Publication: September 9th 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
Series: Bowler University #2
Source: Received for review
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Max Payton lives by two rules:
Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.
When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.
Lea Travers avoids guys like Max – cocky jocks who assume she’s fragile because of a disability caused by a childhood accident. She likes to be in control, and something about being with Max makes her feel anything but. But during the moments he lets his guard down, Lea sees a soul as broken inside as she is outside. Trusting him is a whole other problem…
When the assaults ramp up and hit close to home, Lea and Max must learn, before it’s too late, that true strength can come from vulnerability…and giving in to trust is sometimes the only way to make things right.
Megan Erickson is very close to becoming one of my favourite authors. Besides her expert storytelling, she weaves all sorts of themes in her stores that I’ve come to love and admire. And for Make It Right, she definitely hits all the right notes.
What I Liked:
- Max and Lea. Let me just say it: Their relationship is one of the best I’ve ever read in New Adult literature, or in literature in general. They were so captivating to read about. And it’s captivating because it’s realistic. I loved every facet of their relationship: from the rises to falls, to the good and the ugly. And ultimately, their redemption.
- The redemption. This was the prevailing theme throughout the novel, and I thought it was executed well. Megan wasn’t sugar-coating anything, it was all the real deal.
- The supporting cast. If you’ve read Make It Count, then surely you’ll remember Kat and Alec. I just loved how their characters played into Max and Lea’s relationship. Also bonus points for Danica, she is just the bomb.
- The writing. Of course, there was no shortage of Megan Humour in here.
What I Didn’t Like:
- The pacing. It wasn’t as breezy as I expected it to be, but anyway, this is just a minor problem.
Overall, Make It Right is even better than I hoped for, and it might’ve even surpassed my love for Make It Count.
I highly recommend these books if you’re looking for a more contemporary feel in New Adult. Or if you just love books, son.
Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.