Saturday, July 20, 2019

#REVIEW: The Score by Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus #3)

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The Score By Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Elle Kennedy
Release Date: January 11th, 2016
Format: Kindle
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD

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 wasn't sure if I was going to like this one, because of all the dudes in the Hastings house, Dean was my least favorite. To be blunt, he's kind of a fuckboy, but he never claims not to be. At least he is honest! When the book starts out and Allie needs a place to go to hide from her ex, I soooo knew what was going to happen. It was interesting to watch Dean and Allie get together, even if they are only claiming it to be casual and are keeping it from their friends. There's definitely a lot of sexy times all around in this book.

This book also has a ton of drama in it, and I'm not usually a fan of that. I was really happy when they were together and everyone finally knew it, but I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop. When it does it was so awful. Like, how dare you Elle, how are you going to do me like that? I'm being purposefully vague here but something really bad happens in this book that sets up for a lot of hurt between the two characters. It was awful!

I think it's the awfulness that made me downgrade my rating to a 3 1/2 star. I was just so mad at Dean in this one. I was just starting to like him and then he just has to completely mess it up. Ugh, why are men?

Like the other books this one does have a happy ending, HOWEVER, there is a huge cliffhanger at the end of this book that kind of sets off the next book. It's a huge spoiler, so I'm not saying what it is here. I liked this book enough, and I enjoyed reading it, but I didn't like it as much as the other two.

Happy Reads Everyone!

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