by Elle Kennedy Series: Off-Campus #2 Also in this series: The Deal, The Score, The Goal Published
by Elle Kennedy
on April 28, 2015 Pages:
297 Genres: College, Contemporary, Hockey, Sports Goodreads
He’s a player in more ways than one…
College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.
Now he’s going to need to up his game…
After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.
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THE MISTAKE HAD ME giddy with excitement. I loved it. It was 5-star fun, it was sexy and it made me smile. It had the right amount of angst, sexiness, dirty talk, sex, .. it had it all. It as the perfect book for the perfect time.
I loved the writing. This author made her imprint on me. I did not read The Deal… even though I wanted to because my schedule was too full, I will go back and read it for sure, because I am now a FAN of this author!!! She had me laughing, swooning, cracking up and crying at the same time! I LOVED her dual POV! Kennedy was able to capture both the male and female POV exquisitely. She writes characters you can fall in love with… not just the main characters, her side characters are fully rounded, if they are in the story, you can bet they have a purpose. Whether they have dialogue or just a side story, it will be engaging.
I went into this book not knowing anything about Logan, AKA John. What I soon learned was that he is loyal, family oriented, kind-hearted and sweet! I LOVED HIM and when he calls Grace “Gorgeous” I swooned like a 13 year old at a teenie bopper concert! And DAYUM does he have a dirty mouth!!! But most of all, my heart broke for the boy of his youth. The “flash-backs” and the family history the author described and detailed were spot-on and heartbreaking.
Grace was a little harder at first for me to crack. She was too forgiving of her friend Ramona and her transgressions. Thank goodness for Grace’s mother and the trip to France, because with that trip came the realization that her best friend Ramona was self-absorbed B!tch! Grace learned three lessons in Paris:
- be confident
- be spontaneous
- the only opinion that matters is your own
I LOVE those. I think everyone needs to copy those and to keep in their wallet at all times!
This book had me laughing and crying (especially page 296! GAH)
As I said before, this was the first book I read by this author, and if she continues to pen books like this, funny, well-written with enough heat to keep you melting, and a heart-felt story beneath it all, I will continue to read them.