Make Me Want (Make Me, #1)
“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! “Dare is Harlequin’s hottest line yet. Every book should come with a free fan. I dare you to try them!” —Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author

Make Me Want (Make Me, #1) Details

TitleMake Me Want (Make Me, #1)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 1st, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Dare
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GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Erotica

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  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    January 1, 1970
    🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS ARC-BOOK REVIEWRelease Date-22/2/18Make Me Want (Make Me, #1) by Katee Robert was such an enjoyable read.It tells the story of Lucy Baudin and Gideon Novak (love the name, Gideon BTW).When Lucy needs a husband to progress in her job at her law firm she calls in a favour from former friend Gideon.Gideon once the best friend of Lucy's former fiancee and also the individual that had broken the news of Lucy's fiancee's infidelities is wallowing in guilt.Not only did it take him a month to 🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS ARC-BOOK REVIEWRelease Date-22/2/18Make Me Want (Make Me, #1) by Katee Robert was such an enjoyable read.It tells the story of Lucy Baudin and Gideon Novak (love the name, Gideon BTW).When Lucy needs a husband to progress in her job at her law firm she calls in a favour from former friend Gideon.Gideon once the best friend of Lucy's former fiancee and also the individual that had broken the news of Lucy's fiancee's infidelities is wallowing in guilt.Not only did it take him a month to come clean to Lucy about her cheating fiancee and break her heart in the progress he has also been madly in love with Lucy for years.So when she calls in a favour how can he say no.Gideon is a very successful headhunter by profession but he can honestly say that this is the first time he has been asked to procure a husband for a client, not that this would stop him from completing this unusual task, he would do anything in his power to make Lucy happy.On top of this said ex-fiancee has done a massive number on Lucy making her doubt her whole appeal and worth as a woman in all the ways that actually matter and as a result of this Lucy asks Gideon to be her coach in all things sensual.Gideon agrees on one condition he gets Lucy exclusively for the duration of these lessons.But It's not long before all the rules are being thrown out the window as the two former friends begin to connect in ways that Gideon has been dreaming of for years.So "Make Me Want" was a fantastic read, it has such flow and ease about it that I had no trouble getting lost here.I loved both the main characters and was rooting For Lucy to see Gideon as the only contender for her love and affections.And Gideon himself I just wanted him to spill the beans and reveal all in regard to his heart's desire.They were both such easy characters to like and feel a connection with.Which I'm happy to say I did, feeling so invested in the outcome of there overall relationship practically from the beginning here.It also helped massively that Gideon's and Lucy's chemistry was extremely explosive setting the pages alight with its intensity.It was also so refreshing to simply read a book where the characters laid themselves bare, exposing their vulnerabilities without apology.There were few secondary characters here but what did appear were great and added an additional flavour to the overall story.So I found "Make Me Want" to be a fabulous new contemporary that in my opinion delivered on all fronts.I found it a fresh sexy addition to its genre and am happy to recommend this enjoyable tale.I was provided with an ARC of "Make Me Want" By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/www.beckiebookworm.com
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  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsHelllllooooooo Katee Robert.Welcome! Glad to meet ya.Sorry for the serenade but... THIS GIRL IS ON FIIIIIIIYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Still. While reading this I considered dialing a friend, because HHHHHAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLPPPPPPPPP!!!Reading Make Me Want I more than once wished for a warning label and maybe my own personal freezer. Someone should put a blast chiller option on kindles. I needed one.What prompted me to click the request button are:(a) The dude on the cover kinda look 3.5 StarsHelllllooooooo Katee Robert.Welcome! Glad to meet ya.Sorry for the serenade but... THIS GIRL IS ON FIIIIIIIYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Still. While reading this I considered dialing a friend, because HHHHHAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLPPPPPPPPP!!!Reading Make Me Want I more than once wished for a warning label and maybe my own personal freezer. Someone should put a blast chiller option on kindles. I needed one.What prompted me to click the request button are:(a) The dude on the cover kinda looks like Carter Dane so my first thought was, "why is CD on the cover of some MF smutticilicicousness?" which quickly segued into a brief episode of wish fulfillment along the lines of, "has CD decided to widen the playing field?" Then I expanded the photo and realized my mistake. *epic sad face is epic* Congrats, Alex Mecum! *fake smile* *grumbles*(b) The main character's name is Gideon! What? I have a name kink. Don't judge.This Gideon is eerily reminiscent of another (also slightly Neanderthalish) Gideon I've lusted over read before and while Sylvia Day might take exception to the similarities, my thoughts are more akin to...The story itself is not groundbreaking and rife with non/miscommunication with a heaping of martyr syndrome that I loathe. Lucy is up for a promotion at her good ole boys law firm and won't get it unless someone puts a ring on it. Gideon's a friend of her ex-fiancé and was once hers too, so that coupled with his reputation as a skilled headhunter, leads her to hire him to find her a suitable husband. His reputation as a sex gawd leads her to ask him for "lessons" on how to have the HILLY DILLY amazingly since her ex told her she was a bad lay. Can you say projecting, boys and girls? Regardless, the boning is top-notch! On the couch, on a conference table AT A FANCY SCHMANCY CLUB, a naughty video chat, in a lingerie dressing room and they did make it to the bedroom a couple times. Gideon's also on the bossy/toppy side too! I mean...Seriously, this thing should come with a complimentary box of wipes, a pack of cigs and some Gatorade. I will most definitely be reading the next in this series. One-handed, but still. Now that I know what I'm in for I will be prepared like the devoted Girl Scout I am to see Roman getting his swerve on!Recommend to... hells bells, you know who you are. An ARC was provided by NetGalley.
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  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Make Me Want by Katee RobertBook One of the Make Me seriesPublisher: Harlequin DarePublication Date: March 6, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from Goodreads):“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 sedu ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Make Me Want by Katee RobertBook One of the Make Me seriesPublisher: Harlequin DarePublication Date: March 6, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from Goodreads):“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! What I Liked:I don't know why I put off reading this book for so long! It was published nearly a month ago, and I kept pushing it off for some reason. Katee Robert is one of those romance authors that never seems to disappoint me, and I was definitely not disappointed by Make Me Want. This book was one of Robert's hottest books to date, and also one of the strongest, emotionally speaking.Lucy Baudin and her ex-fiance split two years ago, and nothing has been the same since. Two years later, she is hoping to get a position at work, but her boss is very traditional and wants to see her married before promoting her. So she enlists her friend Gideon to help - he's a headhunter, and one of the best in the business. But she also wants his help in another way - she wants to have better sexual experience before going into her modern marriage of convenience. Gideon has always been a player and his reputation in the bedroom is legendary. But when it comes to Lucy, Gideon doesn't mess around. He has had feelings for her since he saw her at a bar six years ago - but his friend Jeff beat him, and Gideon would never break the bro code. Finding a husband for Lucy and giving her sex lessons? Shouldn't be too hard... right?I don't love the "best-friend's-girl" trope - in which the hero is in love with the girl, but she's dating his best friend, boo hoo. BUT. I didn't hate it in this book! Dare I say, I actually think the trope worked here. Jeff cheated on Lucy and Gideon found out, and told her, though he waited a month to do so (for good reason - don't demonize him). When Jeff and Lucy split, Gideon and Lucy stopped being friends... and the whole time Jeff and Lucy were together, Gideon never made a move or a pass, he was always a gentleman (in the friend zone). So there was no cheating (Gideon and Lucy never messed around while she was with Jeff), and the story starts with Jeff and Lucy already having split up. This worked for me.Jeff did a number on Lucy's sexual confidence, hence why she wants lessons from someone (Gideon). In the beginning of the book, Lucy is a little timid and shy when voicing what she wants in the bedroom. But by the end of the book, she is much more assertive. She states exactly what she wants, with full honesty, just like Gideon asks. I liked seeing this character development. I liked seeing a woman who can vocalize what she wants.Gideon has always felt guilty for not telling Lucy sooner, about Jeff cheating on her. When she comes to him wanting a few favors, he agrees, partially because of the guilt he still feels. He always had feelings for Lucy, but never said anything, never tried anything. Gideon is so selfless in this book, and sometimes it got frustrating. He never voiced what he wanted, he always made everything about Lucy - which was good because it was all about Lucy and her crazy plan. I wanted him to speak up about what he wanted though, because he was setting himself up to get hurt in the process of achieving Lucy's plan. But one thing I liked about this book was that Lucy started to realize that Gideon never vocalized what he wanted, he never made demands or lost control or anything like that. He always made everything center around her, which was good... until she realized that she wanted him as more than a friend, but she didn't know what he wanted. I liked that she realized that what he wanted mattered a whole lot, not just what she wanted. It's great to be assertive; but it's also great to listen to what your partner wants. And that's something I think romance writers get wrong sometimes; the heroine can be brash and loud and outspoken, and demanding in the bedroom. That's cool. But she should also be listening to her partner too. It's not just about her and what she wants. It's good to vocalize what she wants. It's bad to never ask what her partner wants or never listen or pick up on the fact that he doesn't vocalize.Anyway, Robert addressed this, which was good. I would have thrown the PROBLEMATIC flag all over this book, had she not. Healthy relationships are balanced, not one-sided to hear the woman roar (or whatever). I'm a feminist saying all of this. Don't be selfish. Don't be a silent accommodating doormat, but don't ignore your partner and put your needs/wants first all the time.The sexy times were super super hot in this book. I feel like this might be one of Robert's hottest books, if not the hottest. There were sooooo many sexy times, for such a short book. I mean, it wasn't all sex, but I expected maybe three? There were more than three. And all of them were different, unique, and super steamy. The ending has both characters turning around, realizing their mistakes, and realizing the other person's side of things. Gideon does some groveling, but Lucy also has to do some soul-searching, and she realized she was a coward as much as he was being a martyr. I liked this. It wasn't her being high and mighty, you-need-to-apologize-for-everything-because-I'm-not-wrong-in-this-situation. There was a mutual "I-messed-up-please-forgive-me". All in all, I enjoyed this book. I had a great time reading it. I liked the tropes, I loved the steamy times, and I adored the ending. What I Did Not Like:I wanted to see Gideon lose a little of his tightly leashed control. He did in like, one scene? I know this book was more about Lucy, but still. Gideon is a living, breathing man - and a main character, at that. It should have been as much his story as it was hers.Would I Recommend It:I always tend to recommend Robert's books because they're super hot, addicting, and quick reads. This book is not exception. If you like steamy contemporary romances novels, this book (and any of her books) is a good one for you. It's somewhat short (though not too short) and there is a HEA!Rating:4 stars. I'm a little sorry I waited so long to read this book! I'm not sure what held me back. This sexy book should be on every romance reader's TBR! And book two - I can't wait to read Roman's story!
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Make Me Want by Katee Robert is the first story in her steamy romance series Make Me, part of Harlequin’s new Dare Imprint. It’s a friends to lovers trope story with a hero tasked with finding a husband for the heroine only to discover he wants the role for himself!Lucy Baudin’s last relationship ended in heartbreak when she discovered her fiance was cheating on her. Not only that, but he’d made her feel inadequate in the bedroom, dealing a blow to her self esteem. She’s an accomplished lawyer b Make Me Want by Katee Robert is the first story in her steamy romance series Make Me, part of Harlequin’s new Dare Imprint. It’s a friends to lovers trope story with a hero tasked with finding a husband for the heroine only to discover he wants the role for himself!Lucy Baudin’s last relationship ended in heartbreak when she discovered her fiance was cheating on her. Not only that, but he’d made her feel inadequate in the bedroom, dealing a blow to her self esteem. She’s an accomplished lawyer but to be considered for partner, her odds would be better if she wasn’t still single due to some lingering misogynistic attitudes among the old guard. Lucy’s not interested in the dating scene so she comes up with a better plan – hiring her friend Gideon Novak, an accomplished headhunter, to find her a husband.The last thing Gideon wants is to play the role of matchmaker for Lucy. If things had worked out differently, she’d have ended up with him instead of his loser friend Jeff who didn’t appreciate what he had. Residual guilt over not telling Lucy about Jeff’s extracurricular activities in a more timely fashion means he can’t turn down her request. The trouble is he doesn’t think any of the men he knows are good enough for her. And when Lucy approaches him for some ‘practice’ in the bedroom to help curb her self esteem issues, Gideon can’t say no to that either. Now he’s got a dilemma on his hands. Having Lucy in his bed fulfills his wildest fantasies. Is he really going to watch her marry someone else?For more of this review please visit Harlequin Junkie: http://harlequinjunkie.com/review-mak...A copy of this story was provided by the publisher for review.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Looking for a relatively quick, steamily hot, contemporary romance - look no further, grab yourself a copy of this, the first in a new series from the highly talented Katee Robert!At college, Lucy Baudin chose Jeff - the wrong man - to have a relationship with, she really should have looked no further than her friend Gideon Novak! Now she's asking him to be a matchmaker and to teach her how to not be boring in her sexual relationships. Jeff did a really great job of undermining her confidence an Looking for a relatively quick, steamily hot, contemporary romance - look no further, grab yourself a copy of this, the first in a new series from the highly talented Katee Robert!At college, Lucy Baudin chose Jeff - the wrong man - to have a relationship with, she really should have looked no further than her friend Gideon Novak! Now she's asking him to be a matchmaker and to teach her how to not be boring in her sexual relationships. Jeff did a really great job of undermining her confidence and self-esteem and Gideon feels responsible for not protecting her from Jeff's cheating ways sooner. Gideon feels like he owes her, so agrees to help. That's just got to be the recipe for a brilliant friends to more romance with plenty of overt hot action packed encounters, some humour and, of course, love and misunderstandings to keep things interesting!Katee Roberts is a skilled author, bringing her characters, scenarios and plot to life in the imagination of the reader. The story is only 159 pages long, but still manages to pack so much between the pages (or should that be sheets?). It is relatively light hearted, touches on the impact of an emotionally abusive relationship and shows how love can help heal the wounds such trauma causes. If you enjoy explicit contemporary romances, this has to be a great story for you to escape into!I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    January 1, 1970
    This was another book that I'e read lately where I felt disappointed and that there are plenty of other similar books out there that are better. I enjoyed it but didn't really feel it gave me anything original. I couldn't really get into the characters enough to care. Sadly not one for meFree arc from netgalley
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  • Wendy'sThoughts
    January 1, 1970
    Katee, Katee, Katee....What You have Written...Your Body of Work says it all...Of course, I am Interested...Curious and Waiting...Of Course, You....Make Me Want- 2018 For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Make Me Want had a good set up. Lucy needs a fake husband so of course, the headhunter Gideon to take care of things but what they don't expect is that Gideon would very much like so to be Lucy's fake husband and teacher in bed. The story was set up in a way that I didn't really like it. It felt like Lucy was submissive in life and just going through motions, not really being her true self. I wanted her to embrace her life, take more control, i I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Make Me Want had a good set up. Lucy needs a fake husband so of course, the headhunter Gideon to take care of things but what they don't expect is that Gideon would very much like so to be Lucy's fake husband and teacher in bed. The story was set up in a way that I didn't really like it. It felt like Lucy was submissive in life and just going through motions, not really being her true self. I wanted her to embrace her life, take more control, instead of only thinking of temporary pleasures to satisfy her cravings.
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  • Jaime Arkin
    January 1, 1970
    Full review closer to release but Katee Robert is def a fave in the CR genre for me!
  • Siobhan
    January 1, 1970
    Having read and enjoyed the second half of Katee Robert’s O’Malley series (I plan to go back and amend the fact I have not read the entire series), I was eager to dive into something new by the author. A new series meant I could follow a story through from the start, watching things unfold and allowing me to appreciate all the small details. Thus, I was more than happy to jump at Make Me Want.I’ll be completely honest about this one – I was rather disappointed. Forbidden Promises, Undercover Att Having read and enjoyed the second half of Katee Robert’s O’Malley series (I plan to go back and amend the fact I have not read the entire series), I was eager to dive into something new by the author. A new series meant I could follow a story through from the start, watching things unfold and allowing me to appreciate all the small details. Thus, I was more than happy to jump at Make Me Want.I’ll be completely honest about this one – I was rather disappointed. Forbidden Promises, Undercover Attraction, and The Bastard’s Bargain set my expectations of Katee Robert much higher than what Make Me Want provided. Compared to the other Katee Robert books I have read, this one fell rather flat.The story is much like many other romance books on the market, and I was constantly waiting for something to pop out and grab me. While there were plenty of steamy scenes to try and distract me, it was glaringly obvious there was nothing overly unique about this one. It’s a popular trope done well, but it isn’t anything special. It is enjoyable, but it will not blow your mind.If I’m being brutally honest, there were points towards the end of this book where I started to skim events – I was holding out for something amazing, willing to skip parts in the hope of finding the good stuff. I enjoyed it, sure, but I couldn’t pick this one out of a line-up for other books in this genre. Whereas the O’Malley books I read had something that made them pop, this one falls into the shadow of other books.Don’t get me wrong, I am interested in reading the next book in the series. I’m holding out hope that the next book will grab me more than this one did. I’m also interested in Katee Robert’s other new series, so this hasn’t put me off reading more of her work.Make Me Want may not have been what I was hoping for, but it was an okay read to pass a bit of time.
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adore Katee Robert's books as they always deliver. It diesnt matter what genre she writes in (contemporary/erotica, suspense or mafia) I WILL read it. So when I saw she was writing a book for Harlequin's new racy Dare line, I could.not jump on this book fast enough! I loved Gideon and lucy. I thought their chemistry was hot and sexy and their connection intense. I could not get enough!Lucy and Gideon have a history together. As the bestfriend of Lucy's ex-fiance, Gideon has been per I absolutely adore Katee Robert's books as they always deliver. It diesnt matter what genre she writes in (contemporary/erotica, suspense or mafia) I WILL read it. So when I saw she was writing a book for Harlequin's new racy Dare line, I could.not jump on this book fast enough! I loved Gideon and lucy. I thought their chemistry was hot and sexy and their connection intense. I could not get enough!Lucy and Gideon have a history together. As the bestfriend of Lucy's ex-fiance, Gideon has been personally connected to Lucy for a long time. But when Lucy professionally contacts him for his headhunting abilities, it breaks all the rules. He must find this workaholic a husband and in the interim teach her all the ways to rock her future husband's world in bed. But when emotions get involved and lines get cross can Gideon and Lucy realize that what they giveaways wanted has been right in front of them all along?I loved this story. I loved that their passion was so fiery and that the more time they a spent with one another they realized how great the other was. I did get frustrated with Lucy at times however as I felt she was so in her head all the time overthinking things. Likewise, Gideon's aboutface came out of nowhere and was SO random that I actually went back to see what I missed. But all in all It hought this was such a fantastic spin on a mathmaker/friends to lovers story and honestly hope we get Roman's story next!! But all in all Ithought this was such a fantastic spin on a mathmaker/friends to lovers story and honestly hope we get Roman's story next!! I would like to thank Netgalley and Harlequin for an advanced copy of this book for an honest review! Bravo! 4 stars!
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  • Nadwa
    January 1, 1970
    [I recieved a free advance review copy by Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review]My heart is soaring. This book was a perfect read for my hopeless romantic self. Lucy works at a law firm and she’s got a position just under the CEO. She’s basically married to her job. For work-related purposes, she decides to contact her ex-husband’s (ex) best friend, also a headhunter, Gideon, to hunt her some suitors... Guys willing to marry her on such short notice. And Lucy asks Gideon for a [I recieved a free advance review copy by Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review]My heart is soaring. This book was a perfect read for my hopeless romantic self. Lucy works at a law firm and she’s got a position just under the CEO. She’s basically married to her job. For work-related purposes, she decides to contact her ex-husband’s (ex) best friend, also a headhunter, Gideon, to hunt her some suitors... Guys willing to marry her on such short notice. And Lucy asks Gideon for a ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement. This is when shit goes down, obviously. I love it when the two characters in this situation start catching feelings and realize that their relationship has more to it than just physical attraction. This is a perfect read if you’re looking for something swoon-worthy with a couple of laughs and tears on the side.
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  • (Nat) Reading Romances
    January 1, 1970
    “It would have ripped his still-beating heart out of his chest to smile and congratulate her on picking a man who’d do as a husband.”There’s nothing better than a friends to lovers story, I simply can’t get enough of those! This standalone was engaging, fun and sexy as hell!Make me want has a predictable plot, but the writing had a great flow and ease about it, and I can certainly say Katee Roberts delivered what was promised. I was impressed by Lucy and Gideon’s chemistry – it was explosive an “It would have ripped his still-beating heart out of his chest to smile and congratulate her on picking a man who’d do as a husband.”There’s nothing better than a friends to lovers story, I simply can’t get enough of those! This standalone was engaging, fun and sexy as hell!Make me want has a predictable plot, but the writing had a great flow and ease about it, and I can certainly say Katee Roberts delivered what was promised. I was impressed by Lucy and Gideon’s chemistry – it was explosive and intense! Lucy thought she needed a little help in the bedroom but what she really needed was a boost to her self-esteem and some confidence. Gideon was such a sweet hero, I was rooting for him from the start!This book didn’t have a big plot twist, but I didn’t feel like it was missing, the story worked well without one. I’ll definitely read the next installment in the series.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Donna Repsher
    January 1, 1970
    Make Me Want is Katee Robert's first novel in her new Make Me series for the Harlequin Dare imprint. I've only read a couple of her novels so far, and I have to say that among them, Make Me Want is my favorite so far, and it gets a 5-star rating from this reader.The principle characters in this novel are Lucy Baudin, an up and coming attorney who has been moving up the ladder at her law firm, but realizes that if she wants the partnership she's been working toward, she'll need a husband to get i Make Me Want is Katee Robert's first novel in her new Make Me series for the Harlequin Dare imprint. I've only read a couple of her novels so far, and I have to say that among them, Make Me Want is my favorite so far, and it gets a 5-star rating from this reader.The principle characters in this novel are Lucy Baudin, an up and coming attorney who has been moving up the ladder at her law firm, but realizes that if she wants the partnership she's been working toward, she'll need a husband to get it, since the firm is rather old-fashioned and looks askance at unmarried women. What can I say? It's the way the corporate world works, and I'm glad that Ms. Robert included that piece of reality in her novel. Lucy was engaged two years earlier, to Jeff, but broke it off when the man who was close friends with both of them, Gideon Novak, finally told her what he'd known for some time, that Jeff was cheating on her. Additionally, Jeff was highly critical of her, especially in bed, and so not only were her plans for a happy marriage burnt to the ground, so was her confidence as a woman, and she hasn't dated in the two years since the breakup, instead devoting her time and energy to her career. She's also not been in touch with Gideon in that time, and Gideon has felt guilty not only for being the bearer of bad tidings, but for knowing about Jeff's cheating for more than a month but not speaking up sooner. Additionally, Gideon has also harbored secret feelings for Lucy since the day they met. He stepped aside out of deference to Lucy's involvement with his friend, Jeff, but he still harbors feelings for her, even though they've steered clear of one another since the breakup. As is happens, Gideon is one of the best corporate headhunters in the business, and he's shocked when Lucy contacts him and tells him she's in need of his services--she knows and trusts him and his business acumen, but when he shows up at her office, he's shocked by exactly what services she needs him for--to find her a suitable husband and soon, so that she won't be overlooked for the partnership opportunity that's that's rapidly approaching. When she finally talks him into headhunting for a husband, she further shocks him with one more request--she needs sex lessons. Her former fiance was less than enthusiastic about their sex life, and she wonders if it's her fault that he strayed. Gideon, she knows, doesn't do relationships at all, and he has the reputation as quite a womanizer, but a highly skilled one, and although he's hard to convince, she finally gets him to agree to teach her what he knows, as well as to find and screen potential husband candidates. To say that both characters get far more than they bargained for in this deal is putting it mildly. The chemistry between these two friends is off the charts, heat being something I've come to expect from books in the Harlequin Dare series, but so is the emotional, physical and intellectual connection between these two characters in this friends-to-lovers romance novel. I loved the honesty and exclusivity that Gideon demands in this strange relationship, and I truly liked the fact that both characters were fully developed as equals in this relationship. Make no mistake, I love a good alpha male hero, but the tenderness and thoughtfulness with which Gideon and Lucy treated one another was incredibly refreshing. While this trope is nowhere near a new one to this long-time romance reader, I found this novel to be more emotional, more smartly written, and more deeply involving, and it's progression from start to finish flowed more seamlessly, and was a much more sexy, smart and satisfying read than many other friends-to-lovers novels I've encountered over the years, and I simply cannot wait to read the upcoming novels in what promises to be an incredibly addictive series.I voluntarily read and advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Jessica Alcazar
    January 1, 1970
    There’s nothing better than friends find love for each other. It just really warms my heart when I read this trope and Katee Robert did a phenomenal job of making this engaging and fun and all around sexy!For me, the best part of the story was the unique twist of Lucy having Gideon help her in the bedroom … Gideon has always wanted Lucy for himself so here’s his chance to rope her in completely, right?! I was super giddy reading all of this. It warmed my heart completely.I’ve read quite a few bo There’s nothing better than friends find love for each other. It just really warms my heart when I read this trope and Katee Robert did a phenomenal job of making this engaging and fun and all around sexy!For me, the best part of the story was the unique twist of Lucy having Gideon help her in the bedroom … Gideon has always wanted Lucy for himself so here’s his chance to rope her in completely, right?! I was super giddy reading all of this. It warmed my heart completely.I’ve read quite a few books by this author and she honestly never disappoints. I’ve also now read five books from this new imprint by Harlequin Carina Press, DARE, and I am just highly impressed on all fronts!Copy provided for blog tour review
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  • Tracy- OMGReads
    January 1, 1970
    Make Me Want caught my attention from the first page and refused to let go. Lucy approaches her ex fiancé’s friend for help securing a promotion she covets. When they are together the tension sizzles between them.Lucy was my favorite type of heroine. Strong but shy, capable and determined. I loved her from the first moment, along with Gideon. I loved watching him and Lucy fall in love. He was understanding and so sexy. Gideon and Lucy were a fabulous balance for each other. Overall, Make Me Want Make Me Want caught my attention from the first page and refused to let go. Lucy approaches her ex fiancé’s friend for help securing a promotion she covets. When they are together the tension sizzles between them.Lucy was my favorite type of heroine. Strong but shy, capable and determined. I loved her from the first moment, along with Gideon. I loved watching him and Lucy fall in love. He was understanding and so sexy. Gideon and Lucy were a fabulous balance for each other. Overall, Make Me Want was a great read. I read it in one sitting, staying up half the night simply enthralled with the story. It was low on the angst and drama, but still able to hit you in the feels. The characters are fun and developed, I can’t wait for Make Me Crave!
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    This story is hot, steamy and fabulous, this one will have you grabbing a fan and a tall glass of water as hero Gideon Novak sets out to help friend Lucy Baudin find a husband and give her lessons in seduction or does Lucy end up seducing Gideon, this is a one sitting read you will not want to put it down.Gideon works as a head hunter and is very good at his job he is not a party animal he has a few friends and when one from the past, one that he has never forgotten asks to meet with him and the This story is hot, steamy and fabulous, this one will have you grabbing a fan and a tall glass of water as hero Gideon Novak sets out to help friend Lucy Baudin find a husband and give her lessons in seduction or does Lucy end up seducing Gideon, this is a one sitting read you will not want to put it down.Gideon works as a head hunter and is very good at his job he is not a party animal he has a few friends and when one from the past, one that he has never forgotten asks to meet with him and then asks him to help her find a husband of convenience and to help her with the finer points of sex and seduction he is gobsmacked, you see his feelings for his friend have always been strong and he feels a lot of guilt over what happened with her ex one of his friends so all he can do is say yes even though he knows he should be saying no.Lucy has thrown herself into her job as a defence attorney after the break-up with her fiancé, she pulled herself away from her friends and has not had sex, but now she wants a promotion at work and being married will help, who better than to help but her old friend Gideon and the sizzling heat that sparks between them is not to be pushed away, as Lucy becomes the seductress and her fantasies are met.This is a delicious story that had me turning the pages, I fell for Gideon right from the start he is so caring and gorgeous and will go out of his way to protect Lucy and it was taking a lot for him to control his feelings for her and seeing him open up to her in so many ways was awesome, and Lucy wow she is a lot stronger than she thinks and her prowess in the bedroom is a strong as in the courtroom I loved seeing her stand up to Gideon. MS Robert has written a story with fabulous dialogue and a connection between Gideon and Lucy that will leave the reader smiling, I highly recommend this one.
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    This story was so hot there were times I thought my kindle would melt. I always enjoy a good friends to lovers romance but this one has a different spin on it, you see Gideon and Lucy were friends during a period of time where Lucy was dating Gideon's close friend and they were even engaged to be married but Gideon always wanted Lucy but did the right thing and step aside. Well lets just say a LOT has happened in the two years they hadn't seen on another.You can see my full review along with an This story was so hot there were times I thought my kindle would melt. I always enjoy a good friends to lovers romance but this one has a different spin on it, you see Gideon and Lucy were friends during a period of time where Lucy was dating Gideon's close friend and they were even engaged to be married but Gideon always wanted Lucy but did the right thing and step aside. Well lets just say a LOT has happened in the two years they hadn't seen on another.You can see my full review along with an excerpt and giveaway here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...#MakeMeWant #NetGalley
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    The fantasy comes to life. Katee Robert has a knack for allowing readers to live vicariously through her imagination. Whether naughty, dangerous or heartbreaking, her characters call to the little voice inside yearning to escape. Make Me Want is a passionate tango of lust, love and liberation. One woman's quest to unlock her inner vixen, brings her heart's desire. HOT!
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starscan somebody tell me what the cover dude's name is, asking for a friend-ANYWAY, WELP I expected more from Katee because I love her books but this one didn't do it for me. I couldn't care less for the characters, and I didn't feel their chemistry at all. I'm sad because there was so much potential and yet it fell flat for me.Will keep an eye out for Roman's book, tho.E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Katee Robert amps up the steam in Make Me Want for Harlequins cheeky new imprint Dare. A sexy friends to lovers story with a little bit of angst to counter the heat :)Gideon is a recruitment specialist and as such can read people very well, what he doesn't expect is a phone call out of the blue from a former friend and secret crush Lucy to help her find a perfect match to be her....husband!!!!Lucy is a lawyer and knows the only way to climb the ladder is to project the ideal image, that of both Katee Robert amps up the steam in Make Me Want for Harlequins cheeky new imprint Dare. A sexy friends to lovers story with a little bit of angst to counter the heat :)Gideon is a recruitment specialist and as such can read people very well, what he doesn't expect is a phone call out of the blue from a former friend and secret crush Lucy to help her find a perfect match to be her....husband!!!!Lucy is a lawyer and knows the only way to climb the ladder is to project the ideal image, that of both career driven independent woman and family orientated female. However, thanks to the implosion of her previous engagement, Lucy has no desire to marry for love. In order to protect her heart, she will settle for a marriage of convenience and mutual respect. Although the idea that love could grow from the arrangement is something she secretly hopes for.Gideon harbors a lot of guilt over his part in the break-up of Lucy's previous relationship - it was Gideon's bravery that finally clued Lucy into the cheating ways of her ex, Jeff. While Gideon has nothing to feel guilty about, he still considers helping Lucy a way of atoning for the mistakes of the past. There is also the underlying attraction to Lucy that Gideon can't deny; along with the friendship they had formed and both Gideon and Lucy have missed tremendously.It is this attraction and bond of friendship that leads Lucy to the second part of her request for help. The verbal and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of the douchebag, Jeff, has severely dented her self-confidence, especially where intimacy is concerned. Therefore, she wants Gideon to provide her with lessons in seduction to ensure she can make a marriage work on a fundamental (physical) level.Things escalate quickly between Gideon and Lucy, passion and a sense of comfort and security neither have experienced before. As the feelings grow between them, Gideon is determined for Lucy to see him as her future and no-one else. Unfortunately, Gideon's guilt is still very much a driving force in his thoughts and actions; so when an incident along with a trusted friend's careless words, it sends Gideon reeling with Lucy's heart as collateral damage. Make Me Want shows that love is worth fighting for - even if it takes 6 years to achieve ;) 
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  • Sami
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love me a romance that is based off of a marriage of convenience. As soon as I read the blurb to this one I just knew that I had to read it. In order to make partner at her law firm Lucy needs to find a husband. Her ex-fiance cheated on her and made her feel worthless in a relationship and in bed. She turns to Gideon for help to find her a husband. However, Gideon wants to keep her for himself.While the plot of this story was enjoyable it just seemed very predictable and lacked any I absolutely love me a romance that is based off of a marriage of convenience. As soon as I read the blurb to this one I just knew that I had to read it. In order to make partner at her law firm Lucy needs to find a husband. Her ex-fiance cheated on her and made her feel worthless in a relationship and in bed. She turns to Gideon for help to find her a husband. However, Gideon wants to keep her for himself.While the plot of this story was enjoyable it just seemed very predictable and lacked any real depth. There was nothing in it that kept me hooked or grabbed my attention. I am all for a bossy alpha male, but for some reason the way Gideon came off was domineering but not in an attractive way. Lucy didn't seems to really have any say in what she wanted in life. I don't know, maybe this book just wasn't for me. It took me an incredibly long about of time to get through because I just wasn't feeling it. However, if you are a fan of marriage of convenience then I recommend you check this out.My ARC copy of the book was provided in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.For more of my reviews:* Main Blog: Fern's Book Blog* Twitter* Instagram
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  • taveena kade
    January 1, 1970
    ***2.75 stars***When I first picked up this book I expected to be longer, but once I stared reading I felt as though it was more of a novella. Make Me Want follows the story of Lucy, who needs a fake husband to get a promotion, and Gideon, he old friend who runs a recruitment company. Though it is a great story about a pair of friends who become lovers, I fees like The Who story was just going through the motions of a typical romance. I don't feel like there was anything that made this novella s ***2.75 stars***When I first picked up this book I expected to be longer, but once I stared reading I felt as though it was more of a novella. Make Me Want follows the story of Lucy, who needs a fake husband to get a promotion, and Gideon, he old friend who runs a recruitment company. Though it is a great story about a pair of friends who become lovers, I fees like The Who story was just going through the motions of a typical romance. I don't feel like there was anything that made this novella stand out to me among all the other books like this that I've read-and if you know anything about me, you know I can't get enough of them. Overall, I thought this was a fun story. The plot was entertaining, and even though I thought it was another run-of-the-mill friends to fake lovers to real lovers book, I couldn't NOT devour it. There was a great balance of steamy scenes and romance, and it's something that a lot of people would enjoy. So if by chance you're looking for a hot, sexy, no drama read, give Make Me Want a try!I was given an ARC by Harlequin DARE in exchange for my honest review.Buy it on: Amazon US, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo
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  • Brianna
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.This was just the thing I needed. Quick, steamy, and an overall easy read. I didn't connect with the characters extremely well, but they were both likable enough. Lucy was an awesome attorney, with intelligence. She was also a reader of romance novels, which I liked. Gideon was an alpha hero, and sometimes so much so, it annoyed me. I mean, telling someone what they can't wear...nope. But still, he wasn't a bad guy, despite his weird insistence to the contrary. He knew right from wrong 3.5 stars.This was just the thing I needed. Quick, steamy, and an overall easy read. I didn't connect with the characters extremely well, but they were both likable enough. Lucy was an awesome attorney, with intelligence. She was also a reader of romance novels, which I liked. Gideon was an alpha hero, and sometimes so much so, it annoyed me. I mean, telling someone what they can't wear...nope. But still, he wasn't a bad guy, despite his weird insistence to the contrary. He knew right from wrong, and did his best to treat Lucy with care. Overall, I liked the friends-to-lovers plot. The story told the tale of how Lucy, insecure because of her cheating boyfriend who also made her feel bad about herself, made an agreement with Gideon who knew her ex was cheating, and who had always loved her from afar. Lucy made a contract with Gideon to find her a husband, as well as offer her lessons in intimacy. I thought it was well-done overall, and I'm intrigued to look up Katee Robert's backlist.
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  • Sofia Lazaridou
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 out of 5 stars Katee Robert is one of my favorite authors. I like her writing and I always (or almost always) enjoy her books. So, it was almost certain that I would like this book. And I did. I liked the plot and the characters despite their flaws. The main plot is not very original since we have seen many times stories where the hero or the heroine fall for the person who is trying to matchmake them with other people, but the characters are the ones who made a difference. And the author's 4.5 out of 5 stars Katee Robert is one of my favorite authors. I like her writing and I always (or almost always) enjoy her books. So, it was almost certain that I would like this book. And I did. I liked the plot and the characters despite their flaws. The main plot is not very original since we have seen many times stories where the hero or the heroine fall for the person who is trying to matchmake them with other people, but the characters are the ones who made a difference. And the author's writing, of course, to be fair. I was very happy with what I read. Gideon was not as good as some other heroes Robert has written *cough*Dmitri *cough*, although he was decent. I also wanted Lucy to wake up and see what was in front of her the whole time. Those things didn't bother me much as you can see from my rating. I would like to see more of these characters and hopefully, Lucy's potential love interests will also get a book after Roman does. I am happy to see that the author began a new series so soon after the O'Malleys ended. I missed them and now I will get a chance to read more from Katee Robert. Of course and I would recommend the book. I enjoyed it and so will you. It's a good book and it's low on angst.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley***3.5 StarsThe Harlequin DARE line are shorter, hot and sexy stories. And, they live up to their name.Lucy almost married Jeff, Gideon's best friend. And, Gideon has been in love with her...forever. So, when she asks him to help tutor her in sex, well, he's all in. (That pun wasn't intended, but darn it, I am leaving it here.)Is this the most original of storylines? No, but I enjoyed it. I liked the chemistry of Lucy and Gideon. I liked how obvious ***ARC Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley***3.5 StarsThe Harlequin DARE line are shorter, hot and sexy stories. And, they live up to their name.Lucy almost married Jeff, Gideon's best friend. And, Gideon has been in love with her...forever. So, when she asks him to help tutor her in sex, well, he's all in. (That pun wasn't intended, but darn it, I am leaving it here.)Is this the most original of storylines? No, but I enjoyed it. I liked the chemistry of Lucy and Gideon. I liked how obvious it was to everyone but them that they were meant to be together. I enjoy books like this, where the characters are the last to figure out what is really right in front of them. And, when they are also hot and well written? It just makes it even more fun.Was there a lot of plot? Nope...but there wasn't supposed to be. And this title delivers.I enjoyed and recommend this title.
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  • Becky Rendon
    January 1, 1970
    Ah yes, the joys of dealing with guilt. Friends to not to client? It sounds odd but this is anything but...Make Me Want is a friends to client with benefits book. Or maybe it's a fairytale? He's wanted her forever. She wants his help. Guilt compelled him to do as she asks. Her desire keeps her going back for more. This steamy, lusty affair is going to keep you busy and engaged. Straying from these pages while reading is not likely, no, because Make Me Want does just that.Book received in exchang Ah yes, the joys of dealing with guilt. Friends to not to client? It sounds odd but this is anything but...Make Me Want is a friends to client with benefits book. Or maybe it's a fairytale? He's wanted her forever. She wants his help. Guilt compelled him to do as she asks. Her desire keeps her going back for more. This steamy, lusty affair is going to keep you busy and engaged. Straying from these pages while reading is not likely, no, because Make Me Want does just that.Book received in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
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  • Timitra
    January 1, 1970
    Make Me Want is a hot, quick read. I readily admit that it has a ridiculous premise but I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.ARC provided by publisher through Net Galley
  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    3 starsI love Katee Robert's books. I was quick to read this one. It was just ok for me. It was short and fast read. There was just something missing keeping megrim loving it. It could have been because it was not a long story. I usually love marriages for convince.
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  • Neil
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.If you fancy a bit of romance / erotica then this will be for you.An easy read.
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