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.
One of the things that keep me coming back to Elle Kennedy’s books is how she makes great characters and work all that romance in. She makes the chemistry between her protagonists work so well. I am a sucker for cocky (pun intended) guys who enjoy the sweet life and Dean just earned his place in my favourite list. “The Life of Dean” is something worth reading about. He’s a very surprising character, and getting to know him was just so cute and endearing, I rooted so much for him, I can’t believe how much I love him.
Allie, I admire for her courage, knowing when to break out of her shell and when to come back to herself. Understanding who you are first helps to make you a better person for your partner. Like Hannah and Grace, Kennedy bestowed on her great wit and a wonderful personality that reading her banter with Dean just cracked me up. I also love how her leading ladies are people from the performing arts. Allie is loving and unselfish, but is a little bit of a “nester” which is the exact opposite of Dean. But opposites have a very strong attraction in this story and as they learn something about each other, they also learn something new about themselves. They both push each other to try on new shoes and with satisfying results.
The Score is a great start for my 2016. After a Christmas of crocheting like crazy, I’d completely forgotten how it feels to read a romance novel. I loved LOVED every bit of it, and heat wise, The Score is my favourite of all three. I started with Elle Kennedy’s The Deal, followed by The Mistake and I hope to God The Score isn’t the last. We still have Tucker, right? I.Can’t.Wait!!
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Book 1, The Deal
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Book 2, The Mistake
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!