The Score by Elle Kennedy

January 12, 2016 Author Bio, New Releases, Review 0 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The Score by Elle KennedyThe Score by Elle Kennedy
Published by Self-Published on 11th January 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Mature New Adult, Romance, sports
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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He knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

reviewReviewed by Shannon

*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for review*

Another amazing book from Elle Kennedy! I loved The Deal and The Mistake and was looking forward to reading about the sex everywhere except his room guy known as Dean and it did not disappoint.

This book started off on a bang with Dean and not one but two ladies in the boy’s living room. What an intro let me tell you. From there we got reintroduced to Allie, Hannah’s best friend, who just broke up with her boyfriend and needed to hide at the boy’s place to resist the temptation to get back together. One thing led to another and hot sex happened. What started as a one time thing led to Dean pursuing Allie for another roll in the hay. And that just brought all kinds of fun moments.

One of the things I love about this series is that it’s not just about the relationship between the main characters but also about the characters themselves. Being that this series takes place in college, I’m glad that the characters explore who they are and what they want to do with their lives. I loved seeing Allie grow into an independent woman and figure out what kind of acting career she wanted and how Dean fit into that. Same goes for Dean and figuring out what he exactly wanted to do with his life even if he thought he had it figured out. I mean don’t get me wrong, I loved their relationship. Their chemistry was undeniable and their sexting was pretty funny. Plus the build up after their one night stand was great and filled with awesome moments. There were just a ton of great moments. I also enjoyed the conflicts that occurred and how they were dealt with. It was very real and sometimes sad but I was always felt satisfied after they were settled.

This book was just great and Elle Kennedy does an amazing job of writing characters in college and not making them dumb or annoying. And I do love the added element of hockey. The actual games and practice were not a big part of it, but the relationships and interactions because of hockey did play a part and that I enjoy.

I will say that this is the first book in the series to end on a somewhat cliffhanger. None of it involved the status of Dean and Allie’s relationship. It actually had to do with Tucker and gave a set up for his book. It was definitely unexpected and made me very curious about his book.

The Score was definitely another winner from Elle Kennedy and I can’t wait for The Goal. The Off-Campus series is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. The characters and how they handle conflict just make me love it, and I can’t wait for more.

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About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated 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 publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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