Title: Make Me Say It
Author: Beth Kery
Publisher/Year: Penguin Publishing 4/19/16
Length: 74 pages
Series: Make Me #3
Attraction melts into obsession in New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery’s latest installment of her beguiling new serial novel…
Even as Jacob offers Harper a life of luxury and indulgence that thrills all her senses, she grows wary of this powerful man and his unquenchable desires. In their most intimate moments, Harper can’t help but submit to his seductive demands. But the man outside the bedroom, whose early business dealings carry an air of questionable origins, who refuses to share even the smallest detail about his past, is an entirely different story…
Jacob worries that, deep inside, Harper must recognize who he really is—the boy he was before he became a powerful, billionaire mogul. As much as he craves acknowledgment of their shared past, he dreads she might call him out as a fraud and leave his life forever…
In this third installment, we are seeing the aftermath of really what was the first real interaction sexually between these 2, and how both have to deal with it. We’re seeing that Jacob is having a harder time separating the past from the present when he gets into his head, and that is manifesting itself into something that makes Harper uncomfortable.
All that being said, the story continues. We see Jacob’s friend Cyril questioning his interest in Harper since she’s not his type, and that line of conversation puts Jacob off balance which is doesn’t like. he’s forced to really internalize what he’s doing, which is something that doesn’t often happen.
The nice thing here is that while he’s digesting things, we get another bit of a flashback to when Jacob and Harper met, and we’re seeing how their relationship / interaction began. It’s not quite that deep yet, but we’re seeing what happened 20 years ago to make their paths connect.
It’s only after that, where we see Jacob finally take things into his own hand and go to Harper and try to explain himself. Where they go from there is then all in typical Beth Kery style – incredibly hot and steamy, super sexy and passionate. Where they go with their needs, well we see what Jacob means about what he needs in a partner, and how he takes Harper there, even though he knows exactly why in theory she’d be uncomfortable.
While she still doesn’t recognize him, he keeps trying to nudge that memory – but learns an interesting reason for why she may never make the connection. There’s something more there about what happened to her post the kidnapping 20 years ago that i’d really like to get into in the next book since i feel like there’s another twist coming that will shake things up.
So on that note, since i was slow to read this one this week, at least i don’t have to wait so long for the next. Have a great weekend!