THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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?
After suffering heartbreak in a recent relationship, Addison vows not to get involved with anyone especially ex-rock star Jake Keller, whom she's just hired to play in her Portland, Ore., restaurant, aptly named Seduction. But despite the past sorrows that still haunt them, Jake and Addison find it hard to resist a dance of mutual attraction and seduction. Titillating foreplay and steamy sex scenes that reduce powerful businesswomen to avatars of lust are the highlight of this romance. Unfortunately, inconsistency makes it difficult to identify with the characters. Jake oscillates between a respectful guy and an egotistical cad who's driven purely by his hunger for Addison's "sexier-than-fuck" body. This lends itself to somewhat superficial dialogue, which causes the narrative flow to ebb and wane. Although the obstacles for Addison and Jake are predictable and resolved with relative ease, there are enough ups and downs to keep the pages turning and a cliffhanger to spark interest in the sequel.
Great start to a Series
Always a good read with this author. Her books are always a slow burn with a great build up and great supporting characters that play such big parts and make you want to be a part of their friend circle. These are the books you read because they feel good and and make you smile and go all warm and fuzzy. Loved Jake and Addie's story and I know that the rest of the series will be amazing.
Lacks a Story
Although the characters are somewhat engaging, there is no real story here. I expected more.
Kristen Proby always writes swoon worthy stories! I think this just became one of my favorites.