How is it possible to love someone you haven’t even kissed yet?
Make Me Believe is a realistic, well-written romance novel. Emma and Daniel (who are very different, almost polar opposites) are attracted to each other from the start. While they have occasional naughty thoughts about one another, there is no instalove in this story. Emma and Daniel’s emotional relationship grows at a steady pace, and I found myself pulling for them to become a couple from the start.
In addition to their differences, Emma and Daniel both have issues that have prevented them from being in serious relationships. Classic romance novel setup, right? Not exactly. Ferry did a nice job of revealing bits and pieces of each character’s issues as they get to know each other, and none of the issues are too over the top. (Sad and a bit disturbing, but not over the top.) Also, I like that once they become a couple, the issues don’t drive them apart. Instead, Emma and Daniel become sources of support for one another.
While I love the way Emma and Daniel’s friendship/relationship progresses, there was a lot of sex in this book. I know that two twenty-something adults engaging in lots of sex when they first start dating is quite normal, but I opted to skim certain scenes simply because there were pressing issues I was itching to learn more about!
One last thing…thoughts on Tom’s note: NOT the way I wanted it to go! But I do love the suspense. If you’ve read this book, tell me how you felt about it!
Oh, and I’ll definitely be reading Fool For Love, part two in Ferry’s Believe Series.