I am so excited to be a stop on the MAKE IT LAST Blog Tour. I have been dying to read Megan Erickson’s Bowler University series and most especially to meet Cam Ruiz and Tate Ellison.
And now that I have, I can’t wait to read the other two books in this trilogy and get to know Alec and Kat, Max and Lea.
There are a number of stops on this tour in which bloggers are sharing excerpts and reviews. So be sure to check out the tour schedule to see what other bloggers think about MAKE IT LAST.
The tour also includes a giveaway as well as two super cute and totally hilarious graphics of Cam and Tate’s Utope characters which you can find at the bottom of this post.
About MAKE IT LAST
Title & Series: MAKE IT LAST (Bowler University #3)
Author: Megan Erickson
Release date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Formats: eBook, paperback available 2/17
After graduating from Bowler University, the last place Cam Ruiz ever expected to find himself is his hometown. A bad job as a bouncer and worry over his mom’s health make living in Paradise anything but. There’s only one thing that can make his return any harder—running into the only girl he’s ever loved.
Tate Ellison made a mistake when she was eighteen, one that cost her the best thing she’s ever had. She’s always hoped the regret of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it’s only grown. She took comfort in the fact she’d never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop.
The pull between them is instant and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss…which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.
Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
MAKE IT LAST is a real and romantic and incredibly emotional read, with an undeniably sexy male protagonist and a beautiful but headstrong female main whose pull toward each other is positively magnetic. Their chemistry sizzles, the challenges they face are authentic and relatable, their road to a happily ever after is full of secrets, setbacks, indecision and heartbreak.
Cam Ruiz and Tate Ellison had the kind of love that should have been forever. But one decision changed everything and the future they dreamed up for themselves in the virtual world of Utope became nothing more than a distant and painful memory. Or at least it had been.
When Cam is forced to return to his hometown of Paradise to take care of his mother, he never thought he’d run into Tate. He certainly never thought he would still feel something for her. Or that their lives would once again become intertwined. Not after she broke his heart.
But a love as epic as theirs doesn’t die easily. And a man like Cam doesn’t give up, even if it seems as if the universe is trying to keep them apart. Not unless the girl he’s fighting for isn’t willing to fight as hard as he is or believe that they have what it takes to make it last.
In her story, told in alternating points of view, Author Megan Erickson has given readers two characters that they will like and grow to love, be frustrated with, relate to, understand, and empathize with. She created a story with relationships and situations that feel believable and true-to-life, that are both heartwarming and heartrending. She puts readers on an emotional roller-coaster as Tate and Cam try to find a way to make things work. And she keeps them hooked with a few scalding hot and incredibly sexy moments between these two immensely appealing characters.
MAKE IT LAST is an absolutely fantastic end to this three-book series in which each novel can be read on its own. It not only wraps up Cam and Tate’s story but gives readers a chance to say goodbye to Kat and Alec, Max and Lea. It is sweet and funny and sad and hopeful. Camilo is strong and loyal and confident and utterly delectable. Tatum is tough and fragile, caring and determined. All of which make this a captivating, exciting and wildly entertaining read.
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.
Other Books in the Series
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.
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.
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