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Make Him Wild (Intoxicating Book 1)

Make Him Wild (Intoxicating Book 1)

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by Christie Ridgway
From award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes the Intoxicating trilogy--about three sisters determined to save the historic family winery. Along the way they find three sexy and handsome men who first make them breathless with desire and finally drunk on love.

Note: This book was previously published.

In Make Him Wild,


From award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes the Intoxicating trilogy--about three sisters determined to save the historic family winery. Along the way they find three sexy and handsome men who first make them breathless with desire and finally drunk on love.

Note: This book was previously published.

In Make Him Wild, youngest Baci sister Alessandra plans to renovate an old cottage at the Tanti Baci winery into the perfect wedding destination. But when her contractor bugs out and she can't find other reliable help, she's forced to turn to Penn Bennett, the star of a popular renovation TV show. But the man makes her crazy and makes her feel in ways that someone known as the "Nun of Napa" has no business feeling...

Penn Bennett has good reason to steer clear of women, but when he's roped into Alessandra's project he finds the dark-haired Baci girl irresistible. It's all fun and games in his mind--after all, he's just a temporary visitor to the Napa Valley--but as the sawdust settles, he sees clearly into his own heart and finds himself very serious indeed about the enticing beauty.

Note: This book was previously published as Crush on You. This edition includes some extras.

Other books in the Intoxicating series:
Make Him Want (Intoxicating #2)
Make Him Stay (Intoxicating #3)

Praise for Christie Ridgway:

"Ridgway rocks romance!"--Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart."--Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Sexy, sassy, funny, and cool, this effervescent sizzler nicely launches Ridgway's new series." Library Journal

"Emotional and powerful...everything a romance reader could hope for." –Publishers Weekly starred review (for Bungalow Nights)

"Contemporary romance at its best." Booklist, starred review (for Can't Hurry Love)

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Meet the Author

Christie Ridgway is the author of over fifty novels of contemporary romance. All her books are both sexy and emotional and tell about heroes and heroines who learn to believe in the power of love. A USA Today bestseller, Christie is a six-time RITA finalist and has won best contemporary romance of the year and career achievement awards from Romantic Times Book Reviews.

A native of California, Christie now resides in the southern part of the state with her family. Inspired by the beaches, mountains, and cities that surround her, she writes tales of sunny days and steamy nights.

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Make Him Wild (Intoxicating Book 1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Great story but so unrealistic .
Anonymous 29 days ago
AscotAl 3 months ago
A cute story in a romantic setting. Sexy characters with lots of respect for all. What a sad situation to be put on a pedestal and kept by the townspeople at the high school graduation age. Alli finally breaks through that mold and makes life her own.
lep1211 More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in a series by Christie Ridgway called the “Intoxicating Trilogy.” In an introduction written by the author, she states that this book was previously published as Crush on You. Ms. Ridgway also lets us know that, even though this is an older book, she has included “some extras. However, since I have not read this book before, this series is all new to me. This particular story takes place at a winery owned by three sisters. It has been in their family for years but, unfortunately, the winery is having money problems. Thus, the sisters are trying to figure out a way to help them. Allesandra (Alli) Baci, the youngest sister, has come up with the idea of renting out the cottage for weddings. Meanwhile, she is working on having it remodeled to accommodate the events. The hero in the book is Penn Bennett. He is the half brother of the Bennett brothers whose family has had a partnership with the Baci family for years. Unfortunately, Penn has never met his brothers before because he is the illegitimate son of their father. Penn has a show that sounds like the old “Extreme Makeover” show where he fixes houses on camera. He comes into town to meet his newly-found brothers and ends up helping Allie. This book starts with a bang and never stops. Unfortunately, I did not like Penn at first. He is a cocky egomaniac who thinks he knows everything. He rides roughshod over Alli to get her to go to bed with him. He does this, in spite of the fact, that he has no intention of having a serious relationship. However, later in the book we find out that this is the type of character that Allie needs to be able to move on with her life and fall in love. We also realize that Penn’s behavior is based on a bad relationship in his past. Penn eventually does redeem himself so he and Alli can have their happy ending and so that the reader can realize that Penn is a “good guy” underneath his stern personality.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, cute, well-written book. Alessandra is one of three sisters trying to save the family winery. She plans to renovate a cottage on the property to make it a wedding venue. Penn, the star of a renovation TV show, has come to town to get to know two half-brothers he didn't know he had. He finds himself signing on to help Alessandra with her cottage renovation. This is the first in a trilogy with related characters. I can't wait to read the next one! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st book in the Intoxicating series which follows the Baci sisters and their quest to keep the Napa family winery in business. Featured in this story is the youngest sister, Alessandra, who reluctantly agrees to have TV renovation star Penn Bennett help fix up her grandparents' cottage to host weddings in the vineyard. Both characters need to work on putting their pasts behind them before moving on with their lives. And like other Christie Ridgway books, there's a bonus side romance between Clare (Allie's friend) and Gil (a Baci cousin) which I really enjoyed and cheered for the "geek girl." Thanks to CR's California Girls for the copy of this book.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Alessandra's fiancée died 15 minutes before they were to be married. Five years later, she still hasn't gotten on with her life. Penn has known all his life that his father was a married man. His father just died and has acknowledged Penn in his will. His half brothers live a life that he had only dreamed about. Penn is visiting his brothers when he sees this woman in a wedding dress running to intercept a man who is doing some construction on a cottage. The man wants to leave and this vision in a wedding dress and pajama bottoms doesn't want him to go. Penn is not a nice guy, he isn't going to get involved. But, Penn is a nice guy and he does get involved. The question is, can he stay and can Alessandra forget all about her first love? Alessandra is known as the Nun of Napa. She really has been living a cloistered life, but she isn't a nun. Can she and Penn put their past aside to come together?