Monday, December 24, 2012

Make It Last by Bethany Lopez ~ Review

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Source: Received eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From Goodreads:

This is a New Adult title - Meant for readers 18 and older.

In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

My Thoughts:


2 stars: Just didn't connect with these characters

This is a fast read about a couple that started out in high school and should have never broke up. While Briana is sorta seeing another guy, it's clear she really only cares about Colin and he's definitely regretting breaking her heart.  He may have done some growing up while he was away as well.  Things might have progressed too quickly and with very little resistance on either side to suite me but it's a sweet story of true love.

I liked the premise and the strength of the Briana.  I like that even though college didn't work out for her, she came up with plan b.  I like that she was willing to stand by Colin even after things fell apart.  And speaking of Colin, I liked how he grew-up from the jerk that broke her heart in high school to the guy that was willing...oh I can't tell you that part.  

The problem I had with this book was the 3rd person writing.  I just have a really hard time connecting with characters written in this style.  Maybe it's because life doesn't happen with head jumping abilities, but it never feels personal enough to me. 

Here's some folks that felt differently.


  1. I did like this one. I see what you're saying about the connection though. I can't say that I really connected either, but I liked the overall story. The second book is about Kent. I really liked him. That surprised me a bit. Nice review love.

  2. I appreciate your opinion, and the fact that you mentioned the other reviews. You didn't have to do that. I swear, one of these days I'm going to write something you enjoy, lol. Merry Christmas!