Friday, April 22, 2016

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy ~ Review

Source:  Purchased

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.


When I met Logan in book 1, The Deal, I was wondering what was up with him.  He stares at his best friends girl like he's a starving man?  What the heck dude?  I wanted to know what was going on inside his head.  AND, I so loved this little group of friends that I was excited to read more.  This is a book that called to me and insisted I read it.  Completely happy that I listened.

What happens when the campus bad boy hockey player knocks on your door one Friday night?  Oh, he's in the wrong place and you're home watching a movie on your laptop, alone.  Should be a quick goodbye, but no.  Nothing is ever that simple with Logan.  And I so loved what unfolded that night.  But Logan has a way of messing up, poor boy.  He's got his head in hockey and a BIG family mess that haunts him.  He accepts responsibility for his stupid moves and is adorable as he tries to make up for them.

Completely love Logan.  He's determined and sweet.  And once I learned what was really haunting him, both at home and in his head, I just wanted to cuddle him.  

Mostly, I loved Grace.  She's strong and unwilling to be trampled on by either Logan or her best friend.  But I, also, admired her willingness to forgive.  There was only one time, I wanted to scream at her but it didn't take her long to figure things out so she's forgiven.  

What I love about New Adult books is that the stories take place at one of the most pivotal times in someone's life.  I love the rocky emotions that still swim through these young adults as well as the stupid mistakes they make.  Add to that the adult lives they live on campus.  It's a perfect storm for some of the best stories.  This one is no exception.  

Great writing, characters I care about and a story that had me reading it straight through!


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