Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports Romance

Review: The Mistake | Off Campus Series by Elle Kennedy

THE MISTAKEHe’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.

4 Stars

Romance |  New Adult | Contemporary | Sports/Academic

I don’t know what is better, the inside of the book that is full of yummy goodness or the lickable torso on the cover? Seriously… where do they get these bodies and I need one, if only to just lick every morning. Ugh, I digress… moving on.

Who doesn’t love a good hockey based romance? The Off Campus series has become one of my new favorite series since PUCKED, I will probably continue saying this because I love sports themed romance novels and something about hockey just makes it more hot. So obviously when this series was recommended to me I had to read it, then I realized I couldn’t stop. I read one after another it was so amazing.

In The Mistake I overall enjoyed the main characters. Logan is actually a really fun character. In the beginning he is really conflicted about his feelings towards his best friends girl while exploring other sexual encounters, he really just doesn’t understand where his mindset and feelings are at this point in his life. So I really enjoyed his inner conflict, I think it really broadcasts how bro-mance really works in such a close nit circle of friends, and Logan is definitely a sweetie with a slight edge. 

As for Grace, I liked her. I really did but at the same time she annoyed me. I understand that her role was essentially to come off innocent yet adventurous when she involved herself with Logan, and I liked it. However a pet peeve I had with her was that she really allowed herself to get manipulated. From Logan to her best friend to even her parents somewhat influenced her character in a lot of ways. So going from that to the growth she develops towards the end makes so much more sense but until you get to the point, Grace just comes off as a really immature woman. 

Regardless of my mixed feelings towards Grace, I will definitely admit I liked the chemistry between her and Logan. At the beginning you can tell there was a certain level of expectation and attraction, but Kennedy really adds to their connection by showing a blossoming relationship. You have Logan who has a multitude of conflicted emotions while Grace is trying to figure her feelings in general towards Logan and college life. This obviously aids in the level of drama with their relationship, but definitely there is steam there. When they are together you can feel the heat steaming from the pages, I loved it. 

Mostly I enjoyed Grace and Logan when they were together. There were some factors I did not like, for example I didn’t care for Grace’s personality but towards the end she did grow on me. Really it was all Logan that kept my attention, I really enjoyed his growth. Absolutely amazing.

Either way still an amazing build up on the connections for the characters, the pacing was decent and the intimate scenes were fun, awkward, sexy and downright believable. Their chemistry really made the novel, in my opinion. I highly recommend getting this series! I find it super fun, though this isn’t my favorite thus so far, still head over heels for Garrett, I am nonetheless excited to continue on.


5 thoughts on “Review: The Mistake | Off Campus Series by Elle Kennedy”

      1. It doesn’t matter how long it took you;-) you finally found it. There are so many great books and authors out there. I’m always on the look out for my next favorite author – just waiting for me to be discovered.

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