Make Me Want by Rebecca Brooks – a Review
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.
Make Me Want begins with Tyler McCall showing up in Gold Mountain with one objective: work with the Forestry Service on a fire break, finish the job and head out. Before he heads to the house he’s rented, he stops in a local bar to have a drink, trying to stay one step ahead of what he’s running from. It doesn’t take long for him to notice a guy in the bar giving one of the local girls a hard time, and being who he is, he intervenes on her behalf. Abbi is more than grateful when he shows up, and if she were being honest, more than happy to go along with his ruse.
It takes just a few minutes for Tyler and Abbi to head out and for thing to heat up between the two of them. However, once Abbi learns of the reason for Tyler being in town, she can’t believe her luck….or lack thereof. Abbi is a naturalist, and the one leading the charge to stop said fire break. What are the chances? Like moths drawn to a flame, they both find it hard to stay away from each other. One thing they both know, if you get too close to the fire, someone is bound to get burned.
Make Me Want is a nicely written story, and can easily be read as a standalone. Tyler is your typical hero: hot with a healthy dose of savior complex. His back story more than explains his savior complex, and will endear him to the reader. Abbi surprised me a little. Her back story is one that will leave your jaw hanging. I think this may be the first romance that I’ve personally read that went there, and I still don’t know how I feel about it. It does explain why she is a “need no one” type, but dang……… Anyway, I liked the two of them together and I loved the townsfolk and the secondary characters. If you’re looking for a quick read with sizzling scenes and relatable characters, you won’t go wrong with this one. Make Me Want is ultimately a story of forgiveness, redemption and love. I liked it well enough that I’d like to go back and read the first two installments of this series. Well done, Rebecca Brooks!
Reviewed by Vickie
Copy provided by Publisher