The Mistake by Elle Kennedy: Joint Review

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy: Joint ReviewThe Mistake by ​Elle Kennedy
on April 28th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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 hook-ups, 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.

Alexis and Stacia say…

We literally both dropped the books we were reading when The Mistake arrived on our Kindles. We were dying to read about Garrett Graham’s best friend.
John Logan appears to be the ultimate player, with hockey and hooking up as his top priorities. He also appears to be in love with his best friend’s girl. But the truth is he is sick of random hook-ups and just wants what Garrett and Hannah have. He has also committed himself to a life after college that he has no desire to live. But family ties are stronger than anything, and he knows he has no other choice.

Grace Ivers is the perfect match for Logan. She is funny, sarcastic, loyal, and from their first sexy encounter, she is more than just a random hook-up for Logan; he can’t seem to get her off his mind.

“You’re the last person  I think about before I go to sleep, and the first person I think about when I open my eyes in the morning. You’re it for me, baby.”

We loved Grace and her inner monologues. Between her and Logan, we were laughing out loud several times in this book. We also loved how hard Logan fought to get and keep Grace in his life.  His determination alone won him some bonus points.  The list she made him do was not only sweet, but hilarious.  And the fact that he was able to knock each one out was beyond impressive.

Our only compliant about this book is that we wanted it to be longer… mainly because we didn’t want it to end. Also, we wish the epilogue would have given us more of Grace and Logan, but that is just the two of us being be a tad bit greedy.

“I won’t go as far as to say she’s mine, but… well, she’s mine. Mine to hold and mine to kiss and mine to laugh with. 
Yup, mine.”

Although this is the 2nd book in the series, we believe it can be read as a standalone– but you don’t want to do that, because The Deal (the first book in the Off Campus series) is one that can’t be missed. Plus, Garrett and Hannah make an appearance in this book!  There is just something so fresh and witty about Elle Kennedy’s writing. We fell in love with The Deal and The Mistake, they are both so well written. The fact that you can feel the emotions and the love that theses two share for each other is the ultimate sign of a fantastic book.  We can’t wait to see what she writes next!  Alexis is secretly hoping for Dean’s book next.


Other books in the Off Campus series:

The Deal (Off Campus book #1)

About ​Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!