Make Me Want
Series: Make Me #1
Publisher: Harlequin Dare
Release date: February 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Barclay Publicity
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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“I want everything.”
She’s taking control. And it’s driving him wild!
Lucy Baudin’s ex did a number on her self-esteem, but it’s time for her to regain control. In her job as a lawyer she’s bold, confident. But in the bedroom she needs inspiration to reawaken her inner seductress. Asking her friend Gideon Novak for help seems wrong…yet so deliciously right!
The Faerie Queen’s review
This is the second book by Katee Robert that I’ve read, and I’m starting to notice a trend. Or rather, three trends.
- She writes hot sex.
- While her heroes are very alpha, her heroines are just as strong and powerful.
- Combining those two, there is a large focus on empowering heroines to express their own desires. It’s not all about what the heroes want in the bedroom.
While Make Me Want didn’t have the same impact on me as The Bastard’s Bargain (but then that did have much higher stakes), I was still very impressed with this, especially considering the shorter page count. It was a quick jab of heat and emotion.
The beginning was a whirlwind. Lucy was facing that wonderful challenge of being a working woman (I say sarcastically): despite being an incredible employee, she anticipated being passed up for promotion because of her lack of a relationship. Ugh. The book opened with Gideon walking into her office and being asked to help on this front; as a headhunter, could he find her a pretend husband? But that wasn’t all! She wanted some…lessons.
And boy, did things heat up quickly. I barely blinked and there was sex. If you want your sex right there on the page, this is a book for you. (And an author for you.) There were the little power plays between the two, with Gideon setting his rules and Lucy deliberately pushing back on them. There was some risky action in public places. It was delightful. And it wrapped up so sweetly, though I wish there was a bit more after the resolution to wind things down nicely.
I did have some reservations with the book. The lessons weren’t so much lessons, and I kind of wish they were. Or maybe they shouldn’t have been called lessons to begin with, instead being labelled as “practice”. Another thing that didn’t quite meet my expectations was more development on Lucy’s work situation. I would have appreciated some more hints on whether this did end up affecting her career prospects. It’s like it was used to introduce the plot but never resolved in any way, either through the presence of a man making the male leadership in her company more receptive to her, or with her realising that work isn’t everything. (I mean, ideally, I would have like confirmation from a leader that her being single wasn’t an issue, but hey, I’m a realist, and I know the world isn’t like that quite yet.)
But, like I said, I enjoyed this, and if the trends I’ve noticed hold true, I think you’ll be seeing more of Katee’s books on the blog!
I would recommend this book to…
Fans of power couples, empowered female sexuality, and the friends-to-more trope!