{Tour Review + GIVEAWAY} MAKE IT LAST by Megan Erickson

Title: Make It Last
Series: Bowler University #3
Author: Megan Erickson
Published: 6th Jan 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by publisher for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

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.

Filled with hot nerdy banter, steamy romance and a touching storyline, Make It Last is exactly what an NA novel should be!

The story:
The nerdy cuteness of this book is almost too much to handle all I wanted to do was cuddle this book!!

After a nasty breakup after graduating high school, Cam & Tate go their separate ways. Cam went off to college and is now graduating with a bright future before him, while Tate stayed in their small hometown for reasons unknown to Cam. Now Cam's back to help care for his mother and Tate is faced with a huge mistake she made years earlier. But things are never quite as they seem, and soon secrets from the past are uncovered, making both Cam & Tate face the consequences of the choices they've made. As they start to deal with the past, more obstacles are thrown in their path, with families and jobs making them question where their futures lie… and more importantly, if they will be part of each other's lives.

I really enjoyed this story, and loved how they had to really address and overcomes all the challenges that they were faced with. Their lives aren't easy and they've both got their own issues separate from their relationship too. But it was so lovely to watch them fall in love again as adults and learn from their mistakes.

The characters:
At first I thought Cam was going to be a bit of a player, but he's really not. He's a sweet loveable guy who would do anything for those he loves. I mean, he plays nerdy video games with Tate for crying out loud!! Cam's attitude towards Tate seriously  melted my heart - I just wanted to give him a big squishy hug!!

Tate in many ways is such a selfless character, and I loved that about her. She's always put everyone else's needs before her own, but what she needed to learn was she may not always know what's best for everyone else. Tate does a lot of growing up in this book, especially by dealing with the consequences of her actions.

The romance:
Cam & Tate are so damn cute together I can't even begin to describe it. They have both made mistakes in their relationship and must deal with the consequences of their past choices. But neither of them give up on each other and I just loved that. My favourite this about these two, is their interactions through an old video game Utope (think The Sims). They use the game to share their feeling and get all cute and nerdy together…seriously epic nerd love here people!

The writing:
Megan's writing is freakin awesome! There is such a beautiful balance of romance, humour and drama. The storyline feels fresh and vibrant, with unique characters, that you never feel like you've read this book a million times before. I absolutely loved the flirty, witty banter that goes on between Cam & Tate, it's intelligent and creates incredible chemistry between them.

I am so sad that this series is over, it's one of the best NA series I've read! Filled with hot nerdy banter, steamy romance and a touching storyline, Make It Last is exactly what an NA novel should be!

Sexuality: medium / some sex scenes
Violence: mild
Language: medium / several f words
Drugs & alcohol: mild

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.


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