Make Me Hot | Review

Title: Make Me Hot
Series: Bayshore #5
Author: Ember Leigh
Pages: 305 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 15 September 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


One of two things happens when Maverick Daly walks into a room: you either want to be him, or be with him.

Maverick lives in the fast lane: gorgeous one-night stands, souped up cars, a penetrating gaze that will either paralyze you or light your panties on fire, depending on which category you fall in above.

But I’m off-limits to him, or maybe too much in the tomboy category for him to notice me as anything other than Scarlett: Plain Childhood Bestie. Even though I’d cut off a pinky toe for a chance to be desired by Bayshore’s most available bachelor, it’s not in the cards. He’s Mr. One-And-Done, and I’m Ms. Longing For Forever.

I’m usually able to keep his after-hour shenanigans out of mind, until a gourmet-casual food truck competition thrusts us into a tiny kitchen for five weeks. Maverick is launching his career, and I’m just trying to help out my good ol’ platonic bestie. And while the flames are leaping off the grill, the heat is rising between us. Until it gets so hot that—pop goes the sexual repression.

The past two decades of being friendzoned? Out the window.

Now we’re lovers with a side of what comes next? I’ve known him my entire life, but now I’m meeting a whole new side of him. A side that is begging me to dive headfirst.

We’re gunning to win the competition, but Maverick just might win my heart instead.


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember Leigh!

Make Me Hot is the fifth book in the Bayshore series and tells the story of Scarlett and Maverick.
Make Me Hot was another amazing book by Ember Leigh! Ember Leigh is one of my favourite indie authors, she writes amazing Romance books and there hasn’t been a book by her that I didn’t love. I really loved Scarlett and Maverick’s story because it was so addictive. I’ve been looking forward to their story and when I finally got the arc, I was so excited to start reading.

He looks at me like he’s serving his heart up on a platter. Like we’re about to go someplace that we can never recover from. Someplace we might never want to recover from.

It was really hard to put this book down, I really wanted to read about Scarlett and Maverick. I’m a sucker for friends-to-lovers Romance books and this one was just everything that I needed. I love that Scarlett is into aerial silks and that Maverick loves metal music. Ember Leigh always gives her characters these interesting traits or hobbies, and I love that. I loved reading about Scarlett and Maverick’s friendship that grew into a relationship and I loved their character development too.
She’s the only girl who’s been with me since the beginning. And the only girl who will be here until the end.
Make Me Hot was such a good book and I’m so sad that we read about the last Daly brother… What do I need to do with my life now? Luckily there’s going to be a novella, Make Me Smile! I’m so excited to read the novella and I’ll probably be sad again because it will be the last book in the Bayshore series. I really loved reading the Bayshore series and reading about the Daly brothers and their amazing girlfriends/wives! I highly recommend this series if you’re looking for good Romantic Comedy books!