The Score (Off-Campus #3)
by Elle Kennedy
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.
This was absolutely incredible! I never thought I’d like Dean DiLaurentis. I mean, he was the ultimate playboy among all of the players in the hockey team, the master of sexcapades, relationship-phobic, but damn, this guy easily turned me on! Didn’t realize a guy as conceited as him could go all softy and mushy and makes me want to hug him like a baby. Seriously. My friends have forewarned me about Dean, but I never expected his story to be like this. Intense, sweet, funny, super duper sexy. And oh, by the way, his stalkerish yet concerned text messages to Allie were my favorite. He’s so adorable. Awww…
And Allie Cat… oh gosh, she surprised me. I knew from the start that Hannah’s room mate was something wild, but when I, the unsuspecting reader delved deeper into her character, I was blown away. Her wildness could put Anastasia Steele to shame.
“I’m adorable, first off. My sense of humor is stellar—obvs.”
“Obvs,” she echoes dryly.
“I’m extraordinarily skilled in the art of conversation.”
She nods. “When it’s about yourself, of course.”
“Of course.” I pretend to think it over some more. “Oh, and I’m a mind reader. No lie. I always know what the other person is thinking.”
“Yeah? What am I thinking right now?” Allie challenges.
“That you want me to shut up and fuck you again.”
She shakes her head in dismay. “Goddamn it. That’s actually what I was thinking.”
I smirk at her and tap my forehead. “Told ya. Mind reader.”
I don’t know how Elle Kennedy does it. Everytime I first encounter her male characters, pure loathing is what I feel for them. But when you get to know them better, deeper, harder… all my first impressions fail me. Only Kennedy does that to me. She hits the score in this book, 100 and 1 percent. No wonder among all the books in the Off-Campus series, The Score gets the perfect score from me – 5 stars!!