Review & Giveaway: Make It Last by Megan Erickson
Welcome to my review stop on the Make It Last Blog Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading! Make It Last is the third and final book in the Bowler University Series. This book can be read as a stand alone but trust me the first 2 books were amazing & not to be missed! I will include all of the book & series information below as well as my spoiler-free review. There is also a tour-wide giveaway at the end of the post! Hope you check out these books because I just love them so much!
Make It Last (Bowler University #3) by Megan Erickson
Category: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: January 6th, 2015; William Morrow Impulse
Purchase: Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo
After graduating from Bowler University, the last place Cam Ruiz ever expected to find himself is his hometown. A bad job as a bouncer and worry over his mom’s health make living in Paradise anything but. There’s only one thing that can make his return any harder—running into the only girl he’s ever loved.
Tate Ellison made a mistake when she was eighteen, one that cost her the best thing she’s ever had. She’s always hoped the regret of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it’s only grown. She took comfort in the fact she’d never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop.
The pull between them is instant and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss…which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.
Spoiler-Free Review:[book rating=4.0/5.0]
Parting is such sweet sorrow. That is how I feel about this whirlwind series now that it is coming to an end. I mean how amazing, we got 3 books in less than a year! I grew attached so quickly! Fell very much in love with Megan Erickson’s style. So yes, it is ending but it is also well, I’ll just say that the ending of this book is so…sweet. I devoured each and every one of these books and even though they can all be read as a stand-alone, as each novel stars another couple, there is absolutely no reason not to read them all starting with #1 because then you fall for each character a little more with every tiny discovery.
Make It Last is a second-chance story. Cam left Tate behind when he went into the military reserves to help him through college. He can come off very male but underneath he feels hard. He tries to ignore what has been holding him back all these years but he knows. I think he kind of always knew. Cam is refreshing. He worked hard and he accomplished his goals. But Tate stayed behind without Cam knowing that things in her life got really heavy. Instead he lived at school and did his service and never thought he would ever see Tate again. But Cam returned to his hometown and well you know…that’s when stuff happens! You will just have to read it for yourself!
I really felt for Tate. She grew up too fast; having to deal with a lot these last four years while Cam was away. I know she had nothing but good intentions but I was sad that she and Cam had such a rough round. But at least that lead to the sweltering tension and longing between these two! The book took advantage of the back and forth of the good and the bad and it just flowed into a great story that made me happy, sad and yes, there was plenty of steam!
I don’t want to give anything away but I will tell you that if you’ve read the previous books, you do get to hear from some of the other characters from the rest of the Bowler University series. This book was a perfect ending to this amazingly real and fun new adult romance series! Plus there was a serious hint that my favorite side character Danica, might get her own HEA!
Once you start this series you will become a dedicated fan because Megan Erickson has a nerdy, funny and strong voice that makes her stories unique and so much fun to read! Luckily, for us fans, Megan has a lot of upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating!
Thanks to William Morrow Impulse for the review copy to participate in the review tour.
UTOPE Comic Strips made by Megan inspired by the sim game in Make It Last.
Make It Count (Bowler University #1)
Publication: June 3rd, 2014; William Morrow Impulse
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.
Make It Right (Bowler University #2)
Publication: September 9th, 2014; William Morrow Impulse
[book rating=4.5/5.0] Review
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.
Author Bio: Megan Erickson
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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