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Make Me, Take Me

(Hot Nights #3)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  36 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He's every fantasy she's ever had...

Betsy Mouton knows that easy doesn't last forever. She's working her butt off to launch the Last Call Café so her family can leave the New Orleans bar business—and its heartaches—behind forever. That is, until the hottest one-night-stand of her life shows up next door, twice as un
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Published December 15th 2014 by Entangled: Brazen
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Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, arc, contemporary
ARC generously provided by Entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Rating~3 stars

Betsy Mouton is a chef and she works with her family in the Last Call Cafe. She had a difficult childhood and finds it difficult to get close to people so she pushed them away instead. All she ever wanted was to make the life of her mother and sister easier by making the Bar into a Cafe so that she doesn’t have see her mother and her sister get hit on and work every night.

Quinton James is a hotelie
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

Loved this..


Betsy Mouton is a New Orleans girl who is idealising enhancing the family bar by turning it into a cafe, complete with serving dinner. She's intending to go to culinary school the very next day, to ensure that dream, but until then, finds herself serving in the bar.

Quinton James is a successful hotelier who is visiting the latest of his hotels to launch imminently. He decides not to go too far, when he
Claire Robinson
3 Stars.

3 - ”I’ve seen enough of the back of your head to last me a lifetime.” Stars.

I do have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Amanda Usen books; for the most part I enjoy them, and the same can definitely be said for the third installment in the Hot Nights series, but there always seems to be something that niggles at me as the story progresses which then lowers my enjoyment level.

This is definitely the case with Make Me, Take Me.I liked this book, but I didn’t love it, for a couple of
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

Amanda Usen has brought the spiciest instalment yet to her Hot Nights series and once again she's come up with the fabulous romantic recipe of delectable food mixed with delectable man.


Man walks into a bar, makes eyes with the girl behind the bar and, after a night of off the charts sexy action, wakes up to an empty bed. Fast forward two years and when Betsy Mouton returns home from culinary school, the last person she expects to bump into is Quinton James; the very same wealthy and über sexy h
ARC provided by Entangled Brazen Publishing in exchange of honest review

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From the Big Easy, the French Quarter, the city that brought you ‘soul food’ and beignets, New Orleans got a little hotter when Amanda Usen turned the heat up in her newest release of Make Me, Take Me. One night of passion and raw sex was all it took for two complete strangers to be enraptured with each other. In a city known for its magical spells, this one night was all it took for sparks to fly and ignite t
Amanda S.
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
****An Advance Reader Copy of Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen was generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review.

I always love Brazen books.

This book is surprisingly deep, even way deeper than any other Brazen books I have read. It made me think carefully about what Betsy wants in life, Kate wants and of course, Quin wants. There are so many relatable things in this book that made me think about my own dreams, what I want and eventually, what I have to do to get what
Maria Rose
This steamy contemporary romance is the story of Quinton and Betsy. Set with the backdrop of sultry New Orleans, Quin and Betsy share a sexy one night stand, one Betsy is willing to indulge in with her handsome stranger, secure in the knowledge that she's leaving town the next day. But two years later he's back (as is she after her stint at culinary school), and building a hotel next to her bar. He hasn't forgotten their night together and desires nothing more than to pick up where they left off ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Make Me, Take Me were down in New Orleans and finally meeting Betsy. She is part of the trio that started of with Lila in Into the Fire and Jenna from Seducing the Playboy of the Hot Nights series. Betsy has grown up helping her mother run the bar that was handed down from Betsy's deadbeat father. In Betsy's eyes she sees a business that is sucking her mother and sister down a path of endless nights of rowdy drunken men and if she can turn it into a respectable cafe, she can make their live ...more
WTF Are You Reading?
Make Me, Take Me is a clear case of what happens when an author transforms the labor of crafting a story into a true labor of love.
Betsy and Quin's story may be filled with fierce and unchecked passion, but it is a passion that is laced with deep heartfelt pain.
It is this pain that both serves to draw the two hearts together, while threatening to destroy both their lives and their love.
Throw in the complications of money and distrust, and set it all against the ghosts, glory, beauty, and traged
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
*ARC provided by the Publisher in exchange for honest review*

Make Me, Take Me by Amanda Usen is my second book by her, and I must say I enjoyed it. I did like it, as I said. But there were a few things that made it less enjoyable.

I did think Becky was just a tad bit aggravating/overdramatic about a few things.

First being that she kept saying that it was just an arrangement of sorts and nothing else.

The second is where she wants to renovate the bar into a Café. I can say that I sort of agree with
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen
All I can say is HOT! HOT!! HOT!!

Barb Lie
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Make Me,Take Me is the third installment in Amanda Usen’s Hot Nights Series. I would have to say she correctly named this series because this is one hot read. I highly suggest you keep a glass of ice chips, or ice water within reach when you read this one.

I’ve never read anything by Amanda Usen before and I can safely say I will more then likely go back at some point when I have the time to read the other books in this series. Make Me, Take Me is a quick read, but it’s filled with intense emotio
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
*ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

This is a first time for me to read an Amanda Usen book, and I haven't read the first two books of the Hot Nights series either. The first time I started reading this book, I wasn't feeling it. I had it on my currently reading list for more than a week, when usually, I could finish a book in a day or less. I'm not exactly sure why I didn't have the urge to continue it, but the moment I felt like re-reading since I wasn't exactly
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
Betsy Mouton has spent her life working her butt off to provide a decent living for herself, her mom, and sister slinging drinks at her Mom’s tiny bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Burned by the string of rich men who used and left her mom, Betsy is dead-set against falling for any of the rich, business types that occasionally pass through the Quarter. Until she meets Quinton James.

Quinton is a rich, successful hotelier in town to survey new sites for another of his fancy hotels. Fightin
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book made me want to take a trip to New Orleans bad. If I just happen to run into Quin all the better. That man was yummy.

Each book in this series and yes this can be read as a stand-alone give us another hottie to drool over and Quin is no exception. Why yes, I have a bit of a crush on him and no it’s not strange. Just wait till you meet him.

The man was a walking panty dropper. She could imagine him walking down Bourbon Street, melting the elastic on the underwear of every woman he passed.
Amanda R
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, romance, series, foodie
This is the third in a series, and I was a fail, I didn't eve know it was out. I met the author this month at Lori Foster's Reader Author event and when I was looking at her page on goodreads I noticed that a couple of new books were out so of course I had to get them. P.S. Amanda Usen is super cute and so so nice!! On to the review.

I remember Betsy from the other books, she was around but not a ton. She was very much a quiet person because she didn't share much from herself, now I know why. Bet
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Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

I couldn't NOT read a book with a main character named Betsy. It's. To very often my namesake is used these days unless in reference to a a cow or a doll that pees her pants. To say that I enjoyed a book when my name was used to describe a bad ass girl making her way in the world is an understatement! Betsy left New Orleans struggling, working towards an education that would provide for her family and get them out of a life where they lived paycheck to paycheck, shift to shift.
Giving in to one n
Jan 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
I had to DNF this one at 45%. This book was so hard to get into. It was slow and boring. The blurb and genre were misleading. This is not really a contemporary romance, as it has some supernatural/magical elements to it. I wish that I had been warned so that I wasn't blindsided by it. I just couldn't get into it, and then felt as though I had been duped into reading something other than what I was expecting. The hero was an arrogant jerk, the heroine drove me crazy and was selfish and entitled, ...more
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled
This is my 3rd book by this author. I was excited to read this because I enjoyed the 2 books in her Hot Nights series. Although I liked this book, it doesn't rank as high with me as the Hot Nights series. Personally for me the issues I had were with the heroine and her family. I thought the heroine was a little too whiny, and her family was just rude.

Betsy has a plan. She's been working towards it for a long time. She wants her mother and sister to be able to leave the sometimes sleepy bar atmos
She Hearts Books
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Betsy does something so out of the ordinary the night before she is to leave for school. She spends a passionate night with the hot guy flirting with her at the end of the bar. That's the last she sees of him until she comes back a few years later and finds out that Quin's bought the hotel next door and wants to buy her family's bar as well. She's in the process of converting the bar into a restaurant at the protest of her sister. Quin wants more than the bar though and seriously pursues her. Th ...more
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Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Amanda Usen and the team at Entangled Publishing for continuing to keep us in the loop about upcoming releases. I have previously read and reviewed the other two books in this series, so finding out about book 3 shouldn't have been a surprise, but it was. Real life has been insane here lately and I have been out of the loop lately.

I have been trying to figure out how to review this one for a few days, but I am still struggling. It's not because the story was bad, it is because these t
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a smooth sexy read for me. Betsy and Quinn had that spontaneous combustible chemistry and could not keep their hands off one another. Ms. Usen painted those scenes with very fine intoxicating details. They were on fire. I loved Quinn's character, take charge attitude and huge heart. He really wanted to do right by Betsy. Betsy could be a little frustrating at times along with her sister. It was hard not to yell at them, "be honest with yourself, think of how good this man is, let others ...more
Bette Hansen
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read! Wonderfully descriptive writing makes the city of New Orleans come alive on the pages. There's plenty of hot sexy times but there is also a great romance in this book making it a great one.

Betsey Mouton doesn't believe in happily ever after and never wants to depend on a man. Quinton James is a confident man except when it comes to relationships. He figures any one he loves will leave so why bother. After a very hot steamy night neither can forget it seems fate has thrown them tog
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Betsy lets her inhibitions go and has the hottest night of her life during a one night stand. She was leaving town and thought she would never see Quinn again....but fate has other plans for these two. Quinn has spent the last two years remembering Betsy and their one unforgettable night.

Not only are we swept away by the heat these two ignite, the author offers up minor storylines that will have you contemplating their pasts and the direction of their futures.
The story moves at a smooth pace a
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
Entangled Publishing’s Brazen genre is never disappointed with it comes to being a hot read and Make Me, Take Me is no different. The relationship between the main characters, Betsy and Quin, was all about sex throughout the whole book.

I loved that there was the fairy tale side of the book; Betsy would refer to Quin as the Prince Charming she knew would leave her. I loved the whole party aspect, which was just like Cinderella. Who doesn’t want a night where she is invited to a ball and treated
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Make Me, Take Me was a great read.

Enjoyed seeing Quinton and Betsy come together, their story held my interest from beginning to end.
Loved the setting and the chemistry between Quinton and Betsy was off the charts.

If you're looking for a steamy, romantic and passionate read then I highly recommend Make Me, Take Me.

Thank you Entangled Brazen for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have heard great things about Amanda Usen's books before, but this is the first I've had the pleasure of reading - and I really enjoyed it. Quinton and Betsy are a great pair, and I loved their story! They have a one night stand, but several years later when they cross paths again, they can't forget it (despite one of them wanting to). Both characters had their own issues to deal with, but they do so together. Overall, super cute read!
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**********I received this book, from The publisher in exchange for a Honest review****

I loved this book, it was a great read, as always this is a truly amazing and talented author. Get yours today, I am not willing to say more, I want you to read this. Trust me you will love it.... It hooked me from the first page.....

Get yours today!!
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This was a pretty good read. I loved that the heroine was strong and independent and just needed a little help. I enjoyed the romance and the story. This was a pretty great contemporary romance read. If you want some hot sizzling action and a great story look no further.
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Betsy and Quinton both have pasts they would rather forget but instead get lost in each other. Betsy is working hard to change her family business and Quinton returns to the place of his past hoping to move from it. The story is wonderful and the chemistry between Betsy and Quinton is hot. An excellent read.
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Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast, and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They live in Western New York with their three children, one gerbil, four fish, a tortoise, and a beagle. Amanda spends her days teaching pastry arts classes and her nights writing sexy contemp ...more

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