Classification: New Adult Fiction
Series: Bowler University (Book 3)
Format: Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse (February 17, 2015)
Author's Website: http://meganerickson.org/
Notes: I received and eARC loan from the publisher. BEWARE of falling f-bombs.
Tate Ellison and Cam Ruiz were once everything to one other. They started out as friends at a young age and then graduated to high school sweethearts. It appeared they were destined to stay together forever, but Tate did the unforgivable while Cam was away at basic training for the Air National Guard. When he heard what she'd done, he packed up and left with a broken heart never to return...until now.
If the truth can set you free, can a second chance be just what they need to make it last?
This was third book of a fun series entitled Bowler University and it's set in a small town. If you jump into this one, you won't feel lost. What you should know is that this is Cam's book, and there are a lot of fun things happening in it. For instance, the suspended game called Utope represents a happier period in time for Cam and Tate. In a way, both Cam and Tate are still stuck in the past like their virtual selves. They are unable to move forward romantically from that point in their lives. The mystery of why Tate did what she did kept me wondering why she would do it, and I had the hardest time liking her until we heard the whole story.
There was an abundance of quirky and sexy scenes that made one's heart melt. The chemistry and attraction between these two is hot, steamy, and utterly tangible. I loved how despite all that happened between them, Cam wished to help Tate when he discovered her father was ill. Likewise, his coming home to help his mother cope with her illness is sure to boost him high on the charts of book boyfriends.
Overall, I gave this one 4 out 5 roses. The ending out shined the beginning with cute and memorable scenes. Cam and Tate trying to deny their attraction for one another and their attempts to out do one another in the jealousy department was a delight to watch. I especially enjoyed the Utope scenes which were touching, sweet, silly, and fun. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one scores a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.