Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Make Me Shiver by Aline Hunter

PhotobucketMake Me Shiver
Book 1 in the Just Make Me series
Author: Aline Hunter
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release date: December 21, 2011
Author's website: Link
When Lacey loses control of her vehicle and finds herself trapped by ice and snow, she knows there's only one person to call for help. Unfortunately, Michael may cause more turmoil than relief. She's lusted for the gorgeous Dom ever since she first laid eyes on him. Trouble is, he doesn't do vanilla and she's not a submissive…or is she?

Michael's hungered for Lacey for months,so when he notices her fleeting glimpses and blush-stained cheeks as he rescues her from an altercation with a guardrail, he decides it's time to push the sultry beauty's boundaries…only to discover Lacey's not as reserved as she thinks.

Physical attraction blossoms into something neither anticipates, taking Michael and Lacey beyond kink, dominance, and submission. Their newfound connection is strong until a flame from Michael's past returns, shatters the fragile trust he and Lacey have only just developed and threatens to destroy something neither wants to surrender.
Lacey has been attracted to Michael for a while and agrees to go on a date with him.  But once she finds out that he's into something that she's never experienced before, she runs from him.  So when they are face to face again she can't deny that she's still attracted to him.  Michael knows why she ran from him and believes that if she doesn't really understand what being dominated is all about.  Her curiosity gets the best of her and she gives in and decides to try what Michael has to offer.  She surprises herself by not only enjoying it, but also realizing that everything that she previously thought about being dominated was wrong. This is when Aline Hunter's great writing comes into play as we get to see the dynamics of Lacey and Michael's relationship change right before our eyes.  They both realize that they want more from each other and there are some intense moments before they are both on the same page regarding their feelings.  There are moments when Lacey starts to feel a little insecure because of Michael's past relationships and Michael wants nothing more than Lacey to trust him. At this point Lacey is going to have to realize that the past is the past and if she wants to have a future with Michael, she is going to have trust him fully.

I'm giving Make Me Shiver a rating of:

Lots of hot scenes between the two main characters as Michael shows Lacey exactly how pleasurable their relationship can be. *wiggles brows*  Their relationship also has emotional moments and I felt like the author did a wonderful job conveying their emotions.  I also enjoyed the side stories and other characters such as  Candice and Brady.  There is tension between the two of them and we get a small explanation as to why. I can't wait to read more about them and the other characters as well.


  1. I've been looking for something steamy..will have to give this one a try!

  2. I haven't been disappointed by Aline/Jaime yet, so I'm definitely gonna give this one a try!