Make You Mine (Dumont Bachelors, #1)




Publisher:  Signet: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

Published date:  May 6, 2014


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Source: Received for a honest review

Book Description

For ninety-nine years, every man in the Dumont family has remained a perpetual bachelor. Residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, whisper about a voodoo hex cast upon the family, sabotaging each man’s chance at marriage. In truth, the Dumont men have their own player personalities to blame, and Marc is no exception. As captain of his family’s riverboat, he’s broken hearts up and down the Mississippi. That is, until his high school crush strolls onboard…

Allie Mauvais rocks the boat when she fills in as pastry chef. She hasn’t seen Marc since senior year, when rumors flew that her great-great-grandmother was the one who cursed the Dumonts. After two weeks on the water, neither can deny the attraction that still burns between them. But to truly reach Marc’s heart, Allie must show him that the hex is all in his head and it’ll take more than her mouthwatering sweets to prove it. Will Allie’s love be enough to finally make Marc hers?

My Thoughts

This one is sure to have you laughing out loud!  Macy Beckett has written a very entertaining and comical new novel!

Allie Mauvais has had a crush on Marc Dumont for as long as she can remember, even though he promised to call her after taking her to the prom, only to never speak to her again.  In fact, his avoidance of her is so bad, he actually crosses the street instead of walking in front of her bakery.  But when Marc’s pastry chef for his riverboat is unable to make the trip, it’s Allie to the rescue, well sort of.

Marc knows all about the family curse placed by Allie’s great-great-grandmother; he’s seen the results first hand, so he makes sure to have as little contact with Allie as possible.  But after his father named him captain of the family riverboat, Marc finds that he needs her if his first cruise as Captain is to be a success.  From the moment he speaks to Allie again, Marc feels the curse at work, but the attraction between Allie and Marc is so strong that he decides he’s willing to relax his rules long enough to have some fun with the enchanting Allie.  Allie knows that the curse isn’t real, that it’s simply all in the Dumont Men’s heads.  When Marc finally notices her, Allie is determined to make the most of it.  She knows she must convince him that the curse isn’t real and that they can have a wonderful future together.  But the more Allie and Marc heat up the sheets, the more trouble they run into, the kind that can only be explained by the curse, at least in Marc’s mind.  Can Allie prove to Marc that they can be together or is he willing to let a century old rumor come between a life filled with love and happiness?

This book is sexy, hilarious, and just plain fun!  From the jerk of a chef, to the grandfather who is so superstitious it’s comical, this book is sure to entertain.  I loved the way that Allie knew she wanted Marc and was willing to bide her time and take it slow in order to finally win what she wanted.  Marc’s reluctance to let go and accept the relationship was exceedingly frustrating but necessary for the plot!  I was so happy for them when they finally decided to do something about the sexual tension between them!  The sense of family throughout the book, from Marc and his brothers, to Allie and her sister, Devyn, is quite endearing.  The premise of the curse linking all the books in this series is very unique and refreshing and I am looking forward to reading more in the series!  Overall a great novel all the way around!

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Hot

Reviewed by: AprilP

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