Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.
It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over
Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world–and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.
To be Released:
January 11, 2016
There is so much I want to talk to y’all about this book, but can’t. (I’ve been sworn to secrecy, sorry!) 😉
I’ll start with this; Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus Series is one of my new favorite series’ and the first book in this series, The Deal, is my favorite read of 2015. Since the moment I read the sample of book one I have been totally hooked! Garrett Graham (from The Deal) has even been my number one book boyfriend this year. That was, until I met Dean Di Laurentis. Yes, you read that right. Dean has replaced Garrett as my book boyfriend, and I promise I did NOT take that decision lightly.
We met Dean in book one, and he has popped up a few times during this series – usually hooking up with girls in the living room of the boy’s shared house. Super classy, right? Hahaha! He’s on the college hockey team with Garrett and comes from money. A LOT of money. He’s also super smokin hot with a dirty, dirty mouth.
Allie was also introduced in book one as Hannah’s BFF and roommate. She’s a drama major and a super fun character. I’m pretty sure I mused how awesome she was in my review of The Deal and was hoping for more from her. (Thank you, Elle!) 😉
The Score begins as Allie has just broken up (again) with her long time boyfriend and is trying to avoid him by staying at her besties boyfriend’s house. Dean is the only one of roommates that are home when she arrives, and she interrupts him getting in on some serious three way action.
Their one, drunken, wild night together is the catalyst for our story and it just gets better and better! This author has a serious talent for sucking you in to her stories and making you want to forgo any responsibilities until you have finished her books.
There are a few series-changing scenes in this book that I’m positive will have all of her fans buzzing with excitement and maybe also a little sadness.
But as I said, I cannot discuss them as I was sworn to secrecy. 😉
I will tell you that when I got to 86% I had to stop reading and re-group before I could proceed. Oh, and look out for Winston and the bath tub! LOL!
I give The Score 5 out of 5 Krissy Stars!
This is a MUST READ! So, pre-order it NOW!!!
*I was generously given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
☆☆☆ Keep reading for a BONUS review by KBN’s newest guest blogger ~ Tammy! ☆☆☆
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About the Author:
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
The Score by Elle Kennedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Hey, Heaven? Dean Di Laurentis here. Thanks for letting me visit.”
Three percent into The Score and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put it down. Since I read book one of Elle Kennedy’s “Off-Campus” series, I’ve been a fan of Briar Hockey – Garrett, Logan, Tuck and of course, Dean. If you’ve read The Deal or The Mistake, then you know what I’m talking about.
Dean is the gorgeous, rich, smart, athletic, hyper sexual, sarcastic, popular Senior defenseman for Briar Hockey who is on his way to Harvard Law. Did I mention he loves sex? All kinds of sex. He likes to watch, he likes to be watched. And he has no shame. None. At first glance, I thought his character was one that has been written about over and over. The bad boy who can’t say no to anyone, until he meets the right girl. Ho hum. Oh was I wrong!
The right girl for Dean is Allie. Through their respective BFFs and social circle Dean and Allie are casual acquaintances. We first met Allie in The Deal as well – a Senior at Briar as well, and Drama major. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Allie retreats to the townhouse where he BFF’s boyfriend and his teammates live off the Briar campus. After an on again, off again relationship, Allie has had enough and wants a clean break from Sean. Hannah tells her to spend the weekend at Garrett’s and she will have two days to gather herself up and face the world as a single young woman.
What she walks in on is Dean ‘entertaining’ a few co-eds. His reputation precedes him, and Allie is no way shocked by his evenings activities. A very annoyed Dean checks his cell phone once Allie informs him of her plans, and sees that two of his roommates, Logan and Garrett, as well as Hannah have all texted him to let him know that Allie will be spending the weekend at their place and that he is to stay far away from her. Challenge accepted. The two end up have a drunken night together and it is one that will change both of their lives forever.
Both Dean and Allie’s characters are aesthetically pleasing but also flawed and broken. As mentioned before, I was not particularly impressed with Dean in the previous Off Campus books. Allie, was a secondary character and one that I didn’t really expect much from, other than to support the heroine in The Deal. But Elle Kennedy knows her craft, kids. The dialogue between the two is interesting and never dull. Their chemistry is palpable. When I thought the story was going to go in one direction, it took a completely opposite turn and I was gutted.
I didn’t think I was going to be able to finish The Score but I did. And it has taken it’s rightful place as my favorite read of 2015. If you haven’t pre-ordered The Score, you need to click on over and do it. Elle Kennedy and the Briar boys will NOT let you down.
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