Make Me Stay

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Make Me Stay

A Hope Novel, #5

There is plenty of hope to be found in Hope. The town is growing and the old Mercantile store is being renovated. Ms Burton brings you into Hope and makes you feel at home. In fact, it will feel like home before you finish this book as you become part of the characters’ lives. Reading this book is like a warm welcome to a small town where everyone cares about everyone else. However, it is also so much more. The romance is tender, sweet and perfect. The ending is just what it should be. Characters from previous books are a major part of this one and you can see future books being set up. I could not imagine a more perfect story. It will have you laughing, crying and sighing. Emotions definitely jump off the page. And, while this book is part of a series, you do not need to read any of the other books in the series to love this one. It is just that well written. Also, it is a contemporary western where not everyone is a cowboy or lives on a ranch. Plus, no one is super rich but everyone is employed. It’s reality, even when it’s not. Make this a must read.

Reid is in town only long enough to help renovate the old Mercantile store. His life is in Boston and he owns a business there. The whole town is interested in his plans for the place including florist, Samantha. There is a definite attraction between the two but a relationship between them won’t work. But, can a temporary fling?


Book Blurb for Make Me Stay

The New York Times bestselling author of Love After All and the Play-by-Play series delivers a new novel about how love sometimes has plans of its own.  

Having left his hometown of Hope years ago, only one thing could persuade architect Reid McCormack to come home for a lengthy stay—the challenge of renovating a historic building. But once the job is finished, he’ll be headed back to Boston, no matter how much he’s drawn to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor.  

Samantha watches over her elderly grandmother and pours a piece of herself into every floral creation she designs. Her crush on Reid has been blooming for a while now, but she’s reluctant to act on it. A temporary fling isn’t what she’s looking for, even if Reid is smoking hot and super sexy. She wants a real, permanent, forever kind of love. 

Two people with different goals couldn’t possibly work, and yet as their attraction grows into something deeper, maybe falling in love is the one thing Samantha and Reid can build a future on.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 5.00