Close to You
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 gr ...more
Ever since I read Listen to Me, I was more than ready to get my hands on Close to You. I really liked Cami and Landon in the first book, AND I knew it was going to be a brother’s best friend book and those rarely disappoint.
Landon is my other best friend, Mia’s older brother. Addie, Mia and I grew up together and I’ve been in love with Landon for as long as I can remember.Cami is the numbers girl in the group of friends that own and run Fusion. She is divorced and stil ...more
Well done Ms Proby, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful characters and stories!
I love this author and all of her books. Each and everyone of them. She has the gift to immerse her readers into plot that, albeit fairly light on angst and drama, is always heavy on heart.
Close to me is book two in the sizzling Fusion Series and told this time the story of Camilla “Cami” LaRue and Landon Palazzo. Cami is one of the five best friends and owners of ...more
From Author Kristen Proby comes this second novel in her Fusion series. CLOSE TO YOU is Cami and Landon's story...
I get lost in you,” I whisper, wishing I could see her face, but not wanting to move her. Mm,” she says. “But it’s the kind of lost that’s like being found.” I blink, processing her words, and know, in this moment, that there will never be anyone else for me."
Cami has loved Landon for as long as she can remember, but Landon has never given her any indication that he feels anythi ...more
This series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine by Kristen Proby because these characters are amazing. One of the reasons I like this author so much is because she creates a strong sense of family and friendship in all of her books, and the Fusion series has one of the tightest friendships I've ever read. Taking these five very different characters and bringing them all together as best friends is a work of genius.
In Close to You the story focuses on Cami, the friend ...more
Title: Close to You
Author: Kristen Proby
Release date: August 9, 2016
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I just looked at Kristen Proby's backlist, and it appears that this is my twelfth book that I've read by her. This author used to be one of my go-to authors. I knew what to expect and I was just fine with that. She writes light, steamy, and feel-good stories about groups of friends that will put a cheesy grin on your face.
I'm not sure if the formula has lost ...more
How light and fluffy is this book, you ask?
Pretty damn light and fluffy, I tell ya!
Yes, the angst and drama level for this one is mighty low but sometimes you need a little fluff to get you through your day. For times like that, this book is absolutely perfect. Kristen Proby brings a mix of steam and sweet that just works for me.
This is the second book in the Fusion series. This is Cami and Landon’s story, oh and it’s my favorite type of story: she falls for her friend’s brother. I love these stories so imagine my complete shock and happiness when I discovered that!
Cami is a sensible girl, ...more
“You are mine, do you understand me?”
Cami has been in love with her best friend’s brother since childhood. But even though they’ve always been good friends and he’s always been there for her, he’s never seen her as anything except a friend. But nothing, not him leaving for the Navy ten years ago, her getting married and divorced, has made her get over him. And when Landon is injured and discharged from the Navy, Cami knows it’s time for her to get over her crush, otherwise seeing him consta...more
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If like me you have been an avid reader of Kristen Proby books since the early days of the With Me in Seattle series, then you will know that the one thing this author excels at is setting up is a group of people, whether it be familial or friend, and giving them their own ...more
Landon is super sexy I need him
I really enjoyed this I was dyin to read this story after get a lil sneak peak at the end of Listen To You I really like these 5 girls there al so different but got on so well an I luvd Cami from the first book was dyin to know her story she is so sweet but can b quite sassy when she wants to b she as alway had a crush on Landon and Landon is Mia's brother so he was alway around and they get on so we ...more
If you are a fan of best friend little sister trope then Kristen Proby has written the book for you. Close To You was such a sweet, charming, and sexy read that was brimming with so much love. I am a complete sucker when it comes to fated lovers, maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me but whatever the reason may be, Proby has whipped up a romance that was delectably sweet and will have you flying high!!!!
“Loving you has always com ...more
A friends to lovers story, Landon is Mia's big brother who Cami has been in love with FOREVER.
After a disastrous encounter after Landon comes home Cami has been thinking about her crush on Landon that maybe it was just that a teenage crush and now is the time to move on with her life and forget about him romantically and just be friends.
Landon has come home to Portland after leaving t ...more
But it is what it is.
I must say that I was wary about this book from the beginning but then somehow decided to read it.
The thing is I don’t like books with a ‘friends from childhood’ theme, because usually they are aware of each other feelings but well – they sleep with others and say that they had a crush all along towards each other – and I don’t buy it.
Review to follow...
ARC kindly provided by the author via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Landon leaves town right after high school and never looks back. He has made a career as an Air Force pilot until an accident ends his career.
After his career ends, Landon returns home and is reunited with Cami.
Landon new about Cami’s crush on him but he says he left so she had time to grow up and give her room. He also says he’s not giving her any more room…he plans on making Cami his.
Close to You is a sweet, light a ...more
About half a year ago I read the first book in this series... “Listen to me” gave us the story of Addie and Jake and after finishing I wanted to read more about the other 4 amazing women in their group of friends.
This second book gives us Cami’s story. Cami has always loved 1 man. Her best friend’s brother Landon. She has broken off her loveless marriage and makes it her mission ...more
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 ...more
What I Liked:
- The h had the biggest crush on the H growing up but didn't act like a brainless twit around him in the present. She's not acting like a little schoolgirl with a crush and the H actually has to make the moves.
- The H/h were adorable together. You can definitely feel their connection.
What I Didn't Like:
- The h was still great friends with her ex-husband. I just found it kinda aw ...more
I love it when authors can write books in a series that are so very, very different. The first book in this series there was quite a bit of conflict and the characters had to work hard to figure out a way for their relationship to work and that story line worked for them, but in Close To You we get two people who have known each other for years; what we thought was an unrequited crush and now discovering each other at the adults they are. For ...more
Though I've tagged this as a romance, it isn't really one. Each main character has been in love with the other for decades. And each one knows him/herself to be in love with the other (though only Cami's crush was obvious enough that everybody knows about it). So it only really took connecting finally and for a confession to happen for this to culminate. Whic ...more
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and Edelweiss***
Review Originally Appeared on I'm A Sweet and Sassy Book Whore:
Cami and Landon have a history. You find out that she has been in love with him practically her entire life in the first book in the Fusion series. You also discover that everyone knows about her crush on Landon.
There is a build-up that there were unresolved feelings; that they were going to have issues after Landon is forced to retire f ...more
"I want you to open your eyes for me, sweetheart. I want you to look at me when I push inside you."
I just recently discovered Kristen Proby's work, and I gotta tell you, I think I'm in LOVE! Each release is better than the last. Each book brings me closer and closer to complete and utter joy! Proby is quickly jumping up the ranks of TOP AUTHOR for me. With CLOSE TO YOU, she just blew ...more
In Book 1, we learned that Camilla "Cami" LaRue was in love with her best friend Mia Palazzo's brother Landon. He was a navy fighter pilot and flying around the world so Mia gave up hope that they could ever be more.
In this Book 2, Landon has returned home to Portland after suffering a career ending injury. While Landon’s feeling adrift about his career, his feeling for ...more
I really like Kristen Proby's books. I love how she focuses on actually developing a romantic connection between the male and female leads!
I adore how Cami and Landon have been in love with each other since forever and this is the story of when they finally act in their mutual feelings.
Landon is adorable as hell!
Also did I mention that he's Italian? SWOON ...more
This book was so freaking sweet! And as much as I love an easy, effortless romance, this book just goes to prove what a fickle reader I am. I hate unnecessary drama, and random stupidity by a character will absolutely kill a book for me. This book has none of that. Absolutely nothing. It’s sweet and swoony and easy, with no drama, no problems, no issues. And I’ve gotta say, I was kinda bored :\ I’m a huge fan of Kristen Proby. I love her formula, I love her characters, ...more
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.