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Friday, January 29, 2016

Make it Count by Megan Erickson

Image and blurb from Goodreads:

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.


4.5 "The Sexiest Dance Scene Ever" STARS

So, I loved this book. No, really, I did. I read almost every page with a smile. I’m silly like that.

What’s not to love, right?

Kat, girl, I think you qualify as a Brazilian. Sassy, damn sexy, emotional (sometimes too emotional, but that’s how most Brazilian girls are -- myself included), and she’s a strong girl, facing her diagnosis, not scared to be the girl with dyslexia. 

But my real love in this book was ALEC! What a nice, well-written, well-developed character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for alpha males, but Alec was a breath of fresh air. Smart, kind, compassionate. I adored every single time Alec told Kat to stop hiding behind her sexy kitten mask. I adored when he told her not to pretend she wasn’t hurt. YES, ALEC, YOU’RE MY “NA BOYFRIEND”. I had to create this category to fit him. I've read a lot of NA romance, and while I love most of the LIs, I can't remember the last time I came across a character as deserving of that title was Alec.

And Alec and Kat are perfect together. So sexy that it burns. There's a particularly hot dancing scene that I don't think I'll ever forget. Megan, don’t you dare  break them up. I know they’ll be featured in your next book, so don’t hurt them. :-)

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