Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Make it Count by Megan Erickson

Make it Count
By: Megan Erickson
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Series: Bowler University #1

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.

This was a very quick fun and easy read that touched upon a subject that’s not discussed that much but is just as important as any other issue.  That is, dyslexia a learning disability that if gone untreated simply frustrates the person who has it making them feel less than others and just adding more issues on top of this.  I am really glad that this book explored that and the feelings behind having dyslexia.  Making it Count really is a finding yourself book that makes you feel good in the end.

The main character in this book is Kat, a Brazilian girl who is struggling in her classes and wanting to do better request a tutor, who turns out to be her current boyfriend’s best friend.  Can we say hello trouble? This best friend, Alec starts treating Kat better than his best friend Max who has been very off lately.  Regardless of this Kat is hard pressed to be faithful and to finally learn something about statistics, the class he’s tutoring her in.

Now there is a lot that happens but I don’t want to give it away.  Just know there are some great secondary characters in this book and two of them will be the focus of the next book, but the main characters are hard headed as they were they really made this book entertaining.  Kat is very out there and spacey but in a good way, you can’t help but like her and well Alec being the nerd he is I can totally picture him being one of those sexy nerds.  I know you know what I mean, the kind that are amazing kissers, the kind that make your knees shake with how cute and nerdy they are. 

The cover is very cute and innocent and even thought it was an easy breezy great summer kind of read (especially before school starts), there were serious issues in this book and of course lots of good loving, just an overall great book.  I can’t wait to read the next book because I really want to know what exactly the back story on the two characters is.  You definitely should read this it’s a great addition to the new adult book world and I’m so happy I picked it up.  Very flowy and just a good read. 

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