Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance - College - Sports (Hockey)

Series: Off-Campus (book 2)

Publication Date: 28th April 2015

Format: ebook

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.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts:

The second book in Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus novels… I loved the first one. I really loved the second one!

OMG the feels

This book is a bit unusual actually in that the couple meet, have a bit of a thing then break-up, then get back together and stay that way for the rest of the book. Typically the big event that tears the central couple apart comes towards the end of a book and they reunite just in time for the epic conclusion. Obviously, this is a very simplistic view of the novel. It doesn’t capture everything this couple go through or have been through to get to where they are going but I needed to mention it as I just love that the author shook up the typical format for this genre in particular.

Logan and Grace have had very different lives, but they just fit together. It was a pleasure watching them work that out and move into a future they deserved. They really grew throughout the book and this series has most definitely claimed a place in my heart this year.

I loved how the humour, banter and general madness from book 1 was still present in this one. Elle Kennedy’s writing has lost none of its energy; it’s as vibrant and entertaining as it was in The Deal which makes it a whole load of awesome.

I wholeheartedly recommend giving this series a try. It feels fresh – despite using ‘old favourite tropes – and is just simply wonderfully done.

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