Make Me Want
Men of Gold Mountain #3
By Rebecca Brooks
Releasing August 28th, 2017
In Make Me Want (Men of Gold Mountain #3) by Rebecca Brooks, Abbi Haas is a woman determined to take care of herself. She doesn't need a man to come to her rescue like she's some sort of damsel in distress. However, when a possessive ex won't take no for an answer, Tyler McCall comes to her rescue claiming he's her boyfriend. But before their fake relationship can become real, Tyler finds out that Abbi could make trouble for his new job. Will they be able to find a way to get what they both want, or will their chance at happy ever after be impossible because they're on opposing sides?
Although I haven't read the other books of this series, I found this story could easily be read as a stand-alone. It's also a story that I loved from start to finish and could not put down, not only because the book encompasses the fake relationship and enemy to lovers tropes, but because the obstacles these two had to overcome were tough. Such as the fact that Abbi won't let Tyler in when it comes to her past and Abbi doing everything she can to make things more difficult for Tyler when it comes to his job. Will Abbi ever tell Tyler anything about her past or will Tyler have to get creative in discovering what she wants to keep hidden? Will Abbi and Tyler find a way to get what they both want?
The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately, as he's been through so much and needs time to come to terms with what happened to his best friend. However, it was from the moment that the hero did what he does for the heroine that had me wanting to discover more about the hero and how he would win the heroine over, especially after they discover their roles when it comes to them being on opposite sides of why Tyler is in town. Will Abbi be able to make Tyler see things from her point of view?
As for the dialogue, it was compelling due to the main characters back stories, as they've been through so much in their pasts. I also loved how these two are on opposite sides and are determined to win, as both need to, if they're to have any chance to advance in their careers. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous, fiercely independent and I liked how determined she was to get what she wanted. Then again, who could blame Abbi for wanting to do everything she can to protect the environment? While the hero, he's confident, very good at his job, and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, especially once he gets some sound advice from one of the secondary characters. I also liked that the hero was willing to do whatever it takes to protect the heroine from her ex when the man gets a little too assertive-aggressive likes he's about to completely lose it, if the heroine doesn't fall into line with what her ex wants.
Overall, Ms. Brooks has delivered a really engaging and scorching read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was intense, the romance was extremely passionate, and the ending had me concerned for one of the main characters. Will they be all right? However, it was the hero's determination to win the heroine back that had me loving the hero more than I already did, because his way of doing things showed how much he cared and how far he was willing to go to show Abbi that she matters more to him than what brought him to town. I would recommend Make Me Want by Rebecca Brooks, if you enjoy the fake relationship trope, the enemy to lovers trope, or books by authors Joya Ryan, Cathryn Fox, Samanthe Beck and Gina L. Maxwell.
Abbi Haas likes them big, bad, and out of her bed the next morning. So when a smoking hot firefighter shuts down a possessive ex by pretending to be her boyfriend, she’s happy to play along—and stay for the no-strings-attached sex under the stars. But her knight with bulging biceps had better not think she’s some damsel in distress. She’ll handle her ex like she does everything: on her own.
Wildland firefighter Tyler McCall is supposed to be taking a break from danger. First step to having fun: pick up a sexy stranger by pretending he’s her man. Too bad his fake girlfriend is also his new coworker…and their little white lie has already spread. Tyler knows he should walk away before he gets burned. But he can’t stay out of trouble, and there’s no way he’s letting her go.
ABOUT REBECCA BROOKS
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. Her books are about independent women who leave their old lives behind to try something new—and find the passion, excitement and purpose they didn’t know they’d been missing.