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Make You Mine

(Dumont Bachelors #1)

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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  537 ratings  ·  88 reviews
For ninety-nine years, every man in the Dumont family has remained a perpetual bachelor. Residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, whisper about a voodoo hex cast upon the family, sabotaging each man’s chance at marriage. In truth, the Dumont men have their own player personalities to blame, and Marc is no exception. As captain of his family’s riverboat, he’s broken hearts up a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Signet
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Macy Beckett
Feb 03, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Edit #2: We have a cover! Isn't it adorable? And there's finally a back-cover blurb up there. :)

Edit #1: No, you're not seeing things. That's a new title up there. While I loved "Premarital Hex," it sounded deceptively paranormal, so the publisher decided to change it. I support this decision, because the book is a contemporary romance, not PNR, and I'd hate to confuse anyone. But good news! Penguin asked me to write a novella to launch the series, and I agreed. Be on the lookout this spring for
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Rashika (is tired)
You know what reading this book is like?
It's like watching a really good chick flick after a very bad day.
It's simply adorable.

Reasons to read it:

1. A strong female lead who goes after what she wants and isn't shy about it.

2. A good relationship between sisters and family in general

3. A cute hero who does have his 'I want to smack him in the face' moments but in the end pulls through and surprises you with how sweet he is.

4. A good romance that you might think is angsty but you'll end up enjoyi
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
In case you didn’t know, Macy Beckett is the pseudonym Melissa Landers (author of this year’s Alienated) uses for her hot and steamy Contemporary Romances. I know many of you loved the kissing scene in her debut YA book, and I agree that it got my own pulse racing. It’s my favorite scene in that book, and since I love her adult books, it proved even more to me that she’s at her best with more mature settings. Her first Contemporary Romance series, Sultry Springs, is one of my favorites, and I’m ...more
☕️Kimberly
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Coffee Date with Make You Mine:

First date: Beckett had my attention from the very first pages as she introduced us to Allie Mauvais. We are inside her pastry shop, The Sweet Spot, and the smells are heavenly. Allie is a curiosity with her curly hair and mismatched eyes. She is a kind soul, but there is a loneliness and longing to her. People are wary of her and yet, compelled to seek her out. Allie’s great-great grandmother is rumored to have put a hex on the Dumont men. Then there are all those
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Kimberly
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://www.witandsin.blogspot.com/201...

Like the sweet treats Allie bakes, Make You Mine is utterly delicious! Sexy bachelors, a decades-old curse, a little voodoo, a wealth of endearing characters, and a slightly star-crossed romance make this first Dumont Bachelors book a rousing success.

Allie Mauvais is a pastry chef who’s more famous for her supposed voodoo priestess abilities than any cruller or cookie she makes. Plagued by her heritage, Allie uses
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Kim
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

I was all set to say that this was the first book I'd ever read by Macy Beckett, and while that's true in theory, it turns out this is a pen name for Melissa Landers. I read and loved one of her young adult titles earlier this year, so it's not entirely surprising I enjoyed this one as much as I did.

Make You Mine was just a whole bunch of sweet and sexy romantic fun. I absolutely loved the setting, the cast of characters and the story. The voodo
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Jessica
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Why do books have to continue being so gosh darn cute? Haha, I absolutely loved this book! Not only does the main character bake, which I happen to love doing as well, but the romance was just too good not to love!

For the past 99 years, no Dumont man has ever married thanks to a curse the Mauvis women placed upon them. Marc Dumont is finally the captain of his family's vessel Belle and it seems like nothing can go right. When his pastry chef gets the German measles, Allie Mauvis is more than rea
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Barb Lie
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Make You Mine by Macy Beckett is the first book in her new series, The Dumont Bachelors. I have read, and enjoyed previous books by Macy Beckett. When I heard about her new romance series, The Dumont Bachelors, I knew I had to read it, and let me tell you, I was not wrong, it is awesome. Make You Mine was a fun read from start to finish. I read this book in a day, and it is a full length novel.

Allie Mauvais is our heroine, who runs her own bakery; and who has from afar always had the hots for
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Melissa
A quick read that was cutesy, cheesy at times and maybe even a little overdone.

Allie is the great-great granddaughter of a well known voodoo priestess. The same priestess who supposedly put a curse on all the Dumont men, preventing any of them from walking down the aisle in the last 99 years. Allie doesn't actually believe in the curse, but she doesn't really set anyone straight either. Most people tend to steer clear of her, so she tries to be content running her little bakery and doling out lo
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Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
May 04, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
I picked up Make You Mine thinking it would be a sweet, sexy read. Well, by 35% I knew I did not want these two main characters together AT ALL and I was tired of all the voodoo "woo woo" belief but not belief -- too many coincidents that the characters blamed on Allie's supposed voodoo. Also, can we just take a sec to look at her last name... Mauvais (french for bad)... really? Add to that the overuse of baby, sugar, honey, etc. and I just can't with this book.
Kristin
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I wanted to love this like I did the Sultry series but I didn't. I liked the characters but I think it needed more romance and less sex. I never thought I'd say that but I missed the build up. That doesn't mean that I won't read the next one because I love Macy Beckett.
Mandi Schreiner
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Some cute moments, but over the top too - the curse kind of takes over the book and annoyed me some. Just not my type of book.

Review coming.
Libby
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Allie Mauvais and Marc Dumont have to overcome the voodoo curse Allie’s gg granny put on the Dumont men after Edward Dumont left her at the alter. Marc is a riverboat captain and Allie owns a bakery.
Book Reading Gals
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: Make You Mine

Series: Dumont Bachelors #1

Author: Macy Beckett

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Paranormal Romance

Blurb: For ninety-nine years, every man in the Dumont family has remained a perpetual bachelor. Residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, whisper about a voodoo hex cast upon the family, sabotaging each man’s chance at marriage. In truth, the Dumont men have their own player personalities to blame, and Marc is no exception. As captain of his family’s riverboat, he’s broken hearts up and
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Dani
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
The Dumont men are cursed. Or so it says the legend around the Bayou.

For almost a century, no Dumont has been able to walk all the way down the aisle thanks to Voodoo Queen Juliette Mauvais, who after having her heart broken by a Dumont, cursed the entire family to a lifetime of fickle relationships.

This little tidbit of bad juju running in the family is hilarious, except when you actually believe it. It seems to me that is the real curse and root of all romantic problems the Dumont men have. An
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Holly Price
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
Allie Mauvis grew up in the shadow of her great great grandmother, Juliette Mauvis, who was rumored to have cursed the Dumont men ninety-nine years ago. Juliette was feared by the townspeople for her work with voodoo and people still feared the Mauvis family all these years later. Allie didn't believe in spells though, even though many of the people who came into her bakery were seeking them. She found that may people just needed a push in the right direction and some basic psychology and observ ...more
Ellie
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Make You Mine, Dumont Bachelors #1, by Macy Beckett
Grade: C

“Those Mauvais women have a way of sneaking inside your head when you’re not looking, then digging in and never letting go.”

Allie Mauvais has spent her whole life being whispered about since she looks just like her great grandmother who happened to be a very famous voodoo priestess. Allie uses this history and the residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana superstitions to sell love charms along with her amazing desserts out of her bakery. Alli
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Macy Beckett is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I discovered her a couple of years ago and I love reading her books because I know I’m going to laugh. Make You Mine definitely has its laughable moments, but it also gives you heartfelt, tender moments.

In Cedar Bayou, Louisiana the Mauvais’ are known to be into voodoo. So much so that it is believed that Juliette Mauvais put a hex on the Dumont men over 100 years ago; cursing them to
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Lucy Dosch
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was Allie Mauvais’s grandmother who first cursed the Dumont men so they would never be able to find love and commit to one woman. Marc’s father is the perfect example of this powerful curse. He has five children with four different women and now another one on the way with his new girlfriend.

Marc tried never to cross paths with Allie, even going as far as changing to the other side of the street when he sees her. She might be beautiful to look at, but he is smart enough to be afraid of Cedar
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
This one is sure to have you laughing out loud! Macy Beckett has written a very entertaining and comical new novel!

Allie Mauvais has had a crush on Marc Dumont for as long as she can remember, even though he promised to call her after taking her to the prom, only to never speak to her again. In fact, his avoidance of her is so bad, he actually crosses the street instead of walking in front of her bakery. But when Marc’s pastry chef for his riverboat is unable to make the trip, it’s Allie to the
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Sue
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Make You Mine by Macy Beckett, Allie is a baker with her own business. But due to her family's history and reputation, just as many people come into the shop for reasons other than a sweet treat! They come thinking Allie can see things, they come for love charms, and they come because they are curious. Allie's great-great Grandmother is said to have put a curse on the Dumont men 99 years ago, and none of them have settled down or married since. Allie doesn't believe in curses or hexes, to her ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Sweet Stars!

eARC for Honest Review from Signet


A curse + a voodoo queen + a gorgeous bachelor = a quirky fun romance.

Deep in the bayou many years ago a curse was made by a scorned woman to the doomed Dumont Bachelors. Since this curse the Dumont men are perpetual players never finding love. However, even though they have been cursed and its has been ingrained in their heads to stay away from ALL Mauvais woman. But it has been hard for Marc since he landed eyes on Allie even though he tries no
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Margaret
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Paulina
I was very lucky to receive a copy of this from Headline for an honest review.

For 90 years the Dumont men have been afraid of commitment, always having flings and never settling down. All because of one man and one voodoo hex cast on their whole family. Until they break it.

Allie Mauvais the great-great granddaughter of the famous voodoo witch who put the curse on the Dumont men is in love with no one other than Marc who’s in fact one of the men bearing this hex.

I would have most likely hated
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Heather Duff
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Headline Eternal for providing me with a copy

I am a sucker for books set in America's deep south, there is just something about that region that oozes romance, it could be the heat, it could be the people, whatever it is it in here in spades in Macy Beckett's Make You Mine the first book in the Dumont Bachelors series.

The Dumont family has been convinced that for the last 99 years a voodoo curse has been cast upon them, no man in the family has managed to have a serious relationship
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Vilia
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review from Backchatting Books

What happens when you mix together a family curse, star-crossed lovers, a generous helping of humour, a splash of old-fashioned voodoo, cakes (nom, nom, nom) and a river boat cruise? A really sweet and enjoyable contemporary romance of course. Allie Mauvais has had a thing for Marc Dumont ever high school even though he dumped her unceremoniously. Marc is pretty wary of Allie's voodoo heritage especially since it was her great-great-grandma that cursed his family in
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A.M.
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This was just so nice and sweet, reading this really gave me a major sweet tooth.

I read this book because I really took a liking to the location setting of this story. Having been to Louisiana before, just reading this gave me a whole different insight, but with a better advantage.

I had some laughs, mentally strangled some characters, mainly Marc, but and at one point Allie as well. I also gave my sympathy whenever Allie had trouble getting through Marc's self condemnation, but also for Marc whe
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Jenn
Voodoo charms, baked goods, and UST all aboard a riverboat in the Bayou. Sounds like a good time, right? Well…not really. Allie Mauvias lives in the shadow of her great-great-grandmother’s actions and reputation. The Mauvias name carries weight around as well known Voodoo witches, and it also carries around the base of a curse. A curse that prevents any Dumont men from settling down and getting married. Unfortunately, Allie is in love with a Dumont, she has been since high school.

Marc Dumont j
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Pam
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Make You Mine is a cute start to a new series that combines engaging characters, a bit of voodoo and a curse that has troubled the Dumont men for a century.

Allie Mauvais is the owner of the Sweet Spot, a local bakery that also gives a little bit extra when someone asks. Most know she is a direct descendent of New Orleans’s Voodoo queen, Juliette Mauvais and people come asking for a little help with their relationships. She believes she is using a bit of psychology more than Voodoo but they don’t
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Kelly at
Review will be posted at www.books-n-kisses.com .
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
REVIEW:
What does Voodoo got to do with it. Well apparently if you are a male Dumont family it has everything to do with your love life. Well maybe not love life, but commitment to love. You see many many many years ago a curse was put on the Dumont family that the males would never find true love.

Marc says he doesn’t believe in the curse yet when it comes to the sweet, sexy and totally loveable Allie Mauvais he avoids he
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I write hot and humorous romances set in the fictional towns of Sultry Springs, Texas and Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, where first loves find second chances.

I also write romantic sci-fi for young adults under the name Melissa Landers. Check out ALIENATED, now available from Disney-Hyperion, and the sequel INVADED, coming February 3, 2015.

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