Close to You

Close to You

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by Kate Perry
     
 
"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed

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 has a history of falling

Overview

"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed

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 has a history of falling for damsels-in-distress, but Eve doesn't need rescuing. Not even when her café is sabotaged. Only when Treat finds out the saboteur is his own mother, he knows he has to do something before things go too far.

Fall in love with the entire Laurel Heights series:
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
Novella: WRAPPED IN YOU

ABOUT KATE:
Kate writes about hope, and dreams, and the bonds of friendship and family. Her acclaimed novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world, and her books have been translated into several languages. All her stories feature sassy, independent women who just want love and earthy men full of heart who are more than able to rise to the occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013969865
Publisher:
Phoenix Rising Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Series:
A Laurel Heights Novel , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
174,007
File size:
6 MB

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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Close to You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
SandyLove More than 1 year ago
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!
NighttimeReader More than 1 year ago
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.
Ramblings-From-This-Chick More than 1 year ago
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. **Copy provided by Author**
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Love-Story More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, fun and exciting read. Cannot wait to read the next book. Kate Perry is a "must read"!
Jenn444 More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Steph-D More than 1 year ago
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.
MaggieBel More than 1 year ago
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.
orange_a More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone add me and lend this to me.?
Prenica More than 1 year ago
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! 
tess66 More than 1 year ago
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!
JaniceGiardino More than 1 year ago
Easy reading! Just a cute and enjoyable love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!