The Closer You Get

The Closer You Get

by Carter Ashby


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If there's one thing Rye Holcomb hates, it's small, tight-knit towns with high virtues and zero tolerance for outsiders. Fidelity is just such a town. And Rye is just such an outsider. So when he and his brother, Cash, take jobs in Fidelity, Rye decides not to get too comfortable. Which is why he is avoiding some rather confusing feelings for his new boss, Cora McKay.

Cora was born, raised, and baptized in Fidelity. She owns a thriving construction business, has a close circle of friends, and is the breadwinner for her mother and four sisters. The one thing she lacks is a sex life, something she's never longed for until now. One conversation with Rye sparks her sexual awakening, and, in spite of his reputation as a man-whore, Cora can't resist giving in to his advances.

As Rye enjoys initiating his virgin employer, and Cash experiences a relationship with a man for the first time in his life, they begin to think of Fidelity as home. But small towns have brought them trouble in the past, and it appears Fidelity holds trouble for their future. Can their newfound relationships be enough to overcome a past that relentlessly follows them? Can two men who have been burned by love learn to trust again?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511726245
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Closer You Get (Fidelity, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Marie-Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
SWOON. SWOON. SWOON. So suffice it to say, this book was swoon-worthy. It was so sweet and tender. The characters had depth, the story was full and well-conceptualized. I adored Rye, and I absolutely related to Cora. Carter Ashby crafted a romantic masterpiece; from Rye and Cora's flirting and banter to their dates (SIGH), every moment was fraught with the push and pull of two people who were actively fighting what was in their hearts. And if Rye and Cora weren't enough, Ashby went and surrounded them with a cast of vivid and colorful friends and loved ones. Speaking of the ancillary characters, Cash and Sullivan must get their own books, yes? (Pleaseeeeeeee) This is DEFINITELY not my last/only encounter with Carter Ashby. Good God, I want to marry this sweet little book. The story was steamy and sexy, and it had heat without being trashy. If I didn't have a thousand more books on my to be read list, I'm pretty sure I would be doing a couple (hundred) more rereads and obsessing over Rye. In short, I ADORE this sweet little story.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Cora owns a construction business in a small town . Cora has lived in the shadow of her sisters and never really tried to find a man for herself . Cash and Rye are brothers and end up working for Cora . Cora feels an instant attraction for Rye and is surprised by it as Rye is a ladies man . Rie’s younger brother is Cash and he is gay both men have been deeply hurt . But even Cash finds someone he could care about . I like the ins and outs of the characters of this story a lot especially Cora . I also really like the story and plot I recommend . I received an Arc of this story for an honest review.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Y’all Rye is a complete dog at the beginning of this story. He’s got some baggage that he’s carrying around with him and it affects his relationships with others - he’s in a vicious cycle of shallow interactions and bad attitude. Fortunately for him, interacting with Cora shakes him up and has him re-evaluating things. Once he starts acting like a human being, he proves to be intelligent, fun-loving, resourceful and caring. We know early on that he is very dedicated to his brother, but he shows that that part of him extends to all those that he calls his. Cora is an interesting duck – she’s repressed, afraid of sexual interactions and not confident in herself as a woman. She’s spent years thinking she was unattractive and unable to get a guy’s attention, but after a couple of meetings with Rye she starts to look at things differently. Some might find that her timidity gets old but it works for the person she is and the more time spent with Rye the better she gets. I love the way that these two interact once Rye finally starts trying to be a better man. His attempt to help her experience all of the things that she missed out on is so endearing and fun. He shows that he cares with his actions and the thought he puts into making her happy. He may be coarse and nothing like she’s used to, but he proves to be just what Cora needs ¿ There’s a secondary story around a relationship between Rye’s brother Cash and Cora’s friend Adam. Cash’s lifestyle is one of the things that has given Rye his attitude about small towns but the love and dedication between the two brothers is strong. Unfortunately Adam isn’t able to get over the things that Rye has done since he hit town and how it has created waves with those around him, while Cash’s history makes it very difficult for him to share his feelings and thoughts. As they start to develop a relationship (there is some M/M scenes so be prepared if that isn’t your thing – but keep in mind that it is the heart that is the most important part of this story), their issues may make things impossible for everyone. The Closer You Get is full of emotional ups and downs. With friends, family and significant others learning how to maneuver around each other, things get messy fast. All they can do is try to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for. I think so and I’m sure you will too. (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.)
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This book was great. Cash and Rye are brothers that having been moving frequently for the last 10 years. Fidelity is the latest small town they have moved to. They both get a job at a local construction company. Rye is standoffish at best. He has this constant worry about small towns and they people that live in them. He really just wants to find a place to belong. Cash has his own baggage to recover from and Rye is determined to not let anything bad happen to him again. They both find things they weren't expecting in Fidelity. They find relationships and friends they haven't had in years. Cora is the owner of the construction company and isn't sure what to think of Rye at first really. She knows there is more to him than what you first see. Cora has lived a kind of sad life. She has 3 older sisters and feels like she isn't as good as them. They are more attractive, outgoing, just better than her. She is still a virgin and has never had a boyfriend or a relationship but she is attracted to Rye. Her best friend Adam is not as helpful as he usually is. As Cora grows and changes throughout the book I find that Adam is more upset than happy for her. Adam hates Rye because he feels he is taking things away from him. I was mad at Adam for most of the book. At first he seems really nice but then as Cora grows and needs a friend most he does the opposite for her. To me at times he is mean to her more than nice, like she should just stay the same so he doesn't have to change either. This book was well written and the characters were fantastic. The story pulls you in and you feel for the characters. I can't wait to read more about these characters and hope there will be more books about them. I will be looking for others book by Carter Ashby in the future. I was given this book in return for an honest review.