ARC provided by the Publisher in exchange for honest review Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen is my second book by her, and I must say I enjoyed it I did like it, as I said But there were a few things that made it less enjoyable.I did think Becky was just a tad bit aggravating overdramatic about a few things.First being that she kept saying that it was just an arrangement of sorts and nothing else.The second is where she wants to renovate the bar into a Caf I can say that I sort of agree with ARC provided by the Publisher in exchange for honest review Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen is my second book by her, and I must say I enjoyed it I did like it, as I said But there were a few things that made it less enjoyable.I did think Becky was just a tad bit aggravating overdramatic about a few things.First being that she kept saying that it was just an arrangement of sorts and nothing else.The second is where she wants to renovate the bar into a Caf I can say that I sort of agree with the sister Yes, I do think that she kind of wanted to change it because that s what Betsy wanted She seemed kind of selfish.Quinton and Betsy were good together after they got their act together Overall I liked the book It wasn t my favorite but it also wasn t the worst book ARC provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange of honest review image error From the Big Easy, the French Quarter, the city that brought you soul food and beignets, New Orleans got a little hotter when Amanda Usen turned the heat up in her newest release of Make Me, Take Me One night of passion and raw sex was all it took for two complete strangers to be enraptured with each other In a city known for its magical spells, this one night was all it took for sparks to fly and ignitARC provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange of honest review image error From the Big Easy, the French Quarter, the city that brought you soul food and beignets, New Orleans got a little hotter when Amanda Usen turned the heat up in her newest release of Make Me, Take Me One night of passion and raw sex was all it took for two complete strangers to be enraptured with each other In a city known for its magical spells, this one night was all it took for sparks to fly and ignite this raw desire that was brewing between Betsy Mouton and Quinton James Fast forward to two years later, Betsy never thought that Mr James would be standing in front of her again and this time he will make an offer that she can t refused Instead of one night, he made her an offer of two weeks where they will fulfill every unadulterated passion and raw sex Will James make Betsy see that there is a connection that was already brewing and that she can t escaped Will Betsy finally tell Quinton to take her Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen was a hot sexy read Things were not only cooking up in the kitchen because in this menu, all that Betsy wants to order is her side of Quinton James and she could not get enough of him In this book, Ms Usen allows her readers to see an independent woman trying to do whats best for her family and at the same time fulfilling her dreams of opening a restaurant Love has always been in the back burner for Betsy till she meet hotelier, Quinton Both Quinton and Betsy has a past that left them a little apprehensive in the HEA But like two magnets, these two could no longer deny the connection that was stirring between them In this sexy and romantic story line, Ms Usen will make you believe that Happily Ever Afters doesn t just exist in fairy tales but it was also in the cards or in this case, a reading of tea leaves for them So if you are looking for a book that is filled with steam, romance, passion, and love then I recommend you read Make Me, Take Me Review also posted on Four Chicks Flipping Pages Amanda Usen image error A sexy category romance from Entangled s Brazen imprint He s every fantasy she s ever hadBetsy Mouton knows that easy doesn t last forever She s working her butt off to launch the Last Call Caf so her family can leave the New Orleans bar business and its heartaches behind forever That is, until the hottest one night stand of her life shows up next door, twice as uncompromising and two million times hotter, offering to buy the bar and send the Moutons to Easy StreetHotelier Quinton James has never forgotten the unbelievably hot night he and Betsy shared Never forgotten how beautifully she submitted to him, or how he found the only peace he s ever known in her arms Now that Betsy is the only thing standing in the way of his new hotel, she s the one in control But there s at stake than her cafe or laying their past to rest Quin wants a future With her All he has to do is convince herone sensual command at a time Amanda Usen has brought the spiciest instalment yet to her Hot Nights series and once again she s come up with the fabulous romantic recipe of delectable food mixed with delectable man Man walks into a bar, makes eyes with the girl behind the bar and, after a night of off the charts sexy action, wakes up to an empty bed Fast forward two years and when Betsy Mouton returns home from culinary school, the last person she expects to bump into is Quinton James the very same wealthy and ber sexy h Amanda Usen has brought the spiciest instalment yet to her Hot Nights series and once again she s come up with the fabulous romantic recipe of delectable food mixed with delectable man Man walks into a bar, makes eyes with the girl behind the bar and, after a night of off the charts sexy action, wakes up to an empty bed Fast forward two years and when Betsy Mouton returns home from culinary school, the last person she expects to bump into is Quinton James the very same wealthy and ber sexy hotelier who she left sleeping soundly She s determined to turn her bar into a successful restaurant, he has plans for a new hotel next door that includes buying her bar and she can resist selling him her business, but resisting him is a different matterI loved Quin I think I ve mentioned he s sexy he is , he s a gent, but he s also a little dirty with it With vulnerabilities and his own secrets he s a sweetheart Betsy is frustratingly stubborn I wanted to shake her at times, but I liked her and Quin brings out an unexpected side to her They had a great chemistry and the heat between them could give a vindaloo a runs for its money With characters from the previous books making an appearance, Make Me, Take Me was a great read And, whilst Betsy is the final of the three friends to have her story, a part of me is hoping this isn t the end of the seriesher sister must have a story that needs to be told Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion This steamy contemporary romance is the story of Quinton and Betsy Set with the backdrop of sultry New Orleans, Quin and Betsy share a sexy one night stand, one Betsy is willing to indulge in with her handsome stranger, secure in the knowledge that she s leaving town the next day But two years later he s back as is she after her stint at culinary school , and building a hotel next to her bar He hasn t forgotten their night together and desires nothingthan to pick up where they left off This steamy contemporary romance is the story of Quinton and Betsy Set with the backdrop of sultry New Orleans, Quin and Betsy share a sexy one night stand, one Betsy is willing to indulge in with her handsome stranger, secure in the knowledge that she s leaving town the next day But two years later he s back as is she after her stint at culinary school , and building a hotel next to her bar He hasn t forgotten their night together and desires nothingthan to pick up where they left off but when Quin wantsthan just her body, will Betsy be willing to give him her heart I really loved this story I thought the chemistry between Quin and Betsy was off the charts, and from the beginning of the story I was totally sold on their romance The setting was used really well to add a touch of mystery and drama to the story, giving New Orleans its due as a jazzy, sultry and sexy city I enjoyed Betsy s character as a responsible, driven woman trying to make things better for her family Letting go with Quin, even if only for a few weeks makes her realize that sometimes having someone else take control is okay Quin too is equally engaging as a determined and steadfast man, with a barrier around his wounded heart that begins to crack as Betsy unknowingly burrows into it Neither has forgotten the chemistry of their first meeting and the ensuing love scenes between them are equally as sexually exciting as their first time together The secondary characters in this story played an important role in the plot development and the interaction between them and Quin and Betsy added to the understanding of the underlying motives of their characters Overall, this story embodied all the things I love about contemporary romance stories a well written plot and setting, engaging characters, sexual tension and steamy love scenes, and a satisfying happy ending 5 stars An Advance Reader Copy of Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen was generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review.I always love Brazen books This book is surprisingly deep, even way deeper than any other Brazen books I have read It made me think carefully about what Betsy wants in life, Kate wants and of course, Quin wants There are so many relatable things in this book that made me think about my own dreams, what I want and eventually, what I have to do to get whatAn Advance Reader Copy of Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen was generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review.I always love Brazen books This book is surprisingly deep, even way deeper than any other Brazen books I have read It made me think carefully about what Betsy wants in life, Kate wants and of course, Quin wants There are so many relatable things in this book that made me think about my own dreams, what I want and eventually, what I have to do to get what I want.Betsy don t want a life like her mother waiting for a rich man to sweep her off her feet That s why when she meet Quinton, rich hotelier, she locked her heart from falling One night full of passion, Betsy leave a mark in Quinton s life Now 2 years later, they meet again and sparks fly Again But what will happen when Quin wantsfrom Betsy but Betsy refuse to bend I loved how real Betsy is I was kind of hurt for her when Kate said those awful things, because I know how that feels She s a strong heroine and I admire her for that She s willing to do anything to help her family and I really think she s awesome Quinton, he s one scarred man But meeting Betsy made him reevaluate everything in his life and eventually realize that he s in love with him He s a strong Hero, even though there s no scenes about his muscles or body , I still think he s a strong male Overall I liked this book I enjoyed reading it and I d love to read another book from this author InMake Me, Take Mewere down in New Orleans and finally meeting Betsy She is part of the trio that started of with Lila in Into the Fire and Jenna from Seducing the Playboy of the Hot Nights series Betsy has grown up helping her mother run the bar that was handed down from Betsy s deadbeat father In Betsy s eyes she sees a business that is sucking her mother and sister down a path of endless nights of rowdy drunken men and if she can turn it into a respectable cafe, she can make their li InMake Me, Take Mewere down in New Orleans and finally meeting Betsy She is part of the trio that started of with Lila in Into the Fire and Jenna from Seducing the Playboy of the Hot Nights series Betsy has grown up helping her mother run the bar that was handed down from Betsy s deadbeat father In Betsy s eyes she sees a business that is sucking her mother and sister down a path of endless nights of rowdy drunken men and if she can turn it into a respectable cafe, she can make their lives better Quin meets Betsy the night before she leaves for culinary school and against Betsy s better judgement gives this rich playboy ONE night to rock her world Quin is a lost soul who was born in New Orleans, after loosing his mother, his sister and he are adopted by a loving couple, but his sister runs away, while he is given the world at his fingertips With his power and money he builds hotels, and New Orleans draws him back with the need to build over his history there a few years after his encounter with Betsy Fates align like only they do in the magical city and Quin is moving into Betsy s neighborhood As much as Betsy fights their potent chemistry, it s undeniable With the help of her friends and the fates all of Betsy s dreams will come true, but first she has to learn to accept help from others and the expectations of those that she loves most This story definitely drew me in as did the others, but I enjoyed this one the most I have quite the soft spot for the Dirty South ARC generously provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange of an honest review Make Me, Take Me is a clear case of what happens when an author transforms the labor of crafting a story into a true labor of love Betsy and Quin s story may be filled with fierce and unchecked passion, but it is a passion that is laced with deep heartfelt pain.It is this pain that both serves to draw the two hearts together, while threatening to destroy both their lives and their love.Throw in the complications of money and distrust, and set it all against the ghosts, glory, beauty, and traged Make Me, Take Me is a clear case of what happens when an author transforms the labor of crafting a story into a true labor of love Betsy and Quin s story may be filled with fierce and unchecked passion, but it is a passion that is laced with deep heartfelt pain.It is this pain that both serves to draw the two hearts together, while threatening to destroy both their lives and their love.Throw in the complications of money and distrust, and set it all against the ghosts, glory, beauty, and tragedy that is New Orleans, and you have une bonne fois for sure This tale is one built and brought to life through the wonders of escalation Each interaction, each word, each scenario a carefully placed accentuation of the one before This is an element that is a delightful constant from beginning to end and scene to scene.Both this story s leading man and leading lady are very well matched This story is not so much one of someone saving someone, as it is of two souls walking out of the shadows of doubt, loneliness, and feartogether.AnnndddddLET S NOT FORGET THE SEX This book is filled to the brim with earth shattering, bone melting, ohhhh no he didn tohh la la This is NOT the book that you want to read in public.The sensuality increases in time with the emotionality, making each time these two come together hotter than the last.The drama of a man blessed with everything but family, and a woman too afraid to trust her heart, is one that will stoke the fires of your body, provide thought provoking food for your mind, and feed the truth seeking belief that love conquers allin your soul ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..Loved this..Betsy Mouton is a New Orleans girl who is idealising enhancing the family bar by turning it into a cafe, complete with serving dinner She s intending to go to culinary school the very next day, to ensure that dream, but until then, finds herself serving in the bar.Quinton James is a successful hotelier who is visiting the latest of his hotels to launch imminently He decides not to go too far, when he ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..Loved this..Betsy Mouton is a New Orleans girl who is idealising enhancing the family bar by turning it into a cafe, complete with serving dinner She s intending to go to culinary school the very next day, to ensure that dream, but until then, finds herself serving in the bar.Quinton James is a successful hotelier who is visiting the latest of his hotels to launch imminently He decides not to go too far, when he chooses the bar next door to sit back, relax and watch the delectable bar maid for a few hours.Fiesty banter flows back and forth between these two, turning the chemistry level up a notch If you re going to say something that cheesy, you have to follow it up with a wink It s a rule C mon, pretty boy, show me your wink As in true flirty form, they both encounter their most memorable one night stand But that s where it ceases until 2 years later, when Betsy returns from her culinary school stint and faces the man who had introduced her to multiple OMG s.I definitely enjoyed the steam factor..Amanda creates very vivid scenarios She also easily garnished the background, giving us a real taste of New Orleans The supporting characters were plentiful, although I couldn t quite get Betsy s sister Kate, who came across as an incredulous bully Quin s backstory was simmering in the background nicely, whilst the main story continued with an easy pace 3 Stars.3 I ve seen enough of the back of your head to last me a lifetime Stars.I do have a bit of a love hate relationship with Amanda Usen books for the most part I enjoy them, and the same can definitely be said for the third installment in the Hot Nights series, but there always seems to be something that niggles at me as the story progresses which then lowers my enjoyment level This is definitely the case with Make Me, Take Me.I liked this book, but I didn t love it, for a couple of 3 Stars.3 I ve seen enough of the back of your head to last me a lifetime Stars.I do have a bit of a love hate relationship with Amanda Usen books for the most part I enjoy them, and the same can definitely be said for the third installment in the Hot Nights series, but there always seems to be something that niggles at me as the story progresses which then lowers my enjoyment level This is definitely the case with Make Me, Take Me.I liked this book, but I didn t love it, for a couple of reasons The first half started well, but as the story between Betsy and Quin progressed, I found myself struggling to really find anything likeable about Betsy and a lot of her reasoning behind her actions and behavior moved from the realms of stubborn and independent, with her cut and run behavior towards Quin to bordering on selfish and bitchy Add to that the lies and omission of the facts about a few important things between her, her mother and her sister Kate it was all a bit too much, overly dramatized and went on for far too long I ve been sitting here all night thinking of things I d like to do to you, and I want to make you say yes Unfortunately, because of the aforementioned I also really, really disliked Betsy s sister Kate as well Again I could see both sides of the arguments between them, but the execution of the story just didn t give me enough emotion to make me feel any sympathy for their issues, and some of Betsy s internal monologue just sounded like a spoiled girl struggling with bouts of jealousy for her little sister Quin s back story view spoiler as well as his selective memory loss hide spoiler was all a bit one step too far for me in relation to everything else that was going on I hope you ve got a magic want in that big bag You re going to need it I know the above all seems a lot of negative, but those are the main things that are in my mind while I write the review about the book There are positives, Amanda writes some imaginative and dirty sex, the vivid descriptions of New Orleans and its characters were very easy to pull to mind, and I liked seeing a little of Lila and Jackson as well as Jenna and Roman I have a feeling that Kate may get a book next, will I read it ARC generously provided by Entangled for the above 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