Angy’s Book & Audiobook Review: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Posted April 12, 2016 by angypotter in Audiobook Review, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Angy’s Book & Audiobook Review: Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Angy’s Book & Audiobook Review: Listen to Me by Kristen ProbyListen to Me by Kristen Proby
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Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on April 12th 2016
Narrator: Arielle DeLisle, Sebastian York
Genres: Chick Lit, Romance
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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?

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. In her brand new series from William Morrow Paperbacks, Fusion, she will seduce readers’ senses with the sexy, contemporary romance, LISTEN TO ME, in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you this first book in the Fusion Series. Available now, LISTEN TO ME finds a hot former rock star looking for a steady gig at the restaurant, but he’ll have to convince the prickly front-of-house manager to take a chance on him—with her business and her heart.

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Book & Audibook Review: 5+++ Stars

Listen To Me is a book about friendship, forgiveness, love, and second chances.

This is the story of Addie and Jake. Addie had a taste for rock stars, and sadly that had created some baggage in her love life. After so many break ups and deceptions, she is now very guarded about who she dates. But, in the end, she always ends up falling for musicians —her weakness. And THANK GOD FOR THAT, because that’s how she met Jake—retired rock legend now music producer. After five years away from the stage Jake has decided to sing in front of an audience without all the messy lifestyle of a rockstar. And that happened in Addie’s restaurant where he’d be singing and playing his guitar on the weekends just for the love of music. Before it’s all over, he’ll feel more than just the thrill of being on stage. He will also find the love of his life. And together they’ll find a way to overcome their insecurities and finally have what they deserve in one another.  

This is the sweetest book I’ve ever read! Oh. My. God. I think I might need an appointment with the dentist after all this sweetness!! Addie and Jake’s story was sweet, sexy, funny and also sad. I laughed out loud with their crazy conversations, they were fun and sweet. Jake was confident in the best possible way. I loved how he joked about Addie being so into him, and how it all turned out to be truth. I also cried my eyes out with their insecurities. I felt their anguish in my heart, it was aching so damn much. And then I was falling in love with all the characters in this book, Addie’s and Jake’s friends were just perfect. That is how a friendship should be. They are supportive, and not afraid to tell their friends the good or the bad when it’s necessary. And of course, I will always enjoy a great #Bromance. Jake and Max’s friendship was awesome. I loved how they were with each other. I LOVED IT!!

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for audiobooks, and the moment I knew Sebastian York was narrating Listen To Me, I had to get it. I mean, it’s Sebastian York…THE AUDIOBOOK GOD! There are very few times that he disappoints me. Thank God this isn’t one of them. Sebastian York and Arielle DeLisle did a stellar performance with this audio. Their voices fit Addie and Jake’s personalities perfectly and the different inflexions they did for the secondary characters were all awesome. I recommend reading this book with the audiobook companion.

I enjoyed every minute and every word of this story, thanks to the amazing writing style of Kristen Proby and the outstanding performance of Sebastian York and Arielle DeLisle. I can’t wait to read the next book of the series, Close to You, I already love Cami and Landon, so I’m sure I’ll love their story too.



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Listen to Me - song banner

Listen to a sample of the song Jake composed to Addie, If I had never met you. Click to listen.


If I had never met you,
what would I be now?
I’d be incomplete and wasted,
a man who lived without
I would not have seen the sunrise Monday mornin’
And I would not have smelled your hair as the sun was risin’

You take what’s broken,
touch it softly,
and make it better
You’re the stream of light
that keeps on pushing,
gently breaking through
Into the darkest room

And if I had never met you,
where would I be now?
I’d be searching, lost, and aimless,
not knowing when, or how
I’d be looking for my happy ending story
I’d be staring down the broken road before me

You take what’s broken,
touch it softly,
and make it better
You’re the stream of light
that keeps on pushing,
gently breaking through
Into the darkest room

You came into my life and saved me
From my wicked self and gave me
A reason to believe that there might be a bigger plan
All my fingers ache to play you
Both my arms have got to hold you
We will make sweet music like this
Fender in my hands

What if I had never met you, where would I be now?



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