Welcome to my stop on the MAKE IT RIGHT blog tour! Below, read my thoughts and enter to win an Ebook copy of MAKE IT COUNT (Bowler University #1).
by Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #2
Published by William Morrow Impulse Release date : September 9th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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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.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I am in love with this series. And Megan’s writing.
I mentioned in my review of MAKE IT COUNT, that I am always on the hunt for books (especially New Adult) that bring me something different and stand out. I am glad to say that MAKE IT RIGHT made the cut; just like it’s predecessor.
It takes a lot for an author to redeem a character. First impressions are huge – and when you have a character that has done some things you don’t like or agree with, and acts a certain way, it’s hard to get your head to NOT think a certain way about them. But Megan nailed it.
This book is about Max. Yes, that Max. The guy (sometimes jerk) that was Kat’s boyfriend that I tried to dislike but couldn’t. He did some things that were unforgivable to some, but he is also dealing with more than what he lets on; although he puts on a good front. I never thought it was a “bad guy” more a… misunderstood guy, and I was anxious to get his story. Not to mention, nervous. He wasn’t what I was expecting, that’s for sure.
You remember in Shrek – when he is talking to Donkey about how Ogres have layers? That’s Max. The layers – not an Ogre. We learn more about Max piece by piece, as his thick layers are peeled away. I think just about every assumption I made about Max was wrong. He is sweet, caring and passionate about a lot of things. He just hides it from his friends and family – because he was raised to be tough.
Lea is the type of girl that I love to read about, and admire. Bad ass, no-nonsense, but gentle too. She too, has her own issues to deal with – and her insecurities are tested to the Max (baha, get it?) But I loved how these two slowly learned to trust each other, love each other and make it work. There were many things thrown their way – and the best relationships are the ones that REALLY have to work at that HEA.
One thing I want to make a comment on – was Lea’s dominate side. This girl knows what she wants – and has no qualms about taking it. In the bed room. I love a character that is strong and comfortable with her own sexuality and takes control of it. Kudos, Megan.
My Peeve –
I loved it! Megan is one of my favorite authors and she will hold that spot for a long time. If you love New Adult – or even if you don’t – I highly recommend this one. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon and you will definitely fall in love with these characters – just like I did.
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