Review: Make Me Want by Katee Robert

make me wantTitle: Make Me Want

Author: Katee Robert

Mills & Boon imprint: Dare

Year of publication: 2018

The heroine: Lawyer Lucy Baudin

The hero: Headhunter Gideon Novak

The blurb: Lucy Baudin’s ex dented her self–esteem and it’s time to regain control. In her job as a lawyer she’s bold and 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!

Standalone or series: Book one in the Make Me series, but can be read as a standalone

The review: I think this might just be my favourite in the Dare imprint yet! Lucy Baudin is working her way up to partner at her law firm, but the powers that be are stuck in the last century and seem to believe a woman should be married. When she sees a fellow female colleague passed over for a promotion because she’s single, Lucy decides it’s time to find a husband. Given that’s she also spent the last two years alone and grieving after her ex-fiancé cheated on her, it’s time to get her love life back on track.

She calls Gideon Novak, the ex-douchebag’s former best friend who was also the person to tell her about said ex’s cheating, because he’s a professional headhunter. She has two things she wants from him: she wants him to find her a suitable husband, and she wants him to help her remember what good sex is like. Given that he’s been in love with her since he laid eyes on her six years ago, Gideon finds himself unable to resist both requests, especially the latter one.

At first, Gideon feels like he’s not good enough for her to be considered for the role of husband himself, but when their chemistry in bed proves to be explosive, he realises he can’t sit back and watch her marry another man. So he asks her to pick him, but when he talks to his friend and colleague Roman (who was also friends with the ex and knew about the cheating, but said nothing, for which he still feels guilty) about it, Roman somehow manages to make him think Lucy should pick someone else, so Gideon sets up a blind dinner date with one of the candidates he’d previously presented.

However, Lucy’s having none of that. She’s so annoyed at Gideon that she goes barging over to his apartment, calls him a coward, and walks out on him. He lets her… for a few days. He then makes it up to her with a really big diamond ring. Awwww. This was a great book! Read it. You won’t be sorry.