Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour - THE BEAUTY OF US by Kristen Proby

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! Order 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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“What are you thinking?” she asks. My gaze finds hers.

“I have an idea,” I reply.


“I’m going to take you out on a date. I’m doing to show you how a woman should be treated.”

She tips her head to the side. “What if I say no?”

“You can’t.”

She busts out laughing. “Trust me, I can say no.”

“Okay, I’m hoping you won’t say no. I have a fragile ego.”

“I call bullshit on that as well,” she says with a smile. “What do you have in mind?”

“Let me worry about the details. I’ll pick you up tomorrow around four.”

“I’ll be at the restaurant then.”

I grin and nod. “So will I.”


I nod and push my glasses up my nose, already forming a plan.

“What should I wear?” she asks.

Nothing at all.

“Whatever you want. We’ll start out with something casual.”

“Okay.” She smiles. “Has anyone ever told you that the glasses are sexy?”

Many times. But I grin and shake my head no.

“Well, they are.”

“So, you think I’m sexy?”

She giggles. “I didn’t say that. I said the glasses are sexy.”

“I think you’re sexy,” I reply honestly. “And I’m not quite sure what to do about that.”

She looks taken aback for a moment, blinking quickly, but she recovers and tucks her hair behind one ear.

“Well, I guess you’re taking me out on a date tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens.”

“This is a lot of pressure to perform well on said date.”

“You’re the one who suggested it,” she says with a smirk. “Poor sucker.”

She makes me laugh. She’s dry and witty, and I never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. Spending time with her, away from work and on an actual date, is going to be fun.

And I’m going to do my best to keep my hands off her.

It’s a first date, after all. 

4.5 of 5 Stars

Riley is a big part of the glue that holds the gang together. We have watched her struggle with finding the right guy throughout the series. She tries to just keep moving forward but it is hard when she watched her friends with their perfect partners, to not feel envious. She is beautiful, smart and whitty so what is her problem? After once again deciding to give up on men she meets Trevor and he catches her eye and her thoughts pretty damn fast. Determined to stick to her guns she tries to friend him. However her attraction just continues to grow, will she be able to keep him at arms length?

Trevor is in Portland for a job, making a TV show at Seduction. He loves what they have done with the restaurant and feels it is the perfect place. Upon meeting the owners, he is stricken by Riley from the very beginning. He must keep things professional thought, no mixing business and pleasure. The more time he spends with Riley the harder and harder it is to not cross the lines. But he doesn't live in Portland and he feels she could be the forever kind-of girl.

Will Trevor and Riley cross the line between business and pleasure? Can Riley let go of her past and trust that he might just be what he seems, he might just mean what he says? Could it be possible to make this attraction into more?
I love Kristen's characters and how she makes them seem like real people. They draw you in and make you feel connected to them. I am also super excited to see what she as in store for Mia next.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
Kristen Proby’s THE BEAUTY OF US – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
August 14th
A Fortress of Books – Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Romance as a first language – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 15th
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
Logan's sports book section – Review & Excerpt
Shannon Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
August 16th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Naughty and Nice Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
She Hearts Books – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 17th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Loving Fairy – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
August 18th
2OCC Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Gi's Spot Reviews – Review & Excerpt
TrashyBibloBlog – Review & Excerpt
August 19th
My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
August 20th
Nightbird Novels – Excerpt
Smutty Book Friends – Review & Excerpt
We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt
August 21st
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Shannon's Book Blog – Review& Excerpt
The SmutBrarians – Review
August 22nd
Feel The Book – Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Reading and funny – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 23rd
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Marieke's Books – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Avenue – Review
August 24th
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
August 25th
BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
August 26th
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Girls and Their Books – Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

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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