Make You Mine by Macy Beckett

May 5th, 2014 Kimberly Review 81 Comments

5th May
Make You Mine by Macy Beckett
Make You Mine
by Macy Beckett
Series: Dumont Bachelors #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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 isn’t real, and it’ll take more than her mouthwatering sweets to prove it. Will Allie’s love be enough to finally make Marc hers?

In ninety-nine years none of the Dumont men have ever married and the folks in Cedar Bayou, Louisiana will tell you a voodoo hex was cast upon them by the Mauvais family. Yeah baby! When I read the synopsis to Make You Mine, the first book in the Dumont Bachelors series, by Macy Beckett, I knew I had to read it. Voodoo, southern charm, pastries and forbidden romance made this tale positively delightful.

Coffee Date with Make You Mine:

First date: Beckett had my attention from the very first pages as she introduced us to Allie Mauvais. We are inside her pastry shop, The Sweet Spot, and the smells are heavenly. Allie is a curiosity with her curly hair and mismatched eyes. She is a kind soul, but there is a loneliness and longing to her. People are wary of her and yet, compelled to seek her out. Allie’s great-great grandmother is rumored to have put a hex on the Dumont men. Then there are all those strange and crazy mishaps that happened to men who dumped her. Cawinky-dink or Voodoo? Allie does not believe in voodoo, but that does not stop her from helping people. She bumps into Marc Dumont outside of her shop and woozier is he still looking hawt! She has not seen Marc since he broke her heart in high school. She begins to think maybe she should heed her own advice. Ooo, I can sense the attraction between these two, and something else. Marc is now the captain of his family’s riverboat and determined to turn the business around. After doing renovations he is preparing for their first two week cruise. Last minute issues leave him without a pastry chef and Allie offer to fill the position. Wahoo…things are about to get interesting. Beckett does an excellent job of setting the tone and making the tale seem very real.

Second date: We are on board the riverboat, and I am slowly meeting the other Dumont siblings. What a hilarious crew they are turning out to be. Beckett gives us little side stories and hints at future books in the series. The air around Allie and Marc is sizzling. Mishaps, pranks and mischief have me wondering if the hex might indeed be real. The romance feels genuine and oh lord can Beckett make my toes curl without going into too much detail. I am enjoying the stolen moments and heat as these two begin to tango!

Third date: Grab your gris-gris bags. Marc’s convinced the hex is true; Allie thinks he is afraid of commitment and family members all have opinions. History, graveyards and airplanes added just the right amount twists and turns to keep me reading just “one more chapter” late into the night. I giggled, sighed, shook my head and demanded my happy. While there was predictability, Beckett’s character, humor and well-paced plot had me ending this date with a smile.

Make You Mine was delightful from the characters to the heated romance. I loved the southern charm, the sibling’s interactions and the humor. The overall story ARC to the Dumont Bachelors series is unique and I am looking forward to reading them all! Make You Remember the second book is due out in November, 2014. Make You Blush (Dumont Bachelors 0.5) tells the story of Joy and Ryan, a couple we meet aboard the riverboat in Make You Mine and is available now.

About Macy Beckett

She writes hot and humorous romances set in the fictional towns of Sultry Springs, Texas and Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, where first loves find second chances. She also writes romantic sci-fi for young adults under the name Melissa Landers. Check out ALIENATED, now available from Disney-Hyperion, and the sequel INVADED, coming February 3, 2015.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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81 Responses to “Make You Mine by Macy Beckett”

  1. Vilia

    I had fun with this one too – you have to admire a guy that is willing to endure an awful lot to win his lady at the end.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed Vilia and I delighted you enjoyed this 🙂

  2. Ginny

    Yay, another new author and book that I haven’t heard of before. Romance, paranormal, hex, and New Orleans…you know I can’t resist. Looking forward to reading this one soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was fun and I plan to continue the series Ginny 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  3. Katherine

    I tend to avoid stories set in the South because so many times they make us look like idiots but this sounds worth reading. I love the riverboat and the Pastry shop aspects so I’ll definitely have to remember this one. Thanks for the great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, yeah that happens but it is not limited only to the south 🙂

      • Katherine

        LOL! You’re so right but that’s the only one I’ve really noticed because I’m hypersensitive to it!

  4. Braine Talk Supe

    Skimmed because I’m planning to read this and the plot and feel is exactly my kind of “magical” romance. I’ll lookout for the riverboat scene

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Braine, I look forward to your take on it 🙂

  5. Lola

    This sounds like a fun book! The whole plot with the hex and his High school crush joining the ship sounds like a start of an enjoyable story. Added this one to my to-read list!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay! I really enjoyed this Lola and hope you do too 🙂

  6. Lindy

    Excellent Review Kim! I love a book with Southern Charm, humor, and the hex sounds interesting as well! This sounds like it was a very successful date, and I will be reading this one soon!

  7. Lily B

    ha yes kind of, but that’s because my family does and well I guess it just kinda stuck with me.
    This book sounds sweet 😀 I so hope I get a chance to read it myself.

  8. Lily

    I have to admit this one sounds cute and fluffy and just what i read right now… Sidenote: I’ve read so amny books you’ve reviewed lately because of your reviews and really liked them..just wanted to let you know 😉
    Lily

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Your side comment made my day Lily! I am so excited you have been finding books here you enjoy 🙂

  9. Melliane

    Oh I just love the idea! I love stories with voodoo it’s something really fascinating and I confess that I didn’t expect that when I saw the cover. voodoo+romance=perfect! I’m glad it was a good one and I’m so curious now. Thanks lady!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was fun Melliane, hope you get to try it 🙂

  10. Gina

    Gotta say, you’ve got my attention! Been delving a little more into the Contemporary Romance world and this sounds like a great addition. Thanks for the share!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was a fun read Gina, it had so many elements I enjoy

  11. Dani C

    Oh this does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks for the review on such an interesting book!

  12. Naomi

    Make you Mine sounds like a fun read Kimberly! I love how Marc is convinced of the Hex. Allie sounds like a great character too. I think I’d like to meet the Dumont family!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  13. Christy

    Son of a beeswax! I knew I should’ve grabbed this one. Now I have to add it to the tbr and get to it when I can. Oh, and I definitely plan on getting to it.

  14. Kristin

    OH, how adorable! I love the Mississippi River setting on a Riverboat and Allie sounds awesome! Not her fault those boys have girlie issues! Ah, another series… Too. Many. Good. Books!!!!! 🙂 Thanks for the “date”!

  15. Sharlene Wegner

    I’m with Mary, in thinking, how is the line continuing – they are all illegitimate? I don’t believe in hexes, but I can see how it would make a good story!

  16. Lupdilup

    This sounds lovely. I do believe and hexes sometimes, but others I just talk myself into believing they are just coincidence.
    Thanks Kimba.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was fun, and I loved the setting Victoria 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      agreed I do love a little paranormal woo-woo 🙂

  17. Kimberly

    This sounds like such a good read, I like the idea of a confirmed bachelor changing his mind, I really like the cover too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo me too Kimberly, and this was fun.

  18. Heidi

    I would totally like to read this one. I love books full of Southern charm and I like the sound of the siblings and a hex just makes it more interesting.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This had so many elements that appeal, thanks Heidi!

  19. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Sort of reminds me of Practical Magic (the movie). I love a book like this and also LOVE that you had a smile on your face in the end. I want to read more books like that!

  20. Linnae

    You had me at Louisiana, Bayou, Voodoo and curse. And then, you mentioned that bad boy riverboat captain, Marc. Sold and the cover is great, too!

  21. erinf1

    I love the look and premise of this book! Thanks for the great post! Ummm… don’t believe in any thing supernatural being real in real life, including hexes, wishes, or the like. But I do really enjoy reading about them 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck Erin, and I feel the same but do love the idea of it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was good Brandi..hope you get a chance to read it 🙂

  22. Mary

    If they haven’t married in 99 years, doesn’t that mean that their line should have died out already? Or do they just knock girls up? Sounds voodoo-licious!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh they can get women, and yep fertility is not an issue 🙂

  23. Carmel

    Just reading the bold words in your review makes me want to read this book! Then, there’s everything in between too. LOL Romance and Sourthen charm are always a winning combo IMO. I read my first contemporary romance over the weekend, and I think I might have found a new guilty pleasure!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha..good and what book did you read?

      • Carmel

        Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti. The requestor claimed it was PNR, but it’s not really. Very good though!

        • kimbacaffeinate

          oh that is romantic suspense and I think it is in my tbr pile.

  24. Candace

    The setting alone would get me to pick this one up! But add in possible voodoo and forbidden romance and I’m even more intrigued!

  25. Franny

    Oh, this looks very intriguing!! I love novels set in Louisiana, and if romance is involved, then count me in! Thank you for your fantastic review, Kimberly!!

  26. Andrea

    I’m glad to see you enjoyed Make You Mine, too! I really adore all of Beckett’s books. She has a great blend of romance and humor. Can’t wait for Beau’s book!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo me too Andrea, I enjoyed her brand of romance and humor. I am looking forward to Beau’s book as well. He is a colorful, mysterious character.

  27. Jenea

    I think I would definitely enjoy this. Voodoo and romance, sounds like an interesting mix to me. 🙂 Great review.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the voodoo and yes the romance was a good one 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Debbie 🙂 This was a fun read from the setting to the premise

  28. Adriana

    After your review you have me wondering if there is indeed a curse on Marc’s family! But, it also sounds like he’s a player so you never know. Love that the romance was so amazing for you in Make You Mine. The way you felt about their romance reminds me of how flustered and giddy I get when my favorite romance movie characters interact. This is sure to be a fun read!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I din’t think Marc is really a player, it is more that he believes in the hex

  29. Jenny

    Sign me up for this one Kim! Love the books that have me glancing at the clock late at night and then determining I of course have time for one more chapter. Who needs to function at work in the morning? Not me 😉 I would not have guessed the paranormal aspect from the cover, but I love that it plays a part. Can’t wait to read this!

  30. Nick

    This sounds like a lot of fun, Kim and I love your enthusiasm for it. I think this would be a perfect to read on a warm summer day. The Durmont siblings sound like they are a fun band. I have to meet them soon.
    Great review, Kim! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Finley, I enjoyed this from the setting to the characters 🙂

  31. Jessica

    I love contemporaries with a paranormal twist! And you know how I feel about Southern charm . . . 😉 I’m not even going to fight this anymore, LOL. Bring it! Bring them ALL!