Friday, November 30, 2012
Review: Make it Last
By: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Series: Friends & Lovers
This is a New Adult title - Meant for readers 18 and older.
In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.
Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.
Ok first let me start by saying this is not a YA book but more of a New Adult Book (think college and just after). This book was beyond adorable in so many ways. You know how sometimes there are really intense books, sad ones, funny ones; well this book was 100% feel good kind of book. The kind when you're feeling down and losing hope on things that you just pick this up and automatically feel better. That's what Make it Last was for me. I literally just finished reading and I still have that giddy smile on my face.
We start of with a prologue of Colin and Brianna breaking up just before Colin leaves for college, he's about a year older than her. She's absolutely devastated because they were so perfect for each other. But she learned to move on and continued on with her life the best way she knew how. She tried the whole college thing but it didn't work out for her, she had her heart set on culinary school. Back in her hometown working as a short order cook and enjoying life until she realizes that Colin is back home after graduating college and not making it to play football professionally due to an injury.
This is where she starts to doubt herself and wonder if she could be in the same place as him, she was still hurt even if did happen four years ago. Eventually as they have the same friends they start to run into each other more and more and the feelings they are just still there for both of them. Insert giddy squealing, me. They sound perfect for each other and the two people on the cover are perfect for each other. Yes maybe everything was too sweet for words, think decadent chocolate covered in more chocolate but the sweetness overtook me. I was engulfed in reading this book and the relationship that was building between Colin and Brianna.
There are also other characters in this book such as Rich, Pete and Kara, Nicole, Roni and Kent, all of them are equally as fabulous as Colin and Brianna and I can’t wait to read the next book. I’m hoping there will be more stories on the other characters as well. So exciting because I’m just so happy now, goes to show you sometimes things really do work out in the end. Maybe not right away like you hope but you have to look at the overall picture.
Love the cover, love the characters, love the setting and everything was just too lovable. Great job to the author and I can’t wait to read the next book and learn more about the other characters. So glad I picked this book up.