Close to You [NOOK Book]

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Over 3.5 million readers have already fallen for Kate's Laurel Heights Novels. Get close and personal too...

A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 2

When Treat Byrnes walks into her bookstore café, Eve Alexander wants to eat him up. Bad boy isn't her usual flavor, but for the sexy contractor, she's willing to take...
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Overview

Over 3.5 million readers have already fallen for Kate's Laurel Heights Novels. Get close and personal too...

A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 2

When Treat Byrnes walks into her bookstore café, Eve Alexander wants to eat him up. Bad boy isn't her usual flavor, but for the sexy contractor, she's willing to take a walk on the wild side.

Treat meets Eve on a reconnaissance mission for his mother, who owns a neighboring teashop, but he keeps going back to Eve for her sweet smile and sassy shoes. He has a history of falling for damsels-in-distress, but Eve doesn't need rescuing. Not even when her cafe is sabotaged.

But when Treat finds out the saboteur is his own mother, he knows he has to do something before things go too far.

The rest of Kate Perry's fun, sexy Laurel Heights series is available now:
Book 1: PERFECT FOR YOU
Book 2: CLOSE TO YOU
Book 3: RETURN TO YOU
Book 4: LOOKING FOR YOU
Book 5: DREAM OF YOU
Book 6: SWEET ON YOU
Book 7: TAMED BY YOU
Book 8: HERE WITH YOU
Novelette: ALL FOR YOU
Book 9: MAD ABOUT YOU
Book 10: LOVED BY YOU

And get to know the Summerhills...
Book 1: SAY YOU WILL
Book 2: LOST IN LOVE
Book 3: LET'S MISBEHAVE

Like strong independent women and the sexy alpha heroes who love them? Are you a fan of the greats like Bella Andre, Kristan Higgins, and Marie Force? Then try Kate's quirky romances. We think you'll love them, too.

REVIEWS:
"Kate Perry is on my auto buy list." –Night Owl Romance

"Hot! Recommended!" –Bookpleasures

"Kate's brilliant, as evidenced by the fact that she married me." - the Magic Man, Kate's husband

"I can't help the ear-to-ear smile I have plastered to my face when reading any of Kate's books… She makes me laugh out loud, even on a crowded bus!"–Donna, Public Transit Romance Reviewer

"Perry's storytelling skills just keep getting better and better!" –Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Kate's writing is fluid, with a touch of sexiness and loads of romance, just what you need to relax after a long, hard-working day."–Gabby, Romance Reader Extraordinaire

"Kate writes books?" –Kia, Kate's brother

"Kate Perry's Laurel Heights series is of my most guilty pleasures. ;) Keep on keepin' on and kickin' ass!" –R, Closet Romance Fan

"Reading Kate Perry's books is my favorite way to spend an afternoon (well..okay, my second favorite way, the husband insists I clarify...)" –M.W., Bedroom Enthusiast

"A winning and entertaining combination of humor and pathos." –Booklist
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013969865
  • Publisher: Kate Perry
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Series: A Laurel Heights Novel , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 53,144
  • File size: 362 KB

Meet the Author

Kate has tangoed at midnight with a man in blue furry chaps, dueled with flaming swords in the desert, and strutted on bar tops across the world and back. She's been kissed under the Eiffel Tower, had her butt pinched in Florence, and been serenaded in New Orleans. But she found Happy Ever After in San Francisco with her Magic Man.

Kate's the bestselling author of the Laurel Heights Novels and Summerhill series, plus a few other books thrown in. She's been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she's big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love.

Most days, you can find Kate in her favorite café, working on her latest novel. Sometimes she's wearing a tutu. She may or may not have a jeweled dagger strapped to her thigh...

For more on Kate, visit:
www.kateperry.com
www.facebook.com/TutuKate
www.twitter.com/KatePerry
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    Hot!!!!! This book was steamy and fun. I really liked the chara

    Hot!!!!! This book was steamy and fun. I really liked the characters, and the relationships. If those elements aren't there, then a romance novel doesn't work for me. The plot and the writing were really terrific too. Although I read a bit slowly (I think I like to linger and can lose focus sometimes), but this story was a real page turner. I'm definitely going to get the other books in this series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

    Overall I thought it was a sweet story and quite short. However

    Overall I thought it was a sweet story and quite short.

    However, because of the length, I felt that the two main characters lacked depth in their relationship. I am not sure what it was that even attracted the two together beside their good looks and his fetish for her high-heel shoes. I think his mother's personality was much more developed and it almost seemed as if their relationship was written around her mishaps in life.

    Although I'm a bit disappointed in this novel (especially after reading Kate Perry's Perfect for You), I'll probably still try out another one since I know she has great potential.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Not my favorite... It upsets me to say that I didn't really car

    Not my favorite...

    It upsets me to say that I didn't really care for this book, which is a complete bummer. After finishing Perfect for You I couldn't wait to start this one. I just felt like it this book was lacking a bit. I never got a real feel for the characters and I could have done without the crazy villainous mother. I just felt like she was so over the top.

    While I enjoyed the relationship between Eve and Treat, I felt it was missing something. I think I would have like to see more book time devoted to them. I just never felt like we saw them grow as a couple and that their feelings seemed a bit premature. I never got a sense it was love, it just felt like a strong like.

    As for Eve and Treat I enjoyed their characters a lot. I loved that Eve has a shoe fetish and tries to keep a positive attitude even when things don't go her way. I found that she was sweet and endearing and I found myself really rooting for her. With Treat I really came to like him. Did I think he was the bad boy he is portrayed? No, not at all. Treat is a sweet guy and is more like Prince Charming than James Dean. He is always coming to Eve's rescue and I love that he isn't afraid of his feelings.

    My biggest issue with this book is Treat's mother. This woman is seriously crazy and I just hated that she got so much book time. I was not a fan of hers and how things ended up with her. I just think things with her were wrapped way to nicely and it just didn't feel realistic that after everything she did for everyone to forgive her so quickly.


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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it and this whol

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it and this whole series. It was sexy and romantic and funny all at the same time. I love how it shows off not only the relationships between men and women the untie friendships of women. kate perry is a talented writer really and truly gifted.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Simple Quick Read

    This is a quick read with a simple, fast moving plot. Story is a take off on characters that were introduced in book one, although reading book 1 would not be necessary to follow book 2. My guess is each book in the series builds off characters from the previous book. For me this was just a cute simple love story that held my interest but left me wanting for a bit more depth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Undeniably wonderful

    Wonderful, fun and exciting read. Cannot wait to read the next book. Kate Perry is a "must read"!

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    I haven't read the series in order, but Treat and Eve are my fav

    I haven't read the series in order, but Treat and Eve are my favorite couple so far.

    Eve is INCREDIBLY likable and feels like a good friend, and Treat just a good guy.  I get so tired of the ridiculous romances where the hero is a super-billionaire by age 28 (all on his own of course) and the heroine is a poor sap waiting to be "completed."  Thank you Kate Perry for more adventure, great humor and fun (yes, I laughed out loud) and at least a whole lot closer to genuine-ness.

    Highly recommend!!!

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    This book is amazing, I loved the chemistry between Eve and Trea

    This book is amazing, I loved the chemistry between Eve and Treat, the love scenes were to die for( I would love for Treat to do that for me.... anyway). I couldn't stop thinking about how Eve isn't a silly girl, no she is a strong and independent woman who just needed some well.. MAN, and she found that and even more in Treat. When I finshed reading this book all I could think about was I need to read the other Laurel Heights novel, because this is a author whose books I would read again and again. So make sure you pick this up because it is a MUST READ, and right now it is FREE so that is amazingggg. Can't wait to see what else Kate Perry has for us.

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    I'm new to reading Kate Perry's books, having started with Playi

    I'm new to reading Kate Perry's books, having started with Playing for Keeps. This one was a nice, fast read. I enjoyed seeing Eve & Treat hook up over chocolate croissants & mochas, but could predict the problems Eve experienced with Treat's mother Margaret & the "threat" Eve's business across the street from Margaret's posed to Margaret's self-esteem. Yes, I could have used more in the way of character development, and the editor could've done more with eliminating typos (my pet peeve), but I'll likely be reading more of Ms Perry's Laurel Heights series, especially since it takes place in my hometown of SF.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Thos author knows exactly how to describe something so the movie

    Thos author knows exactly how to describe something so the movie plays out in your mind. I am a huge reader and when I discovered Kate Perry she jumped to the top of my favorites. I eagerly await every new book she has and usually devour it in one sitting and then immediately reread it. Wonderful books for when you need to escape for a bit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

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    Someone add me and lend this to me.?

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    A book I couldn't out down so I read it within a few hours!  It'

    A book I couldn't out down so I read it within a few hours!  It's a beautiful romantic novel set in one gorgeous city - San Francisco! I was salivating  quite a few times visualising Eve's chocolate croissants and delectable mochas. The love and passion that Eve has for both her cafe and Treat was so immense you could feel it! If you're looking for a romance novel that makes you feel warm and loved up, then look no further! 

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    Close to you is a stunning book. The romance is unforgettable an

    Close to you is a stunning book. The romance is unforgettable and sexy. You must read this book. It has all the qualities for a great romance novel. Sugar,spice,etc.,etc. A must read! Five star for sure. Pick up a copy and check out other books written by Kate Perry. She is a superior author!

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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    Easy reading! Just a cute and enjoyable love story.

    Easy reading! Just a cute and enjoyable love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    This was really good, but not as good as the first. I did love

    This was really good, but not as good as the first. I did love Eve and Treat. Treat's mom...not-so-much. I'm glad there was a change in the plot. I don't like reading series where the books are predictable b/c they are pretty much the same story, or different story-in the same order. So, this did give us a different twist. We didn't see as much of Freya and Greg in this book, BUT you do meet Olivia...the series must continue!!! Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Close to You is number 2 in Kate Perry¿s Laurel Heights series.

    Close to You is number 2 in Kate Perry’s Laurel Heights series. Eve becomes the main character in this book. She was on Freya’s (the main character in Perfect for You) best friends. Eve runs a coffee shop with some amazing baked goods that also has a book club! This sounds amazing. I would love to open a place like this. And if I had one in my town I probably would never leave. A customer is intrigued by Eve; he cannot resist her chocolate croissants or her good looks. He decides to pursue her and asks her out. Eve is determined to set up an event for her shop, but is being sabotaged by her competition. Eve, her new spark, and her competition are linked together in a way Eve doesn’t know. This book is full of romance, love, and happiness. It is good read and you will definitely want to know what is going to happen. You must go read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    I got this because I needed something "not too heavy".

    I got this because I needed something "not too heavy". This fit the bill almost perfectly, it was an easy read before bedtime. I would have liked to have seen Margaret's romance develop a little more but that would have made too many main characters. I agree with other reviewers that the typos took some figuring out, but they didn't distract from the story line. I like the clever names for shops and would love to visit Grounds for Thought. Thanks Kate Perry for a good read, I look forward to reading more in the series. For those that like to read a series in order.... the 1st Perfect for you, 2nd Close to You, 3rd Return to You 4th Looking for you, 5th Dream of You and 6th Sweet on You.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Now this is my second book in the series.... OMG!!!!! I have to

    Now this is my second book in the series.... OMG!!!!! I have to read the entire series!! I love how Kate brings in the characters from book #1 into book #2! Another one I couldn't put down!!! I was right there in the story! Eve and Treat, wow!!!! A must read.... On to book #3 I can't wait to meet the new characters! My new favorite author!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    couldn't put the book down

    I really like how Katy Perry writes. Such a good love story. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Super cute

    Loved

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