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Make It Right: A Bowler University Novel Kindle Edition
About the Author
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00I2PH6DY
- Publisher : William Morrow Impulse (9 September 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 974 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 336 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 592,156 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I wanted to read this book as I had so enjoyed Dirty Thoughts and this book was Max's story, younger brother of Cal, hero of Dirty Thoughts.
Make it Right is, in itself the second book of a series. I didn't read the first book but I gather Max was a jerk in the first book and this one is his redemption story. Since I didn't read the first book and I'd already 'met' Max, he didn't need redeeming for me.
He is a bit of a party guy at the start of Make it Right but in a cute kind of way. I gather he's pretty smooth with the ladies but he has a thing for Lea but she's not impressed. See Max acts more like the boy in public school who sticks the girl's pig tails in ink because he likes her. Max likes Lea, but because he does, he says the dumbest things and makes the situation worse each time he sees her. But Lea senses something in Max that he hides from people and though reluctant, she gives him the benefit of the doubt. She realizes she was right and there is more to Max.
It's sweet watching these two fall in love until Max manages to screw things up because he doesn't know how to handle a situation.
I really liked both Max and Lea. Max is an adorable dufus when it comes to matters of the heart and I'm glad I didn't see what a screw-up he was previously and still is somewhat. I will be getting and reading the first book as I'm very impressed with Ms. Erickson's story telling.
Lea was a great heroine. She's a strong woman and has overcome a crappy incident that happened to her earlier in her life.
I'm very happy of what led to this author and I'm currently rereading Dirty Thoughts just cause I like these people so darn much
Oh my gosh I am so in love with this series! It's been so full of emotions and heart, rich characters and humor, and oh the steamy romance. I was super excited to get into Max and Lea's story and it was so much more than I was hoping it would be.
You know, when I read the first book I wasn't exactly a big Max Payton fan. Let's face it. He was kind of a jerk. He came off as being not much more than a musclebound jock with a bit of a temper and not much substance. Plus he treated Kat like crap and I adored her to pieces. By the end of Make it Count, though, I was starting to come around and finally started seeing his more redeeming qualities. But it wasn't until Make it Right, and being inside his head, that I truly lost my heart to him. And boy did I.
I love Max. I do. He makes it impossible not to. He's got so much weighing on him through the majority of the book that it's easy to see the why and almost dismiss his previous behavior. All that pressure and lack of control over his own life, well I think I'd be kind of a jerk at times too. I loved seeing this different side of him though. The sweet and thoughtful side. And his playful side, holy crap Max is so funny! He had me cracking up so much. I loved all the things that Lea brought out in him, or more accurately, inspired in him to bring out within himself.
I was so curious about Lea after meeting her in the first book. I knew that if anyone could inspire Max to turn his life around it would be her. She may have appeared to be small and fragile when you first meet her, but once you start this book and get to know her you see that she is anything but. I really admired her strength and resilience. But there's so much more to admire about her. She doesn't let her disability hold her back. At times she drove me a tiny bit crazy because of all of her walls and trust issues, but I still adored her.
One of the things I really loved coming out of this book, besides how completely adorable Max and Lea are together, is how even through everything that Max put Kat through in the first book, you see this really great friendship and bond between them, through their whole group really. The dynamic between this group of friends is so fun and heartwarming and I'm looking forward to finding out more about Cam. He's not very known to me at this point, well except for his video game habit. But Megan Erickson writes such fun characters that I know I'm going to love him.
Just like the first book, this one was impossible to put down once I started it. I love how real they feel and how easy it is to almost feel all of the emotions and things that the characters are going through. Like I said with the first book, this is how New Adult should be done. This series has been more about the characters and their struggles both to find themselves and within their relationships with each other. Too many authors throw their characters in a college setting and then make it all about sex, sex, sex. While these books do have their steamy moments they're so much more than that. So much deeper. They're pretty close to perfect!
As soon as Max's background came into focus a level of understanding to his actions was provided. Clarity to his emotional barriers and desperate need to protect himself. Weighed down by the guilt of his mother's desertion shortly after his birth, Max has always felt as if his father blamed him for her leaving :( He has endured verbal abuse and criticism all his live, his father being old school and without direction on raising a child. I am not excusing his behaviour but again I think there is a lot more going on under the surface that should be explored. The high level of criticism has resulted in Max having low self-esteem which is surprising given he hides it so well with his flirty personality. He feels trapped in a life he hates but feels he can't escape due to a misguided sense of obligation to his father. Max has made some truly awful mistakes resulting in hurting those closest to him; he is desperate to rebuild the friendships he has damaged and develop into the person he wants to be.
Lea is a fantastic character, while we did encounter her in Make It Count she played such a minor role she didn't really stick out in my memory. Getting to know her with more depth shows how amazing she is; strong, independent and deeply caring. Due to a car accident and subsequent problems with her leg Lea's family tend to over-protect her although she proves time and time again just how capable she is.
Megan touches on the issue for today's youth to conform to society's ideal of beautiful resulting in many cases of depression and self-loathing alongside bullying and peer pressure. I adored Lea's belief in herself and strength in her individuality. It is something I try to constantly re-enforce with my own children :)
The sub-plot contains thriller elements and adds further tension to the dynamic plot. It also aids the character development especially where Max is concerned bringing into question the actions and consequence scenarios. Max's character development is the central part of the plot.
The theme of identity; being able to accept yourself for who you are and how events both good and bad shape you into the person you become is used ingeniously within Make It Right. Ultimately who you are/who you become is a choice - you can choose to be happy/confident/optimistic/kind/etc no-one else can do it for you.
Lea and Max bring out the best in each other - there is nothing more you can ask for in a relationship ♥