Release Day Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

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 be friends? 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.

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My Review
Elle Kennedy's Off Campus is one of my all-time favorite NA series. In fact—The Deal was one of my top reads of 2015. I love hockey and I love snarky/witty/lovable characters and this series is chock-full of them. And can I just say, I have a total girl-crush on Elle. Every book that I've read of hers I've loved. 

"Dean Heyward-Di Laurentis is the biggest flirt on the planet. Every time I see him he's trying to get in my pants. And I can't even feel special about it, because he tries to get in everyone's pants."

To say I've been patiently waiting for Dean's book would be a lie. I've been dying to read his book! There's almost nothing I love than a reformed manwhore and Dean takes it to a borderline-new level. I've been dying to find out why he doesn't take girls to his room. I've been dying to find out what his beef with Sabrina was. I just want to dissect this sexy man and learn everything about him. What makes him tick.
I know a lot of people were hoping for Sabrina to be Dean's love interest but I'm kind of glad that didn't happen. I've read a few too many enemies-to-lovers books lately and Allie was the perfect girl for Dean, at least in my eyes. Allie is just coming off a break-up with her long-time boyfriend Sean. They broke up for a reason that a lot of college aged-kids break up—they're going in two different directions with their lives and sometimes no matter how much you love each other, it just won't work.
Allie isn't looking for another relationship–she's spent the better part of her life in them—and Dean is about as anti-relationship as they come. It's a perfect scenario for a no-feelings fling, right? Wrong.

The only problem is—I like the strings. Sex and relationships go hand in hand for me. I’m all about the snuggling and inside jokes and talking late into the night. I’m a card-carrying member of Team Boyfriend, and after last night, I can honestly say that Team One-Night-Stand sucks balls. The sex was incredible, but the shame it left me with isn’t worth the orgasms.

Feelings get involved. Real life gets in the way. Will Allie and Dean make it? (that sounds vaguely ominous) Don't fret—this author sucks you in from page 1. Elle includes some of the funniest dialogue filled with the wittiest banter you'll ever read in a New Adult book. Also, the dirty talk? Dean can sext me in public any-freaking-time he wants to.

“The messages keep popping up, each one filthier than the last.
Gonna take it slow next time. Savor every single second.
So fucking slow, baby. Just slide in and out of your tight pussy…
Until you’re begging for more.
I grab my glass and choke down some water. I’m aware of Dean’s soft chuckle, audible even with the music blasting in the bar.”

I kind of wish this series could go on forever, and holy-crapola that ending! My eyes need to read Tucker's book ASAP.
If you're looking to read a book that will make you laugh and cry, The Score is for you.

*I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Don't miss the other books in this series...

The Deal
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The Mistake
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About the Author:
A USA Today 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!

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