The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Posted February 10, 2016 | 25 Comments

The Mistake by Elle KennedyThe Mistake
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #2
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Format: eBook
Pages: 296
Source: Purchased

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.

Warning: Do not read The Mistake while sick. It’s dangerous! All the laughing caused some serious coughing fits and I couldn’t breathe. I could have died! Ah, but what a way to go.

I read The Deal last year and felt that it was the type of book that made the NA genre look good. Thankfully The Mistake continues that. Wonderful characters, feels, humor, banter … it has it all. All while being low in the angst department. Believe me, I enjoy some good angst, but this is so damn good it doesn’t need to rely heavily on it.

The characters totally standout. Grace is an adorable and funny heroine who will stand up for herself. I love when she’d give Logan hell, but wasn’t ridiculous about it. He definitely needed it on occasion. I also like that Grace does some self-reflection and growing, but it isn’t all due to a guy. Logan had his issues to go through, but he’s a great guy. He had me laughing on numerous occasions, especially when it came to the bit about his ‘honorable intention’ – hahaha! I love the chemistry between Grace and Logan, but the playfulness between them took it to another level. It made it fun and way sexier.

On top of the great chemistry between those two, the guys are freaking hilarious together! I love, love, love when there’s a group of guys who are close and give each other shit. Seriously, I could read a whole book of just them and their shenanigans. Dean was instantly my favorite in the first book, so I’m extra happy anytime he‘s around.

Okay, so I noticed Drew Baylor was mentioned in this book, who is from the Game On series by Kristen Callihan. I honestly can’t believe I caught that, but that’s hella cool! I wonder if there are others like that I didn’t catch.

Anyway, in a sea of NA, this series definitely stands out as one of the best. Now, gimmie my Dean in The Score!


25 responses to “The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

  1. Nereyda and I were so confused when we read Drew’s name in this one especially because the two of us are always confusing these two series. 🙂
    I’m so happy you loved this one and that it made you laugh so hard. I think The Deal is still my favorite, but I adored Grace & Logan as a couple. The way Grace made him work to win her back was great!
    Lovely review, Christy!

  2. I didn’t catch DREW!!! Waaaaaaaaahhh!! It’s bad enough I can’t keep them separate, they go and do that!!

    I adore this series for the unique stories – she gave a Grace a backbone and stuck with it! And who shows up at your door to deliver, um…. yeah, that’s original alright!!

    I think you’re going to like Dean’s story. He is REALLY unique, that’s for sure!!! 😉

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  3. What’s this Christy? A NA book low on angst? With humor AND Banter AND funny guy friendships? YES PLEASE! I heard such amazing things about The Deal, I’m so glad this one was equally successful. Can’t wait to meet these characters!

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  4. I don’t read a lot of NA books, but there are some that cathc my eye. I am glad to ehar this is a good series that makes NA look good. And low in the angst department, that sounds good to me. I don’t mind angst, if done well and I prefer not too many angst, but it’s refreshing to have a book that doesn’t rely on it or only has a little. And I like how you word it that the couple has chemistry, but also a certain playfullness, that sounds great! Great review!

  5. Hahaha I’m sorry but I laughed at that first paragraph. I hope you’re better!!
    The angst isn’t needed at all!! I loved this series so much because it was so light, made me laugh a lot.. It’s amazing.
    And yes!! Drew was mentioned!! Remember that the universe of both series is in the same college: Game On is the football team and Off-Campus is the hockey team 🙂
    Dean’s book is all kinds of sexy! It’s really good 🙂

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