Also in this series: The Deal, The Goal
Series: Off-Campus, #3
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance
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.
There was quite a bit to admire about The Score. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to return to this series after reading The Deal, but Elle Kennedy handles this genre so well!! The story sets off when our heroine Allie, has recently broken off with her boyfriend. When her ex can’t let go, she is offered a place to stay with her friends apartment with a known player of the worst sort, hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis. Dean is the type of man that loves his scores of women at his disposal. But from the moment he shares one night of sexy with Allie, he wants her more than ever. But Allie doesn’t do casual anything,
What was most fun about The Score, was seeing how well these two got along with each other. They have some fun bantering moments that leaves you with a smile on your face. At the beginning, Allie is very resistent to Dean, and quite frankly Dean TOTALLY deserves it because he is one playboy. But we see how much he has to work for it, and the way that Allie puts him in his place. I really admired the way that this author wrote this story and it turned me upside down and sideways. I honestly couldn’t put this one down. The romance was tender and sweet at times and yet had moments of wild emotion and passion. Its a story you will fall in love with and cheer this couple on as they stumble their way on their HEA. The Score is a powerfully written romance with sensuality and vivid emotion.