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.
I'm pretty sure it is no secret about how I feel when it comes to Megan Erickson's Bowler University series. I think that if I could walk around and just yell at people to read it, I would. Sure that I did some of that when it came to my friends. First came Make It Count, then there was Make It Right, and here we are...Make It Last!
This is the third in the series and in my opinion it stands out from the rest. Where in the first two, it was more about finding love with new people in their lives, MIL was about reconnecting and first and true love. When Cam goes back to Paradise, it is anything but. I felt for him because in the other books, Cam was the one that seemed to have his life together. So seeing him caring for his ailing mother and dealing with the haunted memories of lost love, felt like really rounding him out as a character.
Then there was Tate. First off, loved her name. Second, I wasn't sure how I was going to like her. It took me a while to get on her side because I was so invested in Cam's side of the story, but once we started to see her life. The work at the diner, how she also cared for a sick parent and basically took on a parental role with her younger brother, I started to like her a bit.
Now this wouldn't be a Bowler book without the sexy scenes. Did Cam and Tate have chemistry? Hell yes! Even when they were making hate stares from across the room, I couldn't help but think that this was going to make for some steamy scenes.
But one of the best parts of the book was Utope. What is Utope you ask? It is a game in which Cam and Tate connected on. It is one of the cutest aspects I've seen and I think it was a great communication tool for two people who were trying to find their way back to each other.
Not only is Megan good at creating a whole virtual game for her characters, it's the work she puts into the world. I am not from a small town but the way she draws you in, just makes you feel like you're from there. I could see the diner, see the bar, see all the little nuances thrown in.
Now I won't tell you the ending because I want everyone in the world to read this series, but if you've been a loyal reader, the ending is just perfect. There are no words for how everything just came together in a way that made me happy to have stuck with these characters. I'm sad to see it go, but it has been a great ride.
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.
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