Make You Remember by Macy Beckett

November 3rd, 2014 Kimberly Review 57 Comments

3rd Nov
Make You Remember by Macy Beckett
Make You Remember
by Macy Beckett
Series: Dumont Bachelors #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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.

Caffeinated Dates with Make You Remember

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.

Photo of kimbacaffeinate
About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

57 Responses to “Make You Remember by Macy Beckett”

  1. Sharon

    I like the sound of this book. Glad that you don’t need to have read the first book to get started on this one. Great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is always nice when books in a series work as standalone. Thanks Sharon 🙂

  2. Katherine

    I was going to fuss at you for adding another series to my TBR pile but then I looked and this series is already on it! I’m glad to hear the 2nd entry was good as well. I love the sound of this one – the boat, the family, the fact that they knew each other before. Just about everything but the fried okra – you can have my share!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehehe..oh that made me giggle:snort Katherine. Thanks for the smile:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am convinced it is the southern bayou setting Jennifer:)

  3. Jess

    This sounds like a great read. I think it is awesome that it can be read as a stand alone, but I know that I like to read all the books in a series and I prefer to start with the first. I am definitely curious about this series after reading your review. Thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The curse is what made me take a look at the first book when I began the series, that and the setting.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo! *dances around the kitchen* I love the snark too Lily!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so glad, I keep seeing others have loved it too and it makes me smile 🙂

  4. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Another contemporary you have me interested in? Oh and I like the sound of this one! I really like the curse (that didn’t sound right…) and the small town vibe too. Hm… need to check this one out!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..yeah the little paranormal, voodoo thread excited me too Melissa..

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, I love the idea of spending time going up and down the river.

  5. Berls

    Sounds right up my alley! I love paranormal woo-woo and small town charm. I also really love second chance romances 😀 Adding to my list!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too Berls, enjoy! Ooo and you reviewed an author I adore today, coming over…

  6. Trish

    That cover is fab and I’m not even a fan of actual people on covers but I love that one. As soon as I saw the words voodoo I was IN! Sounds like a great read.

  7. Braine Talk Supe

    I’m planning to read this this week too, I’m happy to see it’s as strong as the first book although I get the sense it doesn’t have the magic element that the first book has?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We still have the woo-woo and some tense moments. I hope you enjoy it:)

  8. Kiran J.

    This series sounds like something I’ll enjoy 🙂 Can I just say that the name “dumont” reminds me of Hotel Dumont in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare? 😛 Have you read it?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read book one Kiran, and than my college age daughter left with them..and I’ve given up hope of getting them back. She adores the series.

      • Kiran J.

        Awww that’s unfortunate 😀 I hope you get to read it… It’s definitely one of my favorite series! 🙂

  9. Mary

    Books like this always make me hungry! I need to win the lottery so I can hire a chef to make me all the yummy stuff I read about. Yay for small town romances, too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Mary I am the same way, thankfully I had some southern dishes liked fried zucchini and okra last week.

  10. Sarah

    Oooh oooh oooh! I love family themed, small town romances! Especially located in the Bayou… it can make for some marvelous characters! 😀 Totally going to check out this series, one of these days.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oooh I am the same way Sarah, mention small-town, family or BROTHERS and I am all over it!

  11. Nick

    Wee! So glad you enjoyed this, Kim! I had so much fun reading this book as well and I need to delve more into the series!
    Lovely review! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      These are fun, with just the right amount of woo-woo and banter.

  12. kindlemom1

    I do love that the recap is spoiler free, that is awesome and perfect for those that like to just jump right in and not read them in order.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, these will work as standalone, but I love getting to know all the players:)

  13. Carmel

    I went to a really small high school, so we never had a 10 year reunion, and for that I’m glad. I do enjoy witnessing fictional characters getting tortured by ’em though. LOL! However, it sounds like this particular one proved to be worthwhile in the end, and I was surprised to see you mention paranormal woo-woo in your review. A new TBR candidate!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, the voodoo elements and curses fit perfectly into the setting. I am enjoying these romances with a twist.

  14. Red Iza

    I wasn’t much interested by that book at the start, but your review tricked me in : just added it to my list 😉

  15. alreem

    Wonderful Review, I really liked it so much, but can i read the second book without reading the first one, the story line for the second is better or you can say, what i actually like and love. 😀