Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy! (@ElleKennedy)

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Published: Self Published

My Rating:

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.

Originally, I thought The Deal was going to be it for me. That it was the best hockey book that I had ever read in the world. Okay, maybe not, but I loved it so much. Then The Mistake happened. Usually when it comes to follow up books, they’re either hit or miss. There is no mistake that this was a hit!

This time, we get a bigger look at John Logan, Garrett’s roommate and best friend. In The Deal, we got that Logan had a thing for Hannah. In this, we see how that really tore him up. I felt so bad for him. Watching him beat himself up for liking his best friend’s girl was terrible. Logan threw himself into partying and girls, just to rid himself of the feelings of guilt.

Then there is Grace. I adored Grace. She was so awkward and her lack of filter was amazing. Yes, she was a virginal heroine of the story but something about the way Elle made her not weak and whiney worked to make it not cliché. The way Logan and Grace come together in the beginning was perfect. When they’re watching action movies and really jelling was perfect.

Even more perfect was that Grace didn’t put up with Logan’s shit. She made him work for what he said he wanted. He messed up with her but when he realized it was the biggest mistake he was making, her worked hard to get it.

The sexy times were steamy as well. But that was to be expected. The fact that Grace was inexperienced wasn’t as big a deal as it could have and that also made it nice. But I would have to say my favorite part was when Logan realizes who and what he really wants. Going on this journey with Logan from the first book into this one, you get a well-rounded love of him.

I laughed, swooned, and maybe teared up a couple of times during this one. The drama wasn’t unnecessary and it was a fun read. In the end, all it made me do is fall a bit more in love with Elle Kennedy’s writing.

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