Title: Make Me Yours
Series: Men of Gold Mountain
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: October 9, 2017
“Intensely sexy and packs an emotional punch!” – #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely on Make Me Beg
Claire Collins has always been good—except when it comes to bad boys. Or one bad boy in particular: a tattooed musician as skilled with her body as he is with his guitar. But he wasn’t ready to be a father, so she left him to raise their daughter on her own. Only fate had other plans, and suddenly, Ryan is back in her life, disrupting everything. This time, though, she’s determined not to lose her heart…even if she still craves his touch.
Ryan Thomas never expects to see Claire again—especially not in a small mountain town in Washington on the last show of his comeback tour. But when the lights come on, there she is, more beautiful than ever. One incredible night with her won’t be enough… But he’ll have to prove he’s not the man he used to be, if he wants to keep her—and his family—for good.
Claire was grateful when the waitress came over and they had to pull away. They hadn’t even looked at the menu yet. Maybe that would buy her some time, stop her head from spinning. She needed a chance to collect herself before she lost her mind. Ryan wasn’t just a sexy guy who looked at her the way he always had, like she was the only woman in the world and he’d been waiting his whole life to find her. He was the man who’d broken her heart, and she’d better not forget it.
But as soon as she opened the dessert menu, it was harder to stay composed. First on the list was The Chocolate Orgasm, a sinful-sounding molten cake topped with homemade whipped cream. Right now, flushed and heated, she didn’t just want the chocolate. She wanted the orgasm, too.
To go, please, since sharing either of those with the man next to her was obviously a very, very bad idea.
Ryan must have known exactly what she was thinking, because he leaned even closer than they’d been before the waitress came. “I know what you want,” he said devilishly.
“Cheesecake?” Her voice practically squeaked.
“I’ve always thought of that as such a tease. Sure, it’s got chocolate. But barely. Why waste time with all that foreplay?”
Oh, please. Claire leveled her head at him. “You don’t believe in foreplay?”
He reached over and tucked a stray strand of hair behind her ear. She could guess it was all over the place, no matter how hard Abbi had tried to tame it. She never should have given Ryan a chance to talk to her more. She never should have come. Now here they were, so close to each other as though no time at all had passed.
“On the contrary,” he said, and then his voice dropped. “But that doesn’t mean every taste shouldn’t be the real deal.”
His eyes locked with hers, the gray darkened to the deep blue of a midnight ocean in the corner where they sat. Was he always like this, so impossible to resist?
She looked away, scanning the rest of the menu frantically, trying to come up with something other than what she obviously wanted. What he knew she wanted. What under any other circumstances, with any other person, she might even have let herself have.
“I think I’ll get the carrot cake,” she said lamely.
That grin again. His lips moved only a little, but his eyes shifted, the gray lightening. A flicker. A tease.
“Now why are you so hell-bent on denying yourself? The Claire I knew was fed up with being good.”
Rating: 3.5 Groupie StarsI haven’t read any of Rebecca Brooks prior books so I didn’t know how this would go since Make Me Yours is the third in a series. I was so happy that it didn’t matter that I didn’t know what happened in previous books!
Meeting Ryan Thomas was quite the experience for Claire Collins. Now 6 years after Claire is left by Ryan, Claire is forced to tell Ryan the secret she’s kept from. This part was kind of cliche, and I hate saying that it was what I expected, but the writing was good about this part and their daughter was super cute!
Ryan is surprised to find out he has a daughter and had missed years of her life. But he also has to contend with the burning attraction between Claire and him.
The whole book was cliched and expected. The couple fight but make up. I did like the writing and the characters and the secondary characters. I wish the author had more of a twist to keep the reader engaged more.
The main reason I couldn’t give more stars is because we didn’t get to see they made bond as a family! We didn’t get to see that as much as I think it should have been written about.
I wonder if I would have liked this more if I had read the previous books before this one, but I won’t know now. I would suggest readers read books 1 and 2 before reading this one, just to make sure!
Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. Rebecca writes sexy contemporary romance about dirty-talking, rugged outdoorsmen and adventurous women ready to try something new. Find out more at rebeccabrooksromance.com.