The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

The Mistake by Elle Kennedyfive-stars

The Mistake Series: Off-Campus #2
Also in this Series: The Deal
on April 28, 2015
Pages: 297

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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.

My Review

John Logan is the groveling King!

At the end of The Deal (read that before this review if you haven’t!), Logan is making googly eyes at his best friend’s girl. Crap. I knew when I read The Deal that Logan’s book would be called The Mistake. I crossed my fingers, eyes and legs and hoped that “the mistake” was not Logan SLEEPING with his best friend’s girl. Then I read the synopsis for The Mistake. Whew!! I don’t know if Logan could have been redeemed if THAT had been his mistake. It’s much easier to come back from being an asshat than from being a girlfriend thief. Um, unless you’re Logan.

You wouldn’t believe it if I told you what Logan was willing to do to get back in Grace’s good graces. The man is THE BEST groveler I’ve ever seen in any book. He’s creative and determined. I refuse to tell you what he did, because you need to read it fresh to truly appreciate this book.

I love to laugh and cry when I’m reading. I did both in this one. The crying caught me by surprise, because I’d been laughing so much all through the book. What was even more surprising was that it was Logan who gave me the feels and made me cry. Not Grace. WHAT??? Since when do I cry for the hot, alpha, sex-hound H??? Holy cow. I was SOBBING. Again, not gonna say why.

Grace was a fantastic h, especially when she hit her sophomore year. She truly came into her own. When my daughter is old enough to read this book, I’m going to point to Grace and say, “Now THAT’S what I’ve been talking about.” I wish I’d had better literary role-models when I was a college girl. She’s not perfect, but no one is.

Elle Kennedy! I’m following you everywhere I can think of on social media, newsletters, EVERYWHERE. I’ve read many of your titles and had an Elle Kennedy marathon read last year. Your trip through New Adult territory is win, win. YOU, my dear, are finding big success, and that makes me very happy. WE, the readers, are continuously getting a stream of great reads. Goodreads needs to make a new site called Greatreads for books like this one.

I’m happily looking forward to Dean’s book. He’s another character favorite of mine (which I’m sure you KNOW THIS, Elle Kennedy…you made that happen to more than one of your readers…thus Dean’s book), and I can’t wait to see what kind of woman it takes to tame horndog Dean who thinks nothing of having sex with puck bunnies on the living room couch, no matter who’s in the room. There’s an inner sweetheart in there with some kind of insecurity making that horndog stuff happen. I can’t wait!

I’m STILL smiling, and I finished the book two hours ago. This is going to be a serious book hangover.


About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling 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 writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

2 thoughts on “The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

    1. Be sure to read The Deal first! Each book is a stand-alone, but it’s a series with a common thread. You can link to The Deal up there by the author’s name on The Mistake page.

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