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


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Blurb :

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.


Why I haven’t read this book before???
Seriously this book is badass, and I was immediately caught into the story : a hot and handsome college hockey player/manwhore/I get what I want when I want meets a girl who didn’t fall for him and not at all seduced by all his moves, I couldn’t agree more! Especially when he tried to hire her as a tutor; because he was failing some classes, was very entertaining!

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Hannah Wells is a girl with a BIG crush on a guy!! All she wanted is to be noticed but he was so popular and dated totally her opposite it wasn’t easy. But we’ll talk about that part after.
She is brilliant, quirky and witty! I loved her straightforwardness and how she could make Garrett down. These parts rocked!!
Besides all the funny and hilarious parts, we could sense that Hannah was wrecked but she wasn’t lamenting herself and was a fighter, a survivor! Really, she wasn’t someone let her felt insecure and wanted to be her own decider on her life.
She helped her parents no matter what and it was very brave and responsible.


Garrett, Garrett, oh my …. Where do I start?
Cocky, arrogant, flirty and handsome jock who doesn’t take no as an answer! And totally obvious of his charms, and stubborn! Captain of the Hockey Team, not as empty as he seemed to be! He has some issues with his family and especially with his father.
Hockey was his life and failing wasn’t an option. So when he saw that he’s not gonna succeed at Ethics, and noticed that Hannah not with an M was, he had to convince her to tutor him, at any price!


So let’s the chase-stalking begin!
How can Garrett get Hannah to tutor him??
1. Find any possible information about her. Done!
2. Try to seduce her by sending pics of his abs. Done!
3. Brib her! Already done!
After all that and some stalkish attitude, he was hopeless, literally!

She wasn’t falling for his charm, avoiding him like the plague.
But this guy is good at reading people, and when he found her weakness, he made her a deal she couldn’t refuse.
The deal? She tutored him and he helped her to gain a social status and make a guy jealous by the way! She was reluctant first but Garrett was so insistant, resilient and had his ways …

This deal became more, and Garrett and Hannah got to know each other, friends with no filter talk! I really enjoyed their banter, like they knew each other as BFF. Spending time with her made him realize that he wanted more! But how can he show her that he could be the one?
And when she get noticed because she was with him, his jealousy and over protective attitude turning into caveman started to take the step over, overstepping his boundaries.


Hannah was struggling because the more she was with him, the more she forgot about her crush for this other guy! The sexual tension was here, only some teasing but never getting physical. Both of them could sense that but between Garrett’s past and issues with his father, his feelings towards about what happened to Hannah three years ago, all of that mixed together and after how they finally took a step formats into their relationship, the intimacy felt so natural. But once, they were together, the hook-ups stopped. And let’s just say that the sex was definitely on top and so smoking, f****ing hot, hot!

Yeah behind all the funny, hilarious, serious things happened too, fitting perfectly into the story. This book has the perfect fix of romance, fun, sexiness and a lot of swooning!!!
Garrett and Hannah rocked!! I loved how they got to be together by accident and how they evolved gradually into this relationship. The plot was great, the characters were awesome, the chemistry on top!

Highly recommended!This is a standalone but since this one rocked the boat, I would definitely read book 2 about Logan (Garrett’s best friend)!

One of the best new adult/college stories I’ve read this year!!!

Priceless scene:

“I burst into the locker room and— Penises! Sweet Jesus. Penises everywhere . Horror slams into me as I register what I’m seeing. Oh God. I’ve stumbled onto a penis convention. Big penises and small penises and fat penises and penis- shaped penises. It doesn’t matter which direction I move my head because everywhere I look I see penises.”



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