This was a fantastic series. I haven't read anything from Beth Kery in a long while so this was a nice treat to get. I received the serial as a complete series, so keep that in mind. They are coming out weekly currently. But again, this review is for the WHOLE serial.
This is an 8 part series with the first having released last week and the last set to release in May.
I love a good serial. I feel that the episodes have to be JUST long enough to really pull you in, but not long enough that you feel like your reading a while book. They should feel like an episode on TV and that is exactly what Beth did with this series. It was perfectly paced.
This serial follows Harper McFadden. She has recently moved from SanFran to Lake Tahoe and is rebuilding her life there. The last thing she thought would run into her life was Jacob Latimer. I swear, after the first meeting you will be happy he ran into it too. This guy was YUM. Okay, but really, he was a complete gentleman and had a GREAT dog. That just about seals it. I love a good guy who is not only nice to look at, but more importantly kind with a good heart. You see that right from the start with him.
Jacob though earnest and sweet, could have a shady past. There have been rumors, and honestly that LAST thing he needs is a reporter getting close to him. What a shame because fate just won't allow Harper not to be a part of his life.
I felt like this wasn't quite a cat and mouse story, but kind of was at the same time. It was a suspense filled romance about accepting each other for who they are, and knowing that you can share your secrets with the right people. I was rooting for this couple from that first meeting. It was Kismet and I wasn't having it any other way.
Plus, some of those scenes will ave you fanning yourself. JUST SAYIN!
**ARC Provided by Publisher** ***NOTE: This review is for the entire Make Me Serial from Beth Kery***Part One of the Make Me Serial The New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, The Affair, and Glow is back with a tantalizing new serial novel about hidden pasts, dangerous obsessions, and uncontrollable passion... Harper McFaddan has made her name as an investigative journalist by being both compassionate and fearless. After tragedy strikes her family, she moves to the shores of Lake Tahoe to find some peace. But when mysterious software mogul Jacob Latimer comes into her life, her thoughts turn from her own healing to an urgent need to get closer to him... Jacob Latimer is the definition of a self-made man. The software entrepreneur built his corporation from nothing, but rumors abound about the shadiness of his rise to power and no one knows what secrets lurk in his past. Harper is the last person he should let into his life. As an investigative journalist, she’s the one person who could expose his hidden origins. But Jacob knows things about Harper’s past that make him irresistibly drawn to her. He wants nothing more than to make her his—and Jacob is a man who always gets what he wants... Don’t miss the next installment, Make Me Tremble... Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery’s The Affair. Praise for Beth Kery “Addictive, delectable reading.”—USA Today “Wicked good storytelling.”—Jaci Burton, New York Timesbestselling author