Title: Make it Count
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University (Book #1)
Number of Books: 3 (Books are stand-alone)
Genre: New Adult
Published: June 3rd 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
“You know, nerd is the new black. ”
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.
4 of 5 stars to Make it Count by Megan Erickson
Cover Art: 3 stars. I love that despite it being an NA novel, the cover looks innocent. 😀
This book breaks the NA stereotype. Usually, when it comes to the New Adult genre, a lot of readers expect a gritty and emotional novel. Well, you’re in for a pleasant surprise in this one. Make it Count is a refreshing NA novel with a rather simple plot but with totally fun story!
Kat and Alec are very cute together. They always bicker but it ends up being a laughing moment, anyway. The sexual tension is over the top but it isn’t the cringe-worthy type which I often feel when reading similar scenes in other NA stories. Kat is the beautiful blonde who is trapped with the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype (which she isn’t) that she wants to break free off but unfortunately can’t because she sucks at Statistics and that’s what everyone can only bother to notice about her, besides her looks of course. Alec, on the other hand, is somehow the opposite of Kat. He isn’t into sports (although he runs regularly), but is super smart. He wears this cute spectacles that looks adorable on him. Kat and Alec’s back stories are both complicated but it isn’t told in a very dramatic way, which I love. For those who hate cheating storylines in books, don’t worry, this one doesn’t have it. Although when you read the blurb, it may seem like it, it isn’t actually a very big thing since Kat’s relationship with Max is dwindling anyway.
Speaking of Max, the next book in the series is about him and I have to say, sorry, I won’t read it. Why, you ask? It’s because he was such a douche with Kat and I couldn’t get past that even if he did somehow made it up to Kat near the end of the book. I”m just not into (reading) guys who are such big jerks to really nice girls. I’ll jump right next to the last book in the series, which features Alec and Max’s other friend, Cam.