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
Yay for Elle Kennedy’s second New Adult Book! Her Off-Campus series is my first read by her and I loved The Deal. So I was eagerly waiting for The Mistake to come. If you’ve read the The Deal first, that’s well and good, but you can read The Mistake too as a standalone book.
I love her boys! They’re all tough and cocky outside but so sweet and soft inside! Logan is extremely loyal and faithful. It is also this reason that causes him pain. A crush on his best friend’s girl? Check! A promise to change places with his brother to look after an alcoholic dad? Check! What more conflict can he want?
Grace, on the other hand, is smart and witty. I love her just as much as I loved Hannah! She struggles to assert herself over Ramona, her long time best friend who seems to be too self-absorbed to give her the time of the day. Meeting Logan, it turns her world upside down, being thrown into a semi-famous situation (hooking up with a hot hockey player does that). But just as the steam begins to build up between them, Logan leaves, confused between his feelings for Hannah and Grace.
So here comes Kennedy’s use for her wonderful supporting characters. While Logan figures his stuff out with the help of Garret and Hannah, she contrasts it with Grace letting go of her friendship with Ramona, her best friend. Here Kennedy emphasizes how friendship matters and that loyalty and faithfulness are important to maintain a friendship, and ultimately, a romantic relationship.
The Mistake is a great steamy read on a hot summer day. Its got that nice tug of war between the two characters before coming together. The witty and often funny banter between them is really just adorable to read. Kennedy’s supporting characters provide help and the occasional additional friction along the way. I love how it is not just about romance, but it is also about friendship and how deep those bonds can go. It is about families fixing themselves and making things work for each other.
Note: Got an ARC of this book for an honest review.
one ebook copy of The Mistake!