Excerpt Reveal with Review & Giveaway: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie

Excerpt Reveal with Review & Giveaway: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby @HandbagjunkieListen To Me by Kristen Proby
on April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?

excerptA man walks onto the stage and sits on the stool, strums his guitar. The MC didn’t announce his name.
The singer is wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. No shoes. A hat is pulled down his forehead, shadowing his face.
But I’d recognize those tattoos anywhere.
“Oh my God, I think that’s Jake Knox,” I whisper to Kat in disbelief.
“The tattoos,” she breathes and I roll my eyes. “God, I used to be in love with him. I had his posters on my walls when I was in high school.”
“Most did,” I reply and watch as his fingers play the strings on his guitar as if he’s making love to a woman. “God, he can play.”
“What’s he doing at an open-mic night?” Kat turns wide eyes to me. “Does he live here?”
I nod. “Yeah, I heard somewhere that he lives nearby. Maybe he needs an ego boost?”
But then he begins to sing a familiar Lifehouse song, and my chest tightens. I love this song. I love his voice. It’s raw and rich and just a little bit raspy. It’s pure sex.
“He’d be absolutely perfect.” Kat’s voice is a whisper. She probably didn’t mean to say it out loud.
“I know we can’t afford him. He probably plays at celebrity weddings and shit.”
Jake glances up, showing his face and those amazing green eyes for the first time, and aims them right at me. He sings at least five lines, holding my gaze, then winks and lowers his head again.
Arrogant.
“Speaking of egos,” I murmur. “That would be a hot mess.”
“A sexy-as-fuck hot mess,” Kat replies. “God, look at the way his muscles bunch as he plays.”
Trust me, I noticed. You’d have to be blind with an IQ of minus 20 to not notice the way Jake Knox moves. He makes everything in me come awake. Which makes sense because he’s probably been trained to do that. He has to sell music, after all.

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reviewA new city.
A new family.
A new Proby love affair.

Listen to Me marks Kristen’s forth series but judging by her opener, it just gets better.

“You scare me a little,” she admits softly. “You scare me a lot,” I reply with a grin. “I think that if it wasn’t scary it wouldn’t mean as much.”

Kristen is at home creating a family of characters that connect with the reader. At any moment you find yourself relating to their lives.  These women could easily be your best friends and the men are what dreams are made of.  With a winning combo of words and emotions, meet your new obsession, The Fusion Series.

Addison, the no nonsense business woman is pushing to put Seduction on the culinary map.  Jake, looking to get back to basics is just a man and his guitar.  Both have a voice to be heard and together their individual passions will set their love affair on fire.  Will these two find what they are looking for? Find out as Kristen puts her romantic spin on Jake and Addison’s story in Listen to Me.

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About Kristen Proby

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with 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 lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

6 comments on “Excerpt Reveal with Review & Giveaway: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby @Handbagjunkie”

  1. That song…” You look Beautiful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Guts me every time. Sounds like a great read, cant wait !

  2. I am a huge music lover, so that is am impossible question to answer. There is no one song that is ‘my song’. I think one of the best songs ever is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. One of my current favorites is Running for You by Kip Moore, and another favorite from the last year is Wrecking Ball by Eric Church.

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