New York Times best-selling author Jaci Burton returns to Oklahoma with Make Me Stay, the fifth book in her Hope series. A contemporary romance with a fun, close-knit cast of characters and adorable pets, Make Me Stay shows that sometimes the right person at the right time can make all the difference.
Reid McCormack and Samantha Reasor are at distinctly different places in life. Reid’s stay in Hope, Oklahoma, is only temporary. As soon as he finishes his restoration project, he’s on the first flight home to Boston. Samantha is a local business owner with ties deeply rooted in the small town, and any free time she has goes toward taking care of her grandmother. But in a town like Hope, where everyone knows everyone, Sam and Reid can’t seem to stop running into each other, and they can't help developing feelings for each other.
Reid knows that his time in town is limited, and as he and Sam grow closer, it’s hard for them not to visualize the countdown to Reid’s departure. But as fate keeps throwing them together, Reid slowly begins to realize that maybe Hope has everything he needs: family, love and some amazing burgers.
Sometimes the right person at the right time can make all the difference.
Sam is sweet and genuine, and her flower shop is a staple in the Hope community. She’s also independent and successful, and she’s looking for love that’s everlasting— something Reid isn’t in the business of supplying. However, something about Reid just seems to reach her core, and it’s impossible not to grin at their easy, adorable flirtations. As Reid gets closer to finishing his home renovation project, Sam hopes that he’ll find a reason to stay.
Quaint and full of character, the small town of Hope provides the perfect setting for this heartfelt romance. Fans of Burton’s previous Hope novels will enjoy seeing previous characters as well as meeting new ones. With relatable dialogue and characters who seem plucked straight from our daily lives, Make Me Stay demonstrates how love can disrupt even the best-laid plans. For those who prefer their romances with the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, don’t pass this one up.