Make It Count by Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: eARC, 384 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
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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.
I’ve been excited to read Make it Count since I first saw the cover and read the synopsis. It sounded witty and like it would be right up my alley. And guess what? It totally was.
I love a book with a smart boy, especially when they’re also funny and sexy. These things are not mutually exclusive! Thank you to Megan Erickson for wrapping all these characteristics into one magically delicious package named Alec. Seriously, Alec. This guy was adorable. He wasn’t perfect – if he was, this book wouldn’t be happening because he wouldn’t be crushing on his best friend’s girl – but he was so very close. Kat was a likable girl. She’s the type of girl I’d be friends with in real life. She, too, had flaws and it took her some time to accept them, but with the help of Alec, she was able to really come into her own during this book. She was in a relationship with an obviously wrong guy – even if we didn’t know just HOW wrong at first – and I was never on their side. Kat and Alec, however? Purely brilliant. They were opposites in a lot of ways, but they worked so well together. They had TONS of chemistry and it led to several hot moments – and more than a few swoons.
The pacing of this book was fantastic. It grabbed me from the beginning and the plot flowed right up until I found myself at the last page. There were plenty of feels, but they were never too angsty or unbelievable. No tears for me in this book, but lots of goofy smiles as I read Kat and Alec’s banter.
Megan Erickson brings a fresh voice to new adult with Make it Count. It was funny, sexy and sweet. She’s definitely landed on my auto-buy author list and I can’t wait to read Max’s story in the second book in this series, Make it Right.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.