Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
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?
This is the second in the Dumont series, I enjoyed the romance as well as the ongoing mystery of the curse that forever causes havoc with the love lives of the men in the Dumont family.
Devyn Mauvais is a direct descendent of the famous voodoo queen Juliette Mauvais, and as much as she feels it is bad juju to use the history of this notorious woman, she needs to make a living and so sells sacred oils and ritual kits out of her home, telling herself it is just until something else comes along.
Beau Dumont is back from his wandering ways and is ready to put his money and energy into the Belle, the riverboat he runs with his brother Marc. When Beau and Devyn bump into each other at their high school reunion, he helps her get out of an embarrassing situation, only to trick her into working for him during a two week trip on the river. The two have history and as much as she needs the money, she is not sure spending two weeks with Beau is the smart thing to do. And while the chemistry is still strong with these two high school sweethearts, Beau will need to convince Devyn he is ready to make a commitment and that the curse can be broken.
I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the series which can easily be read as a standalone. Devyn’s sister Allie and Marc are featured in the first book and play pivotal roles in this story but the author does a great job of catching the reader up on all things that are important.
Devyn is a bit on the gruff side, she tries to hide behind a wall because of past hurts but you can see she is vulnerable on the inside. Beau sees though this right away and comes to her rescue on several occasions whether she wants him to or not, it actually gets him into trouble a time or two, but the groveling is good and he excels at making things up to her.
Speaking of Beau, he is a wonderful hero, yes he may have messed up ten years ago, but now he is older and knows what he wants, and Devyn is his future.
The two together are smoking hot, they can’t keep their hands off each other while on their two week trip and the chemistry is off the charts. Of course all is not always so wonderful and she gets scared because of her trust issues and starts to back off even before the trip ends, Beau has his work cut out for him to gain back her trust.
Beau’s family is front and center since most of them either own or work on the Belle so they are important to the story, which is a good thing as they are quirky and fun. There is also the 100 year old curse they must work through in order for the two to be successful with their happily ever after but the story is lighthearted and sweet and does not feature a lot of drama to distract from the romance. I am excited for more as I am intrigued by Beau’s sister Ella-Claire and her relationship with Alex, I see fireworks.
I give Make You Remember by Macy Beckett 4 stars!