The Off-Campus series is off the hook
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.
Another great Off-Campus book! The Mistake is the second book in this delicious series about college hockey boys.
If I was only rating this book on Logan’s POV it would have been five stars, but I have to rate it including Grace and she just was lacking the personality I expected. I think I wanted another Hannah Wells from The Goal and I know I shouldn’t compare but I couldn’t help it.
“I’m writing a love poem,” I answer without thinking. Then I slam my lips together, realizing what I’ve done.
Dead silence crashes over the kitchen.”
John Logan was adorable though! He started out a little lost, I think he was just unsure of everything that was about to happen in his life once his senior year at Briar University was over with. His home life wasn’t so great growing up and even though it was sad when he would open up, I’m glad those parts were written because it really shows you why he is the way he is sometimes.
On the outside Logan comes off as this cocky, big man on campus, player type like the rest of the guys. But on the inside he’s sweet and insecure and he just wants something meaningful in his life. Someone that won’t let him down.
Cue Grace Ivers, a freshman at Briar University and she is about as opposite to Logan as dark is to light. She’s shy, she’s awkward, she’s innocent and she’s a virgin. Grace and Logan meet very unexpectedly and they hit it off right away, until Logan pretty much screws up the whole entire thing.
“First and foremost—be confident. Second—be spontaneous. Third—the only opinion that matters is your own.”
They go their separate ways for the Summer. Grace is visiting her mom and Logan is going home to help his brother and his dad run the garage their family owns. When Grace comes back for her Sophomore year, she is completely different. Her hair has changed and all of a sudden she has all this confidence radiating off of her. Logan on the other hand, is sulking even more. Instead of thinking about making it to the NHL all he can think about is his life at home and what it’s going to mean once he graduates.
Another reason I didn’t particularly love Grace was the games she would play. Logan obviously wanted to make things right and he was willing to do just about anything to get one date with her. I hate girls who play games when they have a great guy standing right there asking for you. She makes a list of the most ridiculous things for him to do to win her back. I know it was supposed to be cute and funny, but it was kind of annoying.
“What are you doing?” I whisper. “Well, you were looking at me like you wanted me to kiss you.” His blue eyes become heavy-lidded. “So I was thinking I might do that.”
Still though, set all of that aside and Logan and Grace were still pretty cute together. I also adored hearing about Garrett and Hannah of course, they are still as precious as ever! And Dean still makes you laugh just as hard in this book too! I love all of these characters that the author has created.
My top favorite things about this book though are;
- John Logan obviously. He was so sweet even though I knew he would be.
- The family issues. I love the deep issues they deal with that gives the book more depth.
- The emotion. The author did a great job at showing Logan’s emotions. You could literally feel them as you were reading.
- The romance. I did love the romance in this book, you could feel it between Logan and Grace. It wasn’t as intense as it was in The Deal but it was still there.
- Hockey. Hockey, hockey, hockey! I love it 🙂
Elle Kennedy just keeps rocking it out with this series and I can’t get enough! Seriously, their like crack. Next up is The Score and you know what that means…..DEAN!! I can’t even wait for Dean’s book, I’m so excited 🙂 I just know I’m going to love that jerk lol.
Start this series NOW, if you haven’t already. I pinky promise you won’t regret it.