Review: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy

The Deal
The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy


She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy...

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice... even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

...and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

5 out of 5 stars

Holy awesome! I loved this, entertaining and humorous. Fantastic Story! 

Hannah and Garrett were great characters. Hannah is all attitude and strong willed and Garrett is super sweet and I loved getting to know them both. They had such depth and strong personalities. I loved their courtship, their bickering and playfulness. I loved how they become friends first and then it all exploded into more. I thought the timing was perfect with the growth of their relationship and felt they both had really well developed back stories.

Hannah and Garret both had some past issues that were dealt with and I really like how the author wove the seriousness in and addressed it. It gave the story some really wonderful emotional and vulnerable moments, some of them heartbreaking. It really was a awesome!

I thought the slow burn this story has was super sexy and it turns extremely hot. I loved that it really built up to it so you could feel their want and longing for one another. It felt greedy and real – major hotness!!! Great pace and development with the the perfect amount of tension and drama and light mixed in.  I love that this was dual POV so you really got a feel for how Hannah and Garret really are. I truly loved them together, they were so cute and made me super smiley!

I liked all the secondary characters and am excited for more stories. Garrett's roommates all seemed to have distinct personalities so I can't wait to learn more about them. Logan is up next in The Mistake.

The Deal was just a really well developed, full story that pulled me in. Excellent read. My notes are pretty much full of "I'm loving this" and "this is fantastic." 5 stars all the way!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.


A USA Today 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 currently writes 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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