Title: The Score
Series: Off-Campus Book 3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: January 11, 2016
Genre: New Adult & College, Sport
Pages: Not enough…j/k…there are 350 pages of swoonworthy goodness
Rating: 5/5 stars!!!!
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.
I have been waiting on this book for what feels like forever!!! So, I will start my review with a small disclaimer…I love this series!! Here’s a link to my post on book #2 The Mistake. It should give you a little indication of how deep my love runs. J
Listen. I’ll be honest. Elle Kennedy would have had to make Dean a priest and Allie a nun and then make then live in a convent in the obscure country of Lesotho (It’s a real country! I promise. Google it.) Since she did not write the book with that scenario, understand that I love love loved it.
So, we met Dean in Book 1, The Deal (Garrett and Hannah’s book). Dean was the fun-loving, substance-abusing manwhore roommate and fellow hockey teammate of Garrett. Anytime he was mentioned outside of the hockey rink, he was always with and/or with at least one girl. However, there was always this implied notion that made Dean was more than what he appeared.
Oh he was! Dean is this complex man-child who lives life by his own rules doing whatever he wants whenever he wants with very few consequences. You can’t help but love him from the start.
Allie is Hannah’s best friend and long-time Dean-hater. She ends up spending a night with him in more ways than one and BAM connection. She starts to realize there is more to Dean.
I refuse to spoil books for people, because that’s just not nice. L I won’t give to many details, but suffice it to say, we get to see the real Dean. He’s still sexy, funny, sarcastic and free-spirited but what lies beneath the surface is absolutely swoonworthy! The relationship between Dean and Allie is realistically real. (That’s not redundant. I meant to do that. You’ll see.)
If you haven’t read the whole series, you can jump in with this book, but I recommend reading all of them (I believe if you surf on over to Amazon.com you can find books 1 and 2 at reduced prices. Do it. Peer pressure. Do it now!! You’ll thank me.)
P.S. Sorry, Dean, but I will always love Logan more! <3