Nov 30

Make Me Yours by Melanie Harlow Review


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He’s my brother’s best friend.

The hot single dad next door.

And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret.

It’s my own damn fault. I’m thirty years old, for heaven’s sake. I’m a kindergarten teacher and a (reasonably) responsible adult. I should know better than to get tipsy and draft a fake text listing all the dirty things I wish Officer Cole Mitchell would do to me.

I wasn’t supposed to hit send.

He wasn’t supposed to see it.

And he definitely wasn’t supposed to text back telling me to go on . . .

Because after that, things escalate quickly.

Cole is everything I’ve ever wanted. He’s sexy and protective. A devoted father to his little girl. A dedicated cop the whole town adores. The kind of guy you can trust to keep his hands to himself, even when you’re desperately hoping he won’t.

I’m not the girl he thought he’d end up with, but after all this time, I might finally get the chance to say the words I’ve always dreamed of . . . make me yours.

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I’m absolutely loving Melanie Harlow’s newest small-town romance series, Bellamy Creek. Full of all sorts of feels, these stories are sexy, swoony, romantic escapes, and I can’t get enough. Harlow definitely knows her way around a small-town romance, and her endearing characters, charming close-knit communities and passionate love stories are exactly the kind of feel-good romances I want to read right now.

Make Me Yours is a secret crush, brother’s best friend romance featuring Cole Mitchell, a widower single dad police officer, and Cheyenne Dempsey, a kindergarten teacher and the younger sister of his best friend. Cole and Cheyenne have a long history together, having grown up next door to one another, but Cole was Cheyenne’s adolescent crush and despite trying to move on from those unrequited feelings, she still carries that torch for him.

After Cole’s wife died tragically leaving him a single father to his adorable daughter, Mariah, he shut down emotionally, channeling all his attention into raising his sweet little girl and his job as a police officer. Cheyenne is an important person in Mariah’s life, filling the role of big sister/friend to her. My heart ached for Cole and what he’s been through learning some of life’s most painful lessons the hard way. He’s got a natural protective streak that serves him well in his job, but it’s made him overly cautious in his personal life, and now, nine years later, he feels stuck in a rut and wants to make some changes.

Make Me Yours was beautiful and heartwarming and such a sexy love story—I loved every single moment of it. The balance Melanie Harlow struck between Cole’s vulnerabilities and his alpha/protective male side made him a completely swoon-worthy hero, and his pairing with the incredibly patient, thoughtful and kind, Cheyenne, was nothing short of perfect. I was rooting so hard for them, and this tender romance, packed full of delicious chemistry, was an addictive look into a friendship as it catches fire. Five smooches from me for Make Me Yours by Melanie Harlow!

~Danielle Palumbo



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