Make You Remember by Macy Beckett
Series: Dumont Bachelors #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Format: eARC, 352 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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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?
I read a lot of second chance stories, but my new favorite is Macy Beckett’s Make You Remember. From the characters to the setting, I adored everything about this book and I just can’t recommend it highly enough.
We met Devyn and Beau, and got a glimpse at their history, during the first Dumont Bachelors book, Make You Mine. But, boy oh boy, there was still a lot we didn’t know. We know they’re high school sweethearts and they both believe their love is due to fail thanks to Beau’s family curse. (You know, the curse that her sister and Beau’s half-brother managed to break in the first book in the series.) Once Devyn accepts a job working on The Belle and finds herself face-to-face with Beau in tight quarters, there’s no doubt these two still share some pretty strong feelings. In a huge role reversal from most romance novels, Devyn is happy to keep things casual while Beau insists that’s just not enough. He’ll settle for a physical relationship for now, but only until he can convince her they belong together. What ensues is good, sexy fun with a lot of feels and heart.
I am totally head-over-heels in love with Beau. As much as I enjoyed Marc in the first Dumont Bachelors book, Beau is that much more… MORE. He was a little rough around the edges, ex-military and sexy as can be. I loved everything about this man and his devotion to Devyn. From the very first page, through all the ups and downs, Beau only had eyes for Devyn. He was seriously swoony. You just can’t help but love a man that determined and sweet. Sometimes guys like that can be too intense and come off a little creepy, but in no way, at any time, did Beau seem creepy. He was just up-front with his feelings and intent on making Devyn admit her feelings. Curse or no curse. I had to warm up a bit to Devyn, but it wasn’t but a couple chapters into the book before I was singing her praises as well. She was feisty and tough. Beau had a way of softening her up though. I just loved the dynamic between them. They were passionate and real. I shipped this couple hard.
Macy Beckett has, after just two books, become one of my new go-to guilty pleasure authors. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both of her books, but there’s no doubt that Make You Remember is the one that made me fall in love with her writing. I love the cast of characters in the Dumont Bachelors series and I’m really eager to get to the next book. I really hope it’s Ella-Claire and Alex’s story. I love these two and need them to get their HEA soon.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.