BookCrushin is so amazingly excited to participate in the Make It Right by Megan Erickson Review Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading! In this post you will find all the book and series information, purchase links, my spoiler-free review and of course a tour wide giveaway! Hope you enjoy this series as much as I do!
Make It Right (Bowler University #2) by Megan Erickson
Max Payton lives by two rules:
Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.
When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.
Lea Travers avoids guys like Max – cocky jocks who assume she’s fragile because of a disability caused by a childhood accident. She likes to be in control, and something about being with Max makes her feel anything but. But during the moments he lets his guard down, Lea sees a soul as broken inside as she is outside. Trusting him is a whole other problem…
When the assaults ramp up and hit close to home, Lea and Max must learn, before it’s too late, that true strength can come from vulnerability…and giving in to trust is sometimes the only way to make things right.
Spoiler-Free Review:[book rating=4.5/5.0]
I totally adored Make It Count, Megan Erickson’s first book in the Bowler University series. So I jumped at the chance to read Make It Right! So now I’m here to gush about this gem of a series in the new adult world! From start to finish it was entertaining, thoughtful and so much fun! There was a perfect balance of plot, character building and romance. You had all the right amounts of new adult themes: struggle to find your voice or calling, the dabbling of parental influence and having to come to age, and finally lots of steamy flirting with the perfect amount of mature scenes (rwar!). Megan has amazing story telling skills…her writing feels real and it grips you and you just keep turning the pages.
However, I was worried about two things – Would I like Max after Make It Count? Can Lea’s love story be better than Kat’s?
Worried? Come on! Max was totally the same cocky & well kinda macho but sexy Max. You knew he had some issues but there was always going to be another layer to him just waiting to be revealed. Max was adorable and frustrating all at the same time. But his behavior makes sense. I would be upset with myself if I was going through some of the same issues as Max. Yet, the real stand out star is of course Lea! She was brilliant! I mean what can I say, she was a take charge, I won’t pity myself and I sure won’t stand for anyone else doing the same, kind of girl. She really got under my skin and I connected with her on some underlying level.
Lea may just be my new BookCrush. Seriously, the girl’s should not be overlooked in these books! Lea should never be overlooked. Kat continues to be adorable with Alex. And well honestly, Lea can’t be my BookCrush because Danica already has that title, hands down. Actually, all of the secondary characters are fantastic and really add to the story, their stories and interactions never feel forced or out of place.
Seriously, just read the books.
OK so now that no one is worried anymore because clearly this book is fantastic; it completely holds up with the awesomesauce that is book 1, Make It Count! I even gave it an extra half of heart because Lea & Max reached me just a little more than Kat & Alec. Now, I can only imagine how great Make It Last (Cam’s story), will be! At least we only have to wait until January 2015!
This book is new adult, I would recommend it for anyone 18+. Perfect amount of love, laughter and mature scenes! I would say this book could be read as a stand alone, but it would be so, so much better if you read Make It Count first (Haven’t read it? Be sure to enter the giveaway below) because it’s worth it to truly understand how great Max & Lea’s story is!
Thanks to William Morrow Impulse for the review copy (all opinions are mine and I was not compensated in any form other than a review copy).
Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?
Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.
Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back…
But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.
Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.
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