In Review: Close to You (Fusion #2) by Kristen Proby

Posted August 8, 2016 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Close to You (Fusion #2) by Kristen ProbyClose to You by Kristen Proby
Series: Fusion #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 9, 2016
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: eARC, 320 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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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 12 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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In Review My Thoughts

I’m not sure how exactly I waited so long to read this book since, when I finished Listen to Me, I was SO VERY READY for Cami and Landon’s story. I was lucky to get my hands on this book super early, but you know how it goes… I got distracted with other books and then I decided to read it the weekend before release. And when I say I read it, I mean I binged it from cover to cover in one sitting. I regret nothing.

The best friend’s brother crush is one of my favorite tropes. That’s just part of the reason I was excited about this book though. I adored Cami in the first book in the series. Landon intrigued me. I couldn’t wait to see them together. I wasn’t disappointed, either. Cami had a crush on Landon since she was five years old. He’s had a crush on her nearly every bit as long… and he kept it under wraps that entire time. So under wraps that Cami married someone else. (And divorced him before this series started… so no love triangle here!) These two were so obviously made for each other that I could barely stand it. (That’s not true. I loved every moment of it.)

I think what I loved most about this book – aside from the fact that Cami and Landon were so darn OTP it hurt – was that the relationship between them was fairly uncomplicated. There were no outside forces working against them. This book wasn’t angsty, but it did punch me in the feels a couple times. While I was reading by the pool. Thank goodness for sunglasses to hide the tears. Not only did it have plenty of feels, but it had humor, heart and SUPER HOT sexy times. Cami and Landon’s chemistry – in and out of the bedroom – leapt off the page. I adored these two together.

The other thing I really liked about this book was the friendships. I got a taste of them during the first book, but they were even stronger here. I love these women. No frenemies or mean girls here. These ladies have each others backs big time. They’re all strong, successful women and I can’t wait to read along as those who haven’t been paired up yet meet their perfect match. Even better, I know I’ll continue to see my favorite couples along the way, just like I did with Jake and Addie in this book. *swoony sigh*

I’m totally in love with this series. Kristen Proby is knocking it out of the park with Fusion. The wait for the next book is long, but that just means I’ll be really, really ready for it when I get my hands on it.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

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FAVORITE QUOTES

“When we have sex, it won’t be because either of us has to. It’ll be because we’re both ready and can’t keep our damn hands off of each other. Making love to you will never be a chore.”

“I want to make you make noises like that.”

“I get lost in you.”
“Mm. But it’s the kind of lost that’s like being found.”

“This moment is thirteen years in the making, and I couldn’t have pictured it any better than this.”

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About Kristen Proby

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have 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 spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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