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The Beauty of Us

(Fusion #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  5,047 ratings  ·  416 reviews
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
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Published August 22nd 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!


Kristen Proby’s Fusion series is sexy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun! That’s what I expected when I started The Beauty of Us and I wasn’t disappointed. Riley’s book was fantastic! And the hero in the story was my favorite of this series to date! I love nerdy guys!

Riley Gibson is one of the 5 best friends who own and operate Seduction, a popular and sexy restaurant. Riley is the genius behind the marketing. She’s gotten the restaurant a huge break in the form of reality tv. They are b
Gi's Spot Reviews
4.25 'Geeky and Sexy' Stars

Fusion keeps getting better and better! The Beauty of Us was so wonderfully refreshing in whole its geeky sexiness!

Kristen Proby always gives a very heartfelt and genuine love story, and this book is no exception, therefore a pleasure to read from start to finish. From the moment they met, I really felt in Riley’s shoes: her feelings, her doubt, her resolution and her craving for love and connection.

Riley, Fusion’s PR and one of the quintet of beautiful women
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Kristen Proby just can't go wrong with this series. Book after book she flawlessly captivates me with these characters and makes me jealous that they aren't my friends. I loved getting to learn more about Riley and getting her horrible dating stories had me laughing like a crazy person. She and Trevor had a close relationship from the very beginning and I enjoyed that they started off almost as friends before anything else happened.

Overall, this is a big recommend
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review


Sassy,independent, and feisty heroine. Check! Nerdy, sweet and sexy hero. Check! Yup, combine those two, you have a recipe for one delectable and swoonworthy romance. The Fusion Series has been a delight to read but I got to say The Beauty Of Us is hands down my favorite of the series.

Dating sucks and that is something Riley Gibson can happily agree on. Trying to meet guys is kinda hard when she is always busy working and so when
Alex ♈
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe
Overall a sweet love story with 2 likable characters.

I wish there was less unnecessary OW-drama, and make it double 😴. His ex-wife and his game partner (yes, the man killed zombies online). And the only OM from h's past was a total jerk. As if they "pumped" hero's character and the h was with only losers in her life...

Nevertheless I would have clicked 4 when not for these 2 points:

- he forgot the condom as they had sex for the 1st time. Of course they were both clean and she's protected -> how
One of my absolute FAVORITE things about Kristen Proby is that she gives us smart, quick-witted, unforgettable characters who dig themselves so deep into our hearts, that we have no choice but to adore them. Some of my all time favorite characters of hers come from her Fusion Series...Riley and Trevor being two of them! These two, from the very beginning I knew they were going to be favorites of mine. Riley, I knew a while ago, since the beginning of this series, but Trevor just stole my heart w ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4+ "Insta-love at it's finest" Stars!

I loved it! It was sweet, sexy and super HOT in the bedroom... or wherever. Two great characters and a gang of family and friends. Just exactly what you expect in a Kristen Proby book. It was a bit dramatic there for a minute and there was some serious inta-love working here. But as previously stated. I loved it. KP is an auto but for me. She doesn't disappoint me.

I mostly listened to the audio book for this one because, REAL LIFE GONE CRAZY!(and there is no
Bex |
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, series
This is my first book in the Fusion series, but you wouldn’t know it because Kristen Proby makes it easy to jump right in and connect with all of the characters. She does a great job of giving just enough backstory for each that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything — which is good because I really enjoyed this fun and flirty, sexy and sweet love story.

Riley is the marketing guru for the restaurant she owns with her girlfriends. When an opportunity arises for a reality show, she jumps at the
He kisses my head, and I feel so safe. So pampered. I can’t remember the last time a guy picked me up.
I don’t know if I’ve ever dated a guy strong enough to pick me up and carry me.
That’s kind of sad.
I’ve dated pussies.

Riley Gibson together with her four awesome friends has through hard work made a big success of their restaurant, Seduction. In fact things are going so well, the popular Best Bites TV network wants to make a show about them and as the marketing guru of their fabulous team,

Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Riley Gibson has decided to give up on men after a series of dates with undesirables. She is beautiful, funny, smart, and has a good career as marketing and publicity for their restaurant Seduction. She has seen several of her friends find "the one" and she is not really interested in one-night-stands or flings. But it does not seem like her Mr. Right is going to be found online.

Trevor Cooper can't help but laugh at Riley as he overhears her talking about her bad dates. He is a producer for Best
I really enjoyed the romance between Trevor and Riley. It was sweet and I like the way they are with each other. I really could have done without the pointless drama with his gamer friend and the ridiculous drama with his ex wife. The drama added nothing to the story in my opinion. I would have liked to know if Trevor dated or had hookups after his divorce. For some reason we always find out exactly what the h has been up to sexually, but so many authors don't tell us what the H has been doing u ...more
I think I need to stop reading Kristen probe books. All her hero's are crave man that think of women as someone to f**k. How is it charming and caring to hav the hero's POV be about looking at her ass and all the ways he can F--k her. I want a hero with more class and brains then what Proby's H's have. ...more
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute love story.

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Riley as had a really hard time trying to find the right man. They are either sweaty smelly after money or just out for one. She has had enough and is ready to give up. Riley is a successful beautiful caring and will do anything to help people. So why is it so hard to find someone. She is seeing her closest bestest friends and business partners find love why can't she. Riley is thinking at this stage there has to be something wrong with her. Until she meets the very se
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The Beauty Of Us is the fourth installment in this fantastic series the "Fusion" and boy I am having a blast with this group of women and their men. If you are new to this series, Fusion is a series that is centered around five women that starts a romantic and sexy restaurant called "Seduction" and Kristen Proby has done a superb job with developing this series and showing the female friendships that develop and I love seeing these five wom
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

From the very first book in this series, I’ve said it is the relationship between the women behind Seduction that made these books special and that continues in The Beauty of Us. While this is a romance (and we’ll get to that in a moment), it is these smart, funny, successful women who love and support one another without fail that make this series special even as their lives add husbands and children. I enjoyed The Beauty of Us, but not as much as I’ve enjoyed the rest of the series as there we
Pam Nelson
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 The Beauty of Us Stars

Hmm, I realllly wanted to like this book as much as the others in this series.

But it just fell flat for me, I didn’t hate it just didn’t LOVVVVE it. I like Riley, but she seems a little needed in this book.

And there was dramalama ack you all know how much I hate drama for drama’s sake.
Two things I don’t like about Trevor, One I thought he was an alcoholic for 10 year.. Yet he was drinking beer and something else on other night.. That was confusing.
Second, he has th
Lyndy Ann ♫
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Beauty of Us is classic Kristen Proby the fourth book in the Fusion series and some aspects of this reminded me of Natalie and Luke from Come Away with Me, KP first book.

This is Riley's story time for her to meet her Mr Right and he walks straight into Seduction.

Trevor is the producer in charge of the tv show they are filming at Seduction he is based in LA and in Portland while filming this.

There is instant attraction between Riley and Trevor but Riley does not do one night stands or flings
Paula  Phillips
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

It's back to Seduction we go with Kristen Proby's Fusion series. The Beauty of Us features Riley's story. Five best friends - Cami, Kat, Riley, Addie, and Mia each using their skills and passions decided to open a restaurant/bar called Seduction, and as they are all passionate about their areas, it has become one of the most successful businesses. Riley is the marketing and communications side of the business and has managed to score the restaurant a segment on the TV Show Best Bites. The thing
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

One of my favorite things about Kristen Proby's books is that the characters just plain love one another. They fall in love, it's genuine and heartfelt, they are honest about it (at least in their internal dialog) and they don't play games. This makes it, in a lot of ways, a smooth ride. I know when I am reading one of her books, it always makes me feel like I have curled up in a comfy chair, with a glass of wine and a book. It's comfort
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Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book.  I knew only one thing was for certain, it would be packed with friendship and witty women and that's all I needed to know to jump in.

If you haven't read the Fusion series before, I think it's a perfect summer series.  It's sweet, fun and sexy contemporary romance.  The stories aren't all that complicated and that lack of angst makes them a joy to breeze through.  The fun characters are a plus as well.  THE BEAUTY OF US is close to being my fave i
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Sweet and Swoon Worthy Stars!!

“Are your knees feeling weak?” “They always feel weak when I’m with you.”

“When you smile at me, it’s like a light has been turned on in a dark room.” “I’d do anything for that smile.”

From sassy and strong women to swoon worthy alpha males, The Beauty of Us is amazing story.

Told from dual points of view, The Beauty of Us follows the story of Trevor and Riley. Riley couldn’t be more thrilled over the possiblity of Seduction being featured on TV. It will be hard wo
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Not really DNF but fair warning to all my audiobook listeners--- DO NOT LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK. Super confusing and the flow of the story does not work. Really made my listening experience an awful time. Maybe it'll be better later? ...more
Bridget O'Toole
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series so far, which is very much a surprise to me! I'm not really a fan of "reality show" romance books, but The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby is so much more than that. And really, the reality show aspect plays a very small role in the story.

I already knew I was going to like Riley because I love all of the Fusion women, but Trevor...DAMN. He exceeded my expectations as far as book boyfriends go. He's sweet and kind and according to Riley, holy sh*t he can kiss. Riley and T
Maggie Vogel
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Beauty of Us is the 4th book in the Fusion series by the beyond fabulous author, Kristen Proby. This 5 star read will be available August 18th!!!
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Meet the 5 women that are the creators and owners of Seduction. Riley, Ad
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Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was so please to have a book to be engrossed in during an airplane ride.
spending hours simply enjoying the beauty of the written word!
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kobo-purchase
Finished this so long ago, can't really remember what I thought of it - I think I liked it, but not as much as the others in the series. ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am truly loving this series so much. And for me, that's a huge thing. I tend to lose interest in series when they get past book 4, even if there are different characters in each book. I find that the author gets repetitive in things and that kills it for me. I hate admitting it, but that's what happen with Kristen's first series for me. But that is definitely not the case with this series, so far anyways.

The Beauty of Us is Riley's story. She's the brains behind Seduction and how to came to fr
Aiade Guerra
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I really, really wish that could have liked this more.

The story is worth 3.5 stars. It is engaging, has good humor and the background set in the past books make it easy to get the whole dynamic; however, when it came to the main couple... *sighs*

During the first half of the book I found Trevor absolutely enchanting: he is hard-working, good-looking and the perfect gentleman. Then we had to see OW stuff and I just got annoyed with the time it took to solve problems that are actually quite simple
Aug 27, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Really not comfortable with the implication that women who don't carry guns are setting themselves up to be victims. Deleted without reading further. ...more
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Kristen Proby has published more than fifty 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, The Big Sky Series, as well as others.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.

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