PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
DATE PUBLISHED: 6th May 2015
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.
Elle Kennedy has a way of writing romantic books that hooks me in.
There are many things that appeal to me about this book. The lust-to hate-to love relationship, the friendships, the complex backgrounds of the characters, and the fun times and camaraderie. All of these things have made for a truly enjoyable New Adult book.
The relationship between Grace and Logan was an interesting one that starting with lust. Then when Logan makes a gigantic mistake that love turns to hate on the part of Grace. Now Logan must earn back her trust and love. The progress of this relationship was adorable and kept me hooked to see how exactly Logan would go about winning back Grace.
The friendships in this book was something to be in awe of. The hockey players were more than a team, they were a brotherhood and one that cared for each other and was not shy to rag on each other either. Grace’s friendships had some rocky times but ultimately she was able to be herself and make some friends.
The main characters had backgrounds outside of college life and a look at their families gave a well rounded perspective of these characters and made them more three dimensional in the readers eye.
Overall, this was a great continuation to the Off Campus series and I loved reading about Grace and Logan’s relationships and lives. This is a series that takes the rom-com tropes and spins them in such a way that they seem refreshing and an absolute pleasure to read.
Keep Calm and Read On,