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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Kristen Proby
Released: August 22nd 2017
Series: Fusion #4
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
“THE BEAUTY OF US is close to being my fave in the series so far!”
~ Under the Covers
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 in the series so far!
Riley is the marketer extraordinaire for Seduction. She’s gotten Best Bites TV Network to agree to do a show about their restaurant and now that they are here to film, she can’t help her attraction to the man in charge whom she had been working with already via email. Trevor is geeky sexy and I usually can’t get enough of that. But he’s also got a side that’s a bit rougher around the edges, especially when it comes to his sexual needs. I find that some authors force the more dominant play in some of their contemporary romances and it often seems out of place. Ms. Proby worked in enough elements in this one that it felt just right.
I loved the fact that Riley knows from the start she doesn’t just want to start out with a fling while he’s in town. She wants more for herself than that, even if she has sexual needs to satisfy. I think that gave their relationship a great foundation to build on and Riley came across overall as a very mature and centered grown woman who can recognize what she wants, what she needs and what she doesn’t. They also had such ease at being around each other that it came across as very natural. That instant friendship that developed and quickly morphed into sizzling chemistry was hard to put down and kept me turning the pages.
I’ve come to care about this group of girls who own the restaurant Seduction. That friendship between them is the bond that keeps this series special to me. We have one more girl to see get her HEA and after the setup in this one I am so excited! I’m always up for a more food-centric romance and I think that one will be all the things I need in one. Bring it!
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.