Sunday, March 5, 2017

Blush for Me (Fusion #3) by Kristen Proby: Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


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…?

Releases: March 7, 2017

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Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s an old cliché, but I never realized just how true it is until this week. It’s flown by, touring vineyards and sitting in on classes during the day, and going to bed with Mac every night.

Every. Night.

The man can fuck like nobody’s business, bless him.

But now it’s our last day together. I’m not silly enough to think that we’ve fallen in love this week. I won’t pine for him after we leave here like a lovesick teenager.

But I will remember him fondly, and the amazing week we spent together in wine country. I guess it is rather romantic, even though a sexcation is anything but romantic.

“We’re here,” Mac whispers in my ear as the bus pulls up to our final vineyard for the week.


“Where were you just now?” he asks and drags his hand up and down my thigh. He makes me want to purr. The things this man can do with his hands should come with a warning label.

“I’m right here,” I reply.

“No, you were somewhere far away,” he murmurs.

“Just thinking about all the things I have to do when I get home,” I lie easily with a smile as we all file off the bus.

I’m not drinking much today. I’ve been beyond tipsy every day by the time we made our way back to the hotel, and while it’s been fun, I’m feeling the effects of too much alcohol.

I may not be over the crazy sex with Mac, but I’m quite over the wine, and that’s a sentence I never thought I’d say in my life.

“You’re far away again,” Mac says, smiling down at me and holding a wine glass out for me to take.

“Sorry.” I shrug. “It’s been an eventful week.”

His green eyes flare in lust. “Indeed it has.”

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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Review by Yvette:

No one writes a fun, flirty romance quite like Kristen Proby. Her books are guaranteed to make you smile, make you swoon, and make you blush...which is why it's so fitting that her newest release is titled Blush for Me. Decadent, sensual, and more than a little bit naughty, Kristen Proby's Fusion series delivers yet another riveting read with its third installment. Heavy on the romance and light on the angst with just a touch of suspense to get your pulse pounding, Blush for Me is sure to keep you glued to your Kindle from start to finish.

A chance encounter on an airplane and a week-long conference brings together protagonists, Kat and Mac, two wine aficionados with sizzling chemistry and a cool confidence that draws them together like opposite sides of a magnet. The vacation-like setting of the conference has the pair dropping their inhibitions and taking full advantage of their mutual attraction, but, what they don’t anticipate is that their no-strings-attached, strictly physical fling would turn into something more. Their connection is instant, their banter is effortless, and together, they generate enough steam to ensure your cheeks never stop blushing.

With a romance-centric narrative and minimal drama, Blush for Me is a lighthearted, enjoyable read. What makes this book so engaging is the rapport between Mac and Kat (and the cast of characters as a whole). Mac is charming and genuinely nice with a deliciously dirty penchant for dirty-talk. In other words, he’s a dreamy addition to Fusion’s line of sexy Alpha heroes, and the perfect match for Kat’s no-nonsense, lovably snarky persona.

Overall, Blush for Me is romantic, swoon-worthy, fan-your-face steamy, and easily devoured in one sitting. It’s a fast-paced, whirlwind love story, perfect if you’re in the mood for an entertaining, feel-good romance. I’m excited to see what’s next with this series. Bring on Riley and Trevor!

*complimentary copy provided by publisher for an honest review

Rating: 4 Stars

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  1. My dream trip would be to go to the Amalfi coast in Italy, but sadly haven't traveled there yet.

  2. My dream trip is to go explore Europe. :)

  3. My dream trip is to go to the Amalfi coast in Italy, but unfortunately haven't traveled there but would love to!

  4. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR