Why Did I Read?
This series has been on my radar for awhile now and so many of my friends have enjoyed it!
In Make it Count, Kat Caruso is struggling in school which is nothing new to her. Her newest tutor for her statistics class is none other than Alec, her boyfriend’s best friend — who is nerdy and also incredibly attractive. Kat has a history of running through boyfriends like she runs through her tutors. Her theory is, if she isn’t invested in the guy, she can’t be hurt when they inevitably leave. That is exactly why she decided to date Max, her current boyfriend. A nice, superficial relationship that can’t hurt her.
As Alec tutors her though, she realizes maybe superficial isn’t the way to go. He sees her for her true self and she doesn’t try to hide herself behind any sort of pre-conceived image. I really enjoyed seeing their interactions, plus nerdy is so definitely the new sexy. 🙂 Alec is just a nice guy and he is so sweet! I adored him.
I loved the back and forth between Kat and Alec, they totally made me laugh. Kat’s little escapades into Kat-land are especially amusing and I just loved seeing their chemistry together. Toward the end, the only thing that bugged me was I felt like it was a little too dramatic on Kat’s part but hey. Not a major complaint there.
In Make it Right, we get Max’s story. Max was kind of a jerk in the first book so I loved seeing his redemption story. I’m big on redemption stories! I loved getting Max’s back story, seeing his world and what his family situation is like. All his different layers sort of peel back and you get to see real Max. He comes off as this arrogant douchebag but it’s kind of his fall back defense mechanism. He doesn’t really want to be that douchebag and he genuinely wants to be better.
Lea is this strong character that I adored. She has an issue with her leg after an accident as a child but she isn’t weak because of that. She shows her strength in all these different ways and I really enjoyed seeing her discover her strengths too. Lea and Max’s chemistry is off the charts and their first date? Oh my gosh, it’s my favorite! I loved them together and every single one of their interactions.
The background plot of this one was kind of predictable but that’s okay because the characters are captivating enough and that’s what I really wanted more of anyway.
Make it Count and Make it Right are both great New Adult reads that I really enjoyed! I think they showcase exactly what new adult aims to be: a story about characters finding themselves, figuring out what their future holds, discovering interests, friendships, love, life and everything that comes with it along the way.