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. Pre-order 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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~ 5 A Forever Kind of Love Stars ~
There are many things I have come to love about Kristen Proby’s books…. the addictive storyline, the lovable characters and the sexy romance she gives us every time!!! Her books are such a joy to read. I always end with a happy heart and a smile on my face 🙂
Close To You was absolutely no different!!! I found this storyline engaging, sweet and oh so sexy. Once I picked up this book I couldn’t put it down. Reading a Kristen Proby book is always bittersweet for me. I am always chomping at the bit to get my hands on her new books, but then when they are over I am so sad to see it end. I guess that just means I will have to read these books over and over again 🙂
Close To You is the second book in Kristen’s Fusion Series. It’s a friends to lovers type story, but also a siblings best friend romance novel. I love this type of book, because it is always so heartwarming to see two friends who have loved each other from a far finally get together. This book is a standalone and can be read in any order. I always prefer to read them in order just because some things in this book could be a spoiler for the first book… Listen To Me. We also see interconnected characters in this series. All the storylines are separate, but this series does revolve around 5 life long friends who co-own a new restaurant. So we get to see each of those ladies in these books.
This novel is told in Dual POV, which by far my favorite!! I love being in the heads of both main characters. It helps build the connection with the characters and between the characters. As was the case with the first book, this book was a fun and entertaining read that isn’t overloaded with excess drama. This was definitely a lighthearted romance novel that totally swept me away!! I felt the flow and pace of the story worked well. I also liked the speed she took between Cami and Landon. As with the first book, the epilogue in this book gives us a sneak peek for the next book in the series and I know I can’t wait….I have a feeling it is going to be an interesting ride 😉
In Close To You we follow the journey of Cami and Landon as they work from friends to lovers. They do have some small obstacles to overcome in the beginning, but nothing that was overly dramatic. Their love story felt real and relatable. Landon is the older brother of Mia (The Chef of the series) and Cami is the accountant of the group of ladies and handles all the books for the restaurant. Cami has secretly been in love with Landon since she was a teenager. But being that there was an age difference, nothing ever happened. Then Landon leaves for the Navy. Now it’s 10 years later and Landon is back in Portland working for his father’s construction company. Can these two friends take things to the next level?? You’ll need to read this book to get that answer and see what’s in store for these two.
I love that we got to see more of Addie, Jake, Mia, Riley and Kat. This is an amazing group of friends and it makes me want to be a part of their group. We also got to meet a couple new people….Lucas (Landon’s BFF) and Steven (Cami’s Nephew) I am kind of hoping we get to see Lucas again in the future…maybe to hook up with one of the other ladies, possibly Mia???
So like I said before…I think this is an amazing new series by Kristen and one you won’t want to miss!!!
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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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