Life in the limelight isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. After years of constant touring, and a close call with an overly obsessive fan, Bristol Lachlan has reached her breaking point. Running on fumes, and fighting a wicked case of writer’s block, the lead singer of Absent Without Leave has gone missing in action.
Tage Crosby has taken more than his share of hits, both on and off the ice. Hanging up his Captain’s jersey, he now spends his time running the only bar in the small town of Grindstone Harbor. The last thing he expected was for a woman to come into town and rock his world, but his beautiful new neighbor has a way of leaving him tongue tied and tripping over himself every time he gets near her.
Bristol knows her time in Grindstone Harbor is only temporary. The recording studio calls and so does the stage.
But, what happens when your private life is exposed by flashing lights and what you see suddenly isn’t enough anymore?
Do you go after what is missing and pull it closer to you?
Warning: This is a hilarious romantic comedy that may cause you to need spare panties for several reasons. The pages are full of steam, awkward moments of hilarity, and general epic fails of the human kind. Please read with caution.
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Robin
Bristol needs a break from the constant touring and writing songs with her band Absent Without Leave. After she takes off to recharge her mojo, the media starts speculating she is actually AWOL. Meanwhile Tage, her hot ex-hockey playing neighbor, and his dog Moo charge into her life. She has always kept from getting too close to guys but will Tage be able to get past Bristol’s defenses?
“Stopping to nuzzle my boobs, he chuckles. His thighs brush my legs, his warm skin making me jump. ‘When the hell did you take off your pants?’ I ask, pushing up on my elbows. ‘Are you a closet magician?’
I can see it. Tage Crosby: the great and powerful muff magician. Spreader of vaginal wonderment.
‘You were occupied,’ he informs me, his lips moving along my shoulder blade. ‘But, for my next trick, I’m going to need a volunteer.’”
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the gang from AWOL. For some reason, Cat’s writing just speaks to my inner twelve year old. I really can’t stop cracking up and just thoroughly enjoy reading every single one of her books. I’m kicking myself because I want to share every funny moment with my friends, but they haven’t read it yet! GRRR!!! Bristol and Tage or “Tristol” were so fricking cute together. Who doesn’t love a dorky hockey player? I highlighted so much that I don’t know how I chose a quote for my review. I just love that the group of friends in her stories are always more like a family. A effed up, dysfunctional family with a side of incest but FAMILY. I need to know more about these dudes and what the heck is going to happen!
After I finished Closer to You, it just made me more hyped to read the Artistic Pricks Ink series. My co-blogger Christina read those while I read the Shaft on Tour books. I’ve been kicking myself because there’s not many things I like better than tattoo artists so I need to get myself in gear and get these books read. I can’t wait for an M/M book, Cat. Shout out!
Author The Author
Cat Mason is a thirty year old, married mother of three. When she isn’t writing; she is spending time with her kiddos or reading. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor.
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