Monday, July 18, 2016

Book Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Goodreads Summary: 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.

This is my first book that I read by Elle Kennedy. It was a light, steamy, and quick read. 
Hannah Wells is a college student that has a crush this guy in her class. She is headstrong in everything else except in the dating department and making herself available. I liked Hannah's character. She is smart, sarcastic, and lovable. Even with a hard past she is able to enjoy life and make it for it is. Her focus drives her but at times she wishes that  the one thing that she needs or wants to put the same amount of focus on came as easily as everything else and that is making herself available to her crush. 

In comes Garrett. He is the hot hockey player that obviously gets his way. He gives Hannah the ultimatum with her helping him get the grade that he needs and in return make the guy that she wants notice her. I felt like the two of them complimented each other well. The romance wasn't pushed and the more that they pushed each other the more it became an attraction. 

The writing was good. I liked the two different POVs. We get to see what is going on in Hannah's head as well as Garrett. They each have a back story and we get to understand why they feel certain ways about the situations in life. As well as how to move on and make the best of what you can.  If you like a light, hockey, and also steamy read then this New Adult novel is for you.