Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Make Me Want by @Katee_Robert - New Release, Review, + Giveaway @Barclay_PR

Make Me Want
by Katee Robert
Series: Make Me, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Dare
Release Date: March 1, 2018

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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!

Make Me Want Excerpt
Copyright © 2018 Katee Robert

“What the fuck, Lucy?”


“You know exactly what I’m talking about.” He pulled her dress up, though he didn’t need the confirmation. “You come in here with that cock tease of a dress and you aren’t wearing panties.” Jealousy and desire twisted viciously through him. “Were you going to give Aaron a little show?”

“Oh, please. Give me a little credit.” She lifted her chin. “I’m proving a point. You, Gideon Novak, don’t get to make my decisions for me. I appreciate your help, but that’s where it ends.”

She didn’t want him.

He was good enough to fuck but not good enough to listen to.

He kept a white-knuckled grip on his temper because having a knock-down, drag-out fight here and now wasn’t an option for either of them. Not to mention the fact that he didn’t have a right to be pissed. She’d laid out the terms that first day and if he chose to ignore them, that was on him—not on Lucy.

It didn’t make how shitty this situation was any easier to swallow.

Gideon stepped back. “The table. Bend over it.”

Her eyebrows inched up. “You can’t be serious.”

“As a fucking heart attack. I told you what would happen if you showed up like that, and you were all too eager to pick up that gauntlet. Choices have consequences, Lucy. This is one of them.”

She backed toward the table. One step. Two. “The consequences being that you’ll spank my ass red and then fuck me right here.”

She wants it.

It didn’t soothe his temper. If anything, it ratcheted it up a notch. She might want it but she didn’t want him. “The table.”

Lucy turned and, prim as a princess, bent over the table. She seemed to consider and then lowered her chest further until the top half of her body was flush against the polished wood. The position left her ass in the air and had her skirt riding up so he could see how turned on she was by this.

“Which part is getting you?” He stood between her and the door and pushed her dress the last few inches to bare her completely. “The spanking, the defiance, or the fact that we’re in an unlocked room where anyone could walk in—including your fucking date?”

She tilted her ass up, just a little, an offer that made his mouth water. But it was her words that sealed her fate. “All of the above.”

"Nothing about this is smart, and I think we both know that."
A fun read in the new Harlequin Dare line – lots of heat with a happy ever after – and Katee Robert always knows how to deliver the heat!

I really enjoyed the whole set-up of the story – from Lucy looking for a marriage to convenience to all the friends with benefits action she shared with Gideon. It was immediately clear that there was some off the charts chemistry between these two, but I what I really loved seeing just how much Gideon cared for Lucy. I’ve come to expect some awesome sexy times and scorching heat from Katee Robert, but what stood out for me was depth of emotion you could feel from Gideon.

There wasn’t a whole lot to the plot, but it was done well. This book was on the short side like most Harlequin books, but there was room for both characters to develop and grow. It was a little bit angsty at times – I’m not a big fan of the “I’m not good enough for her” so let me sabotage this relationship stuff – but there wasn’t too much to slow things down. I loved Lucy’s sister Becka and their friend Roman and will definitely be checking out the next installment in this series.

Definitely worth checking this one out!

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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