Blog Tour and Giveaway: Blush For Me: Kristen Proby

BLUSH FOR ME - CoverBlush for Me (Fusion #3)
Kristen Proby
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Expected Release Date March 7, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget. Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

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The Fusion series keeps pulling me more into as I get more attached to this dynamic groups of five friends and and co-business owners and them men who have started claiming them. We've seen Addie and Jake, and Cami and Landon fall, and now it is Kat's turn.

Kat runs the wine bar at Seduction. She is like a colorful, pretty pin-up girl with a quirky sense of style and tats. She's sassy, stubborn, but also sweet. She's stepping out of her comfort zone by getting on  airplane to attend a wine conference in Napa.
Her seat mate and savior is Mac. He keeps her as calm as possible during her flight panic. He's hot, charming, funny, and bossy. So he is the perfect candidate to become her "sexcation" partner. They plan to enjoy their week in Napa with wine, fun, and sexy times, and then go their separate ways. Neither is looking for a relationship. They are both work-a-holic business owners, and Kat has been pretty vocal about not needing a man or wanting kids. And they were also both terrified of anything serious. So it seems like the perfect plan for both of their mutual benefit. What could possibly go wrong?

I actually loved these two together. Their chemistry was off the charts, but they also had just a natural and easy going rapport that made them a good match. They complemented each other and could appreciate the other's differences. They balanced each other out. He could calm her and make her feel safe while accepting her as she is. And she had a calming effect on him as well, but also challenged him. They could make each other feel alive, wanted, and cared for.  For someone who swore he was not romantic, he could be quite swoony when he wanted to be. And as stubborn and independent as she was, being taken care of was a refreshing change for her.

I enjoyed spending more time with group since they are so much fun and all have such dynamic personalities. There were some fun events for couples we already care about. We also met Mac's brother, Chase, who fit right in. For the most part this couple acted maturely and communicated fairly well, despite some transient issues. But they could also push each other's buttons at times, but that was part of the fun of their exchanges. It was not overly angsty, but there was some drama and a bit of suspense in this one that made it more tense and interesting.

This was really a sweet, sexy, heartfelt read about finding love when you least expect it and living life to the fullest. But they both had some things to learn along the way about themselves and each other.

I am looking forward to Mia's and Riley's stories. They are the last two single women standing. There was a bit of a tease at the end and it sounds like a fun concept.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Kat runs the wine bar at Seduction, working daily with her best friends as they continue to build their restaurant together. She is confident, knows her wine and loves working so closely with her friends. Just like the other 4, she often works to the detriment of other aspects of her life, and outside the bar, has little social life. But her spunk and sass disappear when she is forced to fly for a wine conference, leaving her no choice but to face her fear of flying. Her friends have promised a sexcation as part of the deal: no strings vacation sex for the duration of the trip.

Ryan “Mac” MacKenzie can’t get the striking, yet scared women next to him on the plane out of his mind. She was such a contrast, with her colorful tattoos and distinct style, yet was terrified of flying.

What started as a trip fling quickly develops into continued interest as they spend the entirety of their trip together. But the rules going in were simple: they would last only as long as the conference and each return to their homes at the end of the trip. At least, those were the rules Kat thought they had.

These two were so much fun together. Kat was sure they would have nothing in common, and was certainly embarrassed by the first impression she made. I couldn’t help but love to watch them get to know each other and continue to find surprises around each corner. As they realize they have more in common than they thought, their confusion over their feelings only spurs the story. These are two people who were perfectly happy in their single-hood trying to find a balance in a relationship neither was expecting. It was fun and kept me reading for both the heartfelt nature of their path and the steamy way they connected.

I was surprised by a bit of suspense that came into play late in the story. I wasn’t looking for that angle with the story and while it didn’t detract from the story (and actually adds to Mac’s backstory), it did strike me as slightly separate from the rest of Kat & Mac’s journey.

Once again, Kristen Proby has written a fun, sexy book that was just plain entertaining to read. This group of friends is fantastic, and Mac fit in easily amidst the tight knit group of women and the men who have fallen for them.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
“Are you going to tell me where we’re going?”
“You haven’t guessed?”
“Well, I’m assuming the beach, but there are lots of those on the Oregon coast.”
“Cannon Beach,” he replies. “I own a condo there.”
“No way. That’s my favorite beach.”
“Good.” He smiles, then glances down at the Kindle in my lap. “I’m always the one reading to you. Let’s change it up. Read to me for a while.”
“Okay.” I turn it on and begin to read. This is a romantic suspense, but I’d just started reading the sexy part when he interrupted me. So, I pick up where I left off, describing a very detailed sex scene in a shower. This author is explicit with her language, and I glance over to see Mac’s hands white-knuckled on the wheel.
“Do you want me to stop reading?”
“You’re fucking killing me,” he growls. “But keep going.”
My lips twitch, and then he says, “And the shower is now on my list for this weekend.”
“Oh, good.” I chuckle, then continue reading. The hero lifts the heroine and pins her against the wall of the shower, and it’s hot.
I think I’m starting to sweat. 
I quickly learn that this suspense novel is heavy in the sexy department. It seems they’re having sex on every other page, but that could just be because Mac and I are in a confined space, and I want him. 
I’ve wanted him since I woke up this morning.
He reaches over and rubs his hand up and down my inner thigh. His little finger grazes over the sensitive skin this close to my pussy, and my voice catches as I struggle to keep reading.
“Are we there yet?”
“Keep reading,” he says, his voice rough. I do as he says, and he keeps his hand on my thigh, setting my skin on fire. 
“Mac,” I finally say in desperation. “I can’t read this stuff to you when you’re touching me like that.”
“I didn’t ask,” he replied, and it only makes me hotter. That look in his eyes, the hardness in his voice, makes me nuts.
So I keep reading, and try to ignore his hand, which is completely impossible. Because this is Mac we’re talking about, and he might be the sexiest thing ever invented. 
Finally, we pull up to a building and he cuts the engine. We both clamor out of the car and rush to his door.
“We’ll get our things later,” he says as he fits the key in the lock.
“Good plan.”

Listen To Me (Fusion #1
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In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart.

Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than live music. But when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy...exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.

Jake Keller walked away from the limelight five years ago and yearns to return to what’s always driven him: the music. If he gets to work for a smart-mouthed, funny-as-hell bombshell, all the better. But talking Addie into giving him the job is far easier than persuading her that he wants more than a romp in her bed. Just when she begins to drop her walls, Jake’s past finally catches up with him.

Will Addie be torn apart once again or will Jake be able to convince her to drown out her doubts and listen to her heart.

Close To You (Fusion #2)
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series that began with Listen to Me

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 grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks. 

After spending the last 12 years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.
Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

The Beauty of Us (Fusion #4)
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Expected August 22, 2017
Riley's story

No Reservations (Fusion #4.5 and 1001 Nights Novella)
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Expected December 5, 2017
Kristen Proby
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.

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