- Release Date:September 9th 2014
- Genre:Contemporary Romance / New Adult
- Publisher:William Morrow Impulse (Penguin)
I always feel like buying random .99 – 1.99 romances just because they are cheap. It isn’t the best habit, but then a book like this comes along. I completely forgot I bought this and opened it on a bus ride and really enjoyed. I was looking for an interesting but less angsty romance and Make it Right fit the bill.
This is the second book in the Bowler University series. I don’t think you need to read the first book to get into this one, but I felt like it would have helped me understand how all the characters were related.
This is a frenemies to lovers romance between college seniors. Max is sort of a player (who I think almost broke up the protagonists of the first book) who is trying to do better and Lea is a girl who has closed herself off because of her own personal demons. They exist in the same friend circle, but when Max joins Lea’s self defense class the sparks start to fly.
This novel subverts some of the typical NA tropes. Instead of Max being the alpha in the relationship Lea takes on more of that role. Lea is also dealing with a traumatic accident from the past that isn’t an assault, which tends to be the norm.
This book is part of William Morrow’s new adult category, but this books seems to take style choices from both romance and new adult. It is written in an omniscient third person like a traditional romance, but the plots and situations are very NA.
This is another book that has me coming around to NA .The college setting works here and gives the book a sense of place. It also deals with those life changing conflicts like future jobs and the fear of adult responsibilities that comes along during your senior year in college.
There is even some diversity. Lea has lesbian roommate named Danica who has her own storyline and Max has a Hispanic roommate, Cam. And while Cam is the hero in the next book it doesn’t look like Danica will get one.
Make it Count is a fun new adult romance with a little less angst and a little more fun !