27 December 2013

Make Me by Amanda Heath - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Make Me
Author: Amanda Heath
Release Day: November 15, 2013

“Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there.” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with mine. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back.

He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine, “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak, “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”

Paisley Vaughn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. After finding her mother dead from an overdose, Paisley and her baby sister are shipped off to live with her maternal grandparents.

She always knew they were rich, she just didn’t realize how rich they were. Now she’s being forced to go to a prestigious high school. One where the tuition is more money then she’s ever seen.

Thinking these rich kids are going to be snobbish and rude, she’s surprised to find the Vaughn name means she is untouchable. Well unless your name is Channing Southerland.

Paisley has to navigate her new life and all the new people in it. While her mother might have lied about her grandparents, no one is lying about Channing. He’s beautiful, mean, arrogant, and turning her on.

Before long a war is fought, leaving Paisley wondering if she’ll be ruined or made. Though she might just fall irrevocably in love.

Paisley Vaugn grew up faster than girls her age. Growing up from the wrong side of the tracks and having a druggie for a mother, she is left to fend for her two-year old younger sister alone. Now that her mother is dead from the drug overdose, she learned that she was effin rich when her maternal grandmother showed up and told her everything she needed to know.

From someone who has absolutely nothing – she has now everything AND MORE. 

She is a Vaughn which means she is untouchable and she can do anything that she wants. From a trailer park to a mansion, from a public school to a private school: definitely my kind of Cinderella story. But she had the castle first, before she met her prince charming.  
That is Paisley Vaughn everyone has been looking for. That's your future bride.
Channing Southerland is just a prince, not exactly charming. Armed with a permanent bored expression – this guy is getting on her nerves and staying there permanently. He’s sexy, mean, arrogant and a terrible turn on.
You're playing with fire. One of these days he's going to explode, and I don't know if you're going to be able to handle the heat.
A battle was started, with both their hearts on the line. It was a battle of wits and determination, and I was wondering who’s going to succumb to whom. They might come from different background – but our two main characters are strong enough which makes it one interesting ‘fight’. Yay.

I like how Paisley never changed, despite the wealth and all the ‘power’ that comes with her name. She’s still the same girl who came from the trailer – strong and steadfast. She destroyed the walls around Channing’s heart and stole it without him knowing until it’s too late. There was nothing he could do but give her the smile and some emotion that she had longed to see on his face.

It wasn’t easy for the both of them, considering his past and all those sturdy walls that was built through the years. But she was a determined girl who knows what she wants, and she wanted him. Channing Southerland didn’t know what he was up against…

This was one book I never expected to love so much. But somewhere in the beginning, in between and even at the end – I fell in love and never wanted to let go. I love the interesting characters, the plot, the secrets, the twists, the dialogues and of course, including all those thick sexual tension, the crazy innuendos and the steamy scenes that can make you pant.

This is the first book in the series and trust me when I say, you’d be looking forward for more books from Amanda Heath after you put this down, because I sure have.

“Do you really want me to fall for you?” I whisper. 
He gets up from the ground and runs his fingers through his hair. He seems frustrated but I don’t know why. “That’s what I want,” he whispers also. Looking back at me. I can’t see his eyes from here but I know what they look like. Full of fear and uncertainly. “I’m scared though. I’ve never been in a serious relationship. And I really don’t want to fuck this up.” 
I’m scared too. Sometimes he consumes my thoughts and that was before I knew how he felt. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be with him and I screw up. But I know that I want to fall for him. I know deep in my soul that I will never have a love in my life like I would with Channing. 
And that’s the scariest thought I’ve ever had. 
“I don’t know if that’s what I want,” I tell him looking away. 
He runs his fingers through his hair yet again. “Paisley, don’t fuck with my head. I’ve had enough of that in my life. I can’t do crazy bitches anymore.” 
I flinch with the comparison to his mother. To my mother. “I’m not fucking with your head. Maybe we shouldn’t do this.” 
I can see he’s pissed now. He’s unable to see my fear that I’m trying to push him away, like he was trying to push me away. “Stop. The. Fucking. Head. Games!” he yells, taking a deep breath after each word. 
“I’m not!” I yell back. Who knows what the truth is anymore. I’ve been screwed by a lot of people, but I’m still here. I wouldn’t survive being fucked over by Channing. I wouldn’t survive him breaking my heart. 
“Dammit Paisley! Open your fucking eyes! This is fucking real. You and me, that’s real. What we feel isn’t a fling. I’ve never felt this way about anyone in my life. Don’t take it from me,” his voice is pleading. 
My body breaks out in a cold sweat and I wipe my palms on my leggings. My limbs shake and I don’t know if I’m mad or just plain fucked up. Maybe it’s me with the commitment issues. No, I know it is me. So I do something for myself, I let go of that fear. Though it comes out more like anger. 
“Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there,” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with me. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back. 
He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine. “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak. “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”
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I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.

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