Title: The Mistake
Series: Off-Campus Book #2
Author: Elle Kennedy
Release Date: 28th April, 2015
Genre: New Adult
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.
Reviewed by Rachel McEwan.
** ARC gifted from the author in exchange for an honest review **
Well what do you know, I think I have a new favourite sport; Hockey! Never thought that would be the case but the writing skill of this author has managed to convince me otherwise. This is the second book I’ve read from this author, The Deal being the first which I loved, so when I was asked to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance.
This book can be read as a standalone as John Logan, Garrett’s best friend from The Deal, is mentioned but now Logan has his own story and wow what a heart-breaking story it is! All this guy wants to do play hard, have fun and play the sport he loves as he knows there is a time limit. Not only did he make a promise to himself which he won’t, no… can’t break, but he also made it to his brother. But he didn’t bank on meeting Grace who is a breath of fresh air to the usual ‘puck bunnies’ who literally throw themselves at him. Grace is no pushover and makes him work for her attention.
Logan: ‘’You’re Killing me here, gorgeous. I’m talking about how much I want to give you a screaming orgasm, and you’re laughing at me? Did we not establish that my ego is fragile?’’
I do love a female protagonist who can hold her own and boy, Grace does! She takes no crap at all. She’s witty, sweet and very loyal. Some of the banter between Logan and Grace made me laugh out loud! She really does make him suffer so when she discovers Logan’s sacrifice for his family, she sees a different side to ‘The Player’ he makes himself out to be.
This is a very sexy read but not in a gratuitous way. After all, this is a New Adult college read and as in the previous book, humour features heavily and done very well. Grace is a virgin when she meets Logan and desperately wants to get rid of her ‘V Card.’ However, Logan treats her with nothing but kindness and respect and after these very sweet sexy scenes, I think I fell in love with Logan just that little bit more.
Grace: ‘’What’s the matter, Johnny? Scared?’’
Logan: ‘’Mocking a guy isn’t gonna get you laid, baby.’’
Grace: ‘’Stalling isn’t going to either. Come on, baby. Deflower me.’’
Whilst I very much enjoyed this book, I didn’t love it as much as ‘The Deal.’ Maybe the reason being Garrett, who I absolutely adored. The banter was hilarious, very sharp and sarcastic in parts which I love in a New Adult read. Elle Kennedy is certainly a very talented writer, and I won’t hesitate to read more by this author. Oh yes, I understand there is a book three in the series, so that will be definitely one I will look out for. I highly recommend this series and if you are a hockey fan then you are in for a real treat!
A USA Today 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!