Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
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?
Make You Mine is a cute start to a new series that combines engaging characters, a bit of voodoo and a curse that has troubled the Dumont men for a century.
Allie Mauvais is the owner of the Sweet Spot, a local bakery that also gives a little bit extra when someone asks. Most know she is a direct descendent of New Orleans’s Voodoo queen, Juliette Mauvais and people come asking for a little help with their relationships. She believes she is using a bit of psychology more than Voodoo but they don’t care, as long as they believe in what she tells them.
Marc Dumont has always been intrigued by Allie but ever since an unfortunate incident in high school, he has avoided her like the plague. There is a legend that Allie’s great, great grandmother cursed his family vowing the Dumont men would never be lucky in love and since that time the Dumont man have not married.
The Dumont family has owned the Belle of the Bayou for several generations; the riverboat is now in Marc’s capable hands as his father recently retired. As the family gets ready for a two week cruise, they must deal with many problems that plague them, including an ill pastry chef that causes Marc to hire Allie, much to the dismay of his family. As they deal with more headaches during the cruise, Marc and Allie get closer and fall hard for each other (those bedroom scenes are hot), but what will happen when they are back on dry land, will the curse resurface?
This is a fun and entertaining story, the romance is spicy and hot, the characters are all likeable and the premise is intriguing. I like the thought of a hundred year old curse that plagues these men with the women they may love.
Allie is extremely likeable as she enjoys all aspects of life, I thought her attitude was amazing and liked when she would jump in and do whatever was needed, even if it hurt her feelings at times, such a team player. I like how she would talk about how the curse is not real and how she did not believe in them yet deep down she knows there is something to these rituals. I also like Marc; he is smitten from the beginning and went against the family several times in order to stand up for her while on the boat. It was only when they were back to real life that he started to back pedal, believing the curse is real. The two together sizzled, the chemistry is amazing and their scenes were hot!
We get to meet most of these cursed Dumont men on board the boat, as they all work in one capacity or another and as engaging as they were, they all believed the problems that they had during the cruise were the fault of the curse, those Mauvais women are apparently dangerous and I had to laugh out loud when Pawpaw (grandfather) was left on a dock rather than continue on the cruise, so fearful was he about Allie. I did really like the family and look forward to more, I also liked Allie’s sister Devyn who will be causing all kinds of problems for Beau Dumont in the next book.
The pace of the book is fast and that works well, the story is light and fun with the characters going from one crisis or mishap to another. I am looking forward to more in the series as I enjoyed those I met and the overall story arc of a cursed family.
I give Make You Mine by Macy Beckett 4 stars!