Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Series: Off Campus #2
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult
Source: Purchased
Rating: ★★★★ ½

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.

There is something about these Off Campus guys that I just totally fall in love with. Maybe it's the hockey player in them (I'm married to one, myself) or maybe it's the bond and comradery. I'm sure it's a little of those things mixed with a the fact that they really are good guys at heart.

Logan is so strong in some aspects of his life, he's talented and determined on the ice. Yet in others, he's just a lost kid looking form some stability in life, even if he doesn't realize that's what he's looking for. He thinks he's in love with his best friend's girl. Which leads him to too much drinking, too many meaningless hookups and the biggest mistake of his life.

Not giving into what Grace was offering him is something he quickly regrets and making it right with her is a long road. 

I've given handjobs before, plus a few blowjobs that I know were a huge success because...well, semen and all that. But I don't have enough experience to consider myself an expert penis-wrangler or anything. 

Grace is an adorable character. She's suffers from word vomit, she's a tad awkward, yet has that natural charisma that makes you love her.  The way she works Logan was extremely entertaining.  She has every right to feel hurt and mistrust and she really makes him work for it.

And work, he does.

That determination I mentioned earlier, he has it in spades where Grace is concerned. He'll do whatever it takes to win her heart and I LOVED that about him.

The Mistake is a tad more light-hearted than The Deal was. It's still got a rawness and vulnerability to it, but the issues are slightly less soul cracking. However, it's no less of an enjoyable read. So, bring on the next couple Elle, this girl is ready!

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