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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Make Me Stay by Rebecca Brooks - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Anniek

Three years ago Samantha Kane lost her father. He was the CEO of Kane Enterprises and left the company to her. Samantha has been trying to fill her father's shoes ever since. She always went skiing with her father at Gold Mountain and now the company has big plans to make Gold Mountain the biggest ski resort in the country. Only one man is standing in the way and he's nowhere near signing over half of his land. Sam knows that the board is having doubts about her and she needs this deal to go through. Can she show them all that's she capable of running a billion dollar company?

Sam's decided to go to Gold Mountain herself to persuade Austin Reede to sell. Austin once had a promising career as a professional skier, but after a horrible accident that is no longer on the cards for him. He now works as an instructor and patrols the mountains to help people in need. Everything he wishes to have is in Gold Mountain. It's his safe haven and he doesn't want this to change. He refuses to sell his land when all it will do is take away his freedom. When Sam and Austin meet, there's an instant attraction. Sparks fly and Sam has no idea when or how to tell Austin who she really is. What will Austin do when he learns about Sam's identity?

Make Me Stay is a beautiful heartwarming story about finding love when you least expect it. I loved Rebecca Brooks's vivid descriptions of Gold Mountain and I could easily picture this place in my mind. I've never skied in my life, but after reading Make Me Stay I wished I could. Rebecca Brooks makes me want to pack my bags and travel to her beautiful mountain.

Make Me Stay is a great romantic book. I loved the amazing chemistry between the main characters. They're both passionate about the things they love. I like it when people care about something so much and I connected with Sam and Austin straight away. Make Me Stay is the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series and it's a brilliant start.


If you like romantic stories about strong women you'll love the Men of Gold Mountain series. The stories can all be read as standalones.

About Rebecca Brooks

Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them.

She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx.

She likes outdoorsy guys with both muscle and heart and independent women ready to try something new.

Feel free to contact me, or for more info and updates, check out the News page.




One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a digital book of choice from Rebecca Brooks's backlist.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Make Me Stay sounds like a romantic story that packs an emotional punch.

  2. I could really enjoy this book! I love living life through other people's eyes. Since skiing isn't an option for me this is my next best option!

  3. Love the covers from this series :)

  4. Really looking forward to another great read from this fab author x

  5. It sounds really good . I can't wait to read how she changes his mind.

  6. Sounds good, thanks for the review & giveaway!

  7. I love romances set in the mountains!

  8. I would like to read this book.Interesting cover.

  9. Wow, this sounds a great read. I am a bit weird and like reading about "damaged or injured" hereos lol. Makes them all the more vulnerable.

  10. Thanks for the prize and competition. Good luck everyone!