Series: Off-Campus #1
Also in this series: The Mistake, The Score, The Goal
Published by Indie, Self-Published on February 24th 2015
Genres: College, Hockey, Romance, Sports
Review Copy Provided By: Author
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She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy...
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
...and it’s going to be oh so good.
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
NA I want to read!
I had one goal this week before the holiday planning and preparations overtook my reading time, finish the ‘Off Campus’ series. Finish? You ask? But this is book one. YES, I ignored my OCD and read these out-of-order! So completely unlike me. I started with ‘The Mistake‘ – loved it, then ‘The Score‘ – again, loved it, so I knew I had to read ‘The Deal‘ as soon as possible, because Elle Kennedy got me hook, line and sinker! I can’t get enough!
Just like books 2 and 3, ‘The Deal‘ has a hero who cares less about relationships and more about his sport and having fun. Garrett’s the captain of the hockey team and a playboy. But he has a problem, he needs help passing a class, and the one person who can help him doesn’t want to. So he makes a deal with Hannah. He will help her get noticed by the guy she wants, in exchange for tutoring him.
As he spends time with her she wiggles her way into his heart. Hannah’s funny, smart and gorgeous. She gives him a run for his money with her smart mouth. Their banter is quick-witted, hilarious and endearing.
Hannah snorts. ❝I see. Is that your type then? Busty Blondes with curves to spare?❞
I cover her body with mine and prop my elbows on either side of her. ❝Naah, I prefer busty brunettes.❞ I bury my face in her neck and nuzzle her skin. ❝One in particular. Who, by the way, also has curves to spare.❞
I am so glad the author writes these books in dual POV because it adds so much more to the book knowing the inner thoughts of each character. Kennedy does a superb job in writing the male POV. So completely believable, swoon-worthy and cocky at the same time, it is difficult to not fall in love with Elle Kennedy’s men!
❝There’s a female in my bedroom and neither of us is naked. It’s strange. But kinda nice.❞
I am so glad this series isn’t over and we are getting Tuck’s book! When it comes out, I will drop whatever I am doing and read it.