Quickie Book Review-The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The DealTitle: The Deal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off Campus (1)
Publisher: Createspace Publishing
Release Date: February 25 2015
Pages: 358
Acquired: Self Bought
Genre: New Adult Contemporary






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.

My Review

I have had The Deal on my NOOK for quite some time, since it came out a couple of months ago. And I finally got around to reading it, and I really loved it. It had everything I was expecting and more. I recently have started reading the NA genre…and mix it in with some sport action…and you have me hooked. What I loved was how the man in this one had to work for the girl. Garrett is used to having women hang onto his every word, but not Hannah. Hannah wants a different man, a football player, and Garrett is not in the picture. I love how he pursues her to help tutor him so he doesn’t drop out of hockey, and then he doesn’t realize it at first, but he is starting to fall hard for his tutor, the one that is attraction to a football player of all people. Both have tormented pasts, and both need each other to heal, they just don’t know it at first. I loved seeing these two grow toward each other. I also loved how they don’t jump each others bones right away. We see a deep development of a relationship first, more of a friendship and fun bantering, and then they face some tough issues together, and then we get to the good smexy stuff that just makes you sigh….because its just perfect. Another great aspect to the story was the emotional trauma they deal with and learn to overcome, this is quite the conflict for them both, and they aid each other along the way. The other buddies of Garrett’s are quite amusing, and I can’t wait to see their stories. I have a feeling we are on a path of unique scenarios, spirited heroines and men that need some lessons in humility. (which they are so cocky they need it…but just from this book alone…you sense something more and deeper to their characters…so it will be quite fun seeing them go through some turmoil before they get their happy endings…but I have a feeling it will be quite fun. I didn’t write a full review on this one…because I didn’t want to reveal too much about the story or the characters….leave some surprises from those that have the unfortunate opportunity of not reading this yet…..because if you like contemporary and new adult and some kick ass characters and witty humor…it comes down to this SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL IN EVERY WAY!!….buy it and read it …NOW!! I guarantee you will fall in love like I have…now ONWARD to The Mistake.

Favorite Quotes

The second I encounter his erection, my jaw drops.
“Oh my God, are you kidding me?”
He looks startled. “What’s wrong?”
“Are you taking human growth hormones or something? I snatch my hand back, fighting another rush of nervousness. “There’s no way that huge man monster is fitting inside me!”
Garrett’s head abruptly drops in the crook of his arm as a shudder racks his body. At first I think he’s pissed off. Or maybe even crying. It takes several seconds before I realize what’s happening. He’s laughing.
Scratch that – he’s in hysterics.”


“So why do they call it the crease?” Dex asks in fascination after the second period commences. “And why does it sound so dirty?” On my other side, Allie leans in to grin at Dexter. “Babe, everything about hockey sounds dirty. Five-hole? Poke check? Backdoor?” She sighs. “Come home with me one time and listen to my dad yell Jam it in! over and over again when he watches hockey, and then you can talk to me about dirty. Not to mention uncomfortable.”


Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them.

My Rating

5 Blossoms

Heat Level


Series Order

The Deal (1)

The Mistake (2)

7 thoughts on “Quickie Book Review-The Deal by Elle Kennedy

  1. I LOVE her books. I’ve read her rom-suspense and erotic ones and, whew, so good. Hopefully I’ll get to this one sometime soon 😀 Glad to see it was an awesome read!


  2. I don’t read NA as a rule, but read The Deal last month based on a friend’s recommendation. It was such a fun read! I already have The Mistake in my Kindle. 🙂 Great review!


    • I never used to, and I was against it at first, but I am starting to enjoy it more since lately I have found some amazing ones. So Jealous you have Mistake…I hope to get that this week. Thanks for stopping by, I have loved your blog for years!! Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day.


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