Make It Last
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...more
Second chance at love is my favorite trope in romance -- so I was really excited to read this. Due to the 'history' between Cam and Tate, the story felt rather different than the previous two. Yes, Cam is pr ...more
I confess, I usually never read books in a series out of order, but I was offered the ARC of this book – even though it’s the third and final in the Bowler University series - and I’m such a sucker for second-chance-romances that I couldn’t turn it down. It works really well as a standalone though, with enough background given to easily set the story up on its own and I was very quickly sucked in.
Cam has returned to his dead-end home town after graduating college in order to ...more
Cam and Tate have a world of pain to overcome to get their relationship back on track. Tate displays my very least favorite anti-love trope with her tendency to make unilateral decisions for the relationship—generally in an attempt to spare the other, or to make it easier for them to move on. Fortunately, this book is about her overcoming that tendency, so I was able to ...more
Secondly, importantly Cam. Oh, Camilo. Long have I waited to get my (metaphorical) hands on him and he doesn't disappoint. He's got an alpha attitude and beta heart...the perfect swoony mix. Not many guys can buy Pinkie Pie for their woman, look out for their mama and still be a bad boy bouncer. The ...more
Well, my dears. Here is Cam. This book is a little different from the others in the series. That characters are older, and the conflict is heavier, and we're not in Bowler anymore, Toto.
Second-chance at love stories are my favorite to write. I love this book, and I hope you root for Cam and Tate as m ...more
Cam Ruiz and Tate Ellison had the kind of love that should have been forever. But one decision changed everything and the futu ...more
Full review to come!
AMAZING!!! Megan Erickson has done it again! I'm just not ready to say goodbye though! Wonderful ending to this series <3. BUT, I'm really excited for her new series, The Mechanics of Love!! ...more
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 t ...more
I don't think I could love Megan Erickson anymore than I do right now. HOLY SHIT I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY MAKE IT LAST. This book had me bawling my eyes out and wanting to hug these special characters and never let them go.
In the previous two books we've seen glimpses of Cam the playboy but we didn't really know him. In Make It Last, Cam is so much more than that what I expected; he's sweet and thoughtful and I'm p ...more
Camilo Ruiz graduated from Bowler University with high hopes and a dream job opportunity. But instead of following his chosen path to New York City, Cam is back in his tiny hometown, caring for his mother.
When Cam encounters Tatum Ellison, the girl that broke his heart four years ago, old feel ...more
Tate was a resilient heroine. She loved Cam but didn't want to hold him back when she had to remain behind to take care of her family. She was definitely strong and determined to keep her family together during difficult times. She did, however, have a frustrating and often pointed out tendency to make decisions fo ...more
Tate thought she knew what was best for everyone around her and that always meant she took the worst of it as a result. Yes, I do that sometimes. So I get Tate. It's also why I wanted to smack her sometimes. But I love her just the same.
Speaking of ...more
Cam is impossible not to fall for and you can’t help but to love Tate too and root for these two high school sweethearts. The tension these two share and the chemistry is just- holy moly so perfect.
Once again Megan has completely blown me away with her writing skills and the dialogue which just flow ...more
The big reveal wasn't exactly what I was expecting. And there's some great new characters. I especially like Tate's dad and Cam's mom. One of the best parts was the lunch towards the end of the book. And seriously, can we just get a Danica book FFS?
I was a bit irritated with the constant push and pull between them. Yes, it makes sense after all they've been ...more
Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of this series. When I read the summary for the first book and found out the male MC was a nerdy, not guy, I just could not resist. From then on I was hooked. So when I had the opportunity to read the second book, I jumped at the chance because...MAX! Need I say more. So of ...more
Can I just start out by saying how much I *love* the title for this book? It's a great little play on words and I appreciate the thought Megan put into this. It's the last book in the series and it's a second chance story with a couple trying to find a way to make their love last. <3
It's finally time for Cam's story – one I've been waiting for from the beginning of the series – and I could not have been more excited about it when I started. The ...more
**I received an advanced copy of this book, but that did not influence the review**
Make It Last was a cute, fun, and sexy read about a second chance romance. I’d already read Make It Count and loved it so I knew another Bowler University story would be a guaranteed hit.
Tate and Cam had what they thought was an epic love…until they didn’t. While we, the reader, think we know what happened as we first start the story, we only find out that our m ...more
I am a huge fan of sec ...more
Make it Last is the third book in the Bowler University series by Megan Erickson. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I really enjoyed reading them together. This is a great group of friends, and it helps to read their stories in order. Cam was always kind of the quiet pensive one in the group. He was never too rambunctious, he was never a womanizer. And because of that he faded a little into the background of ...more
Make It Last improved on Make It Right in my opinion. Though the former lovers reuniting trope is by no means my favorite, Erickson does it pretty well. I kinda shipp ...more
I've been wanting to know about Cam from the moment I met him in Make It Right. I knew how disappointed he was to not be able to get his dream job and have to return to Paradise, but I had no idea of what he'd left behind. As someone who loves second chance stories, I was very eager to find out if Cam and Tatum Ellison would have another chance at being a couple.
Right off the bat I knew any sort of reunion between the two was going to be very difficult. They were still raw from what e ...more
(Originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)
Last year, I read Make It Count and Make It Right nearly back-to-back. I had fallen hard for the characters that Megan Erickson brought to life in both novels, and the same is true of Make It Last, where readers follow Cam Ruiz as he returns to his hometown and finds himself unexpectedly reunited with t ...more
Cam and Tate have a hurtful past, which comes to light little by little throughout MAKE IT LAST, ...more
I loved Kat and Alec. In Make it Right, Megan Erickson gave us such a great redemption story with such wonderful growth for our gruff hero, Max.
Make it Last takes an emotional turn with second chance romance. Cam and Tate were lucky enough to find their one great love when they were teens, but when you're that young, how do you know that what you've found is so real and so rare? Tragic circumstances led Tate ...more
She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized ...more