Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Book Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)
Author:  Elle Kennedy
Publication Date:  April 28, 2015

From Goodreads:
He’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.

Elle Kennedy knows how to write New Adult, that's for sure. And not the angsty, damaged characters New Adult, but the fun and bantery kind, filled with characters you end up absolutely loving. 

Grace…loved her.  She spends her freshman year not taking chances, living in her best friend's shadow.  When Logan, the hot hockey player, shows up at her dorm room (he's at the wrong dorm, actually) they instantly hit it off.  Then things go wrong, summer comes, and Grace begins her sophomore year determined to do things differently.  Go, Grace!

Logan…oh Logan.  Typical NA man-whore, but he has a good heart.  I loved that he would do anything to have Grace give him a second chance.  And I mean anything. She made him work for it, which was a refreshing change.

If you're a Kasie West fan, you will love Elle Kennedy. It's the best kind of light and fluffy, I was smiling almost the whole time. Grinning like a fool, actually.

Posted by:  Pam


  1. I can't wait to dig into this series. I'm so glad it's continuing to be good! Great review, Pam!

  2. Everyone is pushing this series on me! It does sound like a lot of fun. And I love that the heroine makes the hero really work for it.
    Great review, Pam!

  3. I definitely need to give this series a shot - all the raving reviews are just too much to ignore! I am SO GLAD to hear that it's NA w/o angsty damaged characters - this sounds like the kind of NA for me!