REVIEW – THE SCORE (Off Campus, #3) by Elle Kennedy

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SYNOPSIS:

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 befriends? 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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange For an Honest Review}

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Elle Kennedy definitely has another HIT on her hands with this one.  The <i>OFF CAMPUS</i> series delivers the <b>HOTTEST</b> Hockey Players, panty melting scenes, and laugh out loud moments as well. Each guy is pretty cocky and gorgeous, but never do they come off as narcissistic pricks.

 

Dean Di Laurentis is a serious <b>PLAYER</b>. He enjoys sex and is a serious exhibitionist as well.  He also doesn’t have any desire to be in a serious relationship with any woman and he always makes his intentions clear with every girl he hooks up with. The one time he attempted to be in a relationship ended disastrously and several years later he is still haunted by the past.

 

Allie Hayes is Hannah’s best friend and roommate. Hannah is Garrett’s girlfriend and I’m sure none of you have forgotten <i>THE DEAL</i>. That book was on my top ten of 2015 list. Allie has just broken up with her boyfriend of the past three years and is feeling vulnerable. She wants a clean break from him but he isn’t willing to give up on her. So in order to avoid her ex, she spends the night at Garrett’s house, where as luck would have it, Dean happens to be.

 

Allie knows Dean and is fully aware of his reputation, which makes her immune to his charms. She isn’t like any of the girls he hooks up with. But after several shots of tequila and a couple of puffs from a joint, Allie finds herself waking up the next morning naked in Dean’s room, with a serious hangover, and a gloriously naked Dean as well.

 

The sex turned out to be mind-blowing for the both of them and after a ton of resistance from Allie, the two enter into an arrangement. They agree to have sex on a regular basis and to not see other people while doing so. But as they start to spend more time together, feelings begin to develop and pretty soon they question whether there might be something more than just sex between them.

 

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We learn how life has been pretty unfair to Allie and how things aren’t always what they seem where Dean is concerned. He lets people think he’s just a pretty face with a limited vocabulary, but he’s destined for Harvard Law and it’s due to his academic prowess and not his family’s bank account. I found myself comparing Dean to Grayson from <i>The Friend Zone</i>, which only made him that much more lovable to me.

 

There were some angst filled moments, but they were quickly resolved and I wished that they had been drawn out just a bit longer. Expect to laugh your ass off at least a few times, especially during the bath tub scene with Winston.  The steamy scenes were seriously freaking <b>HAWT</b>!! Dean is pretty insatiable and I guarantee that you will either be taking a few cold showers, attacking your man, or spending some quality time with your Winstons.

 

This book releases on Jan 11th and I know you’re all going to fall in love with this story and Dean!!

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Allie Hayes is a 22 yr. old college student at Briar University. She is in her senior year & about to graduate with a degree in drama. She is trying to get over a break up, and does something completely out of character. She has rebound sex with the gorgeous sexy hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis. Dean is known as a total manwhore. He’s arrogant, rich, superficial & the biggest flirt ever. She has one of the hottest sexual experiences of her life with Dean, but decides it can only be a one time thing, & nothing more.

-“If you want me, come and get me.”

-Sweet Lord. His gaze contains so much raw, palpable heat it startles a gasp out of me.

-I didn’t expect the intense sexual chemistry between us, but it’s here, and it’s addictive, and I don’t know how I can ever give it up.

-How is it that everything he does makes me smile?

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After their one night together, Dean can’t quit thinking about Allie. He wants her again desperately, but she is the first woman who’s ever been immune to his charms & doesn’t fall at his feet. He just can’t get her out of his system, & pursues her relentlessly. He is used to always getting what he wants, but has met his match in this feisty blonde who turns him on like no one else.

Dean hasn’t ever had anyone pull the “just friends” card on him, so he has to work extra hard to change Allie’s mind about him. She is a relationship kind of girl & just doesn’t really take him seriously, but Dean can be very persuasive! ;)) I really LOVED this book!!! It was my favorite in this series. Dean in love just stole my heart! Adored his sense of humor & there was so much more to him. He’s intelligent, caring, & of course HOT, HOT, HOT!!! I highly recommend this book!!! 😀

 

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

**** 4 You, me, and Winston Stars****

(ARC received in exchange for an honest review)

Another deliciously funny love story by Elle Kennedy. The whole hockey gang is back to deliver even more hilarious antics, and sexy times. This time around it’s Dean De Laurentis’ turn; he is the famous player of the team. His fame is not only due to his notorious power with the hockey puck but because of his magic charm with the ladies. Well, he has found his match in Allie, a sassy girl who’s about to give him a run for his money…

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This page turner will keep you highly entertained and laughing so much your belly will ache.

This couple was the perfect combination of sassy and sweet. Great chemistry and super fun banter.

The Score is a wonderful addition to the Off-Campus series, which is already a favorite amongst romance readers. Elle Kennedy’s writing style is always charming and incredibly entertaining, making this book another hit and one you definitely don’t want to miss.

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