Published September 9th 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
Ebook 384 pages
Thank you for joining us on the Make it Right blog tour today! I hope you enjoy Max and Lea’s story as much as I did!
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.
Oh Max and Lea. I reviewed Megan Erickson’s Make it Count here and I have to tell you that Make it Right was even more fun. When we met Max in MiC he was the not-so-great boyfriend of our heroine Kat. He was meathead and honestly a jerk. You had to root against him and for Kat and Alec. I was not really sure how Erickson was going to turn Max into a character who I wanted to see fall in love and win the girl in the end, but she definitely did!
I knew that I was starting to fall for Max when he began searching for recipes to make gourmet cat treats for the stray he took in-who wouldn’t love a guy like that? We learn how Max learned to build up the walls around his heart and you have to let your heart soften towards him. And wow- the date he plans when Lea gives him a chance -swoon! Max may have made some mistakes along the way, but I knew he was going to make it when he went through so much to plan the perfect night for Lea.
Then we have Lea. Lea is not a fan of Max at the start because she is friends with Kat, but she starts to realize the sparks flying between them are more than just Max being a jerk. Lea has had a hard path to get to Bowler University and she has walls of her own built up. Lea may look frail, but she teaches Max that his strength is not the only kind that counts. The banter between Max and Lea cracked me up and I think this is one of Erickson’s strengths; her characters are just funny together! I knew this was a book for me when I caught a Dirty Dancing reference early on.
Lea and Max give each other chances when others might not have done so. They teach each other about vulnerability and forgiveness, as well as when to stand your ground and fight and when to accept help. I am so glad Erickson gave Max a book to come back from Make it Count and I loved him with Lea.
Also, let me just say-damn-Megan Erickson can write some sexy, sexy scenes. I cannot wait to see what she comes up with for Bowler University #3 next year! Give Max and Lea a chance and let me know what you think of this pair!
4 stars !
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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.
Thank you edelweiss and William Morrow for this advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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