I couldn’t wait to dive into Close to You and I was not disappointed. Fantastic story that will leave you smiling. :-)
Close to You (Fusion #2) by Kristen Proby
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 12 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?
This. Was. Awesome. I love it when a story leaves me smiling like a giddy fool! A super swoony hero doesn't hurt either. ;-)
I thought a great introduction was laid out right from the beginning giving a strong foundation for the story and I was all in! I loved these characters so much. Landon and Cami were just really genuine, great people. He was so sweet and sincere, he just made me melt! Cami was pretty fantastic too, such a great friend, so open and caring. They had great chemistry, I loved the story of them coming together and the massive crush they both had on each other, it was jut so heartfelt. I loved that longing Landon and Cami both had. I felt there was a really natural progression in their relationship and I loved the pursuit. It felt so easy and honest since they'd known each other for so long. They had some really nice steamy moments too. Chemistry indeed! ;-)
I thought this was a fun read. I found myself chuckling quite a bit, it was really entertaining and I was excited while reading it. It was truly enjoyable. I sat down to read and pretty much blew off my day because I was caught up in it all. It wasn't too heavy but there were a few emotional moments mixed in as well and a bit of drama, I definitely got choked up.
The writing was great. I liked the pace of the story and the development. I adore all the women and the relationships they have with one another. They're so fun together with their good natured ribbing but also really there for each other. It's a truly wonderful bond they have.
I loved it, it had such a playful feel! I loved the rhythm of the story, it was just highly entertaining, so lovely and real. A total feel good, friends to lovers story. :-)
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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