Book Review

{Book Review} The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

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.


Elle Kennedy is becoming a must-read author for me. Her second book, The Mistake, in her Off-Campus series does not disappoint. I will admit I hesitated because I enjoyed The Deal so much, I was sure that The Mistake would not live up to the first book. I was so happy to be proven wrong. Kennedy is proving to be consistent in delivering the perfect mix of comedy and steamy romance. Did I mention the hockey players? Yes, hockey players. Her heroes will make your hearts swoon and your girlie bits stand-up and take notice all the while she makes you snort because you’re laughing so hard.

John Logan is crushing hard on his best friend’s girl Hannah aka Wellsy. He’s fighting it hard with the distractions of girls and alcohol. Working hard and partying hard should keep him so busy he couldn’t possibly have the energy to even think about Hannah, right? Unfortunately, she’s dating his best-friend so she is always around. Finally, in a last desperate move, Logan goes out to a random party to get away from Hannah and Garrett. Only he ends up at the wrong door and meets Grace. The girl who ends up being exactly what he is yearning for, he just doesn’t know it yet.

Grace is downright adorable. I have a serious girl crush on her and want to be her bestie. She’s socially awkward, but a total sweetheart. She tends to be a bit of a pushover and makes some really poor choices in the people she considers as friends. I love how she babbles when she is nervous and just says random stuff, it is completely hilarious. She does start out a bit timid, but grows more confident in her self-worth as the story progresses. When Logan messes up, she isn’t afraid to make him earn back her trust.

“Give me another chance. Let me prove to you that I’m not an egocentric ass.”

Logan’s determination to win Grace back is both endearing and romantic. He takes on all the challenges Grace places before him and is shameless in his efforts to prove to her that he will do anything just to have one more chance with her. Although his future after college is uncertain, he knows one thing. Grace is the one for him and he will not give her up without a fight.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed The Mistake. I think it was a great follow up to The Deal, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Which if I’m correct will be Dean’s book. I can’t wait to see what Kennedy has in store for him. If you enjoy a good romantic comedy with some heartfelt moments mixed in, then I recommend you read this book. It is the second book in the series, but each book covers a different couple so they can be read as standalones.


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