Make Me Smile | Review

Title: Make Me Smile
Series: Bayshore #6
Author: Ember Leigh
Pages: 99 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 9 February 2021
Rating: ★★★★★


I never imagined I’d be a graceful bride.

I stained my wedding dress the second I tried it on. Connor even accidentally saw it in my camera roll. And worst yet? Our parents would rather attend our wedding via Zoom than spend an entire evening rubbing elbows with their arch nemeses.

Three years into our HEA and things just keep getting better, except for this one little nagging area of our life. I want our marriage to form a truce between the Dalys and Cabanas, but with us living so far away from Bayshore, all we’ve been able to accomplish is a resentful stalemate.

But now that Connor and I are back in Bayshore for our extended wedding-and-beyond home-cation, our to-do list includes not just finalizing floral arrangements, but also getting our Moms and Dads to bury the hatchet.

Cocktail parties with ex-best friends? Check. Fishing trips with two frosty fathers? Agonizing check.

Connor and I are determined to forge a new future for our parents, no matter how much we grimace through it.

But on my wedding day, there’s no doubt about it.

This man—and this life we’ve built—will do nothing but make me smile.

Please note: This is the FINAL installment to the Bayshore series, a feel-good novella that follows up with Kinsley and Connor.


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

Make Me Smile is a novella set in the Bayshore series and is about Kinsley and Connor’s wedding.

Make Me Smile was such a fun novella and I loved reading about all the characters from the Bayshore series again. We first read about Kinsley and Connor in the second book in the Bayshore series, Make Me Fall, and I really loved their story. I’m a sucker for fake relationships and Ember Leigh did such an amazing job! I remember smiling the entire time while reading Kinsley and Connor’s story. They’re a match made in haven!

I really miss the characters from the Bayshore series so when Ember Leigh shared that she was writing this novella, I was so excited. I loved reading about Kinsley and Connor again, and this novella was the perfect ending for the Bayshore series. I really enjoyed this series and I cannot wait to read Ember Leigh’s next book! She’s such an amazing author and I’ve loved all her books so far! 

If you’re looking for an amazing Romance series with hot brothers, check out the Bayshore series and fall in love with the Daly brothers!