Make It Count: A Bowler University Novel

Mass Market Paperback | July 8, 2014

byMegan Erickson

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Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hotline. 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 nerds could be 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 length. 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 that messy human emotions can't be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust that he may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

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Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hotline. 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 nerds could be so ...

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 bette...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062353411

ISBN - 13:9780062353412

Customer Reviews of Make It Count: A Bowler University Novel

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read I enjoyed reading this book. It's a pretty light story, but the writing is above average and the I really liked the characters. My big nitpick which takes away a 5-star rating in my opinion is that I felt like Kat was too hard on Alec towards the end of the book (in the climactic argument-misunderstanding between the couple part of the book) both in the fact that she expected him to figure out what he said that upset her without her actually telling him and in the fact that he said what he said out of love and it seemed over the top for her to react the way she did (basically this was the classic guy wants to fix problem for girl but girl does not want him to "fix" her) and then Kat never really acknowledged that maybe she overreacted; the blame was kind of all on Alec. Anyway, it was still a good book and I'm reading the next book in the series now, but that one aspect bugged me a bit.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!! To me, this was a perfect New Adult read! I loved that the storyline was unique, with strong characters driving the plot and I loved the issue they tackled! Honestly, there wasn?t really anything that I?d change with this book. I wish more authors wrote this way, there was romance without it being mindless. Kat works hard at keeping those around her at arms length. She has perfected the craft and most don?t expect more from her. She?s gorgeous, that beautiful ?it? girl gorgeous and her parents never encouraged her to go to college. However, she wants more but she is going through tutors fast. She?s always struggled in school but she refuses to give up. Alec is smart, really smart and he?s always assumed that there isn?t much more to Kat than what you see. That all changes when he starts to tutor her and realizes how sharp and witty she is and how determined she is. These two are adorable! I loved their story and how they both had these preconceived ideas of the other and how wrong they were. A fantastic read and for someone who wants to try out the New Adult genre I highly recommend this as your first read!
Date published: 2014-10-20

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“I was immediately drawn into Erickson’s world, and Kat is a protagonist you end up relating to and rooting for. It’s a great love story, but the underlying message is one that sticks with you.”