Listen to Me by Kristen Proby
Fusion Series #1
Standalone Contemporary Romance (With a Musician)
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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?
This book is a GREAT start to an all new series and I can’t wait to see where the author takes all the rest of the characters (who are secondary in this novel). Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It’s a pretty light read and not packed with dramatics. The heroine is someone all females can relate to and the hero is one hot man with whom we can all fall in love with. He (Jake) is a tattooed musician and she (Addison) is a sweet, strong, caring, and easily likeable. So why did I decide to read this one? Well, I bought this book on a whim at my local bookstore when I saw it standing on the new release display and was immediately drawn to the cover. Once I read the blurb a few times (to make sure it was really going to be something I would enjoy) I decided to go ahead and purchase a copy. Well, I am so glad I did and I certainly plan to read the rest of the series as they are released. Normally I won’t pick up these books in paperback, especially when I am not too familiar with the author, but in this case I am glad I did and will happily display it as one of my favorites on my book shelf. So yes, I highly recommend this read. It’s really great!
This story is about Addison who is a partial owner of a new restaurant called Seduction. She and four of her best friends (who will each receive their own story in this series) are doing really well business wise but to add a bit more spice to their restaurant they decide to hire a musician to play on the weekends. So when Addison goes to a local club on open mic night to find someone who will fit she is immediately drawn to the smooth voice and killer looks of Jake Keller (aka Knox). But then she realizes that he used to be in a band that all her friends have fangirled over. At first Addison wants nothing to do with this because she knows how rock stars are and doesn’t want to be involved in the dramatics. But once she gets to know him her views start to change. And the cocky yet completely charming Jake begins to make a big difference in her life. But can Addison get over his bad boy image and the fact that he is a former rockstar? You’ll have to read to find out!
Fans of the author will definitely want to start out this all new series. Even those who love a sweet romance with some very SPICY scenes. I enjoyed it immensely and I can’t wait until August when book 2 comes out (which will feature a different BFF/couple). Is this one highly recommend? YES! Pick up this one.
5 PRETTY LITTLE STARS