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Publisher's Summary

My new neighbor is a firefighter - and a scorching-hot single dad - but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.

(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)

Nothing happened, of course - because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year. Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love. 

Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.

(Also my underwear.)

He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.

He’s wrong.

Dex and I might be 12 years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out. 

How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

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This is a single dad romance. It's an entertaining story the single dad is extremely grumpy. its age gap. I always love the creative way the authors have the children do different scenes. The narrators did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.

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Single Dad, Age Gap Romance

There were plenty of similarities between Makes Me Yours and Ignite (single dad, age gap romance, hero intent on keeping things casual, heroine having a close relationship with the kids) but even so, that didn't stop me from being totally invested. This grumpy-sunshine romance (because Dex could really be a grump) had me so hooked. Divorced dad Dex was a firefighter who adored his two girls and was so present in their lives. When he moved into a new condo, the girls immediately latched on to their next door neighbor, Winnie. The attraction between Dex and Winnie was instant and when they agreed to a casual fling, well, the sparks were flying!

Naturally, feelings got involved and when things got serious, Dex pulled away and encouraged Winnie to accept a job offer out of state. Again (like in Make Me Yours), I wanted to shake some sense into him, but I did understand. Issues with his father who walked out when he was a child, and the breakdown of his marriage, had left Dex dealing with a lot of self-doubt. Dex's girls, Luna and Hallie, were total stars and provided so much comic relief. Loved them! I admit, I was pretty emotional by the end and Harlow managed to get a few tears out of me.

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Really strong story but the hero is tough

I did not read the reviews of this before I listened but I was so excited to hear the next generation of Cloverleigh Farms. Overall this was a good story but the age difference was too great. 22 and 34 is really, really significant. I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around it. And Dex was just kind of a total jerk nearly the entire book. I felt like it was sort of a weird power balance with Winnie (who I had just read about a few stories ago) and I didn’t love it. That said the last 15 minutes warmed my heart and I loved the connection and contrast to Franny story.

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Cute love story without much angst. Solid audio (not the best, but definitely not the worth). If you are looking for an easy read, this is it.

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Grumpy / Sunshine perfection!! ❤️❤️❤️

This is now my new favourite book of the series. I love a grumpy / sunshine romance book!! Dex and Winnie are sooooo good!! He’s an older single dad and has baggage. She’s the single 22 year old next door. He has instant feelings for her but can’t because she’s young and he shouldn’t. He moved in next door and the chemistry starts. Not just with them but also his daughters and her.
The two girls in this book are so freaking cute!! So many moments they steal the show.
Stephen Dexter and Kristen Leigh are fabulous as these characters.

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Melanie Harlow does no wrong

Ughhh…. Dex is One of my favorite book boyfriends! Single dad, grumpy yet also is hilarious, age gap! All goodness & great tension build up! I love all that this book delivers !! So good, would read a second time to live through it again!

This was my first listen of these two narrators together and I think they did an amazing job!

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LOVED IT

I usually read for the smut but this book not only had smut but the plot/ romance WAS PERFECT. I’m a sucker for cheesy things and this melted my heart.

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Awesome Listen!

I loved the characters in this book! Some of the situations are HILARIOUS and laugh out loud funny. Well worth the credit!

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my first single dad romance

i loved the story! this was my first time dipping a toe in this genre and it was surprisingly awesome! loved the narrators!! they made a good team!

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IGNITE 🧡❤

Melanie Harlow is an amazing writer!! Dex is a swoony Navy Seal! Love Love Winnie and Dex's story ❤️

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  • 02-05-22

Let this story Ingite your ears

This is a stand-alone but it’s part of Melanie Harlow's Cloverleigh Farms series . You see some of the characters from stories. I strongly suggest getting those also .
Hero is Dex. Heroine is Winnie .
Dex is a single dad with two daughters, and a firefighter. When Dex moves next door to Winnie her hearts go bump bump bump . Winnie is trying hard to fight her attraction to Dex. She’s taking a break from the opposite $ex altogether Grab it and see when Winnie and Dex give their attraction a go .


Stephen Dexter, Kirsten Leigh Performance is fantastic. They both brought the story and characters to live

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-22

Fabulous

Funny witty and so romantic. Well written and all of the characters were outstanding. Can’t wait to get another one 😍

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  • 07-06-22

Great story

Loved the story.. Only thing I'd change is the male talks very quietly spasmodicly so I was always up and down with the volume button

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  • Etidae
  • 02-24-22

OMG spicy, cute, and emotional - +18 Romance

This was a very enjoyable book! I'd watch this as a movie as well.

* small town romance
* single-dad
* age-gap
* grumpy sunshine
* spicy AF (+18)

3.5/5 spice

I cried out of how cute it was! (I'm a pisces and cry pretty often but hey! TOO CUTE!) - The spice was great! So much steam, and tension.

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  • Antoinette
  • 02-13-22

Loved this

Lovely story… such a great move by the author to do a spin off from the Cloverleigh farm series. Loved how their were references to Franie and Mac’s story.I couldn’t stop listening. Great book highly recommend.