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You Make Me (Blurred Lines Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Erin McCarthy
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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Following on the heels of Illusion, indie sensation and New York Times best-selling author J.S. Cooper brings us the second novel in the Swept Away series, a trilogy of dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on an island with a man who may be her captor.

Book Description

The guy she wants…

Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath. Then he left without a word.

Isn’t the guy she needs…

Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend in frat president Ethan.

But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…

And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?

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About the Author

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and the ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient. See for latest releases or follow her on Twitter: @authorerin.

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  • Print Length: 291 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JRHW68Q
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing sigh! May 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I normally LOVE Erin McCarthy's work I have read over half of her books and never found one I didn't like...Until this one. I had a very hard time relating to both main characters. First kudos for the author I loved how she made being "poor" realistic and made you feel for both Cat and Heath. I enjoyed the big sisterly role that Cat was playing for Tiffany. I also enjoyed a few of the second characters.
I for one found the book pretty depressing most of the time. The book had to much drama for my liking. I also felt like the characters were under described. I had a hard time picturing what they looked liked. I also was surprised on how much I didn't like either Heath or Cat.
For Cat I found her very insecure and VERY weak. Every time she would tell Heath how she felt or confronted him she would back down and apologies or she would allow him to strip her and they would have sex. I found her a little to impulsive and to much into her relationship do stuff with others. I actually found myself wanting her to be back with Ethan more than with Heath, I feel like she was happier with Ethan than Heath.
For Heath I found him sometimes a$$ and found myself disliking him. I feel like he sometimes meant to hurt Cat and make her jealous. I also thought that he was hypocritical he would tell Cat to trust him but yet he seemed to have things he kept from her. I didn't like at how sometimes he would talk about hurting Ethan or Brian, not really a happy feeling when your trying to like the main male.
Now for the relationship I really wasn't feeling true happiness from either of them. Cat didn't like drama that's one thing she liked about her relationship with Ethan, yet all her relationship was about with Heath was drama after drama.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too overdramatic for my taste. April 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Well... I'm not one to diss authors because that's just plain rude.. But You Make Me had some untapped potential, and because of that I'm disappointed. Starting off just right, You Make Me brings Cat and Heath together after four years in a way that leaves you thinking something's about to go down--which is a pretty great way to grab a reader's attention. Cat hasn't seen or heard anything from Heath in over four years. Four long years of wondering if he's alive or if he's lying dead in a ditch somewhere. Nada. Not a peep from the boy she fell in love with, the boy she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. Newly Caitlyn is put together and stable--a far cry from the wild spirit running around in Valhaven. She has the perfect boyfriend and a pretty cool best friend, and she's got a stable career ahead of her. Best of all? She's just gotten engaged to boy of her dreams. However, all her carefully laid plans start crumbling down the second she sets eyes on Heath once again.

I found Caitlyn a little hard to connect with. She starts like any other New Adult protagonist--someone very dear to her hurt her, but that was years ago, and know she's made a name for herself. I've heard it (well, more like read it) all before and for a minute I thought McCarthy was going to do something different with Caitlyn. But no. As soon as Heath comes strolling back into her life she finds herself second-guessing every single decision she's made for the past four years. I could understand that. After all, even I don't think a free spirit could make it as a mortgage broker. However, what I just could get past was her indecision when it came to Ethan and Heath. Caitlyn was getting reading to marry the guy, for heaven's sake.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it! April 18, 2014
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4 STARS!!!

There are certain words in blurbs that set off alarms for me, and by alarms I mean the kind that make me stalk the author/publisher/PA get more info on. In the blurb for You Make Me, the words "foster brother" did it for me. I was extremely interested in seeing how this would play out and I'm really happy to say that I think this is Erin McCarthy's best work to date: she's written a stormy, passionate but believable second chance romance with a healthy dose of angst and relatable, level-headed characters.

The book starts off with a short but fantastic prologue! Then fast forward four years where Cat is now a well-known, all-around golden girl in college with an equally amazing and popular guy Ethan as her boyfriend. On the night of her junior year Homecoming dance where everything planned goes along accordingly, out of the blue, Heath appears and stuns Cat. Having left her when she was sixteen and never contacting her in the past four years, Cat is shocked, relieved, and angry to see him so naturally I could understand her conflicted feelings: on one hand she's desperate to reach out to him and on the other, she's with Ethan, a guy she knows is good for her.

"How could I explain that Heath was the past and Ethan was the future? That one I had chosen and one had chosen me? That Ethan represented everything I had always craved, but Heath was everything I needed?"

And as cliché as it sounds, there will always be a certain allure for "the one that got away," which is why I totally sympathize, understand, and connect with Cat's character.

Though this portion of the book was angsty and somewhat frustrating, it was realistic and completely character-driven.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not a big fan of first person books!
Published 3 days ago by ljsteig
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, worth reading.
I enjoyed this book, however, I think the characters acted a little immaturely for being in their early twenties. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read
3.75 stars
I am having a difficult time with this review. I liked this book, for the most part. However, I did not like any of the characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Up All Night Book Addict
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprised
At first I didn't know what to think about the book based on the current reviews. After I've purchased it I seen people were saying unpleasant things about it and reviews are very... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoy Erin McCarthy will pretty much read anything she writes
I have a love-hate relationship with You Make Me. I really enjoy Erin McCarthy will pretty much read anything she writes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ashley (Books by Migs)
4.0 out of 5 stars relatable read
A book more rooted in reality & a pleasant surprise being a free read! I was rooting for Heath all along the way. Definitely gonna look into the next 2 reads in the series!
Published 2 months ago by J.M.
2.0 out of 5 stars I like my tragic
Seriously?! This is a modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights. I like my tragic, obsessive love stories as much as the next person but I was never really a fan of Wuthering... Read more
Published 4 months ago by R. Gordon
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, but it falls a little short
I enjoyed the story. I just couldn't give it more than 3 stars for a couple of reasons. Number one was the editing. I honestly couldn't believe that it had been edited at all. Read more
Published 4 months ago by T. Becker
4.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
This book was very intense. I couldn't put it down. It made me root for Cat and Heath, then it made you question if that was really a good idea. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Whiplash
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Dreams Come True
Caitlyn and Aubrey were best friends admiring how attractive they looked as they left for the Homecoming Dance, where they met up with Ethan, her wealthy boyfriend she loved, and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dorothy Gagnon
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USA Today Bestselling author Erin McCarthy has written over forty novels in romance and YA fiction. In first grade, Erin won a Young Novelist contest with a paranormal romance story about a witch in training who used a spell to enchant her classmate, and she had been hooked on books ever since. A RITA finalist and the winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award from ALA, she is a member of RWA, Horror Writers of America, and Ohioana. Stop by for upcoming releases.

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