by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: April 28, 2015 by Self-Published
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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.
I loved The Deal so I had to buy this book immediately (I just hit that 1-click button without checking how much it was) and I don’t regret it. It filled me with feels and laughter and I was glad to read that there are still girls out there that have dignity and make the guy work for it. You see, Logan said some things to Grace that deserve a major slap to the face and never talk to him again but he made a huge mistake and wants her badly. Grace disappears for a few months, without talking to Logan at all and when she appears, she gives him a list with things he needs to do so she agrees to go on a date with him and this, I totally loved. I don’t like when girls just give in and say “I forgive you” without letting the guy sweat a little for his mistakes so when Grace did this, I had a smug smile on my face (do those exist? Let’s say they do) and I definitely enjoyed reading this book.
“We don’t know each other very well, but everything I do know about you, I like. And everything I don’t know, I want to find out.”
The way that Logan officially meets Grace is kind of…unlikely to happen. If it happens, it’s rare and also because Grace just invites him into her home, which I wouldn’t do at all, especially if I’m alone. As soon as they meet, something happens that leaves Logan wanting something to happen so he goes again. Let’s just say that Logan wants more and more from Grace and she just leaves him begging because guess what. Our Gracie isn’t like your typical girl that sleeps around or gives her virginity immediately. Shocker, right? Well, Grace reminds us that there are still good girls out there, even if they give it up later on but Grace really put Logan through a lot in order for stuff to happen between them and you know how rare it is to read about that.
“Bros before hos, dude.” “Call my girlfriend a ho one more time and you won’t have a bro.”
Garrett and Hannah are in this story!! I adored them in The Deal so having more of them was music to my ears. And what Garrett says above makes me fall for him even more! I already was head-over-heels in love but knowing that a guy is defending his girl when that typical line of “bros before hos” is thrown out, is rare to happen and Garrett did it and I just love the guy. Garrett and Tucker play a role in this story and I loved that because I really loved their characters in the first book. Knowing that these two are always there for Logan for everything is simply great. Of course, we get some Dean time and I cannot wait for The Score to read about him because let’s face it, his story will be epic. I have high hopes for this one.
“But the sex is just icing,” Logan says softly. “It’s everything else that matter most.”
Logan may have been a player but he does a 180° and all for Grace. Not only that, he is such a softy and a very caring person. Something that shocked me and took me by surprise was that it’s rare for me to connect to a male’s point of view. With Logan, I got to connect a couple of times but there was this one part that shook me to the core and I was on the verge of tears. I was in shock because this doesn’t happen to me. I have never been on the verge of tears when it comes to a male’s point of view (my eyes were already teared-up) and this was my very first time. It was then that I felt all of the feels and felt for Logan and just wanted to ugly cry and hug him tightly. View Spoiler »His father is an alcoholic so him and his brother take care of him. He had to go through one experience with his dad that showed him how his future was going to be like, taking care of his dad all the time and he went to Grace’s father’s house to pick her up but he was late. When he got there, Grace’s dad opens the door and tells him that Grace left but he could come in and in the state he looked he was in, he wasn’t going to get any alcohol and that’s when Logan broke down and ugly-cried and ugly-sobbed on Grace’s dad and that just broke me. « Hide Spoiler
I HIGHLY recommend people to read this book. It is funny, romantic, characters with good personality, feels… I liked it a lot and it has become a favorite along with The Deal.
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