Title: The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus (Book #1)
Number of Books: 2 (Books are stand-alone)
Status: On-going Series (Stand-alone books)
Genre: New Adult
Published: February 24th 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?” “Two,” I reply cheerfully. “Do you high five yourself?” “Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”
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.
4 of 5 stars to The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Cover Art: 3/5 stars. The author can do better than that can’t she? It’s so typical for NA covers to have topless hot men gracing their covers. We need new material people.
I love this book for all the fun it’s worth. It’s cliche but I actually liked it. I guess it can be attributed to the fact that it was written well and the characters’ behavior weren’t cringe worthy. For once, I didn’t find them completely flat and had some believable qualities in them.
The only pet peeve I had was (SPOILER–alert!) the bestfriend of the main guy crushing on the lead girl as well. I mean, I have mentioned how cliche this was but that one really bothered me because that part of the story wasn’t developed nor explained well. It came out of the blue and frankly, the heroine here was pretty much everybody’s crush. Yeah, she’s that hot. Anyways, After much thought, I really did like this one. I breezed through the pages cause it was really engaging and hard to put down. Kudos to the author who apparently self-published this one. Cool work.