Monday, March 7, 2016

The Deal by Elle Kennedy [Review]

 The Deal by Elle Kennedy
The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: January 6, 2016

1. The Deal - Paperback | Kindle
2. The Mistake
3. The Score
4. The Goal

Elle Kennedy
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
Thoughts on The Deal: Holy wow! I liked this book. A lot. Not just Hannah and Garrett, but Garrett's teammates and the other random people who drifted through their lives. They were fun! None more so than the man-sluts who Garrett calls friends, however. (Honestly, I loved Logan and Tucker and Dean. There was something so adorable about them as they indulged in their man-sluttiness with the various ladies who wandered through their lives.)

But this book is about Hannah and Garrett, so let's talk about them.

If I'd been in Hannah's shoes with Garrett relentlessly badgering me to help him, I probably would have gone batshit insane. BUT... seeing it from the outside worked. Garrett had a sweetness about him in his singleminded pursuit of Hannah's big brain. And once he realized there was more between them than just the tutoring things got even better.

Might I add: Hot kisses. HAWT KISSES. Those were had. It was glorious.

Where Garrett is outgoing and goes after what he wants, Hannah is less so. With reason, as it turns out. I liked watching her thaw to Garrett's particular brand of charm. They fit nicely together. Sure, there were a few speedbumps along the way, but when isn't there. (Seriously, imagine how boring a book would be if everything was perfect between two people from day 1. No thanks.)

I'm kinda loving Briar and can't wait to dive into Logan's book!

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