August 11, 2016

Close to You by Kristen Proby

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Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. In her brand new Fusion Series from William Morrow, she seduces readers’ senses with the sexy, contemporary romance in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you CLOSE TO YOU, the second book in the Fusion Series! CLOSE TO YOU brings readers the next story in this amazing cast of characters. Grab your copy of CLOSE TO YOU today and check out the special offer below!

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series.
Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five-years-old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want…or so she thinks.
After spending the last twelve years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.
Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?
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About Kristen Proby: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.      

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He’s back. 
I take a deep, cleansing breath and push my hands through my blond hair, scrutinizing my makeup. I don’t wear much, and I’m certainly not as talented with it as my best friend, Addie, but it’ll do. My green eyes are accentuated nicely, lips are pink, and heart is beating faster than ever. 
“You’ve known him your whole life. It’s not like he’s new,” I remind myself in the mirror. “You’re just going over to say hi. It’s no big deal.” 
I don’t look convinced, so I narrow my eyes and lean in. “He’s just an old friend. Suck it up, buttercup.” 
Landon is my other best friend, Mia’s older brother. Addie, Mia, and I grew up together, and I’ve been in love with Landon for as long as I can remember. God, one look at him usually sends the giant birds in my stomach into overdrive. He’s handsome— understatement of the year— and sweet and . . . damn
I’m ridiculous. 
I shake my head at my reflection and turn away to grab my purse and set out to Landon’s parents’ place, where he’s been staying since arriving home a few days ago. Landon was in the Navy since he graduated from college. He was a pilot, until an accident a few months ago that resulted in him ejecting from the plane. 
I’ve never felt fear like I did the day we received the call that he’d been hurt. And the past few months of him being on the other side of the world have been torture. I couldn’t see him to make sure he was okay. He had to recover, then go through the process of being discharged from the Navy before he could come home. 
Thank God he’s back now. I gave him a couple of days to acclimate, but I just can’t stay away anymore. I need to see him. 
And I’m nervous as hell. 
I park at the curb by his parents’ house, gather my courage about me, and walk up the sidewalk to the front door, knocking with more conviction than I feel. 
There isn’t any movement in the house, making me frown. It’s early enough in the day that he should be home. 
I knock again, and just when I’m about to give up and leave, the door is yanked open and there he is. 
Half- naked. 
Hair rumpled. 
Eyes blurry. 
Did I mention that he’s half freaking naked?

My Review
  In case you didn’t know, Kristen Proby is an expert at series. She builds these worlds with these fantastic characters you can’t help but want to know and love. I am so excited for this new series and can’t wait to read their stories. 

This is the second book in the Fusion series. This is Cami and Landon’s story, oh and it’s my favorite type of story: she falls for her friend’s brother. I love these stories so imagine my complete shock and happiness when I discovered that!

Cami is a sensible girl, she has her whole life on track and always tries to make the right decision. Landon is the guy that got away, the guy she has measured every other guy up against, and he is back! When the story begins, Landon has just been medically discharged from the Navy. He is not happy about his career ending and having to move back, but isn’t sure where to go with his life now. 

Cami is so excited to see him, but isn’t sure she even knows who Landon is anymore. Regardless, once these two get together sparks begin to fly. I loved these two together. Landon was so direct in his feelings and never left me guessing where he stood. Cami was vulnerable and her genuineness had me cheering for her to get her man from the beginning. 

In Close to You Proby delivers a sweet and sexy story with just enough angst to keep you turning the page. I love how the story isn’t over the top, but focuses on their connection and feelings instead. If you are a fan of the With Me in Seattle series you have to read this! This series has me so excited about what’s to come!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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