Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review - Make It Count by: Megan Erickson

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.

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I just adore new adult books...especially when they're done right. Make It Count actually sort-of hit home for me in some instances and it made me connect to it that much more. I absolutely loved this book and it's adorable roller coaster ride of emotions.

With Kat, I instantly liked her quirky confidence. Plus, it was nice to see a character actually struggle for once. In real life people have learning disabilities, and it's nice to see it recognized in such a way that keeps the reader entranced. With her relationships with Max and Alec...I related a lot. I kept saying "man, I know how that feels" and it made me connect with her so much. Definitely liked Kat as our main character.

Then there's Alec Stone, and as Kat's brother would say, "solid name". The first detail we get about Alec is that he has pale green eyes...and I was instantly sold. On top of that, he's intelligent, runs, he wears glasses, he wants to be a lawyer for all the right reasons, and he's just one hell of a good guy. It's hard not to like Alec and his adorable smarts and protectiveness. Just adored him.

Overall, this book was everything I love in a new adult contemporary. Sexy moments, heartbreak, awesome side stories, and a ride that makes you not want to put the book down. Make It Count is one you should definitely pick up!

- 4 out of 5 Splatters -

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