Book of the Week – ‘Listen to Me’ by Kristen Proby

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In the first book of a new series by Kristen Proby as a musician falls in love with a restaurant owner. It’s going to be explosive and passionate, obviously. It involves a rock star who will likely come with enough baggage to keep the owner busy. The question will be if he can open up enough to let her help him or if he will continue to hide behind his guitar.

This is the first book of a new series and it’s shaping up to be just as steamy and beautiful as the With Me in Seattle series. That series had a book for everybody and if it’s anything like this book, it might just be the same. Romance novels is all about that passion and finding something that you can believe in. This story should offer that good feeling and get you excited for the rest of the books to come out.

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22607787-listen-to-me?from_search=true&search_version=service

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‘Listen to Me’ by Kristen Proby – a story of two people with big insecurities overcoming them to embrace love

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Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. This April, she will seduce readers’ senses with a brand new series, Fusion, from William Morrow Paperbacks, in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for LISTEN TO ME, the first book in the Fusion Series releasing April 12, 2016. LISTEN TO ME finds a hot former rock star looking for a steady gig at the restaurant, but he’ll have to convince the prickly front-of-house manager to take a chance on him—with her business and her heart.

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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?

Review

It would be safe to say that Addison has a time. Musicians. You hear about her past with musicians and how they are moody and how they can’t stay loyal. She has experienced that first hand. That is where her insecurities stem for. She thinks that every musician can’t be loyal and that makes it harder for Jake to prove that he’s not that stereotypical musician. Jake does follow one stereotype. He is moody. He comes from a past that has guilt-ridden him from thinking that he deserves happiness but Addison gets him to see that maybe, just maybe it’s ok to be happy.

I really enjoyed the back and forth between Addison and Jake. The books I love the most are the ones where you laugh around with them and that you don’t realize that you are reading a story, but are engulfed into the world. Proby has you engaged with the characters and their well-being wanting everything to work out for them in the end. The world reminds me of something like a TV show where it may focus on one couple, but you don’t want to skip over the parts that the couple is not in. You enjoy reading that fluff stuff because it’s fun and entertaining and you like those characters just as much.

Addison’s friends are the best! I love that she had a group of girl friends who support her and aren’t catty like they can be in other romance novels. She has her friends help her with the struggles of her love life while they all deal with their own problems. Since it’s a series, it’s pretty clear that these ladies will likely be the stars of the other books and we get to see glimpses of what those books will be like.

I do wish that there was some more shall we say meat to the climax of the story. There is a point where they break up (as it happens with romance novels) but it felt a little forced. Like it was meant to be there because that’s what is expected. I had hope that with their background that it would be more explosive. The reunion though did make up for the break up.

The series off to a great start with Addison and Jake. The next book is going to involve Landon and Cami (Addison’s best friend) and their love story is going to be fun to read, with the introduction that we got from this book. Stay tuned and get ready.

Rating: B

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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. Visit her at KristenProby.com.

 

 

 

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Top 5 books coming out in April

 

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#5 – Calico by Callie Hart

Out: 4/12

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29506110-calico?from_search=true&search_version=service

What first caught my attention for this book is the cover. Then when I read what the book was about I was drawn in. The story revolves around two characters whose lives were entwined at one point of their lives and then cross again twelve years later. When they reunite it’s going to be explosive and passionate and a story that will give The Notebook a run for it’s money.

 

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#4 – Dirtiest Secret by J Kenner

Out: 4/19

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26150622-dirtiest-secret?from_search=true&search_version=service

We get a new series from one of the best romance novelists today. In the first book of the series, we meet Dallas who is the love interest that is going to change the world of our protagonist. The question will remain if this couple is going to have what it takes to give Stark a run for his money for the romance leader of her books.

 

 

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#3 – Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Out: 4/12

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22607787-listen-to-me?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the first book of a new series by Kristen Proby as a musician falls in love with a restaurant owner. It’s going to be explosive and passionate, obviously. It involves a rock star who will likely come with enough baggage to keep the owner busy. The question will be if he can open up enough to let her help him or if he will continue to hide behind his guitar.

 

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#2 – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Out: 4/26

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17378527-the-raven-king?from_search=true&search_version=service

This is the end for The Raven Cycle as Blue will finally come face to face with the prophecy that she will be the fault for her love’s death. Since she didn’t believe in true love, it never crossed her mind as a problem. Now that her life is so entwined with The Raven Boys she is starting to see that maybe true love may exist. If you have read any books from Stiefvater you know that the books are so intricate with detail and that it’s going to be story that stays with you after you finish reading it.

 

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#1 – One With You by Sylvia Day

Out: 4/5

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17876897-one-with-you?from_search=true&search_version=service

This is the final book of the Crossfire series and we will get to see what happens to Eva and Gideon. They have been through everything imaginable but this story will see them through the last of their troubles. They still have a lot of things that they are working on as individuals but they seem to be strongest when they are together. They are the type of love story that we love to read and we hope that Day will end their story with the best Happy Ever After.

What book are you most excited to read this month?

New excerpt from ‘Listen to Me’ by Kristen Proby has been released

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Blurb
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?

You can read the excerpt by going here .

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular 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. Visit her at KristenProby.com.

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