town richer than anyone’s wildest imagination. Now, he’s closer to his family, living in his dream home, and at the top of his career - it sure looks like he has it all. All but one thing - and she’s not interested.

Willa Monroe and Max were childhood sweethearts. She daydreamed about their wedding day and named their children, but Max’s dreams were bigger than her. After high school, he left her behind without another word. Now, Willa is a single mother and a successful business owner, and the heartbreak of losing Max was a very long time ago. She’s moved on.

But when he walks into her shop and back into her life, suddenly, it feels like no time has passed at all. He’s as handsome as ever and more charming than she remembered. Once he makes friends with her son and turns his attention on her, how long will she be able to resist him? And does she really want to? 

Sometimes, you do get a second chance at first love.

©2019 Kristen Proby (P)2019 Kristen Proby

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Max and Willa!

I loved this story; Willa and Max find each other again. Second chances are my all-time favorite listens.

I like that it didn’t feel forced their relationship has a past and they didn’t tiptoe around it. They dealt with it like adults and worked through it.

They also don’t just leap into something serious, it was give and take. Even with books this length or shorter I find authors have a hard time not rushing the story but I didn’t find that to be the case at all it felt right.

Sigh, they deserved their HEA. Great series.

The narration was perfect for this book.

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Lovely as always

I love Kristen Proby books and this is no exception! I would love to visit Dress it Up

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Waiting for Willa

I love this series! Lee Samuels and Kirsten Leigh did a great job of portraying Max and Willa~ I loved it!

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Great Series

Cunningham Falls sounds like a great place to live or visit! There are three series based in this Montana town and I have been living there for almost two weeks, in LOVE with all the characters. Read or listen to them all you won’t be disappointed!

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love her books!!

There isn't a Kristen Proby book at I don't love. Max and Willa forever ❤♥

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Whoa! ALL THE FEELS!

WOW! My heart didn’t expect all the feels this one gave me! Max and Willa had to overcome a lot to get their HEA and what a journey it was. Max and Willa were childhood sweethearts but circumstances change the course of their relationship and they haven’t spoke for 8 years.

Willa is a single mom to a 9 year old boy and successful business owner of a small clothing boutique in Cunningham Falls. Max comes back into her life determined to put things right between he and Willa. Max is driven, successful and extremely wealthy. He exudes sweetness, charm, patience and love.

This is a beautifully told story of forgiveness and getting a second chance at love.

The chemistry and connection between Willa and Max was off the charts. I couldn’t get enough.

The more I read in this series the more I fall in love with the little town of Cunningham Falls. The friendships, the families, the shops I can’t get enough of!

Can’t wait to dive into Soaring Fallon next!

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Second Chance Love Story

Max and Willa were childhood sweethearts up until graduation when Max left Cunningham Falls to fulfill his dreams. He knew Willa didn't want to leave but he thought after he made it big that she'd see things differently. What he didn't plan on was Willa and his best friend falling in love and getting married. Willa's husband, Cary, has a skiing accident while he was with Max. Willa blames Max and tells him to stay away. After 9 years, Max comes back to Cunningham Falls and Willa starts having mixed feelings about him. She finally comes to terms that it really wasn't Max's fault. Max has a good relationship with Willa and Cary's son, Alex. Both Willa and Max have dreams about Cary talking to them but Max's dreams almost drive him away from Willa. Will true love win? This is a great story. I love Kristen Proby's writing and narration by Kirsten Leigh and Lee Samuels. You can't go wrong with a book by Kristen Proby!

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Best of Kristen Proby

After listening and enjoying so many of Kristen Proby ‘s books I was so moved and loved this one the best . Thank you to an author who touches hearts.

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Absolutely love this series, this is my favorite.

Willa and Max are a great couple, this is a second chance book that I could not put down. Willa is trying to raise her child as a widow and Max is trying to give Willa her space since she told him too. But when you live in a small town that’s not very easy especially when all your friends are close. Kristen Proby did not disappoint with this great book. I love this series and this is the book that I was waiting for. I highly recommend listening. Kristen Lee and lee samuels were great as a narrating duo.

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Sweet story, kind of slow in spots. Took a long time to get to the climax. Recommended for bedtime reading.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 01-04-21

Willa & Max

Cunningham Falls is the place I would love to visit. I love the town and the people. This second chance love story has me even more vested and I am loving the Big Sky series. Willa and Max were high school sweethearts. When Max left to pursue his dreams, Willa fell for his best friend Cary. Now Max is back in town years after Cary's death and is ready to win back the love of his life. There are a few things I absolutely think make this a fabulous listen. First, Willa and Max know they have a history, but that doesn't make them jump into a relationship. There is a realization that building back to love is important. I also love the way Cary is dealt with. He isn't swept under the rug and these two move on. It's realistically dealt with, each emotion they both have and the different ways they handle it. Life is tricky and Proby writes their story with an authenticity that stole my heart. And then there is Alex, Cary and Willa's son who adds a layer to their relationship. Funny, smart and caring, this boy makes for some great family scenes. Typical boy making his mother crazy and is the center of her world. Add in all the fantastic secondary characters of friends and family all giving advice and love and the story is amazing. I can't wait for more!

Kirsten Leigh and Lee Samuels give a fabulous performance bringing this story to life. These seasoned narrators know exactly how and when to tug on my heart strings and both did! Leigh gives us a strong, sensitive Willa and Samuels is the caring, yet frustrating man! Both give us all the feels and let us love Willa and Max.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 01-04-21

Sweet, Emotional, and Heartwarming!

Wow! This one is particularly great! I loved it. This is the third book in the Big Sky Series. I haven't listened to the first books in the series, yet. This is a beautifully written second chance to love. The characters are great. Willa is lovely, strong, and a wonderful single Mom. Max is handsome, caring, and supportive. Alex, Willa's son, is such a great kid, cute and smart. The supporting characters are awesome, and supportive. The storyline is sweet, emotional, sexy, romantic, and heartwarming. The happy ending is perfect. Kirsten Leigh and Lee Samuels did a fantastic job with the narration. I HIGHLY recommend it. Looking forward to listen to Charming Hannah and Kissing Jenna.

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  • Gillek2
  • 01-02-21

Max and Willa!


Max has loved Willa since they were teenagers however his dreams for the future had him leaving town while hers had her wanting to stay. He always knew that they were meant to be together but when he returned it was to find her married to his best friend and expecting his baby.

Willa has been a single mother to her nine year old son Alex and has created a good life for both of them. When Max re-appears in her life a decade after the death of her husband the chemistry and connection between them is stronger than ever but if they are to have a future together they must also heal from the past.

This is a romantic story about love, loss, family and healing. Max is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy while Willa is strong and resilient as they both help each other move on but never forget the loss they share. I listened to an audio copy of the book and enjoyed both the emotion and fun that emerged from the narrator’s performances.

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  • Fay
  • 12-31-20

Loved it

When I started this story my heart just broke for Willa. She lost her husband and she was pregnant. But she was definitely a strong women. She made a life for her son and she had her own business.

I loved that there was no overdramatic drama in this story. A few blow ups but that is just how relationships work. I loved that she and Max got a chance to see where their feelings for each other would go.
Max was my hero in this story. Even though he had his own issues to deal with, he was there for Will and her son whenever they needed him.

The narrators were amazing in this story. Definitely spot on.

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  • Michelle
  • 12-30-20

wasn't for me

I'm sorry but this book wasn't for me.

First up was the characters. Max was almost too good to be true, multi-millionaire, amazing friend, Willa's first love. He literally has it all. When he steps in and starts dating Willa again after her husband (also Max's best friends dies) their relationship becomes unrealistic. Willa has a lot of emotional baggage, sometimes her actions really didn't sit well with me.
Secondly, the timeline was unbelievable and not very enjoyable. Everything happens very quickly.

Alex, Willa's son acted so much older and mature than a child of 9years old.


Overall this book wasn't for me.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 12-28-20

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This is the first book in the Big Sky series I've read, but the third overall. It was a second chance romance between childhood lovers. Willa and Max have been through it and it's not easy when they reconnect, especially now that Willa is a single mom. The connection is instant and it was nice to have them find their way back to each other. The audio really kept me hooked and I highly recommend. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • Sam W
  • 03-18-19

❤️ Kristen Proby books!

As with every Kristen Proby book I've listened to I loved this, it is very heartwarming. It is set in Cunningham Falls so I loved catching up on the other characters, both in this series and the Love Under the Big Sky series.

The performance was mostly great but the English men sounded like ladies a lot of the time!