Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: BLUSH FOR ME by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie

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Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: BLUSH FOR ME by Kristen Proby @HandbagjunkieBlush For Me by Kristen Proby
Series: Fusion #3
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
on March 7, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

Can I just take a moment and express just how much I ADORE this series?! The Fusion Series by the amazing Kristen Proby is absolutely WONDERFUL! These characters are EVERYTHING and book covers are some of my all time favorite book covers ever! Ms. Proby knows just what her fans like and she delivers EVERY SINGLE TIME. 

BLUSH FOR ME is book three in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. Personally, I think it would be EVEN BETTER if you read it in order, because there is so much character cross-over, but ultimately it’s up to you to take that chance. This is Kat and Mac’s story and it’s just so amazing. It’s Kat’s turn at a sexcation and boy does she have a WINNER when she meets Mac. While out-of-town at a conference, they can’t keep their hands off of one another. It’s a whole week of PURE SEXY BLISS with no strings. At least that’s how these ‘sexcations’ are supposed to work, but we know how well that has worked in the past.

“You can be as sassy as you want out of the bedroom, but you don’t get to call all the shots in here, sweetheart.”

Out of sight, out of mind, right? I don’t think so! Just when Kat is kicking herself and Mac for not reaching out to her, guess who strolls into her bar? Oh ladies, it’s about to get good!

Katrina Meyers does not need a gorgeous bossy male-specimen in her life, but in the bedroom, that’s another story. Kat and Mac’s chemistry is EXPLOSIVE and BEAUTIFUL. It’s INTENSE and filled with SO MUCH passion. You will not want to look away from the pages. Cover to cover, this romance hit all the right spots! This series keeps getting better and better, and I can’t wait to see what sexy shenanigans Ms. Proby brings us next with Riley’s story!

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“You’re going to have a great time.” She hugs me close. “There are lots of signs and people to ask if you get lost in there, but it’s not a big airport, so you should be fine. Call me when you get there.”

If I get there,” I say and sigh deeply. “Why do I feel like I’m never going to see you again?”

“Because you’re being dramatic,” she replies and smiles brightly. “Have fun!”

And with that, she waves and drives away and I’m left alone to figure out this airport hell.

But Riley was right. Checking in and dropping my bag off is easy. Finding security is easy.

Getting frisked by the TSA guy would have been more fun if he’d looked like Charlie Hunnam, but then again, everything would be more fun with Charlie. 

I follow the signs, find my gate, and am pleasantly surprised to find a bar directly across from it.

There is a god.

But once at the bar, I’m just too nervous to drink.

That’s a first. 

Who in the hell gets too nervous to drink? This girl, apparently.

So I wander back to the gate and pace, dragging my small black hard-sided suitcase with red cherries on it behind me. People glance my way, but I ignore them. I’m used to it. You don’t dress the way I do, covered in sleeve tattoos, and not get looks.

Finally, my flight is called and they begin boarding. Before I know it, I’m sitting on the plane, three rows from the front—if I’m going to die, it’s going to be in first class—in the aisle seat.

“Hello,” the man next to me says. I glance his way, taking in his light brown hair and green eyes, and if we were anywhere but here, I would totally flirt with him.

But we’re on a motherfucking airplane.

“Hi,” I reply and swallow hard. The flight attendant asks us if we’d like anything to drink before we take off, but I shake my head no and stare at the pilot sitting in the cock pit. “Don’t they close that door?”

“Right before we take off,” my travel companion says. I’m surprised that I spoke aloud. “Hey, are you okay?”


He’s silent for a moment and I keep staring at the pilot. I want to march up there and tell him to make sure that we get there in one piece. What are his credentials, anyway? I want to see his license, and a few letters of recommendation wouldn’t hurt either. 

“I’m Mac.” I slide my eyes to him and nod, then whip my gaze back to the front.


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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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