Close To You by Kristen Proby….Blog Tour & Review

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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. Pre-order your copy of CLOSE TO YOU today and check out the special offer below!


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Kristen Proby’s CLOSE TO YOU Tour Schedule

August 1

Brittany’s Book Blog-Excerpt
Collector of book boyfriends-Review
Love Affair With Fiction-Review & Excerpt
Mommys naughty playground-Review
Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads-Review
Stephanie’s Sexy Reads-Review & Excerpt

August 2

East Coast Book Chicks-Review
Literary Gossip-Review & Excerpt
Movies, Shows & Books-Excerpt
My One True Obsession-Excerpt
Two Book Pushers-Review
T&G Book Boutique-Excerpt

August 3

Fiction Fangirls-Review
Book Bitches Blog-Review
Greyland Reviews-Excerpt
Naughty and Nice Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
The Book Reading Gals-Excerpt
The Flare Up-Excerpt

August 4

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews-Review & Excerpt
Krista’s Dust Jacket-Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR-Review & Excerpt
She Hearts Books-Review
V’s Reads-Review
Nose Stuck in a Book-Review & Excerpt

August 5

My Girlfriend’s Couch-Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress’s Blog-Review & Excerpt
Reviews by Tammy and Kim-Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews-Review & Excerpt
The Smut-Brarians-Review & Excerpt
What Is That Book About-Excerpt

August 6

As You Wish Reviews-Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews-Review & Excerpt
Scandalous Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
Cocktails and Books-Except
Reese’s Reviews-Excerpt

August 7

Book Angel Booktopia-Review
Gi’s Spot Reviews-Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club-Excerpt
PrincessReads-Review & Excerpt
Talking Books Blog-Excerpt
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium-Excerpt

August 8

A Sky Filled With Sparkling Stars Blog-Excerpt
Books, Coffee & Passion-Excerpt
Read Love Blog-Review & Excerpt
Shh moms reading-Review
Under the Covers-Review & Excerpt
The Book Avenue-Review & Excerpt



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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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Close to You is the second book in the Fusion series.  All books can be read as standalones but they all feature each of the 5 women who all started their restaurant, Seduction.

I have read many books by Kristen Proby over the last few years.  If you are looking for a great romance with very little angst and lots of sweet love, Kristen is your go-to author.  And Close To You fits that idea perfectly.

The reason I started this series was because the first book had a lot more tension and angst then her normal books and I was so hoping the rest of the series would follow along.  Not to say that this book wasn’t a well written, it just lacked the oomph I loved in the first one.

Kristen’s books are very well written. I know when I read one of her books, everything will flow beautifully.  Close To you is sugary sweet love story.  Don’t expect too much angst, if any at all.  And for a lot of readers, they love that.  So I know a lot of readers will love this book.  For me, it lacked that tension I saw in the first book.

I will definitely continue with this series and hope to see more angst and tension in the other books.  All of these women are very unique in their own ways and I can’t wait to get to know them all a little more in their own books.

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“Oh, sweet Jesus, don’t ever stop doing that.”
I grin and watch as I knead her feet. Upon closer inspection, I see that they’re callused, and despite being nicely painted, they’re a bit of a mess.
“I hate my feet,” she murmurs softly. “They’re rough and callused and horrible.”
“I don’t mind,” I reply honestly. “But you should spoil yourself sometimes and go get one of those froofroo pedicures.”
“I do. But I wear shoes that are bad for me, and I hate socks, so this is what I’m stuck with.” Her eyes slit open to watch me as she shrugs. “I don’t care. My shoes rock.”
.“I’ll rub your feet for you anytime you want.”
She grins softly and I want to pull her in my lap and hold on tight. I want to kiss her madly and lay her back on this couch and uncover her body, inch by inch, discovering what makes her moan and what makes her sigh.
I want to do all of the things I’ve fantasized about for longer than I can remember.
Instead, I sigh and pat her ankle, then stand. “I’d better go.”
She stands with me and follows me to the door. “Thank you for dinner. You didn’t have to do that.”
“Yes.” I turn to her and push her blond hair back over her ear. Scoot is winding his way through my legs, purring. “I did. Thank you for today.”
Before she can push me away, I lean in and press my lips to her forehead, breathing her in, and wanting to stay.
“Are you going to get that last house?”
“If you promise to visit.” I pull back and see her bite her lip, then firm her shoulders.
“I’ll visit.”
I nod and leave her before I do something stupid like scoop her up and take her up to her bedroom to spend the rest of the weekend with her.
She’s not ready for that. I’m not sure I’m ready for that, which shocks the fuck out of me because I’ve never had a problem with carrying a willing woman off to a bed to have my way with her.
But this is Cami, and a fun romp on a mattress isn’t the only thing I want with her. Not that I really know what I want with her.
I do know that she deserves more than a weekend in bed, and the thought of someone else giving it to her makes me crazy.


Author Pic - Kristen ProbyAbout 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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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Shelved on Goodreads! Thanks for the review and excerpt!

  3. I’m not one of the lucky ones, who knew what they wanted to do and followed that dream.

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