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 Make it Count (Bowler University #1) by Megan EricksonAuthor: Megan Erickson
Series: (Bowler University #1)
Published: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
External Links: Book DepositoryGoodreads

Summary:

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.

Review:

I read a book and I feel like celebrating with this post. But this isn’t about me, it’s about the book, so I’m going to suppress the happy feelings and get onto it. So I read Make it Count by Megan Erickson and it was cool. It was fun to read. It has the same vibe like Boomerang but unlike the latter, this feels close enough with NA bunch I read before but still firmly different from the rest. Why so? It’s not full of angst and yes, while the characters have their fair share of college blunders and of course, love trials, it’s not that overly complicated for me.

Kat needs a tutor, after the last one gave up on her. The new tutor, well he was an irresistible and very, very…not possible. Not only that Alec, the new tutor, is hot but he is also her boyfriend’s friend. But it seems the feelings are mutual but will they do it? Will she betray her boyfriend? Will he do it to his friend? Even though Alec saw firsthand how he sometimes treated her. But are those things enough to act on it? Is it worth it? And it also looks like Kat academic problem wasn’t simply just her tutors, perhaps it’s her? And she needed to find out more about herself and to know what really could be the problem.

The story wasn’t difficult and the romance wasn’t so much intriguing compare to what I had in mind. Like I said, less angst this book has. And I think that’s a good thing. Also I liked that Kat wasn’t just merely distracted, there was something more than just a simple confusion on numerical data than what she thought. I liked that she sought out on the possibilities.

As for the romance? It was fine, the cheating was…am I’m going to be ok with it? I’m not sure. It depends? My firm policy is to break it off before launching yourself to someone. I know that the sexual tension was so thick but even though her boyfriend can be dickwad sometimes (and well he also did something like it before, to his best friend no less), I still think that making it official is a responsible thing to do. Besides, that boyfriend of hers did something redeeming at the end (which turns out he’s off as the new lead of the next book). I guess my grumbles are much better placed on the back burner, after all everything works out in the end.

Rating: 
Format: Advance Reader’s Copy
Preview Quote:But the thing is, what I like about you is that I don’t know how your mind works. I don’t know what you’re going to do and say next. You make my life interesting. ” — Alec

2014 / 06 / 26

2 Responses to Make it Count

  1. I don’t know why, but after reading On the Fence by Kasie West, I’ve been really in the mood for some fun contemporaries! Maybe I just want to take a break from those dark and gloomy ones, lol. Anyway, glad that this worked out for you! Still not sure I like how dramatic it sounds because those tend to make me want to pull my hair out, and yeah, the cheating bit could be a problem.

    Welp, at least the romance was okay, and the chemistry was there, and it wasn’t all insta-love, so I guess that’s a plus. The only thing I’m really interested in finding out is how the author handles how Kat and Alec get together, if they do. :P

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Fun contemporaries are easier to read for me, even though sometimes they’re predictable but they are more tolerable than immersing myself on complicated plots…or so the blurb says but it isn’t. I’m highly critical right now since I;m very selective of what I read. :P

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