He's a player in more ways than one....
College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hookups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he'll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he's worth a second chance. Now he's going to need to up his game....
After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She's not a charity case, and she's not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He'll have to work for it. This time around, she'll be the one in the driver's seat, and she plans on driving him wild.
©2015 Elle Kennedy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The Mistake and The Deal are two of my favourite books released this year. I could re-read them over and over. I was so excited to have them available as audiobooks
But as with The Deal, the first book in the Off Campus series, Audible Studios chose a terrible narrator. Lorelei Avalon's whiny, nasal voice did nothing for me and it threw a damper on all the witty banter I was waiting to hear between the main characters of Logan and Grace
PLEASE DO NOT USE LORELEI AVALON FOR THE SCORE!!!!
I failed to heed reviewer references to a "not the right one" narrator on these novels. I figured "Hey, how bad can it be, since I like sports romances ... a lot."
Well it turns out that it can be very bad. The character voices are Very similar, to the point of creating a puzzle regarding who said what. Then we have the manly athletes throwing lots of fowl language around while sounding like asthmatic young girls ... or the occasional asthmatic little old lady when they are expressing strong feelings.
A great narrator probably could have salvaged the prose portraying a whining protagonist's endless introspection about lusting after his room-mate's girlfriend and other topics. But it was pretty tedious, even though I usually can summon a high tolerance for sub mid-list prose.
This book is possibly better as a print book; then you can just skim through the repetitive introspection (aka filler?). At least this would omit the distraction of a bad narrator. But I think most people will regret spending anything on this audiobook.
I'll be curious to see if Audible will leave this review up after I return this mistake.
I loved this book, as well as the other books in this series (The Deal and The Score). ... Loved, as in I have re-read them more than once. Unfortunately, it loses A LOT in the audiobook. The narrator is talented as a female narrator. However, I will never understand why authors (or is it the publisher's decision) who write books with alternating POVs elect to use only 1 narrator for the audiobook. The suspension of disbelief is difficult when the tough hockey player hero sounds like a girl with a cold instead of a guy.
Other than that, it really is a great story that made me smile all the way through. The Hero really has to work to get his HEA, but not in an over the top I am so annoyed way. It was funny and heartwarming. Unless you need the audiobook because you have a long commute, definitely read the book.
I was so excited to read/listen to this book because I loved the first so much but I was a bit dissapointed. The story fell flat, and I didn't feel the connection between the two mc's like I did with the first book. Also, I stuck up for the narration in the first book because I felt like she really delivered a lot of emotion and humor, and brought out the characters personalities really well but with this book I didn't feel like she was into it at all! I'd still recommend reading this book if you liked the first. I'm not sure yet if I'll be reading the third book in the series yet though
I loved the dialogue, it was a painful with elements of cute, sweet believable story to me. The characters were people with some integrity and people that you would genuinely like. Logan and Grace were their own people despite their backgrounds who didn't want to play the college game. Loved the voices and the dual POV's.
I would say Logan, he learned from his friends that he wanted "more" than a hook-up - and he made a plan to change that life.
Yes, The Deal, I listened to that twice, I really like her performance of the story, her voice adds to the experience.
I loved the fact that Logan upon hearing of Grace's humiliation, was willing to take steps to change that - going to the cafeteria and making a statement. Great hero move - wishing from all of Elle Kennedy's books (MORE EPILOGUE - Dual POV!). Thanks!!! HOPING FOR THE SCORE IN AUDIBLE. I was going to pre-order but not seeing it!
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
This was a quick listen but I needed more heat. It's cool for YA. I expected more because her first book (Reasonable Doubt)is in my top 3 of all time anywho if you want a few laughs and your at work so wet panties are a bad idea get this one.
In one word this book is flawless. The most genuine book out there. Love it.
"story was ok"
I listened to this as it was a sequel, but it lacked the depth and intensity of its predecessor. it was a nice story and well told. However I found myself drifting off whilst listening.
Again this story could have used a male narrator & hence the score. The story is really sweet but not enough to give you tooth ache. It is a really good story let down by the narrator. You cannot have really manly men portrayed by a woman trying to do the 'voice'
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