The Score by Elle Kennedy * New Release * 5 Star Review

Posted January 11, 2016 by Yesi in Blog Tour, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Score by Elle Kennedy * New Release * 5 Star Review

The Score by Elle Kennedy * New Release * 5 Star ReviewThe Score by Elle Kennedy
Also by this author: The Deal, The Mistake, Midnight Captive, Him, , The Goal, The Chase
Series: Off Campus #3
Also in this series: The Deal, The Mistake
Published by Independently Published on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 249
Format: ARC
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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.

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Yesi’s Thoughts

It is extremely rare for a series three books in, to continue to equally be as awesome as how it began. I can honestly say that this particular series, the Off Campus series, is that anomaly. From The Deal, to The Mistake, to now The Score… Elle Kennedy continues to excel in her writing of the new adult genre. I fell hard for Garrett and Wellsy, loved Logan and Grace, maybe not as much as Garrett and Wellsy, but I still loved them…  and now Dean Heyward Di Laurentis and Allie Hayes. These two characters have brought back the magic and reminded me of just how much I truly love this series.  I was invested from the very first scene and I absolutely devoured it to the very end. Then…. I went back to the beginning and started all over again… that’s how much I loved it!

“Okay, so here’s our plan for tonight. First we’ll bone down to take the edge off. Then we’ll order a pizza and replenish our energy, and after that, round two. Sound good?”
… “Have you considered seeing a psychiatrist about your delusions?” I ask politely. “Because, sweetie, there’s no chance in hell of us boning tonight.”
“Fine. How about we go down on each other instead?”
“How about you leave?”
“Counter offer – I stay and we dry hump.”   ~ Dean and Allie

What began with an almost threesome, alcohol, drugs, and hot, hot sex… yeah, turned into one of the sweetest yet sexiest stories ever. The totally off beat start made the story so different but oh so very good! I loved Dean and Allie’s beginning, to their FWB agreement, and finally to their eventual development of true feelings. But what I think I love the most was Dean himself. Ms. Kennedy gave him such as great backstory that I couldn’t help but fall in love. He was such a good guy and I would have never guessed it. His I don’t have a care in the world attitude and his slutty ways were in no way a true reflection of who he really was and that is what this story so special.

“I do what I want, when I want. And I don’t give a shit what people think about me.”  ~ Dean

The Score is full of humor, sexy times, angst, and hot, hot scenes. The range of emotions that I went through cannot thoroughly or accurately described so all I can say is that you MUST pick up this book and start ASAP! If you have loved the previous books or even if you are picking this one up as a standalone, you will NOT be disappointed. Plus we get a glimpse of what the rest of the gang has been up to and a quick preview what is to come with Tucker’s story. It is truly a fantastic addition to an already phenomenal series. The Score is new adult romance at its best!

“Dean DiLaurentis is in my blood now. I didn’t expect this intense sexual chemistry between us, but it is here, and it is addictive, and I don’t know how I can ever give it up. ~ Allie

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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 Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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