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When Treat Byrnes walks into her bookstore café, Eve Alexander wants to eat him up. Bad boy isn’t her usual flavor, but for the sexy contractor, she’s willing to take a walk on the wild side.

Treat meets Eve on a reconnaissance mission for his mother, who owns a neighboring teashop, but he keeps going back to Eve for her sweet smile and sassy shoes. He has a history of fall
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Published February 22nd 2012 by Kate Perry (first published February 20th 2012)
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Yvonne
Feb 27, 2013 Yvonne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebie

This was a sweet read but terribly sad in parts.
I really loved Eve and Treat together, both were fun and very likable. I'm a sucker for any romance centered around sweets and coffee!
The character that really held my interest was Treat's mom, Margaret. Her behavior was terrible until the end but I really felt for her and her "broken" spirit. I was so happy to see her find herself again (and the passion that was missing).
In all honesty I love romances between older couples (40's, 50's, 60's+) be
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Joanna
Feb 13, 2016 Joanna rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-romance

Finding someone who you click with, who you love, is such a rare thing.


oh yes it is! Finding someone like Treat Byrnes is like out of this world kind of thing. At least in my pov. Why do i say that? Maybe because of how sweet that guy is. From what i see, he's the bad-naughty-gentleman-mama's boy type. And it so cute and sexy at the same time.

I love the story. It's endearing. Yeah it is. It lacks some emotional parts that i am craving like the drama and agony and stuff. Haven't
cried in a boo
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Malinda
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story. I liked both Treat and Eve and their story was enjoyable.

Eve used to work in marketing for her father but managed to leave that behind to start up her dream coffee/book shop. She has a welcoming place, greets her customers with a smile and bakes wonderful pastries for her customers but she's struggling a bit with making ends meet until the shop starts making a profit. When Eve finds out about an chef (who Eve loves) with a new cookbook coming out that's l
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Wminbc
Apr 09, 2013 Wminbc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super sweet fast lovers from across the street story!
Jessica Kayuha
I definitely didn't like this book as much as I did the first in the series. I honestly found myself asking if it could have been written by a different person, it felt that different to me. The main characters were cute, but I didn't feel any of the heat and passion that I did with Greg & Freya in Perfect for You. And the "villain"? O.M.G. I only thought Freya's sister was bat-s--t crazy. Totally ludicrous, which totally took me out of the story.

Eve & Treat were a cute couple, don't get
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Robin B
Mar 31, 2013 Robin B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
3.5 stars

This is one of those sweet, typical romance novels. It's an easy and mostly fluffy read. I read the whole thing in just a few hours. It was a nice little literary salve after reading several emotionally draining books lately.

Nothing terribly exciting happens and the characters aren't ones you're likely to talk about with friends. But- like I said- it's a sweet little read. Perfect for the beach or a rainy day when you don't want to jump on the angst roller coaster. Or anytime when you
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Kelli
This really read like two separate stories to me. On the one hand, there was Eve and Treat. I give their story 5 stars (though I did not like Treat's name, it just did not do it for me). I enjoyed their story and would have given it 5 stars if it had not been for the other half of the story. The other story being Treat's crazy mother Margaret and how she is so lost in her depression that she pretty much goes off the deep end. I 100% could have done without that part. That was why I marked this b ...more
Fernanda
a sweet story.
with a slow pace, but good enought to entertain.
the characters could have been more developed.... but I liked Eve as a young woman that adores what she does!

But the way Margaret, deserves a story for herself, thought
Ann  Goubert
Jun 22, 2014 Ann Goubert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute

Cute

well I really liked this book. cute, loving and well written story. dreaming and sweet love story that sweeps you of your feet :-)
Noelle
Sep 10, 2015 Noelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another sweet and fun read by Kate Perry. Her books are light and fluffy and fun. I'd recommend her books if you're looking for a no brainer that leaves you smiling :)
Brenda Margriet
Very enjoyable, but not quite as 'sparky' as the first KP I read.

Eve is sweet, and Treat is a "bad boy that loves his mama." However, we just have to trust he's a bad boy, because he has long hair and a tattoo. He never really does anything "bad"...and there is nothing in his back story that explains it. I guess he just looks that way.

The villain is Gabe's mother, Margaret. And to be honest, I thought she was a great character. She is mean and vindictive to Eve, but you understand why, and you w
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4Andrievk M
Nov 13, 2015 4Andrievk M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book, Close to You by Katy Perry, its talks about Eve opening her dream store of a café. I recommend this book as it helps show how dreams can’t always be accomplished the way we want. During this time of Eve’s store opening, her mom thought she was trying to steal her customers. It is shown in the quote of “I’m not trying stealing your customers, Mom. You’re open different hours, and you have a different type of business.” This quote shows how her business scared her mom and she didn’t w ...more
Natassja Bartle
Sep 15, 2014 Natassja Bartle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Close to You by Kate Perry is a complete gooey romance novel. Every girls dream right? Some guy sweeps you off your feet, after meeting in some cliche way sounds about right. This book is basically that, but it's not just the book, it's the Laurel Heights series. Eve, an owner of an upcoming coffee and bookshop, meet Treat, a hard-working constructor. What she, nor he know, is that his mother Margaret has a bad case of jealously. Through the ups and downs, the couple find there way thro ...more
Sabine
Apr 28, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eve Alexander has quit the job with her dad and openend her own coffee shop. So far it is a success but she is still struggeling financially. So when she heard the famous pastry chef Daniela Rossi is looking for the perfect location to introduce her new book, she knows this is it. If she scores this event, her money troubles were over. Then Treat Byrnes walks into her café and has her all hot. But then everything went downhill when somebody starts to sabotage her shop and she discovers that her ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I was kind of impressed at the antagonistic part of this story. It was original, To me anyway!

A couple flaws such as location of store. At one point it was in Sacramento & another time near San Francisco?? 2 hours away from each other? Magic maybe?

This was worth it... A couple times I was a bit bored, but it was still actually worth my time & I did stick all the way through.

I am catching up with a bunch of reviews, so my memory on this book is kind of foggy.
RJ
Mar 29, 2015 RJ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. The story was just 'meh'. His mom is insane. Their relationship was lust to love in a matter of 1 date.
Kat  Snark
Apr 21, 2014 Kat Snark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, found-online
Eve is in debt up to her eyeballs, not to mention her dad is her landlord & all she ever hears from him is how much better her older sister is and how stupidher dream is.
Not to mention, someone has it out for Ground for Thoughts....

"Why the hell are you wearing all these clothes?"

Treat is trouble. His mother has it in her head that the new book place/pastry shop Ground for Thoughts is trying to run her out of her store, that she is sending Treat on "research" missions to her store.
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Joy (joyous reads)
This book was every bit as sweet as it was sad. It’s the story of a girl who can’t do anything right in her father’s eyes. But as most fathers out there, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his daughter. It’s tough love, but it’s love, nonetheless.

It’s also a story about a woman who couldn’t quite figure out what to do with her life. It’s been years since her husband passed, but she can’t seem to figure out how to live. It’s incredibly sad to see the lengths that she would go to preserve a busi
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Kirke
Jan 22, 2014 Kirke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
I already liked Eve from Perfect From You and now she is living her dream. She has her own café/bookstore/bakery going on and she is loving it, even though the bills aren't always agreeing with her. Now an opportunity has arisen which can put Grounds For Thought on the map.

Only weird things keep happening around the café, putting Eve's chance in danger. While trying to uncover who is behind the sabotage, she mustn't get distracted by hot guys like Treat. Since he first stepped inside Grounds For
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Emily
Mar 02, 2013 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adult women
Recommended to Emily by: free ebook on Amazon
Holy pastries, Nutella lattes, and steamy love scenes Batman. I've read a few books by Kate Perry, but this has been my favorite so far.

I read this straight through; I just couldn't get enough. From page one I was hooked.

If you haven't read any of Kate Perry's books, start now. She's great storyteller, and a talented writer.
Sandhya
After reading the first book, i took some break to read the second one. Mostly because i did not like the first one! But, i'm so happy i read this....Close to You is a sweet romance between Eve and Treat. Eve and Treat were wonderful characters. I loved their chemistry and enjoyed reading their interactions. The author's writing was also so light-hearted and interesting that i did not even stop for any breaks while reading the book, it was a continuos read for me! There was also a side-line roma ...more
Nina
4.5 stars.

4.5 stars.

Oh Treat always the knight in shining armor. Doing a favor for his mother goes to investigate the new cafe across from his mother's tea shop. winds up falling for the Sweet innocent Eve with her sexy shoes. Soon Treat discoveries Eve isn't all that innocent, but very sweet, kind a sexy and doesn't need a knight in shining armor.Feeling threatened Treats mother starts sabotaging Eves cafe. Treat is trying to keep his relationship with Eve while trying to talk to his mother out
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Elisa Hordon
Sep 20, 2016 Elisa Hordon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eve an Treat's story was interesting we met Eve in book 1 as Freya's best friend and they worked for her dad at the time but Eve dreamed of opening her own cafe and baking for a living which she is now doing Treat comes into her shop one day and sparks fly as their eyes meet but there is a lot more to this story and secrets have a way of biting back people get hurt hearts get broken but can it all be mended in the end ....... lol maybe

I loved this story it involved pastries, chocolate and coffee
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Paula  Phillips
Dec 29, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We have had Gwen's and Lola's story. Now we move over to Cafe Grounds For Thoughts and meet owner Eve Alexander. Wanting to get her own independence, she decided to purchase property in Laurel Heights and open a cafe in the bottom floor. The Cafe is semi-booming , though Eve is still struggling with money and may have to sell or go into bankruptcy. When an opportunity to host an author event for a top selling baker she decides that this could help raise her profile and put her cafe on the map. H ...more
Lissettegomezarevalo
Cute and sweet. I enjoyed this book! Light read and very entertaining.
Amanda
Jun 26, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great quick read. a little predictable of what was going to happen.
Pam Nelson
I have nothing bad to say about this book not like I would. Its a great fun feel good read.
You don't much like the mother but she grows on you. I like that there were 2 love stories in this book that doesn't happen often and I really liked that.

Seriously who couldn't love a hot sexy man with the name Treat!! Am I right or am I right.
So far I am liking this series. It is labeled under Erotica but I don't really see it as that more like Contemporary Romance there is sex but not all that explicit
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Willow Sanders
Jun 06, 2014 Willow Sanders rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Treat & Eve's storyline was done really well. However, while I understood the writer's intentions with the subplot of Margaret - it wasn't developed enough to make an impact and seemed more as a background story than anything else. I would have actually liked to have had more of their storyline as well. This was a "free download" from one of the Kindle sites, so perhaps Margaret's story is further developed in the rest of the series. I did feel that the wrap up to the HEA was a bit rushed, b ...more
Els
Nov 01, 2015 Els rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dit is deel twee van de Laurel Heights serie. Meestal gaat een reeks over dezelfde mensen en is het jammer als je niet alle delen in je bezit hebt. Hier gaat het echter meer om de plaats waar de verhalen zich afspelen. Je hoeft ze dus niet in volgorde te lezen want ze hebben eigenlijk niets met elkaar te maken. Dus na eerst deel 7 (ja, ik ben vaker averecht
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Deel is hier misschien verkeerd gekozen vermits ze eigenlijk niet op elkaar volgen. Ni
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Chris Bails
Sep 21, 2013 Chris Bails rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic book in this awesome Laurell Heights series.
This is book 2. This is about Eve, the bakery/bookstore owner. She has quit working with in father at the WebDesign company and decided to open her own business. She has been quite successful, but needs just that little boost to not go broke. She does not want to have her father say I told you so or ask him for money. Treat is the contractor in town and his mom owns the business the Shop across the street. Treats mom Margaret feels th
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