Title: Make it Last
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #3
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: January 6th, 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
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 the best thing she’s ever had. She’s always hoped the regret of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it’s only grown. She took comfort in the fact she’d never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop.
The pull between them is instant and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss...which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.
Who doesn't love a second chance romance story? Make it Last is just that and maybe a little more! I loved being able to go into the lives of the main characters, Cam and Tate. I think as individual characters, they were pretty awesome.
Cam had his heart broken by the love of his life when she decided to go ahead and chest on him. He did what anyone in that situation would do; he left their small town and never looked back. Now he's back due to his mom being sick. What he didn't expect to find was Tate.
Tate broke the heart of the only man she ever loved. While he was off getting an education and having a different girl on his arm in Facebook pictures, Tate was at home taking care of her father who had cancer and her teenage brother, Jamie. Life has not been easy for Tate. In fact, it's been the opposite.
When the two face to face for the first time after all these years, sparks fly. You can't stop love and chemistry from happening no matter how much you try the exact opposite. Will the two ever be able to let go of the past?
Make it Last is as heartfelt as it is endearing. I fell in love with not only the characters but the storyline as well. Tate has had such a tough few years that have made her strong beyond belief. Even if she doesn't believe in herself, she's doing all she can to take care of her family and that right there is so admirable. How many people would give up everything to take care of a family member? Maybe that's the wrong question because I know that question is easy for me. I would give up anything to take care of those I love. Cam is also in the same boat as Tate but the only difference is, is that he left. He got his education and now a big hot shot company up in New York wants him.
And what's stopping him? It's not like there could possibly be anything more between him and Tate. Right? Well, looks like you'll just have to read to find out.
Overall, I fully recommend reading this book because it's funny, romantic, and yeah I admit, a certain scene really made me tear up. What more could you want from a book?! Oh and there are some sexy scenes. Hah!
*Thank you to William Morrow Impulse for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.
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.