𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 is a steamy, contemporary romance
💗 Slow Burn
🤍 Friends to Lovers
💗 Single Dad
🤍 Feisty Heroine
I’m perfectly content with my life, until Chloe walks through the door, upending any semblance of balance.
Chloe is one of those fast-talking New Yorkers with an opinion about everything. Never mind that most of them are correct.
She also has the greatest ass on the planet, along with a sex kitten smile that threatens to undo me every time we meet.
But we want different things from life, and neither of us are willing to compromise.
I have to keep my distance, no matter how much my heart wants to make her stay.
My holiday plans never included a funeral, or the grizzly bear in a suit scowling at me throughout the service, but here I am.
Turns out the grizzly is named Aidan, and he’s actually a big softie beneath his shaggy beard. A big softie with rock hard abs.
He’s fun, flirty, and dangerously attractive, but we’re strictly friends. There’s no crossing that line, although with each passing night, he’s getting harder to resist.
I changed my life for love once before and I won’t do it again, no matter how much my heart wants him to make me stay.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – fuck it, this one is 10 out of 5
Steam: PERFECT! And I do mean perfect. Forget the fire icons, this one deserves simply perfect.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
-Friends to lovers
-The guy next door
I cry at happy endings. I really do. I cry especially when two people I’ve grown to love so damn much get their happy ending. So naturally I wailed my eyes out.
I read Make Me Stay in two days, which is a record for me nowadays. This is how much I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It was addictive. And I know you’re going to say this, how could I have grown to love those characters within two days — enough to cry my eyes out for their happiness kind of love? Well, I freaking did, okay! They are so amazingly written you feel their every emotion jumping off the pages. You live through what they live through, because their experiences are so realistic. And the humour? Goooosh, how I love the humour in this book. So. damn. much.
It doesn’t happen often, but already from the first chapter I was boiling over with emotions that the storyline brought out in me. The misperception that Aiden’s and Chloe’s friendship starts with pissed me off so damn much I was surprised by it myself. Aiden is portrayed so beautifully. And even as he hates Chloe at the beginning it is clear from the start that he is an absolutely amazing man regardless of his false understanding of Chloe’s character. You see it in the way he loved Chloe’s mother and the way he adores his children. You can say it in the way he makes up for his mistakes once he realises how wrong he has been.
God I love Aiden. He puts others first before his own desires and that is incredibly attractive in a man. Caretaking is often attributed as something the woman needs to do, but who then takes care of the woman? I’ll tell you who: Aiden. And oh hot damn how he takes care of Chloe.
While Aiden is such a beautiful person through and through, so is Chloe. I’m not saying they are both perfect, because nobody is perfect. What I am saying is that despite their hardships they are striving to be better every day. Despite their fear, they step into the fire in hopes they won’t get burnt this time. Despite their differences, they adjust their lives for each other, make it work, change their opinions. That is what made me fall in love with this story. That is what made me cry for their happiness.
This love story is so beautiful to see. Often steamy romance focusses on sex, because that’s what steamy means, right. It has to have mind blowing sex in it. It’s all good and well and we all love those kind of books too, but Make You Stay, while being hot and steamy, managed to be soft, and loving, and caressing and absolutely all consuming. I’ve read so many romance books where there is nothing left of the love making and everything is about fucking. I’ve read so many romances where I skim through those open door scenes because the description stops being sexy and is on the borderline of gross. Now Make You Stay is sooo daaaaamn hot, through and through. It has got my stamp of approval. It’s got the kind of steam that… well that works for me.
I am so head over heels in love with this book, so I’ll just shut up now and let you go and order it.