Make it Count by Megan Erickson: Review

Make it Count by Megan Erickson: ReviewMake it Count by Megan Erickson
on June 3rd, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 336

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.

Stacia Says…

I can always tell, when the first few sentences of a book have me laughing out loud, that I am going to enjoy the story. Well Megan Erickson had me at scrunchie and then not only held my interest throughout the rest of the book, but literally had me cracking up. Make it Count really has it all; likeable characters, great chemistry, sweet storyline, and “hello” sexy nerd. I am convinced my husband needs nerd glasses now, just so I can fantasize that he is Nerdy Alec.

“You know, nerd is the new black. I read that in Cosmo.”

Alec is so well written. He is driven, passionate, and caring. When he sees the way that his best friend is treating his girlfriend he steps in and corrects him and when he sees someone that isn’t learning things as easily as they come to him, he is more than willing to help, even if that means potentially crossing a line in order to do it.

“I’ll spend the rest of my life proving you should love yourself as much as everyone else loves you.”

Kat, bless her heart, tries so hard to keep people from seeing the real her, that she puts this shield up. She would rather be treated poorly and be viewed as an airhead, then let people in. After seeing how she struggled with her grades and trying to meet her parent’s expectations, I totally see where she was coming from and felt so bad for her. That is another amazing thing about this author, she wrote such endearing characters that I would love to be friends with them.

From the synopsis, this book might appear as a “cheating” book, which I know a lot of readers struggle with. But it is far from it. Megan was able to bring forth an issue that so many people struggle with and give it the attention it deserves. I can’t wait to read more from this author and can I just say that Megan Erickson is now going on my list of favorite authors.




Make it Right (Bowler University #2)- Available September 2nd

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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.