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Book Review: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) – Elle Kennedy

The DealPublished February 24th 2015 by Elle Kennedy
Format: Novel
Genre: Romance/Contemporary / New Adult
Length: 358 pages, ebook
Publisher: Elle Kennedy
Cover Artist: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Ebook ASIN: B00TG1CZFC
Characters: Hannah Wells, Garrett Graham

I’ll say right off the bat that this is the best college romance I’ve read in ages! The story, the characters, dialogues…ooh, I’m sure glad I took a chance with this one and it totally paid off!

Elle Kennedy wrote one of my top reads from last year (Him with Sarina Bowen) so I am pretty excited to see how she fared writing solo and man’ she writes exceptionally well! The Deal is the kind of book that you’d want to reread over and over again because it’s just easy, steamy, has enough angst and just really oh-so-wonderful to read! I’m still grinning like an idiot remembering the two MCs from the book.

Hannah Wells aka Wellsy had this huge crush on football jock Justin Kohl but the latter doesn’t even know she’s alive. What in a world a girl can do?

Solution: Garrett Graham.

Garrett – captain of the hockey team, in order to continue playing hockey needs to pass a make-up exam and he just found the solution to his problem.

He convinced Wellsy to tutor him in exchange of making Justin notice her. Easy enough yeah? Only what they didn’t expect from this deal is a plethora of things that may lead to something more – something sexy and something that involves the heart.

These two are just freaking adorable! I cannot at their chemistry. It’s just so good! I loved that they both have something from their pasts that may have bonded them even more and both background are very much realistic. Although in a perfect setting, I would have liked for Garrett to pummel Aaron (won’t tell you who this one is but it’s the douche from Wellsy’s past) into oblivion! If this weren’t a series, I would’ve wished for an epilogue a few years after college and I’d be in my own fairy tale haven then! But yeah – it’d be fun to see them again in the upcoming books.

I also loved the side characters here. Hannah’s and Garrett’s friends are just awesome people! [I just have to insert Logan – Garrett’s BFF – because I was reminded of Logan from More Than Her by Jay McLean and he also had a thing with his bff’s girl – just saying] It’s interesting to see where this series will go next but I am sure glad that I picked this one up because it just totally made my day! I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series! Bravo Elle Kennedy!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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 currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

Book Review: Him – Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

HIM

Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning spent every summer together at a hockey camp since they were fourteen. Every six weeks of those summers made them inseparable until that one night of their last summer together that cost their friendship. After almost four years without contact, the former best friends reunited again at a hockey game, and it seems that they have not lost that spark between them. Another six weeks at the summer camp led them to confront their feelings, but what are they willing to give up to have each other?

I think this may just be one of my favorite reads this year. Initially, I felt that their reminiscin’ of that particular night that cost their friendship (from Ryan’s end at least) will drag on until Christmas. Still, I thank all the gods that the story picked up quickly from their first reunion in years and at the camp – ugh, just yum-yum galore from there.

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I loved the simple storytelling here. It was quick and on-point. I loved how we got to see both men’s vulnerability and when their moment of clarity came up – I was relieved at no end. I loved my boys getting their happily ever after, and this one has it. This is my first book from both authors, so I’m excited to see what they would have to offer or provide more for the MM genre.


Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published July 28th 2015

About The Authors
Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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Elle Kennedy
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 currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!