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Closer

(Loose Ends #2)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  65 reviews
After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.

Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can fina
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Published March 31st 2015 by Smashwords
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Tina
This review is based on an ARC received for an honest review

So you know how in figure skating the judges give out scores twice? Once for Technical accomplishment and once for artistic? Well, this is kinda how I ended up feeling when I was struggling with how to rate this book. And struggle I did.

On Technical merits, this book gets very high marks. The writing is strong and assured. This is a work of erotica. So the sex scenes are plentiful -- plentiful -- and they are explicit and they are well
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
"Wow" was all I could think when I read the last paragraph of CLOSER. In this part of the series we get to witness the tremulous beginning of a real relationship between Nicole and Gabriel. A little time has passed from the ending of #1 CRUSH. Nicole has finished college, found a full time job in New York, and is on her own. Gabriel is fully investing himself in his music career and moving forward. Now that their attraction is out in the open Nicole and Gabriel are free to explore each other in ...more
Vintage
I HATED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. If I could give it a ten negative stars I would. The heroine is an idiot; the hero is not just an idiot but a jerk as well.

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Zandra
SOOOO GOOD

Modern, non-cliche, and on the money. Modern dating mores involves just hooking up. But what do you do about those feelings when they turn from unrequited love to lust to love? As modern and cool as we try to be, our base need for support, security, and love never change. This is what Kaia Bennett has hit on the head. This series isn't your typical IR, paint-by-numbers serial. This series is modern, fresh, realistic, and pretty darn hot. I would suggest reading #1 Crush first. This boo
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
I had the honor of beta reading this awesome authors work and that is exactly what closer is its awesome.
in #1 crush we seen nicole and Gabe cross that line of sexual attraction to only decided it was better to just remain friends and they went their separate ways Gabe with his band, Nicole to finish school, in closer we get to see them meet back up Gabe's band is getting signed to a major record deal and of course he wants to share it with nicole. he let's her know that he will be in town and
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Jessica Alcazar
**ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

I'm not gonna lie, I don't like cliffhangers. And it's not even cliffhangers, it's mostly stories that span the length of 2 to 3 and sometimes more books to tell the story of two people. Why? Because when you have full length novels like these, you run the risk of people loosing interest after one or two books. So the story better be damn engaging. AND IT IS! I couldn't get enough of these two from page one, book one! This is
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Meka♥books
I don't think I fully appreciated the love making in book 1, #1 Crush but let me tell you I totally enjoyed all the kinky sex(view spoiler) going on in this book.
The dominance in his nature was familiar. But this sinister edge was something new.
Another difference immediately noticed was a storyline that melded characters interactions and feelings together in more of cohesive storyline without feeling r
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IndieSage PR
Feb 24, 2015 marked it as to-read
Happy Teaser Tuesday! HAPPY RELEASE DAY! CLOSER is now available! Enjoy these sizzling teaser from CLOSER!

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Mspraise50
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Loose End Series. I was given an ARC of this book for my honest review.

In book 2 we pick up with Nicola and Gabriel with their friends with benefits relationship. They hook up for sex whenever they can and are seeing other people in-between. Eventually they realise they want to be together and enter into a relationship. They are mostly honest with each other and are building a relationship that should be based on trust and honesty. Again every chapter has a erotic scene.

An Ex hook-
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Crystal Moody
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
omg! OMG!!
Closer is the much anticipated sequel to #1 Crush. When I read #1 Crush, the book was so hot, I had to remove layers of clothing. And Closer did not disappoint. Goodness, it was hotter! I didn't want this book to end. Kaia Bennett really did her thing with this. I need to get inside her head...or maybe I don't...but omg!!! I just finished reading an ARC and this is my honest review. This book is amazing. I swear, her writing style becomes clearer with each book she releases. And she g
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Anita
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, arc, ir-romance
Full disclosure - I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to the author. Where to begin... First off, this is why I don't like serials. I don't like cliffhangers. I don't like having to wait to find out what happens. I just don't like it. But this author hooked me on her writing with Sunday so I put aside my misgivings and now I almost wish I hadn't. Dayyyuum this book put me through the wringer. So this takes place about a year or so after Gabriel and Nicole first hook u ...more
Dianne
Warning, if you are easily embarrassed, not able to deal with extremely graphic sexual encounters that border on rough and animalistic or do not like brutality in your sex scenes, this is not for you. That said, if you like the down and dirty aspects of explicit sex, you are in for a treat of sensations, visual and mental close ups and the power of the physical act of sexual intimacy.

Gabriele is an up and coming rockstar, with a dark and animalistic side that needs to be in control, needs to sho
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Shirley Frances
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
This installment picks up about a year after Nicole and Gabe went their separate ways. Nicole has graduated college and settling into her life while Gabe is finally getting his music career off the ground.

They have kept in touch and hook up whenever they see each other. But what will happen now that they live in the same area?

Well, you guessed it--a whole lot of sex!!!

Now don't get me wrong..this installment has the explicit, hot, hot, hot sex of the previous installment but let's just say that
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Bree202
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
GABE AND NICOLE BURNING UP THE PAGES!! THIS WAS AWESOME AND I FRIGGING LOVED IT. It was hot steamy and erotic. It was intense. It was tasteful. It was sexy. It was wild. It was naughty. It was love. Pages and pages of hot steamy love scenes I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what happen next.

This is a full length book about Gabriel and Nicole committing to an exclusive relationship, their journey together and the obstacles they had to overcome to achieve happiness. Gabriel the true alp
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Karen's Bookshelf
***ARC copy for and honest review***

In Closer, we meet up with Gabriel and Nicole again from Ms Bennett's Loose Ends Series. They're are still trying to figure out their complicated relationship. Nicole has graduated from college, and Gabriel's music career is finally taking off. Whenever the two of them meet up the magnetic pull between the to of them is to hard deny. They are finally in the same place, and realize that the love they have for one another is worth fighting for. Gabe and Nicole a
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Jenny Harris
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. When I received this book I did not realize I had not read part one of this but this didn't not impact my ability to follow this part of the story.

In this part of the story Gabriel has just realized that Nicole might have just moved on past him. There is a part of him that wants her to do this so that she can have a normal life which is something he doesn't feel he can give her the bigger the band gets. However the other part of him knows she
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Nelly
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Miss bennett has done it again. Her erotically gift of writing a story so hot and intense have me again speechless. These two gabe and nicole have yet to admit there true feelings but they can sure lit up the sheets.


Whew had to take deep breath reading about Gabe. That man is insatiable. They are now where they both want to a relationship but to damaged to actual commit. Will they or won't they? That's the million dollar question . Yes I implored you to read this book to find out. It's scirchi
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Monique
Rating: 4 Stars

It does not happen often where I actually end up liking the second or third installment in a series more. However, I liked this book better than the first book!

Closer was all about Gabriel and Nicole taking a chance on each other. They had some challenges to work out but eventually got there. I really enjoyed the interactions between the two including the sex, which again was smokin' hot! Kaia Bennett can really write some scorching scenes that will have you fanning yourself. Gab
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Elizarey
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its getting hot in here!!!

After reading the first book I could not wait to read book two! Nicole and Gabe were back and hotter than ever. If Im 100% honest there isnt a really deep background story to this couple but just their love and relationship gets me going, their interactions are just written so well and all you want is for them to be together ! I think Kaia Bennett may be the best person ever to write a sex scene. The sex is just ridiculously hot and I can bot get over all that dirty tal
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Mary Winstead
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Closer

It's been a while since Nicole has seen Gabriel. It seems like no time has passed when they get together. Gabriel's band is getting signed and making a record to touring. He's falling in love with Nicole but worried she doesn't feel the same. Plus his past is catching up. Can these two be together? Great read.
Casey
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have been dying to get my hands on Closer by Kaia Bennett since I finished #1 Crush. I needed more of Gabe and Nic, and couldn't wait to see what happened next for these two! If you haven't read #1 Crush, you are definitely going to need to start there since these aren't standalones. Closer picks up after where we were left with Gabe and Nic and continues their story. I will warn you that these books leave things up in the air as there are t
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Christina Gobin
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Closer (Loose Ends Book 2) by Kaia Bennett
Storyline: 5
Angst: 4
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars

******* To read Closer you first have to read #1 Crush***********

Closer is a continuation of Nicole and Gabe's story.

Nicole and Gabriel have decided that they will continue on as just being friends with a side of benefits. Nicole has finished college and is now living in the big city. Just like most college graduates, Nicole is having a hard time finding a job in the field s
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The Smutbrarians
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Closer (Loose Ends Book 2) by Kaia Bennett
Storyline: 5
Angst: 4
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Christina
******* To read Closer you first have to read #1 Crush***********

Closer is a continuation of Nicole and Gabe's story.

Nicole and Gabriel have decided that they will continue on as just being friends with a side of benefits. Nicole has finished college and is now living in the big city. Just like most college graduates, Nicole is having a hard time finding
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A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
Wow. Okay, well, I was finally able to stop clutching my pillow - after doing it solidly for somewhere in between three to five minutes after I finished Closer - long enough to grab my phone to write this review. The ending just completely left me heartbroken and raw and I kind of just want to cry into my pillow, maybe watch some Veronica Mars and forget about this book for a little while. But even with wanting to do all that and knowing all the details - although I knew what the end result woul ...more
Chu
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating:4.5 Stars

I enjoyed the first book of this series #1 Crush, and I was excited to finally read the next book in this series. Real life had forced Nicole and Gabriel to part ways, nevertheless, it didn’t stop them from communicating and meeting up every now and then.

When a chance of them finally being together arrived, both of them grabbed it. For a while, they were happy. Nicole has some insecurities, but she never lets in the way, because Gabriel was always assuring her. But she couldn’t
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Jaclyn House
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read #1 Crush and had to keep the party going with Closer!  I'm a sucker for second chance romances so I had to see if there was an HEA for Nicole and Gabe.  First let me say this story was HOT!!! Gabe is a BEAST and Nicole is a down chick for keeping up with him and his appetite!  DAMN! He also has a foul mouth, so my tongue was wagging with excitement as I read.  There are twists, turns, and a healthy dose of drama and angst that make a recipe for a great read. 

What I liked about Gabe and Ni
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LastBreath
I received this ARC in return for an honest review.....and oh my Lord!

This read is hot, decadent and insanely delicious. But I should also point out that Closer is not meant for the faint hearted. Especially if you are not a fan of erotica. For those that are, this may definitely be your poison of choice.

When the lead characters, Nicole Langley and Gabriel Roberts, indulged in their week filled nights (and days) of debauchery in #1 Crush, they quickly realized that their chemistry was more tha
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Taylor Ross
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
*** Happily received an ARC of Closer, so here is honest my review***

Closer was an amazing sequel to #1 Crush. The first book was and introduction. Nicole and Gabriel's unique relationship had just started. They were each getting to know a different, more wild side of one another, exploring an intimate relationship without all the pressure of an actual relationship.
In Closer, their relationship gets deeper. More intense. More emotional.
After parting ways and deciding to just stay "friends" Nic
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Rachel
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of closer for a blog tour and an honest review.

HOLY Hotness. OMG, #1 crush was short and hot but NOTHING compared to the continuation of Gabe and Nicole's story. While #1 was short, CLOSER is a full length read with the twists and turns, angst and all the emotion that #1 crush just couldn't give you due to the length. THIS is a true measure of Kaia Bennetts talented writing.
While there was TONS of sex, and I do mean TONS...there was an emotion undercurrent that ran all the way
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Babbling Chatter  Reads
In the second book in this 3 stars read we get to know more about Gabriel Roberts, musician for Fool The World and Nicole Langley, aspiring writer. It starts off after months of being apart and finally with a temporary stay in the same city they decides to give their relationship a chance.

Gabriel’s hiding something and with any secret if the truth does not come out straight from the source most of the time the other party will feel like there is more to the omission. Nicole (of course) already
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