Publication Date: 11/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
(Received for an honest review from Signet Eclipse)
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Books in the series:
1. Make You Mine
2. Make You Remember
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Excerpt from, Make You Remember, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.
He’s about to make his own luck.
Ten years ago, Beau Dumont made the biggest mistake of his life by letting his high school sweetheart, Devyn Mauvais, slip through his fingers. Now the reformed bad boy will stop at nothing to get her back. Even if it means tricking her into taking a job on his family’s riverboat, the Belle of the Bayou.
When Devyn’s old flame offers her a stint at the boat’s day-care center, she sees it as a chance to prove she isn’t just the descendant of Louisiana’s most infamous voodoo queen. Besides, it beats leading ghost tours around New Orleans. Yet when it comes to Beau, Devyn’s all business. She won’t give the sweet-talking playboy another chance to break her heart.
But there’s no escaping temptation in such close quarters, and Beau won’t be satisfied with a few hot nights with the girl he’s always loved. As he strives to make Devyn remember the good times, will his passion and heart be enough to regain her trust?
Macy Beckett returns with the second book in the Dumont Bachelors series. This book has great Southern charm, a delightful riverboat setting and serious sexual tension. Everything a good romance should have. Beckett easily immerses the reader in Beau and Devyn's second chance love story. Despite a one hundred year old curse, these two were made for each other. Readers who are looking for a romance with passion, heart and a little voodoo thrown in for good measure will find this one irresistible.
What I liked:
There were several things that I really enjoyed about this book. Being set on the bayou was definitely one of them. Devyn is a descendant of a voodoo queen and she uses that tie to make a living, but it isn't exactly how she wants to spend her life. I liked the whole Louisiana vibe that Beckett gives readers with this series. It is sexy, yet mysterious. The voodoo elements are not overwhelming but they certain add a certain character to the book. Beckett does a great job with descriptions from the riverboat cruise to just about everything else. Lots of Rich detail and imagery.
Devyn was an interesting heroine. She was tough and hard as nails in some ways, but she still had a vulnerability about her that was enchanting. She is guarding her heart very closely especially where Beau is concerned. He hurt her once before badly and she really hasn't gotten over it. But he is a older, more mature man now. Getting over the trust issues between them was a big obstacle. I liked the fact that Beau sort of blackmails Devyn into working with him and that through that job she learns that she has a gift for teaching and a love for it. I enjoyed watching her walls come down in this one.
Beau could have come across as a jerk, since he broke Devyn's heart in the past, but he really doesn't. Readers will probably see him like I did. He was young and made a bad decision. Now he's older, he's made something of himself and he being a responsible adult. I loved the fact that he was the one who wanted the relationship between him and Devyn to be more than just sex. It was a role reversal of sorts, because it's usually the female lead who wants to take things further and the male lead that is hesitant. I loved Beau's commitment to Devyn and finding love with her. He was a very good hero.
The Dumont family has been cursed. None of the Dumont men have any luck with women, except Marc who in the first book in the series ends up with Devyn's sister. The curse placed on the family over a hundred years can be broken and I loved watching how Beau and Devyn were able to overcome not only their issues with each other, but the curse as well. I liked the secondary characters who played such a great part in the book. Most were Dumont family members and I'm finding I like this family more with every new book in the series.
This is a good second chance romance that plays out in true bayou style. I loved the riverboat setting and the play on voodoo that is so central to the story. Devyn and Beau had genuine chemistry and steamed up the pages nicely. Beckett uses strong characters and beautiful imagery to make this book come alive.
Make You Remember is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
I'm giving this one 4 out of 4 apples from my book bag!
About the Author:
Macy Beckett has lived in two countries and eleven different states, but she abandoned her nomadic lifestyle and now resides in Loveland, “The Sweetheart of Ohio,” with her husband and three spirited children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and resigned after nine years of teaching to write novels full-time. She is the author of the fun and sexy Dumont Bachelors series, including Make You Mine and Make You Blush.
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