Title: Make it Right
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #2
Publication: September 9th, 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
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.
I love the book. A lot. The characters were lovable and relatable. I found Max adorable. Really. Like I said, I haven’t read the first one but I know he’s kind of an asshole to Kat. But yes, people do change and I’ve seen that significant change in this book. Lea was lovely. She’s strong, smart and sassy but gentle and kind altogether. These two characters are very realistic. I love how they were written, unlike other books which portray their MCs as high and mighty. These two had flaws of their own, which makes them real.
The other characters were pretty much interesting too. Like Nick. I love Nick. I wish he and Trish could get their own novel. Kat and Alec, on the other hand, I can’t wait to read their story! Also Cam’s story. There wasn’t much to give to Cam, Kat and Alec since they’ve got novels of their own but I really wished there were more of Nick. He just kinda disappeared.
Overall, the book was really lovely. It’s a fresh read amongst other NA novels full of sex and drama. I love how it debunked the stereotypical structure of an NA novel. Megan Erickson brought us amazing characters that provided an off the hook chemistry and romance.
ABOUT MEGAN ERICKSON
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.