by Macy Beckett
Series: Dumont Bachelors #2
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Ten years ago, Beau Dumont made the biggest mistake of his life by letting his high school sweetheart, Devyn Mauvais, slip through his fingers. Now the reformed bad boy will stop at nothing to get her back. Even if it means tricking her into taking a job on his family's riverboat, The Belle of the Bayou. When Devyn's old flame offers her a stint at the boat's day care center, she sees it as a chance to prove she isn’t just the descendant of Louisiana's most infamous voodoo queen. Besides, it beats leading ghost tours around New Orleans. Yet when it comes to Beau, Devyn's all business. She won't give the sweet-talking playboy another chance to break her heart.But there's no escaping temptation in such close quarters, and Beau won't be satisfied with a few hot nights with the girl he's always loved. As he strives to make Devyn remember the good times, will his passion and heart be enough to regain her trust?
In Make You Remember the second book in the Dumont Bachelors series by Macy Beckett, we are back on the family’s riverboat The Belle of the Bayou. I love this contemporary romance series laced with a little paranormal woo-woo. Voodoo, hexes and heat combined with fleshed out characters and a small town feel made me smile.
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Spoiler free recap of series: A Mauvais woman scorned cast a curse on the Dumont men when one backed out of marriage to her. Since then no Dumont man has married, and all leave a wake of woman and children behind. In the first book Allie and Marc fight the curse and now it is Devyn and Beau’s turn.
First date: Devyn Mauvais’s life could not get any more complicated. Hmm, well maybe it can. She is broke, out of a job and attending her high school reunion. She is feeling confident in her consignment dress, that is until she walks in and sees the love of her life, breaker of her heart, Beau Dumont. Damn and he is looking like a dream. It unnerves her. She is torn between kissing him senseless and slapping him across the face. Ten years ago, he slipped away in the middle of the night and joined the service. He is back home for good but his biggest regret was leaving Devyn. Can he convince her to try again? Aaand I am in, from the snarky banter to the cracklin’ tension.
Second date: Beau has offered Devyn a temporary job aboard the boat, and as much as she wants to decline, she needs the money. It gives her a chance to take stock, make decisions and spend time with her sister. We get to catch up with the crew of the Belle of the Bayou and eat fried okra. I am ready to set sail, and enjoy watching these two tango. Beckett brings the heat and not just in the bedroom. I love second chance romances and just hope Devyn is willing. All that stands in the way is faith, and the Dumont curse. The one that Devyn’s grandma cast. No worries, because it is all voodoo mumbo jumbo right? I mean, it’s not real or is it?
Third date: Heat, turbulence and love make the world go round. Devyn is fighting her fears, Beau has declared his intentions and a storm is a brewing. Side stories add interesting, and even have me shedding a tear. Beckett knows how to weave a tale and I am fully vested. By the last chapters, I am holding my breath, despite really knowing how it will all end. By the time, I close the book I am smiling and craving some of Allie’s pastries.
Make You Remember is another delicious edition to the Dumont Bachelors. I love the small-town vibe, curse and colorful characters.
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