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?
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I take a deep, cleansing breath and push my hands through my blond hair, scrutinizing my makeup. I don’t wear much, and I’m certainly not as talented with it as my best friend, Addie, but it’ll do. My green eyes are accentuated nicely, lips are pink, and heart is beating faster than ever.
“You’ve known him your whole life. It’s not like he’s new,” I remind myself in the mirror. “You’re just going over to say hi. It’s no big deal.”
I don’t look convinced, so I narrow my eyes and lean in. “He’s just an old friend. Suck it up, buttercup.”
Landon is my other best friend, Mia’s older brother. Addie, Mia, and I grew up together, and I’ve been in love with Landon for as long as I can remember. God, one look at him usually sends the giant birds in my stomach into overdrive. He’s handsome— understatement of the year— and sweet and . . . damn.
I shake my head at my reflection and turn away to grab my purse and set out to Landon’s parents’ place, where he’s been staying since arriving home a few days ago. Landon was in the Navy since he graduated from college. He was a pilot, until an accident a few months ago that resulted in him ejecting from the plane.
I’ve never felt fear like I did the day we received the call that he’d been hurt. And the past few months of him being on the other side of the world have been torture. I couldn’t see him to make sure he was okay. He had to recover, then go through the process of being discharged from the Navy before he could come home.
Thank God he’s back now. I gave him a couple of days to acclimate, but I just can’t stay away anymore. I need to see him.
And I’m nervous as hell.
I park at the curb by his parents’ house, gather my courage about me, and walk up the sidewalk to the front door, knocking with more conviction than I feel.
There isn’t any movement in the house, making me frown. It’s early enough in the day that he should be home.
I knock again, and just when I’m about to give up and leave, the door is yanked open and there he is.
Did I mention that he’s half freaking naked?
First I would like to say that I have been a reader/fan of Kristen Proby ever since I read “Come With Me” I was hooked from then and I never looked back. I just love her writing, even though her characters are fake you cannot help but falling in love with them. She knows when to add the right amount of comedy in the mix, the story line always stays on the right track. Whatever her recipe is for her success she needs to keep doing what she’s doing because I must admit, this woman doesn’t write a bad book. She takes to time to give her readers what they love, it’s what keeps us coming back for more and that’s just what she gave us with Cami and Landon’s story.
Cami have always had a crush on Landon, I mean, I have a crush on him after I was done with reading the book but this review is about Cami and Landon not me. Now Landon is home from the Navy after being in an accident, the thing is Cami didn’t know how Landon felt about until now. It was so freaking wonderful to watch the different phases in their relationship. Cami was so shocked in the beginning, I mean how could she not be, the man she’s loved since she was sixteen have finally step up to the plate. Boy did he step up to that plate; the way how Kristen made Landon is what most women hope for in a man. He was so darn loving, giving, tender, and respectful and if he could give Cami the stars in the sky he would do just that. He was so darn smitten with her, I actually found myself sighing out loud while I was reading. Then we have the sex scenes, holy hot as you know what, Kristen knows how to write them man. She’s one of many authors who can turn you on with words, I mean, how the hell can that happen. Now I can’t wait to find out whose book will be written next, will it be Riley, Mia or Kat.
~About the Author~
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.