The Score (Off-Campus #3) (Elle Kennedy)

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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.


When I started this book I seriously doubted that Allie and Dean could take the top spot that Hannah and Garrett were holding since I started this series. I knew the book would be entertaining, because it’s Dean, but I never expected it to be as deep and emotional and amazing as it turned out to be. Sorry Hannah and Garrett, I still love you guys, but Dean and Allie’s story totally stole my heart.

This book is so far the most entertaining of the series, and it literally had me laughing out loud at 3 in the morning, when I should have been sleeping by the way, and rushing home to finish the book in less than 24 hours.

Dean is such a great character! I mean, sure, he likes to sleep around and all, and honestly, what’s so wrong with that? But he’s always honest about his feelings and what he wants, and I like him all the more for that. Also, the reason why he uses the living room so much… is it weird that I find it kind of hot? Don’t answer that!!! I also loved how smart and normal he was… contrary to Garrett and Logan, Dean as an amazing family, who he loves and love him back and support the hell out of him, and that’s amazing. I also love the way he sees life and that he teaches Allie to love herself more and to not care about other people’s judgments.

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Allie is wonderful as always. I’ve loved her since the first book, because she’s such a great friend to Hannah, but I loved finding out more about her and seeing how strong she was, fighting for her future and career for her own.

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Their relationship starts out playfully, goes to casual hookups, to a friendship to a full fledged relationship when they realize just how much they care for each other. Honestly, the moment it happens, it warmed my heart, because they were so damn honest with each other. Their romance is beautiful!!!!

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One of the best part of this series is still the bromances all around. Dean has amazing interactions with all the guys in this book, some amazing ones with Garrett, a very memorable one with Logan, but it’s his relationship with Beau Maxwell that warms my heart. Beau had made small appearances in The Deal and The Mistake, but he is one of Dean’s best friends, and it shows by their conversations, and by the fact that Beau is the first to know about Allie.

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ohhh… gotta love the Beau and Dean’s Twilight talk, right?

Also, this book has little kids in it! And Dean Di-Laurentis with kids? CUTEST THING EVER!!!

The conflict in this book was the most real and heartbreaking of the three books, and for the first time, I didn’t see it coming. Well, not in the way it presented itself… it broke my heart. Seriously, I was crying, my heart was in pieces… But I love how they grew so much because of it…

All around, I loved this book. LOVED IT! The funny, the very sexy, the heartbreaking, the swoon-worthy moments… all of it. It was my favorite of the three, and after I finished it I just wanted to pick up The Deal again and read them all over again.

Now I can’t wait for the next one, Tucker’s story will be explosive :D.

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) (Elle Kennedy )

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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 hookups, 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.


I won’t lie: I was a bit worried about the whole “Logan lusting after Hannah” thing that was going on at the end of The Deal. I mean, I get it, but I was worried. I was also thinking that he wasn’t into Hannah, not really, just what she and Garrett had… =)

I absolutely freaking loved the beginning of this book. It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for the male’s POV on NA books, and Logan was hilarious from the get go – even if he was complaining about his best friend doing the girl of his dreams and all :P.

Logan won my heart though. He’s freaking awesome. But my heart was breaking for most of the book, because of the future he was facing :(.

I loved Grace from the start, that girl was fierce! I loved her babbling when she was nervous, and how she didn’t totally crumble when her friend Ramona did what she did and the whole situation with Logan. She came back stronger, and OMG, did I love to see Logan beg her and do anything she wanted him to. I hated Ramona though… really really hated her… I mean, who does that?

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I really liked the plot and the romance progression. One of my favorite things about these books is how we actually get to see the couple being a couple, and not only them getting together. And Logan and Grace as a couple? Visiting her dad and stuff? ADORABLE!

Another thing I really liked was seeing the constant presence of Garrett and Hannah – still love puppies as always, and the rest of the gang. I love the guys’ friendship on these books, it’s so freaking awesome. I loved that Tucker was aware of what was going on with Logan from the start, I loved that Dean made fun of Logan for his doubts, and that Garrett was the best friend he could have hoped for. I really liked to see Hannah be a part of the guys’ lives, it was so awesome to see her interacting with Dean and Logan without Garrett around.

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Other great thing of this series – so often absent of NA and YA for that matter – is the inclusion and the importance of the parents. They are always important for the plot, on one way or another, and I love that.

I was squeaking at that little gem in the epilogue, because I needed to know that they would all be ok :D.

To end this review… I think I’m in love with this series!!

The Deal (Off-Campus #1) (Elle Kennedy)

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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.


I LOVE THIS BOOK! I’m totally in love with it. The book. The characters. The writing. EVERYTHING!! I’ve been seeing the book around everywhere on the blogosphere, and a lot of people recommending it, but I really didn’t know what I was missing. People… READ IT! If you like New Adult books, read this series, please!

I loved the writing. It’s fun and witty, and it’s dual POV – which I absolutely love. More, Garrett and Hannah had totally different voices, that complemented each other amazingly well. I started this book on Thursday night, and ended on Friday morning – with a little interruption for sleep. It was easy and fun!

Although it was a fun read, it deals with a few uneasy subjects, and I have to commend Elle Kennedy for the way she wrote Hannah and Garrett. From the very beginning of the book you know that Hannah was victim of sexual abuse when she was 15, yet she doesn’t see herself as a victim once during the book. She’s strong and independent and sure of herself… she’s beyond amazing. Garrett has his past too, and while both of them are “broken”, they aren’t really. It’s fresh and wonderful.

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Have I said how amazing Garrett and Hannah are? Oh well… their relationship is amazing! They go from slight enemies – because Hannah doesn’t want to help him, to friends, to great friends, to something more, and to everything. It’s a beautiful journey. I loved them both, individually and together. And Garrett, OMG, freaking Garrett! He’s beyond perfect! 😀 I’m a sucker for guys who know what they want and go after it ;-).

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Another great element of this book – and I’m guessing, the whole series – is the friendship between Garrett and his roommates and friends, Logan, Tucker and Dean. They tease each other, but they have such a family life, and it’s beyond endearing.

All in all I loved this book! I’ve already read a few sections more than once, and I need to get onto the second one soon. 😀