Close to You by Kristen Proby
Also by this author: Listen to Me
Series: Fusion #2
Also in this series: Listen to Me
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Contemporary Romance
Read in: October 2018
Reading Challenges: 2018 GoodReads
Source: Public Library
Add to: Goodreads
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? - via GoodReads
I finished Listen to Me but didn’t love it so I put Close to You by Kristen Proby on hold at my library to give the author a second chance. I can’t believe I read the same author! Close to You was everything I was hoping the fist book would be.
I really enjoyed Cami and Landon’s story. Both seemed to be very level headed people. They had normal reactions to everyday and not-so-everyday events. Nothing seemed to be overly dramatic and the story and characters lingered in my mind for a considerable amount of time. Close to You is a book I won’t be forgetting for a long time yet. Basically this was a solid romance with solid characters.
Cami doesn’t have a ton of self-confidence. Landon seems to have all of the confidence. They both had some things to work through. Cami and Landon get pretty serious pretty quickly but their challenges are more trust based and the unexpected in life. Proby showed us how they worked through this. I felt like in Listen to You she told us how they worked through it. When you’re reading a story there is a big difference between being shown and being told how something happens. The everlasting flame trope is one of my favorites. Proby did a fantastic job with it.
One night my Kindle told me I had 45 minutes left in the book. It was the perfect amount of reading time before bed time. Kindle lied. On a work night. Three hours and a sobbing wreck later I was done. Definitely going to read the third book in the series but I’m going to play it safe and check it out from the library.
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- 2018 GoodReads