ARC Review: The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby

Posted August 21, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby
The Beauty of Us
by Kristen Proby

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 22nd 2017
Series: Fusion #4
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
 

“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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About Kristen Proby

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling 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.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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!

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Thanks for the review

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Great review Francesca!!! Shared on my socials!!

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Thanks for the review.