Review-Make Me by Alyssa Turner

Willpower is overrated.

Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor, Kyle Hunter, is a Marine Corps vet, the son of a US Senator and the prodigal heir of American corporate royalty. He’s rich, smart and a notorious flirt. Kyle Hunter is also in love with his best friend. So why did he tell Manny they could never see each other again?

Manny Tescadero isn’t about to be hurt twice. He’s lost a lot and if there’s one thing he learned in Afghanistan, it’s to defend yourself and those who need you at all costs. When Rebecca Sinclair lands on his doorstep, his honor won’t let him turn her away. His heart won’t let him pretend there isn’t more to it than a soldier’s code. But new love interests aren’t part of the mission plan; not when he’s still in love with someone else.

Rebecca Sinclair has never been good at letting loose. As a librarian she has her dream job and a new start with an amazing apartment in the city that never sleeps. She thought she was happy until everything she’s worked for is gone in a flash. Turns out having it all may just mean something else entirely. 
There are a mountain of reasons why they shouldn’t be together and not one stands a chance of keeping them apart. 

If you asked her, she'd say it all started with her vast collection of paper dolls. That's how long Alyssa Turner has been crafting intricate story lines full of twists and turns and memorable characters. Thirty years later, her stories are now quite grown up.
She writes erotica and erotic romance in all lengths, having been featured in the notable anthologies of Best Women's Erotica, edited by Violet Blue and several from Rachel Kramer Bussel. With her proclivity for the ménage genre, Alyssa is often recognized for weaving complexity and emotional depth into her characters and plots.
Alyssa has more than several full length novels under her belt and no two stories are the same. For Alyssa, it's much more fun to try something new. Read more about Alyssa Turner and preview her published works on her blog. 

 This is a wonderful, heartfelt tale of acceptance, heart break, courage, and the whims of fate. I loved the story, and the characters are so well developed that you can see them in your mind, and you feel their struggles. I found myself at odds when I reached the end, hoping that there was more to learn about them.
In the beginning, Rebecca comes home from a month away working with the Library of Congress to find out that her sublet apartment has been willed to an ex marine named Manny. If that wasn't bad enough, the funding for her job with the library was cut and she would have to move to fundraising. Manny felt bad so he let her stay with him until she can find a new place. Manny was recovering from a broken heart. He had lost the love of his life, Kyle, when they were caught fooling around while serving overseas. He was not prepared to open his heart to anyone, seeing as he had decided to take a 90 day break from romance to figure out how to heal. When he finds himself attracted to Rebecca, he is unsure if he is ready. Kyle really hurt his best friend when he ended everything between them, abandoning his love to save face with his mother. He realized how much he had screwed up, and he hoped Manny would be able to forgive him. What he was not prepared for was how he felt about Rebecca. Yeah, he and Manny had shared women before, but he never cared about them, it had always been about Manny. Kyle's mother, Olivia is running for re-election as a Senator, and the pressures on Kyle make him make some big mistakes with his two loves. Add in a slimy neighbor, Wilson, and the story gets even more interesting! This book is an interesting exploration about trust, honor, obligation, and tolerance toward things that one does not understand. It is beautifully written. I was hooked from page one, and I know I will be re reading this one very soon. Ms. Turner is a very good story teller, and I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author. If you love a great romance, grab this book!
Heidi gave Make Me

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