on January 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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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 doesnÔÇÖt have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, sheÔÇÖs 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 wonÔÇÖt include the king of one-night stands.
ItÔÇÖll take more than flashy moves to win her over
Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girlsÔÇªheÔÇÖs a ladies man, all right, and heÔÇÖs yet to meet a woman whoÔÇÖs immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire worldÔÇöand now she wants to be friends? Nope. ItÔÇÖs not over until he says itÔÇÖs over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe itÔÇÖs time to stop focusing on scoringÔÇªand shoot for love.
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This is the third installment of The Off-Campus series and the #BRBesties are back at it again! There is no way we couldnÔÇÖt do a buddy read of these hockey hotties. How do we sum it up? How about ÔÇ£HOLY SHITÔÇØ with a side of ovaries exploding and ÔÇ£I need one of those!ÔÇØ
What did we think of Dean?
Loredana: Dean is a master of sexting. Readers bewareÔÇªand bring a change of panties. Yes, I think he’s sexier than Garrett and Logan (and we know how much we LOVE those two!!!). There is such a depth and development to this guy if you can look past the sex and solicitations for sex *snicker, snicker* He’s not exactly a book boyfriend or a reformed bad boy. He’s essentially a hot sexy guy that finally met the right girl. And his disdain for clothes is wonderful! I have a huge soft spot for this horn dog!
Cyndi: My Ovaries are Decimated! Just like┬áAllie muses: ┬á “Squish. ThatÔÇÖs the noise my heart makes.” At one point I ranted to Loredana ┬á~ Holy shit! I can’t get a page without wanting to scream how much I love him! ~ Yes, not a page went by that I didn’t feel myself┬áfall further down the Dean Di Laurentis’ rabbit hole of ┬álust and admiration. I was afraid I would find his confidence overbearing and cocky but Elle Kennedy worked her magic and made his confidence so very very sexy. I kept thinking that out in the ÔÇ£real worldÔÇØ he would be that one magnetic person that would command the room and everyone would be irresistibly drawn too. ┬á I donÔÇÖt know thatÔÇÖs actually happened to me in years, but I could feel it that “spirit” in Dean. ┬á┬áOne might assume he would be ÔÇ£entitledÔÇØ but he never acts that way, he so unpretentious and it’s just another quality that makes him so endearing. I think he may have usurped Logan as my favorite…
Our thoughts on Allie?
Loredana: I thought she was going to be much more of a drama queen. Though sheÔÇÖs into drama, sheÔÇÖs is by far a closet kinky girl. She has her dramatics, but goodness is she the perfect match to Dean. IÔÇÖll say thisÔÇªthis girl is strong for everyone else. The way she takes care of her dad, her friends, DeanÔÇªshe truly deserves to have someone take care of her.
Cyndi: Yes, Loredana, I thought the same thing. I thought she would bring a lot of angst into their ÔÇÿnestÔÇÖ but she was so level headed. Sure she had some things to get past and ┬áI felt for her as she waxes and wanes trying to get over a long term relationship. She does seem to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, sheÔÇÖs trusting but sheÔÇÖs not a fool. ┬áLike Dean, she has a strong sense of herself – sheÔÇÖs confident in who she is. ┬á
How did this compare to the first two stories in the series?
Loredana: Elle Kennedy did such a great job with this story. The writing has been consistent through the entire series, and yet, the characters each have their own distinct personalities. This book is so good that I had to gift the first one in the series so I could get our friend hooked. I love ElleÔÇÖs writing style; it flows and sucks you in so completely that you find yourself reading way into the nightÔÇªeven with a headache because YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!
Cyndi:┬áWhat really stands out for me, and I said this about The Deal, was that although these are college age kids, Elle writes them with maturity levels I can appreciate. ┬áTheir decision making skills make sense for their characters. They arenÔÇÖt dumbed-down or made to act like they might be older then they are. ┬áThe writing is SOLID and I didnÔÇÖt think there was any way to improve upon the humor, but Elle gave us so many great gems. Maybe because itÔÇÖs so fresh, but I think the humor is amped up a bit in The Score. Chapter 7 contains some seriously FUNNY stuff with the ÔÇ£TwilightÔÇØ philosophy. But then the story is balanced with some heavier moments that give the story real heart and depth – and take the characters down the necessary path, to get them to the next level.
Some of our favorite phrases and incidentsÔÇª
ÔÇ£I stare at him in disbelief. ÔÇÿDid you really just take off your shirt?ÔÇÖ ÔÇÿYeah. I donÔÇÖt like shirts. He doesnÔÇÖt like shirts.ÔÇØ ~Allie
ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm just popping upstairs to jerk it and then IÔÇÖll join you.ÔÇØ~Dean
Because I tied him to the bed last night. Sweet mother of Moses. ~Allie
A jolt of heat spirals down to my core. Argh. Stupid Dean and his stupid awesome dick.~Allie
Allie-Cat? Oh help me Rhonda. HeÔÇÖs given me a pet name. ~Allie
ÔÇ£YouÔÇÖve officially allowed my best friend to believe I like to shove dildos up my ass.ÔÇØ
This book and series are not to be missed┬á~ Loredana and Cyndi
Teasers created by┬áGel (@geltayz)
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!