Published by Self-Published on 1/11/2016
Genres: Romance, Sports
Review Copy Provided By: Author
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He knows how to score, on and off the ice
Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.
It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over
Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
I didn’t expect to love this as much as I did!
Everyone who is with Dean knows the score. He does not have relationships. Dean has fun. And if you are with him, you are in for a good time, albeit a short one. So when Allie came into his life and he began to feel the need for a repeat, he had no idea what was happening. He just knew if he could be with her one more time, he would get her out of his system. But Allie was unlike any girl he’d ever known. She didn’t flaunt herself in front of him nor chase after him. Rather, she said no.
Because Allie’s best friend was Hannah, Allie knew Dean’s reputation. He was a playboy. She was a good girl. And just getting out of a long-term relationship, she was vulnerable. One night with Dean and she couldn’t get him out of her mind. Was it because she was on the rebound? Or was it Dean?
❝Seriously, just find yourself a rebound.❞ Dean whips up his arm. ❝I volunteer as tribute.❞
I have to say I loved Dean! LOVED him. He was hilarious and vulnerable, cocky and sensitive, self-centered and kind. He was the perfect character. Even though he came from wealth, he didn’t have a horrible childhood. His parents were terrific. He lived a normal life. He is definitely BBF material!
I don’t read much NA because often times, all too often, as the young adults deal with coming of age issues, the characters are not complex or they complain and are full of self-pity. Sometimes the storyline drags as the characters spend an overwhelming amount of time dwelling on their issues. What I love about this book and series, is that not only are the characters funny and endearing, but they are also smart. They deal with real life issues in a realistic way. No OTT here. Elle Kennedy has found a formula that works. And I am a huge fan!
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. AMZ | My Review
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. AMZ | My Review