Even though I’ve read this series a while back, I’ve just had the time to write a review about it now. This series is hands down one of my favorites. LOVED it. The Deal (book 1) is my introduction to Elle Kennedy’s writing. She blew me away. This series has a YA and NA, as well as Adult feelings. The setting is in college and the main characters are college students. However, their stories are emotionally deeper than the typical college romances.
I don’t want to say anything that will reveal the stories and give you the spoilers. I know a lot of us love to have the stories surprise us. So, this is a spoilers free review. In case you don’t know, I love bad boys. I don’t mind having lots of love scenes as long as they serve the whole story. Guys, this series has everything I love in college romance: I want them to be realistic and believable, but carry beautiful love stories.
If you love Beautiful Disaster, this series is for you. The heroes are popular guys at school while the heroines are the average girls (sort of). I can feel Travis here and there (FYI, I love Travis). Although the stories are not heavy, they have special, touching, gut wrenching moments. The romance was AMAZING. I have to often stop at times to catch my breath.
Aside from that, these stories have lots of funny moments that make me laugh out loud. Elle Kennedy’s writing is fantastic. She managed to guide me through heavy and light emotions while keeping them fresh. I cannot stress enough how great this series is. You can read them not in order since they can be read as a standalone. However, if you want to have the best experience with these stories, I suggest that you start from book 1.
Do I have favorites out of these 4 books? Yep, I have. My most favorites are The Deal (book 1) and the Score (book 3). I love Garreth and Dean! However, the other books are great as well. Book 1 and 3 are 4.5 stars, book 2 and 4 are 4 stars.
About Book 1:
She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
…and it’s going to be oh so good
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.