Friday, October 31, 2014

Make You Remember (Dumont Bachelors #2) by Macy Beckett

MrsNorthman's Review
"If there is one perfect truth in the world, it's that we were made for each other."
This was a sweet second chance romance.

Devyn's heart was broken ten years earlier when her high school sweetheart abandoned her.  With just a note left behind for her, he joined the marines and never looked back.  Since then she's been grumpy and really unsettled in her life.  She dropped out of college, and finds herself living paycheck to paycheck and bouncing from one horrible job to another. Things get turned upside down when Beau shows back up.  He's decided to become a managing partner of the family riverboat, along with his brother Marc.
Beau offers Devyn a job in the learning center on the boat.  When he left her behind, her plan was to become a teacher, but now she isn't so sure what she wants to do with her life.  She's been offered a job running a cemetery tour but she doesn't want to be a sellout.  Reduced to making money off of her great-great grandmother's voodoo priestess legacy.  She decides to take the temp job with Beau and after a few days aboard he's really getting to her.  Refusing to open her heart up to him again for fear of getting hurt is easier said than done.  She thinks she's content with a few sexy romps around the boat.  But Beau has made it clear he wants more and isn't going to settle for the little piece of herself she's giving him.  It might be the dreaded Dumont curse that's to blame though.
I love a second chance romance and instantly liked this book more than Make You Mine.  But as the story progressed it almost felt like the author used the outline from the first book to develop this story.  While the characters had a different feel, there were a lot of similarities in the plot, the rushed timeline of the story and ending.  I liked that Devyn ended up having the "purest kind of faith" in Beau and his love.  It made for a cute ending.
3/5 Fangs
*Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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