ARC Review: The Mistake (Off Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

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♥ SYNOPSIS ♥

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.

♥ My review ♥

Another wonderful addition to Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series. Delivered with Elle’s trademark humor and vivid characterization, The Mistake is another fantastic read for me.

John Logan is the hot, handsome and popular college jock who is pining for his best friend’s girl. Since she’s off limits, he turns his amorous attentions elsewhere. Yes, John Logan is a bit of dog. Then he meet Grace Ivers. Grace is a freshman and a virgin. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Ugh, not another virgin. But there’s a perfectly good reason why she is, so I personally didn’t mind. Besides, this is New Adult, virgin heroines and manwhore heroes are staples, but that’s where the similarities with other NA books end.

Logan is a fantastic hero, and although, Garrett would forever be my number one, I gotta admit that Logan managed to make me laugh so hard with his crazy abbreviations and all around hotness. Grace is another likable and relatable heroine. I like the fact that the heroines in this series are more than just placeholders. They are actually as well developed as the heroes, which in NA, isn’t usually the case.

“Are you trying to buy your way into my good graces?”
“Yup. And excellent pun, by the way.”
“I wasn’t punning. My name just happens to be a homonym.”
“I love it when you talk homonyms to me.”

Much like The Deal, The Mistake’s biggest strengths are its likable and relatable characters. John Logan and Grace Ivers may be your typical college-age kids but they both have goals, ambitions and life outside “finding the one”. I liked that they act like college kids and their struggles and issues fit within that age range. These characters worry about school, they worry about their prospects after college, they worry about their future, etc.

Logan, despite his carefree persona, faces a very uncertain future after college putting his dreams of playing professional hockey in jeopardy. Grace is trying to find her place in college away from her best friend’s negative influence and under the watchful eye of her father. Logan and Grace had quite a rough start with regards to their relationship with Logan still stuck in his own misconceptions about his own feelings, hence, the title. But once Logan wised up and realized the huge blunder he made, he immediately set up to win Grace which was the best part of the book!

“Give me another chance. Let me prove to you that I’m not an egocentric ass.”

There’s nothing quite better than reading about Logan putting in a Herculean effort of wooing his girl. Nothing. It was cute, romantic and hilarious at the same time. So many laugh-out-loud moments in this book especially with the boys getting a bit more page time this around. I simply love the banter not only between Grace and Logan but also between Logan, Garrett, Tucker and Dean. In romance, it’s mostly the heroine with her girlfriends who would gab and talk about the finer points of the hero’s physique. This time, we get a lot of the guys bantering and egging each other on but mostly just being there for one another.

Another winner from Elle Kennedy for me! She definitely knows how to deliver a well written, sexy and sweet new adult romance that’s low on the angst and high on the humor with a dash of touching moments. Yes, definitely recommended if you’re looking for a light easy read.

I wonder whose book is next?

rating

9

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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