Story (5 out of 5) Hottness (5 out of 5)
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.
I adore each and every book Elle Kennedy comes out with. Every time I pick up one of her books I’m always surprised that I love it even more than the book before. She continuously gives us fantastic characters in seamless stories and yet tops herself each and every time.
The Score is no different! I picked up this book in the morning and avoided life until I finished it at night. Kennedy has a way of sucking you into a story and before you know it, you can’t find your way out of it and you will fight anyone who gets in your way of finishing it.
In this installment of the Off-Campus series, we get rich, cocky, and manwhore Dean Di-Laurentis’ story. The man who seems to breeze through life with no worries comes to a clamoring halt when he finds himself stuck on a girl who is trying to forget that they literally just had sex. That’s never happened before and he needs to fix that right away! Allie Hayes just dumped her boyfriend of three years and can’t believe she decided it would be a good idea to bone the manwhore on campus. Little did she know that Dean is so much more than his reputation. But falling into relationships is her MO. This time it’s all about being casual. Right?
The sex is steamy, spontaneous, and fun. You almost feel as much anticipation as the characters when they finally find the time to express themselves between the sheets, or against the walls, or in the bathtub. The drama and conflict are proportionate to the characters. This story isn’t over-the-top dramatic. The situation is realistic and believable, which makes it such a compelling and relatable story to read. You will also literally bust a gut laughing. The banter between all of the characters is hysterical and seriously witty.
This story will have you laughing out loud, cringing, smirking, overheating, crying, and falling over in shock. Dean and Allie are a wonderfully fun couple to spend a few days with as they maneuver through the hardships of college, growing up, and accepting love where it’s found. I highly recommend this book along with the two previous books in this series.
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