Spotlight & Giveaway: Make Me Crave by Katee Robert

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by in Blog, Spotlight / 71 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Katee Robert to HJ!

Hi Katee and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Make Me Crave!

Thank you so much for having me!

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Make Me Crave is an enemies to lovers story with a dash of mistaken identity, all of which takes place on an island paradise and is filled to the brim with smoking hot sexy good times.

Please share your favorite line(s) or quote from this book:

She tore her gaze away from his cock. “What?”
“If I’m Adonis, then you’re my Aphrodite.”


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • The heroine, Allie, is very loosely inspired by the plus-sized model Hunter McGrady (check out her Instagram–it’s amazing).
  • The island they are vacationing at is also loosely inspired by a real place called North Island. It’s absolutely amazing and I would dearly like to visit there some day. The book was written during the winter, so looking at pictures of a tropical paradise was both wonderful and jealousy-inspiring.


What first attracts your Hero to the Heroine and vice versa?

Allie is initially attracted to Romance because of his charm and good looks–she nicknames him Adonis. He’s offering her something that she never pursues on her own–selfish pleasure.

For his part, Roman likes how confident and at ease Allie is. She never quite reacts how he expects her to, and that delights him to no end.


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

It would be the first conversation Allie and Roman have. Neither of them knows the other’s name, and the scene is so filled with tension, it’s an almost physical thing.

“Looks like it’s just you and me.”
She jumped and spun around. The man stood a respectable distance away, but his sheer size ate up the space and made her feel closed in. She froze. I’d recognize those shoulders anywhere. Confirming her suspicion, his gaze slid over her body as if he was reminding himself of what she looked like with nothing but what she’d worn on the beach. She tried to swallow past her suddenly dry throat. “You.”
“Me.” He finally looked her in the face, and she rocked back on her heels. The man was an Adonis. There was no other way to describe his blond perfection, from his hazel eyes to the square jaw to the cleft in his chin to the body that just wouldn’t quit. He might be wearing a shirt now, but the button-down did nothing to hide his muscle definition.
He held out a wide hand with equally perfect square fingers. “Let me buy you a drink?”
“We’re at an all-inclusive resort.”
His lips twitched, eyes twinkling. “Have a drink with me.”
Oh, he was good. Charm practically colored the air between them, and she had the inexplicable impulse to close the distance and stroke a finger along his jawline. To flick that cleft chin with her tongue.
Allie gave herself a shake. “Since we’re the only ones here, it’d be silly to sit apart.”
The look he gave her said he saw right through the excuse, and why not when it was pathetically flimsy? The truth was that this man was magnetic and she suspected she’d be drawn to him even in a room full of people. He waved a hand at the empty place. “Lady’s choice.”
“How magnanimous of you.”
“I try.”
She laughed and headed for the table in the middle of the small patio. There were half a dozen tables, and she picked a spot that put her back to the building and presented the best view of the ocean through a carefully curated gap in the foliage.
He eyed the view and then the chair on the other side of the table, and then he picked it up and set it adjacent to hers so they were sitting on a diagonal, rather than directly across from each other. “Nice view.”
She turned to agree—and found him staring at her.


Readers should read this book….

If they’re looking for a little slice of paradise with a dose of naughty good fun.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have in the works?

I’m currently working on a MMF novel called FOREVER THEIRS, which will release in September. I also have a mermaid novella, SIREN’S CURSE, releasing in August, and the print version of THE BASTARD’S BARGAIN coming out in October.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from Make Me Crave:

“Mmm. And a good one at that.” She still hadn’t opened her eyes, but as one of his hands trailed down to her clit, she laughed hoarsely. “You’re insatiable.”
“Only with you.” He kept up those slow kisses to the nape of her neck. “You make me crazy. I just came and I want you again already.” He cupped her pussy, the possessive move making her moan.
But then she opened her eyes and realized how light it was outside. Allie froze. “What time is it?” If Becka woke up and realized she’d never come back last night, she’d be worried. Allie was reliable and dependable, and she most certainly didn’t stay out all night while having amazing sex with a stranger. As beyond amazing as it’d been, she hadn’t stopped to consider that her friend might think she was hurt or that something bad had happened.
He picked up on her tension and removed his hand. “What’s wrong?”
“I have to go.” She rolled out of his arms, her body crying out at the loss of warmth, but if Becka wasn’t already awake, Allie had to make sure she got back to the villa before that happened. If she was, then Allie had some explaining to do.
Either way, she couldn’t stay there.
He sat up and watched her scramble for her dress, a frown marring his handsome face. “I know we joked about it being a one-night stand, but that doesn’t mean you have to bolt the second the sun comes up. I thought we could have breakfast before you left.”
It sounded just as wonderful and perfect as things had been since she’d taken his hand and embarked on this wild adventure.
Unfortunately, reality was calling—or as close to reality as a person got on West Island.
But she didn’t like the look on his face—as if she’d somehow hurt him—so she paused. “I would love that, but my friend is back at our villa, and if she wakes up and finds me gone, she’s going to think that I walked off the path and broke my leg or something and sound the alarm. I don’t have an easy way to get ahold of her, so I have to go make sure she’s not forming a search party.”
His frown cleared. “I understand.” He got out of bed and pulled on his shorts. “I’ll give you a ride back.”
She started to tell him she didn’t need that, but the truth was she did. It was one thing to take his cart because she’d changed her mind about being with him and didn’t want to walk the paths alone at night. It was another to want to skip a potentially awkward morning-after conversation. She was an adult. She could handle it.
She hoped. “Thanks. That would be helpful.”
He threw on his shirt, but didn’t bother buttoning it. It gave him the look of a…she didn’t even know, but she liked it. A lot. Down, girl. She found her shoes and followed him out to the golf cart.
Allie was so tense as she sat next to him, she was surprised she didn’t jostle right out of the seat when he put the cart into gear, but he reached over and took her hand, interlacing their fingers as if they held hands all the time. She relaxed, muscle by muscle, but her nerves didn’t calm. “I don’t do that normally—any of it.”
“You don’t have to explain yourself to me.” He squeezed her hand. “I had a good time last night.”
“Me…too.” She studied his profile. Adonis, indeed. “A really good time.”
He shot her a look as he took a turn onto a path marked with her villa number. “I’m in danger of being pushy, but I’d like to have a repeat—or several. I’m here on business, but my nights are yours if you’re interested.”
Her breath caught in her throat, though she couldn’t say why. To spend her days with Becka doing all the activities they had planned and her nights with her Adonis… That truly would be paradise. She licked her lips. “I…I’d like that.”
He grinned and pulled to a stop where the cart path ended and the walking path began. “In that case, would you gift a poor man with your name? You’ll always be Aphrodite to me, but I’d like to know the true identity of the woman I plan to have coming countless times in the next few days.”
She blushed, and then called herself an idiot for blushing. “I’m Allie.”
He went so still, he might as well have turned into a statue. Those hazel eyes focused on her with unsettling intensity. “Allie? Allie Landers?”
She jerked her hand back, her heart beating for a reason that had nothing to do with desire. “How do you know my last name?”
He laughed, but not like anything was funny. “This is so fucked.”
“What are you talking about?”
Gone was the devilishly charming Adonis who’d seduced her with little effort last night, replaced by a cold man she didn’t recognize. “Roman Bassani.”
She knew that name. She knew that name. Allie scrambled out of the cart and took several steps back, though he made no move to touch her again. “The guy who keeps hounding me? What the hell are you doing here?”
His smile was as cold as any she’d seen. “I’m here to convince you to sell your business.”

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Book Info:

Roman Bassani will do anything to close a deal. Even chase down Allie Landers on her Caribbean vacation to make an offer on her company. He expects a challenge—but not their immediate intense attraction. After an accidental one-night stand they agree to put business aside—for now. The island lulls them into a heated sexual journey…but what happens to their opposing interests when they return from paradise?
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Meet the Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it ‘a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.” When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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71 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Make Me Crave by Katee Robert”

  1. Juana Esparza

    I would love to visit Hawaii. What little I’ve seen on TV Hawaii seems like a lovely place for a vacation.

  2. Diana Tidlund

    Galápagos Islands, it’s my bucket list #1 , love the nature , animals and flora and fauna. So much so that I get my 9th tattoo on my leg tomorrow and it’s all sea life there and once I’m done with that it goes into the animals there like the blue footed booby. Amazing

  3. Anita H.

    Paris is on my bucket list! It always looks so gorgeous and ‘d love to visit the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and enjoy a croissant at a Cafe there!

  4. Heather Scully

    Bélize! I’m dying to see the Mayan ruins there. They’re even more breathtaking than the ones in the Yucatan of Mexico.. ❤

  5. John Smith

    “What is one vacation spot you’d love to visit? Why?” Paris!, because I like culture and beauty and I hate sunny beaches!

  6. Monique D

    Alaska, an Alaskan cruise. It looks wild and clean and I would love to see the midnight sun.

  7. janinecatmom

    I have always been a beach girl. I have visited Hawaii, but out love to see Bora Bora (dream big, right?). But lately, I have been wanting to visited several places in Europe.

  8. Margaret Herman

    The one vacation spot I would love to visit is Ireland. I have Irish blood in me from my mother’s mother’s side of my family.

  9. laurieg72l

    Portland, OR and the surrounding area. I have a son who moved out there. He’s described beautiful hikes along the Columbia River gorge with waterfalls. I’d visit Cannon Beach and Astoria (Kindergarten Cop). I’d bike. I’d try several food restaurants. Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives goes there a lot!

  10. Jolanda LovestoRead

    Australia and I don’t know why but I would just love to go there see some kangoeroo’s and koala bears. Also seeing the cities over there like Sydney or Melbourne.

  11. Karina Angeles

    I’d love to visit England. The castles and shops look so interesting in books and tv.

  12. Jane Nelson

    I would love to visit Hawaii! I would explore its history and the beautiful scenery around the island.

  13. kermitsgirl

    I’d love to do a European castle tour! All the history and the countless people who have walked those halls – such a wonderful idea.

  14. isisthe12th

    Aruba! I’ve been there and would love to go back. Beautiful beaches and people. Thank you

  15. James Robert

    Florida, I use to live there and had so much to do with the kids.

  16. jaimerlong

    I would love to visit Atlantis in the Bahamas with my husband and son! I think my son would be amazed by the beauty. I love making memories with my little family!

  17. Nancy Luebke

    If I didn’t have to worry about costs, I’d like to visit Hawaii.In 1973 I had a stopover there on the way to Bangkok, and the blue sky and the ocean took my breath away..

  18. SaraAB87

    I would love to visit Weir’s Beach New Hampshire because of Funspot.

  19. Bridgett Wilbur

    I would love to go to the grand canyon because I have never been there.

  20. courtney kinder

    Hawaii. Because of the warm weather, beautiful beaches and it is on my bucket list.

  21. JOYE I

    I would love to visit the isle of Capri again. Love the area- its people, food, and beautiful scenery.

  22. Rosie

    I would like to visit Scotland. My grandmother on my mom’s side was from Scotland, and I have uncles that have a Scottish accent, it is so cute, and we learned Scottish ballads as kids. I’ve seen nice pictures of Scotland, it would be wonderful to experience it.

  23. Chelsea B.

    I would love to visit Scotland! It looks so lovely. Just go and be a total tourist.

  24. Peggy

    I would love to go to the Colorado Rocky Mountains for a vacation because I grew up there and miss them.

  25. Teresa Williams

    Australia I’ve always wanted to visit there.Love their accent.

  26. BookLady

    I would love to visit Hawaii because of the beautiful beaches and pleasant weather.

  27. Banana cake

    I’ve already been to Paris but I would love to go there again.

  28. Janie McGaugh

    I’d love to visit Ireland. Some of my ancestors are from there, and it’s next on my bucket list.

  29. erahime

    Two vacation spots. One for historical reason while the other one is tropical.

  30. Shannon Capelle

    The mountains in Tennessee because its beautiful up there and we want to get a cabin and hike and fish and see the sights!

  31. Sonia

    I would like to visit the Bahamas since I’ve never been to the beach and I think that is the perfect place for me:)

  32. Lilah Chavez

    Hobbitown in New Zealand! Because duh those houses were made just for my lil short self! Lol

  33. Ada

    I’ve always wanted to go visit Scotland probably from reading all those historical romances!

  34. Jillian Too

    I would like to visit Alaska so that I can explore the gorgeous national parks.

  35. Didi

    Lots of ideas here, I’m between Scotland and New Zealand. I guess the lush greens caught my eye. 🙂

  36. Cheryl Hastings

    Not sure it’s considered a “vacation spot”, but I’d love to go to Ireland

  37. Colleen Capelle

    Ireland because I’ve always wanted to explore there. Plus, who doesn’t like Irish accents 😉