Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
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.

Lindsay’s Experience:
I love when a new adult book can successfully live up to the “new adult” name by conveying life’s ability to throw anything at you and the relationships you are a part of—THE SCORE did just that. Elle Kennedy adds another refreshing installment to the OFF CAMPUS series as she tells the story of Dean, Allie and everything that has the potential to come in-between their love.

““I’m making you happy.” Squish. That’s the noise my heart makes. Because it’s so fucking full of love it can no longer contain it all.”

With the graduation clock winding down, Allie Hayes continues to panic about her uncertain future as the recent breakup with her long-time boyfriend makes her second guess everything she once thought she wanted. Casual sex is the last thing she would have ever thought of to help her through this predicament—but then Dean shows up. Oh, and Allie has never settled for casual.

“Dean Di Laurentis is in my blood now. I didn’t expect the intense sexual chemistry between us, but it’s here, and it’s addictive, and I don’t know how I can ever give it up.”

With exceptional skills in the hockey rink, an abundance of money, a brain made for school and all of the girls that come along with this lifestyle, Dean Di Laurentis has never had to worry about straying from perfection the Life of Dean holds. But can living in such a long moment of perfection prepare you for tragedy? 
“But maybe he needed to fall apart in order to learn that life isn’t perfect, that bad things do happen and you can’t stop living when they do.”

Page after page of passionate, swoon-worthy scenes and hard-hitting character development had me completely enraptured through the entirety of this story. Elle Kennedy’s OFF CAMPUS series has always been an enjoyable read, but THE SCORE outshines the previous two for me. The inner struggles and real-life problems endured by Allie and Dean—along with the chemistry they share, make for a brilliant read.


About the Author

New York TimesUSA 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!
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