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Make It Last by Megan Erickson | Estelle Reviews

Make It Last by Megan Erickson ( web | tweet | facebook ) Part of Bowler University new adult series. Published January 6, 2015 from William Morrow Impulse Pages: 384 Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Last reviewed: Make It Right Summary: Before figuring out next steps post-graduation, Cam returns home to take care of his mom only […]

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March 19, 2015 - 8:02 am

Trust Your Focus by Megan Erickson | New Adult Review - […] friends, road trip, parents Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last reviewed: Make It Last by Megan […]

January 31, 2015 - 8:36 pm

It's a Wrap | January @ Rather Be Reading - […] Make It Last by Megan Erickson Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle Disneylanders by Kate Abbott […]

January 23, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Alexa S. - After you so kindly reminded me that Make It Last was out, I downloaded it and read it. It was so good! Fell hard for Cam, and loved seeing how his relationship with Tate progresses from start to finish. Seriously, Megan Erickson knows how to write a good story AND romance!

Why in 5: Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Make It Count by Megan Erickson ( web | tweet ) Book 1 of Bowler University series. Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: William Morrow Impulse Pages: 384 Target audience: Mature young adult/New Adult Keywords: college, tutoring, learning disability, romance, friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Kat is desperate for help […]

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September 12, 2014 - 9:01 am

Make It Right by Megan Erickson (New Adult Review) - […] be honest. I wasn’t much of a Max fan when I read Make It Count. In fact, it surprised me that author Megan Erickson decided to have her next book in this […]

July 6, 2014 - 8:22 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Geeky hot? Good characters? Awesome romance? YESSSS. I think I picked this one up from Edelweiss so it sounds like I really need to get on it!

June 24, 2014 - 9:58 am

Danielle @ Love at First Page - This sounds so good! I love a good slow burn romance, and I’m so happy to hear that cheating isn’t an issue (not a fan of that at all). I actually already bought this for my Kindle – hopefully I’ll be able to start it soon. 🙂 Great review!

June 23, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Lucy - I liked this one too! So cute and entertaining. Looking forward to reading Make it Right!

June 21, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Alexa S. - Okay, seriously, you are a MASTER at making books sound amazing! I’m thrilled that this one was a big hit with you, and you’ve successfully got me curious enough to want to go and read this… *hurries over to Amazon*

June 20, 2014 - 11:26 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - OKay, I sooo want to read this now. I was worried that it was a cheating book, so I’m glad to hear it isn’t. I have read a few books with characters with learning disabilities, but they have both been guys. So I would be excited to read something about a women with a learning disability.

June 20, 2014 - 9:25 am

Rosie - This sounds really interesting, I finished We Were Liars last night and could do with something else to read.

Rosie x

Estelle: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Pages: 268 Target audience: Young adult/mature Keywords: Marines, cooking, post-high school fears Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: When Cami’s stepmom’s nephew, Julian, is terribly injured in Afghanistan, he moves into Cami’s bedroom […]

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May 2, 2014 - 9:01 am

Unraveled by Jen Frederick (Why in 5) - […] is a Marine. Okay, so what? So what is Julian in Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins, Travis in Something Like Normal by Trish Doller and even Aiden The […]

November 4, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really, REALLY want to read this book! I might have snagged a copy after seeing it being talked about on Twitter, but your thoughts on it have definitely convinced me that I should bump it up on the reading list. It sounds fun, but it also sounds like it’s got a lot of depth — and I love that!

November 1, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Judith - Everyone has been raving about this book lately, which makes me want to pick it up. That’s funny, because I would never read it if it weren’t for all these raving reviews. It’s great that sex is so well handled in this book, because I always roll my eyes at characters whose first time is “perfect”. Yeah right. I’m glad you enjoyed this so much, and I think I just might get myself a copy soon. 🙂

October 31, 2013 - 9:16 am

Big Kids' Table: YA/NA Authors Chat "Grown Up" Books, Estelle - […] Follow Sabrina | My review of Stir Me Up | Add The Sun Also Rises to […]

October 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

Review: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins | Quinn's Book Nook - […] on this book.  So many bloggers loved this book, so I urge you to check out some of their reviews (Estelle, Betty, Cass) because maybe this book will blow you […]

October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - You’ve convinced me I should REread this one soon! Seriously, thanks for bringing this book to my attention. And I love that our reviews are a bit similar in format and content. That’s why we’re friends. 😀

October 15, 2013 - 8:05 am

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - EVERYONE is making me want to read this one RIGHT NOW. I might just have to. Oh well.

October 14, 2013 - 8:42 pm

April Books & Wine - I bought this after “listening” to twitter chatter about it.

There are slow burns? HUZZAH!

October 13, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Lauren @ Lose Time Reading - *Swoon* I love Julian!!! I’m so glad you loved this one Estelle… and I loved the slow burning romance as well. It’s actually probably my favorite part about the book (well, ok besides the cooking and the swooning :P), it’s so rare to see one of those lately and AH! I died for it 🙂 Love your review!!!

October 12, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Vivian - While I enjoyed this, I didn’t love it like I was hoping. I def loved J&C’s relationship, the buildup and how real it felt, and all the food references, but besides that, it didn’t do anything for me. I especially hated Cami’s dad, haha. Anyways, glad you liked it Estelle!

October 10, 2013 - 10:14 am

Cassie - Obviously I loved this book as well. It was truly so much more than I had expected and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much as well!

I totally agree on the slow burn romance and obviously the whole book is DELICIOUS 😉

Can’t wait for the NEXT!!

October 9, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know I was totally blown away by this one and absolutely loved it. I’m really glad you and other people have loved it too because when I finished I was so shocked at how much I loved it that I wondered if I was going a little crazy or if it was really that good.

And Something Like Normal is a great comparison. Now that I’m thinking about it I actually think Cami and Harper are a lot a like, too. They both have hobbies and passions, they’re both daughters of single fathers, and they’re both that very real blend of confidence/insecurity that’s totally appropriate for girls their age.

October 9, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Yes! Yes, you have totally convinced me that I need to read Stir Me Up. I wasn’t sure at first, because Cami already had a boyfriend. I wasn’t sure if there would be cheating, so I was a little hesitant. But clearly this book is right up my alley. Plus, yay for funny parts!

Thanks for the review!

October 9, 2013 - 10:58 am

Lucy - Oh my this book does sound good! Humor, and food, and slow burn romance are some of my favorite book topics. So eager to read this one.

October 9, 2013 - 10:01 am

Maria - Oh, you’re good! Yet so very bad for my wallet. But I’ll forgive you this time since it was basically for free. 🙂

October 9, 2013 - 9:24 am

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - YES 100% all of the above. The funny was actually my favorite part and what I felt really sets this one apart from other contemporary YA/NA romances.

Estelle: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 400 Target audience: New adult Keywords: college, secrets, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Taylor’s sophomore year has a surprising beginning when she finds out housing has paired her with the tattooed Hunter. She […]

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September 18, 2013 - 2:58 am

Alexa Y. - I don’t read new adult books very often, and usually only try them out based on other people’s recommendations. Since you partly liked this one, I might consider giving it a whirl!

September 3, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Jen - Hmm, this NA book DOES sound pretty typical, but I couldn’t help but swoon a little when you described Hunter. I’m glad you weren’t too disappointed with the characters though! That’s interesting that they sped up their relationship even though the book was long.. I’ll have to check this one out when I’m in the mood, great review, Estelle!

September 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m confused about why they were roomed together? I’ve heard of colleges allowing male/female pairings but only if specifically requested. I’m still not really sold on NA though I have enjoyed The Social Code and Fangirl recently, both of which I think technically could be classified as such due to their college-aged protagonists.

September 3, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve struggled with “new adult” books, too, but I really do like reading about college-aged characters. Even if it does slow down half way through I might have to give this one a try given all the other nice things you had to say about it.

Estelle: Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols

Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 6, 2013 Publisher: Pocket Books / Simon + Schuster Pages: 300 Target audience: Adult / mature young adult Keywords: paranormal, Vegas, mind reading, levitation, conspiracy Format read: ARC via Edelweiss from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: For the past 7 years, Holly and […]

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September 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

Levitating Las Vegas | Jennifer Echols | DNF Review - […] Clear Eyes, Full Shelves – “largely failed to to deliver.” Katie’s Book Blog – “The writing was mediocre at best” Rather Be Reading – “the plot felt a bit discombobulated” […]

May 14, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romance myself, but I do appreciate a good work of speculative fiction. Perhaps Jennifer Echols was just a bit out of her element here? I mean, it sounds like what she does best in her contemporary novels (the romance) is where you found this novel to really shine. I haven’t read anything by her myself, but, after reading your review, I think I’ll definitely look instead to trying one of her contemporaries instead.

May 13, 2013 - 11:14 am

Tara - Sigh. You know my thoughts on this one. I really wish I could have finished it but am looking forward to Dirty Little Secret and everything else she writes.

May 9, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - When I read the description of this book I just think “why are there so many things happening?” I love Jennifer Echols SO MUCH, but her adult stuff just doesn’t work for me. I did read an egalley of Dirty Little Secret and it’s pretty much everything I love all at once. I practically died from happiness the entire time.

May 9, 2013 - 5:36 pm

elena - Aw, I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you! I know it’s a bummer when you don’t like a fav author’s book. The dialogue sounds like it would be annoying. It’s jarring when characters seemingly don’t act their age and huh over a character always wearing bathing suit tops. Thanks for your honest review!

May 9, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Daphne - i was kinda iffy with the description, but held out hope because it’s JE, but I think I will skip it. There are better JE books out there that I haven’t read yet, so I’ll just read those instead.

May 9, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Allison (Allure of Books) - yeah, I’ve been hesitant about picking this one up. The plot sounds a little too bizarre for me! I am a Jennifer Echols fan though, so I’m sure I’ll pick it up eventually. At least I’ll have fairly low expectations going in!

May 9, 2013 - 3:30 pm

April Books & Wine - This makes me sooooo sad. Boo. BOOOOOO.

I am really looking forward to this one, but oh well, at least Dirty Little Secret was great and I still have Such A Rush and Going Too Far and Major Crush to look forward to.

Sigh.

I think I need to read this soon, so that way I don’t review it during Jennifer Echols week if it’s not great.

May 9, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Alexa Y. - It makes me a bit sad to hear that this book seems to have missed the mark! I’m a JE newbie, as you know, but I’ve enjoyed the two books I’ve read by her (both young adult). I’m always wary of paranormal these days, so I think I’ll pass on this one for now. Sad it didn’t end up being as good as you’d hoped!

May 9, 2013 - 10:16 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ohhh that’s a bummer. I was really curious by the concept of this one… Sadly just not what I was hoping it would be, apparently!