Published by Entangled: Brazen on October 3, 2016
Series: Men of Gold Mountain #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Samantha Kane is about to solidify her father’s legacy by developing sleepy Gold Mountain into the most profitable ski resort in the country. There’s one man standing in her way though. One very sexy, rugged man. When she shows up to convince Austin Reede to sell, she has no intention of hiding her identity. But with a body like his, she’ll take a few risks to get closer.
Austin was the fastest skier on the U.S. Olympic team, until he shattered his knee. Gold Mountain became his refuge—and now Kane Enterprises is threatening that home. When he meets Sam, he has no idea she’s the one to blame, he just knows the attraction between them is one he hasn't felt in years. A scorching hot one-night stand is just what he needs. Little does he guess that it will change everything…
Make Me Stay is the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series by Rebecca Brooks. Make Me Stay is an adult contemporary romance. I really enjoyed the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series, and I can’t wait to read the next book. It is a new spin on a familiar concept, one that I have seen done more in romantic comedy movies rather than in books, so it was fun for me to read about it. In this case Sam Kane was a developer wanting to buy land on the mountain to develop a ski community and finish out her father’s dream, but the concept can be used for anything. It goes like this, two people have never met but one is mad at the other one because that other one is trying to make them do something they don’t want to do (in this case sell his land). Two individuals meet but one or both of them don’t know who the other is. They like each other. Then they find out who the other one is, and disaster ensues.
I like the concept a lot and I really liked watching Sam and Austin get to know each other without him knowing it was Sam. That being said, I always kind of think the other person should just introduce themselves sooner rather than later. I feel like Sam would have gotten so many more brownie points if at her first meeting she said who she was. She was meeting Austin on good terms and I think he would have respected that, but it never seems to happen that way. Either way, watching them two of them interact before, during and after they knew who the other one was, was a lot of fun. Make Me Stay is a very well written and well executed story, and I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here.
Austin is such a stand up guy. He is my favorite kind of guy actually. Sure, he is a little bit stubborn but he has a kind streak a mile wide. And Sam is kind too, even if she doesn’t want to admit it. Austin is good for Sam. Make is Stay is a delightful read, though a little predictable in concept, this book is very well done and it will surprise you. I really enjoyed this one.
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I love that this book is based in the mountains and at a ski resort. I understand why the author didn’t have Sam identify herself right away as it creates immediate tension for the plot, but this has been so overdone. I was hoping for more of a unique plot twist. Thanks for the review!