From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new standalone contemporary romance in her Fusion Series, THE BEAUTY OF US, releasing August 22, 2017! Grab your copy today and get to know Trevor and Riley!
New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.
Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.
Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?
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“Are your knees feeling weak?” “They always feel weak when I’m with you.”
“When you smile at me, it’s like a light has been turned on in a dark room.” “I’d do anything for that smile.”
From sassy and strong women to swoon worthy alpha males, The Beauty of Us is amazing story.
Told from dual points of view, The Beauty of Us follows the story of Trevor and Riley. Riley couldn’t be more thrilled over the possiblity of Seduction being featured on TV. It will be hard work and will turn everyone’s life upside down, but she just can’t turn down the opportunity of a lifetime. What she didn’t plan on was Trevor. Riley had just decided to swear off men, when Trevor appeared and turned her world upside down. Men like him are few and far between and even though Trevor is only in town for a short while, Riley can’t stay away….When Trevor originally lands in Portland, he had every intention on just keeping things all about business…that was until he met Riley. He knew he should stay away, but can’t fight the pull he feels towards her….
The Beauty of Us is a fabulous addition to the Fusion Series. I thought this book was incredibly well written and loved the story-line. The characters were fun and easy to connect with. I loved Riley as a lead. On the outside, she is strong and independent with a sassy mouth to boot. But, on the inside, she wants what every woman wants. She want to be loved and cherished and taken care of. The problem is all the men in Portland are a disgrace. But, Trevor was about to prove that there are still some good men out there. Trevor is thoughtful and pays attention. He’s hardworking and determined. And in the bedroom, he is a total alpha. He is the perfect mix of sweet and seduction. Sure, Trevor is not perfect. In fact, he had a few moments where I wanted to slap him silly, but I liked the fact that he wasn’t 100% perfect. It just drew me to him even more. The connection these two shared was just beautiful and I couldn’t get enough of Trevor’s devotion and affection for Riley. Together, these two make a scorching hot pair with chemistry that demands to be explored.
The Beauty of Us was a terrific read from beginning to end. I fell in love with the characters and the story from the very first page and could not stop myself from devouring Trevor and Riley’s story. It was sweet, sinful and downright swoon worthy. The Beauty of Us had just the right amount of friendship, drama, steam and romance. A very enjoyable read that leaves you begging for more.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*
“You don’t need me,” I reply, and smile. “But I’ll be around for a while, just in case.”
“Just in case I slip and fall back into the online dating?”
“That, or if you just want to have dinner, or chat. And I think we should watch a marathon of Star Wars. Your lack of knowledge is cause for concern.”
“It’s kind of a guy thing,” she says.
“I know many women who like Star Wars.”
“Well, I would watch one or two.”
“You need to see them all to understand what’s happening.”
“That’s a lot of hours of my life that I’ll never get back,” she says with a frown. “Aren’t there CliffsNotes somewhere? A speedy way to get caught up?”
“No,” I reply, and fist my hands in my lap so I don’t reach out and tuck her hair behind her ear.
Or yank her against me so I can kiss the fuck out of her.
“Are you okay?” she asks.
“Are you always this observant?”
“I’m an overthinker,” she says. “So yeah, I’m an observer.”
“I’ve been labeled an overthinker too,” I say with a grin.
“Would you say it’s an accurate assessment?”
“Oh yeah,” I say with a nod, and stand to clear our plates away. She stands to help. “I’ve got this.”
“No way, you cooked, so I’ll help clean.”
She walks ahead of me, her empty glass in one hand and her plate in the other. “Do you use the dishwasher, or do you wash by hand?”
“There are people who still wash by hand?”
“I’ve heard of them, but I’ve never seen them in the wild,” she says, and smiles up at me when I join her. “So I guess that means we use the dishwasher?”
“Yes.” She rinses and I load, and a few short minutes later, we’re done.
“Well, I suppose I should go,” she says, and checks the time on her phone. “Oh, Cami texted. I guess I should reply so she doesn’t think you killed me after the entrée.”
She smirks and types on her phone, then turns it off and looks up at me.
“Thanks for dinner.”
“I’ll see you tomorrow morning.”
Unfortunately, it won’t be in my bed.
“Okay.” She gathers her back, notepad and pen, and walks to the door. “Sleep well tonight.”
I grin and congratulate myself for not dragging my fingertips down her cheek.
“You sleep well tonight, Riley.”
She leaves and I close the door, letting out a slow breath. Jesus, she’s sexy and funny and smart as fuck.
And I’m not going to touch her while I’m here.
How the fuck am I going to do that?
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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.