The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

Passionate, sexy, fun, sports romance

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She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

5/5 Stars!



First of all, why didn’t I up pick up this book SOONER!? I totally devoured it!

Here are my five reasons you need to read The Deal because if the cover doesn’t already do it for you then maybe a little word encouragement will.

  • Hannah Wells: This girl is hilarious! Hannah is smart, talented, quirky, tough, a total smart ass but she has a heart of gold. She has the quickest comebacks I’ve ever read and I love how she is not afraid to dish it out to anyone who crosses her. Hannah is such a strong main character, mainly because of her personality but also because of the secret she carries around with her, which you find out right from the beginning. It’s the kind of secret that grabs your attention from the start and immediately connects you to her.

“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”

“Two,” I reply cheerfully.

“Do you high five yourself?”

“Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”

  • Garrett Graham: Meet my new book boyfriend everyone! Garrett Graham is a sexy, cocky, funny, caveman, hockey player. He gets so much ass, he doesn’t even know what to do with it all anymore. He’s total anti-girlfriend and striving for his one goal in life, becoming pro. That is if he can keep up his GPA, but he’s super smart which totally adds to my liking of him. And if that doesn’t do it, the fact that he is maybe one of the biggest sweethearts ever with a rockstar body might just make me love him even more!
  • Romance: Hannah and Garrett are great by themselves but when they are together it’s amazing. If Hannah doesn’t tutor Garrett then his coach is going to bench him. And hannah needs Garrett so she can make a guy want her, to help out with her own problems she’s having. They create this funky, cute, hilarious friendship that anyone who has read this I’m sure has envied. It’s the type of friendship everyone would want, but then they fall for each other in the sweetest way possible. There was no insta-love, no annoyingness. It was just the most adorable friendship turned into the most meaningful relationship and super hot sex!

“She tries to take a step down the hall, but I tug on her hand and kiss her again, and this time it’s not a peck. I kiss her hard, losing myself in her taste and her heat and every damn thing about her. I never expected her. Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them.”

  • Deep Topics: As much as this book was funny and light, it also had a deeper feeling to it and I admire that so much. I love when an Author can create something like that. This book has deep topics that are thrown into it, I don’t want to go into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil anything. It just makes the book that much more amazing though, and it was so well put together! So don’t let G’s juicy abs fool you 😉 This book gives you more than just lustful feels.
  • Hockey: I love hockey! It’s such a fun sport to watch and it’s even more intense to be at an actual game. More than that though, I love Hockey players! Yes they are sexy as all get out but there’s something about a group of hockey players that is just so fun! They are entertaining, and cocky, and funny as hell. My boyfriend played hockey his whole life and he still has everything to do with it so I’m around it 24/7. It’s so refreshing to know he’s not the only hot head out there! lol, sports romances are the best and Elle Kennedy nailed it with a hockey series!

“Penises! Sweet Jesus. Penises everywhere”

I adored Garrett and Hannah’s story and I am so excited to read all about Garrett’s cavemen hockey friends in the rest of the Off-Campus series! If you haven’t started this series yet then you really should, I’m so mad I waited this long! I bought The Deal in paperback because of G’s abs and I was planning on getting the whole series in paperback also but now I feel like I can’t wait (even for two-day Amazon shipping!) and I need to read The Mistake right away! Maybe I’ll just have to get both 😉

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23 thoughts on “The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

  1. I’m glad to hear you liked it so much, I loved reading this one too! I haven’t read the other books in the series yet (at the time there was only the first one) but I want to now, especially after reading your review..it brings it all back to mind.

    1. Awe good! I’m excited to read the other books too, I’m just nervous I won’t like the other guys as much as I loved Garrett! But there’s only one way to find out 😃 I keep hearing Deans book is amazing though, the third one in the series.

  2. Penises! 🙌 Lol I loved when Hannah walked into the locker room. She had me laughing my ass off with that part. Awesome review! I’m so glad you finally read this one. I knew you’d fangirl like crazy over it. 🙂 Hannah and Garrett together are one hell of a couple. I loved when they watched Breaking Bad together. That’s my show. ❤️ And I laughed so hard about how she kissed Dean just to play it off that she didn’t like G. There’s not enough stars for this book. Hurry up and read, girl! Book #4 comes out in 2 weeks. It’s Tuck’s book and there’s a big time secret that gets revealed at the end of Dean’s book that sets you up for Tuck’s book. Just don’t look at the synopsis for it until you read Dean. 🙂 We had our convo about hockey players the other day, but I don’t think anyone really gets why these books are so hot until they’ve dated one. All I’ve got to say is penalty box sex always seemed like a good idea. 🙈🙊 I’m crazy! 🙂

    1. Oh I know! Hannah was seriously awesome, she cracked me up! I loved her and G’s bickering, it was adorable! When she kissed Dean I was dying, mostly because of him. He was like totally melting 😂 I know I am starting book two tomorrow!! I need to catch up, and I’m super excited for Deans because it’s with Allie, I cheated and checked that one out ☺️ I loved Allie in The Deal! But I haven’t looked at the new book yet, so I defiantly won’t until I get to Dean. Oh I know, dating a hockey player is something else! Totally Caveman’s though, literally because most all of they have great beards! Defiantly rough sexy hands. Although hockey smell and hockey hands after a game have to be the worst smell EVER 😂

      1. Dean makes jokes about the kiss later on. It’s funny cause he teases Logan. Yes! Read it tomorrow. Those books are like crack! I really liked Allie in both books. She’s funny. The scenes from her book with Dean are so funny. And the sex…OMG jump in the shower hot! No joke. It’s crazy. Ha! Yeah, the beards lol. Ah, yes those hands. 🙊 I think most girls underestimate the athleticism of hockey players. They are amazing! 🙌 Oh God I know what you mean. I used to make my ex jump in the shower before I’d let him kiss me. So gross! 😂

  3. After reading your review I have to get my hands on this! If how much I cracked up and smiled from the quotes you used says anything I have a feeling I’m going to love it. *adds to impossible TBR* So many books, so little time! 😂

    Lovely review as always! 😊

      1. I love books like that! I’m definitely going to download the first one on my Kindle as soon as I get paid. Hopefully I’m able to get to it within the next few months. I need a book with a lot of humor in it to take a break from all of the serious books I’ve been reading lately. 🙈

  4. Wow, a lot of ppl have read this on your page. I haven’t. Is it too lusty? Like, does it say the c-word when referring to a man’s junk? Because I can’t take that kind of book. A cute romance with a little heat? I can handle that. But a book that is practically porn, with all things spelled out? I just…I can’t. Help me out here.

    1. Oh no lol it’s not like that. It’s more cute romantic but when Garrett and Hannah do say dirty things they are mostly just messing with each other because their friends so it’s funny 😃 They both have very strong personalities! I think you would like it!

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