Romance Books

Book Review – Listen to Me by Kristen Proby

Goodreads Summary

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 listen to mewhen 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?


4 out of 5 stars


I love Kristen Proby.  She is one of my go-to authors, and this book didn’t disappoint.  Listen to Me is the beginning of a series about five lady friends who open the hottest restaurant in Portland.  The ladies decide to have live entertainment on the weekend, and hire Jake Keller, who is known to most as rock star Jake Knox, to perform.

Addison is the heroine of this story.  She and Jake are instantly attracted to each other.  Addie has some serious issues – one with picking the wrong man, and the other with abandonment.  Jake has some serious issues of his own – he feels like he ruins the lives of the people he loves (he doesn’t).

Addie has never been taken care of, and Jake likes to take care of her.  Jake was a really sweet hero.  Plus he was a sexy rock star.  Addie and Jake made some dumb choices in their relationship, and Addie acted like a brat at the end of the book and pissed me off, but overall, this book was very enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to the second installment.

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