#Review #Excerpt #Giveaway – LISTEN TO ME (Fusion) by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie

#Review #Excerpt #Giveaway – LISTEN TO ME (Fusion) by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#Review #Excerpt #Giveaway – LISTEN TO ME (Fusion) by Kristen Proby @HandbagjunkieListen To Me by Kristen Proby
Series: Fusion #1
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
on April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart.

Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than live music. But when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy...exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.

Jake Keller walked away from the limelight five years ago and yearns to return to what’s always driven him: the music. If he gets to work for a smart-mouthed, funny-as-hell bombshell, all the better. But talking Addie into giving him the job is far easier than persuading her that he wants more than a romp in her bed. Just when she begins to drop her walls, Jake’s past finally catches up with him.

Will Addie be torn apart once again or will Jake be able to convince her to drown out her doubts and listen to her heart?

my thoughts

I just popped my Kristen Proby cherry last night! #Boom! I highlighted the HELL out of this book! It was so sweet, sexy, and totally hilarious! I enjoyed every minute of it! This was the perfect building block to a new series! I love it when you read the first book in a brand new series, and it just surpasses all expectations you have. I have so much to look forward to in Proby’s Fusion series. Fantastic characters with so much potential, I will not be able to get enough!

A woman down on her luck with men, who is just looking to be someone’s priority for a change.

A man riddled with guilt, is afraid that the past will repeat itself.

Addison Wade and Jake Keller were phenomenal characters. She was sassy and sexy. He was gorgeous and swoon worthy. Together, the chemistry was ridiculously intense! It’s the type of connection that makes your heart beat faster and faster with every turn of the page.

LISTEN TO ME was the type of romance that EVERY romance reader craves! It was light, funny, incredibly sexy, and easy on the angst. It’s a love story that just makes you feel good all around. It’s hard to keep a smile off of your face when you are constantly grinning from the witty and sarcastic banter of Addison and her friends.

There is SO MUCH to look forward to with this series! I’m officially addicted and I CAN’T WAIT to see what AWESOMENESS Kristen Proby has in store for our next couple, Cami and Landon. It seems like it’s going to be a tear-jerker for sure!

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“Can we help you?”

“I’m looking for the manager. I was told I’d find her in here.”

“And you have,” Blondie says and turns on her bar stool to look at me.

And suddenly the air is stolen from my lungs. This is the woman I saw the other night at the club. The one I couldn’t take my eyes off of. The one that made the rest of the room fade away.

The only word I have for her is bombshell, and I’ve never used that word in my life.

She slides off her seat, perfectly at home in her mile-high black heels, and strides quickly and confidently to me. She’s in a high-waisted, black pencil skirt with a white button-down tucked into it. Her sleeves are rolled, the top few buttons unfastened on her shirt, giving me a glimpse at the most impressive cleavage I’ve ever seen.

Her blond hair is piled high on her head, in lazy curls. Her makeup is simple and flawless.

And she’s wearing black-rimmed glasses.

Fuck me. 

I swallow hard and hold my hand out to shake hers, but she come to an abrupt halt about two feet too far to take it.

“You’re –“

“Jake Keller,” I interrupt and close the gap to shake her hand. Hers is warm and slender, but her grip is firm. Her eyes narrow.

“Jake Knox,” she corrects me. “My friends all had your posters on their walls.”

“You didn’t?” I ask with a cocky smirk, already enjoying her.

“No, I wasn’t particularly smitten with you.” She pulls her glasses off her nose, much to my disappointment, and tucks them on top of her head in her hair.

“God, I’m such a sucker for a beautiful woman in glasses.

“Shame,” I reply and continue to smile at her.

“How can I help you?”

“I’m here about the job.”

She frowns. “You want to be a busboy? Are times really that bad, Mr. Knox?”

“Keller,” I correct her. “Actually, just call me Jake. And I’m here about the weekend music gig. Although, I can clear tables if need be.”

She tilts her head, hooks a stray strand of hair behind her ear, and smiles and my heart stops. Fucking hell, where did this woman come from?

And where the hell are these thoughts coming from?

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About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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