Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five-years-old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want…or so she thinks.
After spending the last twelve years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.
Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?
4 out of 5 stars
Oh Landon Palazzo, how I love thee. Close to You is the story of Cami LaRue, who has been in love with her friends brother, Landon for years. It’s also the story of Landon, the man she’s been in love with forever. Landon has just left the Navy, where he was a fighter pilot. Cami is one of the owners of Seduction restaurant. Cami works up the nerve to go see Landon and he’s pretty much a dick to her.
He later comes to apologize, and from there on out, he was AMAZING. He was sweet, kind and incredibly romantic. I just adored him. Cami was a bit annoying in parts – she was worried that Landon was going to want to leave – since he’s been travelling the world for the past 10 years.
This book moved at a great pace and I loved that it was told in alternating first person POV. There wasn’t a ton of drama (a little..) but it didn’t take away from the story.
Overall, a good book and I will continue reading the series. Though I would read anything Kristen Proby writes.