By Elle Kennedy
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.
What another great read in the Off-Campus series. Logan starts out as a bit of a manwhore, sleeping with any and every woman he can just to take his mind of the woman he wants: his best friend’s girlfriend. Meeting Grace via a mistaken address, they become close until he realises he’s just using her as a distraction to get over the girl he can’t have. His heart is in the right place when he tells her that he can’t use her like that anymore and that she deserves better. And good for Grace, because she agrees with him and kicks him to the curb. Too late he realises his mistake, but by then she’s already left school for the summer.
When Grace returns home, she’s determined to change her ways and to no longer be anyone’s doormat. However, it doesn’t take long for Logan to charm his way back into her heart. But she doesn’t want to give in too easily, so she devises a list of six romantic gestures that he must complete in order to prove that he’s serious about wanting to date her. Now I know what you’re thinking, this list is probably mean spirited and embarrassing, but that’s just not how Grace is built. The list was cute and fun, and reading about Logan trying to complete each task was hilarious and sweet. I think the task involving the red velvet chaise lounge was my favourite.
I loved Grace and Logan and thought they were perfect together. Logan really is a nice, sweet guy (despite the manwhoring) and Grace is a nice, sweet girl who ends up becoming a stronger person and liking herself more as the book goes on. Logan is tormented by his future, or more to the point, his lack of one. His dreams of playing in the NHL will never come true thanks to a promise he made years ago. And when you find out what that promise is, you’ll wonder to yourself why he feels he has to keep it, because it’s certainly not fair and I for one would not judge him for bailing. But Logan really is a stand-up guy, and when he gives his reasons, you can’t help but respect the hell out of him. I hated Grace’s best friend, Ramona, and was so glad when Grace finally had the courage to put her in her place and acknowledge that the friendship will never be the same again. Her new room-mate Daisy was a much better fit for Grace and I’m glad they became friends. The four guys in the house still get on great, and their interactions and teasing are hilarious. But humour aside, you can feel that they really do care about each other, willing to do whatever they can to help out their “brothers” when needed.
Assuming that each four boys in the house will get their own story, I can’t wait for book # 3. Who will be next??? Psst. It’s Dean.
The Mistake (Off-Campus # 2)
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