Saturday, March 4, 2017

Blush For Me by Kristen Proby - Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


 Book review
 
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Review by Suze

Kat loves wine. She's the owner of Seduction, a restaurant in Portland that she runs together with her best friends. She's responsible for the bar and the quality drinks they serve. When she needs to go to Napa Valley for a wine conference she has to face her biggest fear, flying. The man next to her on the plane, Mac, helps her through the worst of her panic. He has the same destination and they spend all of their free time in California together, no strings attached. When they leave they will say their goodbyes and will never see each other again, but is that really what they want?

Mac and his brother run a successful wine touring business. When he meets Kat he knows spending just a few days with her won't be enough. How can he convince her to see him again? Fortunately he knows where she works and it's the perfect destination for one of his tours. He will make sure Kat doesn't forget him and wants to start dating him. However, neither of them is looking for a long-term commitment. What will they do when they can't stay away from one another?

Blush for Me is a great romantic story. Kat is tough. She has tattooed sleeves and a fun and sexy dress style. I liked her look a lot and immediately loved her personality. She's honest and isn't afraid to let Mac know what she wants. I admired her courage and her spunk. Mac is good-looking, calm and levelheaded. He's great at surprises, he instinctively knows what Kat needs and he's a wonderful kind man. He likes a challenge and Kat is the perfect woman for him. They have amazing chemistry, they can talk to one another and they understand each other on a deep level. Their connection is unique and beautiful.

Seduction is a terrific setting, it's a restaurant with an interesting concept filled with friendship and laughter. The place has a good vibe and I enjoyed reading about the wines, the food and the easy affection of the owners for each other. Kat is a special woman and she deserves precious people in her life. When she's around things are never boring. I loved that there are so many unexpected twists and turns and the ending is surprisingly gripping. I highly recommend Blush for Me, it's a fantastic dazzling story.

Advice

If you love romantic stories filled with good food and wine, gorgeous main characters and plenty of special moments you will definitely like Blush for Me. It's part of the Fusion series, but can also be read as a standalone.

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.

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Excerpt
 
“You look like you’re feeling better.”

Mac. That’s Mac’s voice in my ear. A shiver runs through me as I turn around and look up, way up, into his green eyes.

“I am,” I reply and take a sip of my wine. Was he that good looking on the plane? “I didn’t realize you were attending this conference.”

“You had other things on your mind earlier,” he says smoothly and motions for the bartender. “I’ll have what she’s having, and another for her as well.”

“What if you don’t like pinot?” I ask and tilt my head to the side.

“I like it all,” he says with a wink.

Oh my.

“Do you know many people here?” he asks, nodding toward Sally who has moved on to chat with another group of people.

“A few. I’ve not met most of them in person, unless they were up in Washington or Oregon. How about you?”

“Same,” he says with a grin. “This is my first conference down in Napa Valley. And it’s off to a great start.”

“Right.” I laugh and shake my head. “Dealing with a crazy chick on the plane is exactly the best way to start your trip.”

“It is,” he says and looks me dead in the eye. “She wasn’t that crazy. She was scared. There’s a difference.”

“Well, she’s fine now.”

“I’m glad.” His lips tip up into a smile and my stomach clenches. He has a dimple in his left cheek.

I want to lick it.

I take a sip of my fresh glass of wine and smirk to myself. Perhaps Mac fits the sexcation bill.

“What just went through that gorgeous head of yours?”

“I’m not drunk enough to tell you yet,” I reply honestly. Mac’s eyes widen briefly, and then he simply smiles at me.

“There’s a lot of wine in this place.”

“Thank God for that.”

A few hours later, after chatting with many people, new and those I already know, including Mac, he escorts me up to my room.

Sexcation.

But when we reach my door, he leans in and kisses my cheek. Just the cheek. I frown up at him.

“This is supposed to be a sexcation, not a fucking dating game.” It’s a grumble, but I’m shocked to hear it actually leave my lips, rather than stay in my head where it’s supposed to be.

“A what?” Mac asks.

“Nothing.” I shake my head and pull my key card out of my handbag. “Good night.”

“Kat?”

“Yeah.” I look back at him and sigh a little at the sexy dimple in his cheek and the way his shirt pulls against his shoulders as he leans on the doorframe.

“I’ll see you in the morning.”

“It’s already morning,” I remind him.

“It won’t be too long, then.”

Giveaway
 
One very lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
 
 
 

71 comments:

  1. My dream trip would be to Ireland, Scotland and Wales to trace my ancestry :)

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  2. My dream trip would be to the south pacific islands and no I haven't taken it just yet.

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  3. My dream trip...would be to take my kids to legoland or Disney..they wanna go to disney and legoland sooo bad

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  4. My dream trip would be to Brazil, to meet the wonderful nature landscapes.

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  5. My dream trip is to visit Ireland and I'm going in May as a 40th birthday gift for my husband & I. He turned 40 last year & I will this year. So no kiddo, just the adults. Thanks

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  6. I don't have a dream trip which is probably a good thing as I bet I would not be able to go if I dad!

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  7. My dream is luxury coach on the Orient Express winding up in Venice beneath the Bridge of Sighs
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  8. My dream trip would be to Australia. Hopefully I will travel there someday.

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  9. My dream trip is to go to Italy. I really hope to go there someday.

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  10. My dream trip is to go to Ireland someday. Some of my family ancestors came from County Cork & I would love to find family still there.

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  11. My dream trip is to go Bali. I have not taken it yet. Maybe one day...

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  12. My dream trip is taking cooking lessons in Italy. Haven't done it yet, someday I hope!

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  13. My dream trip is to go to Florida and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I haven't done it yet but I'd definitely plan to.

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  14. My dream trip would be Rio de Janiero and as yet it remains a beautiful dream.

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  15. I'd have to say my dream trip would be a grand tour of the world!!! LOL... I've always been envious of those people who take 3 months and hit all of the world hotspots :) and no, haven't done that, probably won't unless I win the lottery. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. My dream trip would be to Ireland and no I haven't been there yet.

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  17. My dream would be to visit Ireland. Haven't been yet.

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  18. My dream trip is to tour the USA and Canada, and I haven't done it yet.

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  19. Cruise down the nile, but not been able to yet xx

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  20. A trip to NYC. I visited a couple of years ago (LOVED IT). My next dream trip is Hawaii or New Zealand.

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  21. My dream trip is to Amsterdam,city of dreams.

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  22. my dream trip is Japan and i hope to go soon!
    -CL Chin

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  23. My dream trip is Bora Bora with my husband. No, I have not taken it and I doubt I will. :)

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  24. My dream trip would be to go to Spain. No I've not taken it yet, and with this president and travel bans abounding, who knows if I ever will take it.

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  25. My dream trip is to New Zealand, but I haven't done this yet.

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  26. My dream trip is Paris. No, I haven't taken it yet, but It's on my bucket list.

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  27. The ancient city of Petra is top of my list but with things being so bad in the Middle East, I doubt I'll get there any day soon :(

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  28. to do a shirley valentine to greece x

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  29. my dream trip was to take my family to Florida, we did it in 2015. We would all love to do it again

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  30. My dream trip is actually coming up this month. From the 19th till the 28th me and my hubs are going to Germany. :) So excited.

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  31. Not yet. I want to go to Thailand!

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  32. I have not been yet but would love to take my kids to Disneyland before they're all grown.

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  33. My dream trip would be to France to visit Disneyland Paris, have never been there before, but intend to one day :) x

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  34. Would love to go to the US or Australia and no I never been there!

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  35. Would love to go to Scotland or Ireland or to the Us . No never been there .

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  36. I fancy going to Switzerland I've never been abroad have a fear of flying

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  37. Scotland. I`ve been twice and it was AMAZING!!! :)

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  38. My dream trip but be to New England in the fall hope to go next year to celebrate my 60th birthday

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  39. My dream trip would be somewhere in the Caribbean with no children!!

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

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  41. My dream trip would be to one of three destinations - I'd love to go to Florida and visit all the parks with my husband and two girls, to the Maldives with my husband to laze on the beach, swim with the rays and visit the spa's for lots of treatments or to Trinidad with my Brother as we are both from the island but I last visited when I was two years old.

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  42. I would love to travel to Australia and Fiji someday...

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  43. My Dream trip is to Australia ! I have not taken it yet !

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  44. I have been fortunate to travel a lot but one place I've yet to go is a scuba diving trip to Raja Amput

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  45. My Dream trip is either a Family trip to Disney World OR a no kids trip to Macchu Piccu or anywhere else because I have not been on a vacation EVER!

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  46. I'd like to go to Europe and hang out for 6 months+. I've been several times but not for any length. I spend 6 months a year in Mexico (and have for 14 years) so I can't really complain :)

    Besos Sarah.

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  47. I'd love to visit France and explore the small villages I have read so much about

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  48. My dream trip would be to Jamaica. I've never been, but my husband has 3 or 4 times. So jealous! Thanks for the giveaway! 💖

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  49. My dream trip would be to Japan or Russia, because I've never been there.

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  50. Bora Bora :) It costs so much, so I haven't been yet.

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  51. My dream trip is to visit New Zealand where I have never been but would love to go!

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  52. My wife and I went to Maui for a week. The beaches and food were great!

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  53. I'd love to go to Venice, i haven't yet.

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  54. My dream trip would be to Japan,I haven't made it yet but maybe one day.

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  55. I have been on a Mediterranean cruise that was a dream getaway. In future would really love to visit Austria :)

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  56. I've taken my dream trip - I spent a year in Australia & loved every second!

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  57. 6 month tour of Europe, concentrating on Switzerland , Austria and Germany.

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  58. I would love to go on a castle tour of Europe.

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  59. My dream trip would be going to the Swiss Alps and staying at a mountain chalet

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  60. I would love to go to Nashville and watch a country music concert. Although would love to go and see my favourite country singer ANYWHERE. Doesn't come to the UK very often.

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  61. My dream would be to visit Australia. I have not yet been there.

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  62. France and I have been a few times and would love to go again and again.

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  63. My dream trip is going to Hawaii...And, i haven't taken my trip yet but will be in a few years....

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  64. It's got be New York, feels like I'll never get there :(

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  65. I want to see all of the American West. I haven't been yet, and I don't know how long it would take!

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  66. I'd love to go to Vegas, but I think I'd need a decent budget!

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  67. I would love to one day go to Paris and visit all their shops and see the Eiffel Tower in person

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  68. I'd love to tour Europe, but am far from it at the moment.

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  69. I'd love to travel to Europe and go to so many places! France, Italy, Spain. It's a dream and I didn't go to any of those countries yet

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  70. While I haven't been able to travel in several years, I've had the great fortune of being able to travel to many parts of the globe. (I'd work-work-work, and then travel --solo-- on shoestring. Work-work-work; travel. Etc... And I LOVED it!)
    Looking back, I'd definitely say that many of the places I visited would be considered "dream destinations" by many. Not a day goes by that I don't long for more traveling. I can feel it in my blood, in my bones. It's an inescapable craving and love.
    --Ann

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