Make Me

Make Me

by Kaye Blue

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Make Me by Kaye Blue

They might make a great team ... if they don't kill each other first.

Cree Manning loves everything about being an attorney...except her colleague, Aaron. He may be an actual prince, but he's also used to coasting through life on his good looks and status. Aaron's hot enough to melt ice, but his arrogance and more than questionable work ethic drive her up a wall.

His Royal Highness, Aaron Sarda, is third in line to the throne...which means his role in the Kingdom of Medina is mostly ornamental. He hates feeling useless, and working with Cree has taught him that he hates being looked down on even more. Sure, she's gorgeous, but she's also rigid, overbearing, and utterly immune to his charm.

The tension between them only gets stronger when Cree and Aaron are partnered on an important case. There's a big promotion riding on the outcome, so Cree has to keep it together and stay professional. But what is she supposed to do when the temptation to smack Aaron becomes the urgent need to kiss him?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158985645
Publisher: Kaye Blue
Publication date: 02/14/2018
Series: Dirty Royals , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 293,032
File size: 583 KB

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Make Me 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
I started reading the Demon Underground series two years ago and fell in love Val, a kick-behind vampire slayer. No,Val is not another Buffy. Make Me is the fourth book in this series and I have to say this one broke my heart for Val and Shade's relationship, but I'll get more into that later in my review. For now, I’d like to say Parker Blue is an awesome writer, and her style, which is strong, clear and lots of humor, always pulls me right in. The heroine, Valentine Shapiro (Val), who is one-eighth succubus, has a lust demon counterpart who she calls Lola. Parker Blue has also created an incredibly amazing world with demons, vampires, humans and magic. Val's character is absolutely fantastic. She's a tough girl with a sarcastic attitude who works with the good demons, vampires and humans to take out the rogue demons and vampires. Val feels like she's in over her head this time, trying to help save the San Antonio demon underground, and the vampire leader Alejendro, from the mege demon named Asmodeus, who's after The Encyclopedia Magicka books of spells. Val thought she had enough on her plate with all this going on, until Dina, the leader of the Austin demon underground (who's also a succubus) who wants more than her fair share of power, sets her lusty eyes on Shade. Val just has no luck in romance. Dan, who she had feelings for in the first book Bite Me, dumped her. But this was okay with me, because with Dan being human, it was clear he was the wrong guy, but I still thought he was a jerk for the way he did it. When Shade declared his feelings for Val, I was like, Yes, yes! Shade is an awesome guy, and I’ve always been Team Shade all the way through this series. And when Val and Shade finally got together, I was swoon happy for these two. I thought nothing could come between Shade’s love for Val. Parker Blue proved me wrong with my happily ever after for Val and Shade, but I didn't think Blue would rip my heart out and make me want to seriously dislike Shade for the way he treats Val. Yep, Blue turned my gorgeous, sweet guy Shade into a big jerk, because I can't see how all this falls on Val to take the blame. Make Me is a big turning point with a lot of changes in Val's life, and her responsibly to the underground and her romance with Shade. Parker Blue has won my heart for the Underground series. I can't wait to see if she wins my heart back for Shade. Though there's still Austin, the vampire who I also have a soft spot in my heart for (hint, hint). I recommend Make Me and the Demon Underground series as a fantastic read with a strong heroine that you will love. Teaser from Bite Me: “What are you?” he demanded. “A slayer?" I rolled my eyes. “The name's Val, not Buffy. Do I look like a blond cheerleader with questionable taste in men?”
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
You ever hear the saying, "some things are too good to be true"...? When you have the luck and life of Val, you should never hold things and/or people too close, as they WILL leave her. *sigh* I am one of those really crazy HUGE fans of this series!! I was so excited to see this title on NetGalley while I wait for my copy to come in-THANKS NETGALLEY- that I literally screamed when I got my apporval notice, and then I dropped EVERYTHING and jumped in to read this one!! Seriously, I really am a crazed over-zealous fan LOL :) This will be my first "real, official, big" review, now that I have a blog and can talk all I want!!! This is book 4, so you may see some references to the first 3 books, but I will try NOT to put anything too bad in the spoiler part :) The first few sentences of the first book had me screaming-seriously, as Val is kicked out by her STUPID mother on her 18th birthday. Her step dad and sister love her, but they are stuck in the middle, so they say nothing. Val's luck continues to go to hell-pun intended :) She finds out the truths about her "demon" heritage, and even finds out that there's a demon underground meant to help demons fit into the human population. She meets Micah who then becomes like a mentor to her. She also gets a job with the police on a special branch of supernatural watchers. There she meets Dan, who, KINDA becomes her love interest, and fellow cop partner. I loved Dan until he became very STUPID-yes I keep using that word because I cannot publish cuss words on the internet LOL But she also becomes a roommate to Dan's sister, gwen, whom I LOVE!!! and she also gets Fang--FANG IS SO AWESOME!!! Fang becomes her true side-kick, as he is a hellhound-terrier mix :) I giggle at his image in my head! And along the way, she meets Shade-Shade is very, very swoonworthy!!- and finally gets a happy ending, or does she? Ok, now that we've got the past established, let's get to this book, which is basically a all out mess for Val. She sacrificed the most important thing in her life to Shade only to have it continuously bit her in the.... yeah, back there ;) I think I stayed furious at Shade thoughout this WHOLE book, as I really, REALLY was in love with him until now! Hot damn, I told you Val has terrible luck. But in this installment, pretty much everything you could think would happen, did, all for the worse. She goes to Austin with the Vampires-as she is stuck in that damn contract- and ends up trying to help the vamps, the demons, AND the humans, as an Apocalypse would kill them too LOL I think all the truths she learns from this book will hurt the most, but will help her the most in the long run. She learns exactly who her real friends are, who's got her back, who's gunna break her heart, and who is a crazy, evil, nut case :) There is so much humor in the book-especially from Fang, and so much action, as Val is a true kick @$$ heroine, and tragedy, mixed with sad and happy times. I really don't want to give away too much. The writing is like no other! Parker Blue makes me feel like I'M IN THE BOOK living things out, instead of Val. I'm not sure just why I have grown attached to this series, or these characters, quite like I have, but I can tell you part of it is due directly to great writing! It's still considered a YA, although no actual sex, there are some slight undertones, so maybe the older teens. I would recommend this WHOLE series, to everyone I see LOL or blab to on my blog! Get them all! I am now sad again that I have to wait for the next book to come out... I shall have to re-read this a few times LOL!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Review: Make Me by Parker Blue 4 STARS Make Me is the 4th book in the series. Since my memory is not what it used to be, I reread Bite Me, Try Me and Fang Me. I enjoyed them the second time just as much. Make Me starts after Fang Me. I wished the ending had been different. Maybe thier will be more books. Val Shapiro now has the magic book, still works for the vampires. Val has to work for them till they come out & the books were found. She has lost her powers,strength but still has Lola and her power. Shade is still her boyfriend but he does not like her working for the vampires and when he finds out that she is going with them to Austin with them he goes too. Thier is lots of action, different people are kidnapped and rescued throughout the book. Gwen, Micah and Princess are kidnapped while Val is in Austin. Jack is supposed to be training her to be the new keeper of the book but he keeps putting it off. All Jack wants to do now that he is back in this dimension is eat and watch tv. Austin the vampire is handsom and is willing to help Val to learn to fight without her other powers. Plus help her to find Micah and the others plus solve the vampire problems in Austin vein. Micah leadership is being questioned and is going to have a vote to see if the demons of the underground still want him to lead. He is also having problems with the club not enough customers coming. I did not want to put the book down till it was finshed. I will definatly read the next book in the series. I was given Make Me to read and in exchange for a honest review from Netgalley. 04/30/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books
JanaT More than 1 year ago
Make Me is the first book in Kaye Blue Dirty Royals series. I had read her Thornehill Spring series before tackling Make Me and as I absolutely loved, loved the Thornehill Spring series then my expectations were high indeed … especially considering it was the enemies to lovers story taking place in the high stake world of law firms and royalty … Make Me is the story of Cree Manning who has worked hard to get where she is at in her law firm, one step away from the potential partnership, and of Aaron Sarda who is the third in line to the throne of the kingdom of Medina and he had decided to study law as something to do … total opposites, right? Aaron is well liked in the office but for some reason, Cree just cannot stand him and then … a special project is announced with billions of dollars at stake and … partnership in the firm as an incentive and these two need to work together … can they keep it professional and pull it off or will the attraction that is bubbling under the surface be their undoing … Well, for you to find out, you need to pick up a copy! I loved Kaye’s writing in the Thornehill Spring series and I found Make Me a bit slow and struggled a bit to finish it. I am curious though to see what the second book in the series will be like as the secondary characters in the story were really intriguing!
EALANGE More than 1 year ago
Make Me by Kaye Blue is book one in the Dirty Royals series. It is a romance book about Royals. I expected the royals to be more regal or something but not these brothers. This is the story of Cree And Aaron. It’s kind of a hate to love book. There is a lot of back and forth between them but you can feel the attraction and passion. Overall the book was good but it did take me a while to get into it. 4 star rating.
rockrchic923 More than 1 year ago
Make Me by Kaye Blue is the first book in her Dirty Royals series and it was a definitely a fun read. Make Me follows the story of Cree and Aaron, who couldn't be bigger opposites and yet the animosity between them makes them work really well together. Cree can't stand Aaron for his cocky ease, how everything seems to go his way. Cree has dealt with men like that her whole life and it just rubs her the wrong way. Aaron on the other hand is trying hard to do the littlest work possible, avoiding his life as a royal and by pure luck continues to garner the favor of the gods with job offers and work success. But when they are forced to work together the sparks will fly, causing Cree to reevaluate Aaron and Aaron to see that putting his heart and soul into something may just get him the best reward of all. There were several bumps in the relationship along the way but in the end they ended up right where they were supposed to. Blue is a new to me author, and I am so happy to have found her work. The characters were pretty well developed and the story line was nice. I would have liked to have seen more romance and less hem hawing between the characters who were supposed to use their voices for a living. But other than that I really like this book. I can't wait to see how the series grows from here, and I already have several of her other books on my list of books to read in the future.
Bobbi Wagner More than 1 year ago
Make Me (Dirty Royals Book 1) by Kaye Blue is the first book in her Dirty Royals series. This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. This is a contemporary romance story that will keep you engaged until the last page. I enjoyed how this author was able to pull me into the story from the first chapter until the end. I also enjoyed how she wrote this book in both perspectives of the characters. I got to see what each character was thinking which helped with the easy flow of the story. Her characters are both lovable and connectable. They took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that I couldn't put down. I found myself wanted to yell at them a few times, asking them what were they thinking. There is even some twists and turns in this story that left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next. This is the story of Cree and Aaron. Cree loves her job as an attorney. The only downside is that she has to work with Aaron. He is a prince who has looks and status. He drives her crazy! Aaron, can't help who he is. He doesn't like feeling useless and certainly can't handle being looked down on. She drives him crazy! Tensions intensify when they are forced to work together on a project. A big promotion is what is at risk here but it could be something more then just work at risk. What will happen when the temptation comes knocking at their door? I enjoyed both of these characters. They both are strong, independent and have attitudes. They both fight their attraction for each other but they are so great together. Aaron does have some control issues and is use to getting what he wants and when he wants it. They have such great chemistry together, I know that I kept hoping they would get it together. The secondary characters are supportive and connectable as well. They add to the story to help make it flow with ease. I highly recommend reading this book. Don't miss what happens to Aaron and Cree!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The Demon Underground series has been a consecutive series of events since the beginning. Make Me take place immediately following the events of Fang Me. We find Valentine Sharpiro still struggling with the change in her powers from Succubus/Slayer to the keeper of the books of Encyclopedia Magicka. Val must hide her loss of powers to rogue vampires, or it could be death sentence. Val is also still stuck in a contract with the New Blood Movement vampires and Alejandro, their area leader. Alejandro wants Val to go to Austin to find out what is going on with the government and the delay in announcing the existence of the supernaturals. Alejandro sends Val, Austin, the vampire, Jack, the last keeper of the book, and Val’s hell hound, Fang, with her to Texas. Shayde, Val’s boyfried, takes himself to Austin to help back up Val. When in Austin, Val discovers the delay is caused by attacks that are believed to be done by a mythical creature the chupacabra. To make it more complicated, Shayde is held by another succubus and a Demon named Asmodeus wants the books so he takes Val’s, best friend, Shade’s pregnant, by Fang, hellhound and Micah, leader of the local Demon Underground, hostage. Fast, easy and entertaining. I really enjoy this series but I do find there is disconnect at times with the characters becoming, in my best terms, shallow. I had a really hard time with Shade’s character and some of Val’s actions. That being said, I wanted to jump right into Dare me to find out what happens next. In the end, Make Me was between a like and really like for me. I received this copy of Make Me from BelleBooks- Bell Bridge Books. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Seriously, this series just keeps on getting better and better. I could not put this book down. Instead, I was entranced by Val who’s snarky attitude, demon talking sarcastic dog kept me entertained till the very last page. First off, I can’t begin to tell you how much I adored this book. It’s so awesome, I don’t even know where to begin. Um…, so okay lets start off with the plot. This plot follows Val who has been called in to help figure out why vampires are missing in Austin. Val, along with Fang travel to the city to start investigating. Once there, the plot just accelerated forward. Val finds herself more than just missing vampires, but a power hungry being set to rule the world. I loved that immediately Val is on her game and asking questions. She sets everything aside to help others even when her life is falling apart in front of her. Val makes some very hard decisions, that once again, turn around and bite her in the butt. I’m not very happy about this. Val deserves some redemptions here!!! The characters. The characters have grown much on psychical strength and knowledge in what do to. Still, Val is horrible in setting herself first! GAH! I love that she is selfless for others, but damn girl! Be selfish for once and do something for yourself. For for yourself cause your worth it. Stop putting your powers, as a excuse and fight! *rant over* Sorry about that. That is one thing that irks me about Val. She is incredible when it comes to others but when it comes to herself, she always so stupid. I am hoping that this time around Val has this time learn her lesson. The love interest! Excuse me while I scream… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I mean really? REALLLY!!! Geez, just when I think things have finally gotten somewhere, the author just goes and throws this in my face! Well played Ms. Parker. WELL PLAYED! Make Me is an awesome book! Fan of Richelle Mead’s Succubus Blue series will love Val as she is just like younger version of Georgina. Make Me is satisfying yet sweet. With emotions flowing like a roller coaster, Make Me will drive the reader insane. (the good kind) Make Me is a captivating story that I never want to end. Make Me is awesome!
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