Book Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy [HOLY SMOKEBALLS!<3]

Title: The Deal

Author: Elle Kennedy

Rating: 5/5 hockey sticks

Goodreads’ Synopsis:

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.


Holy playboy. This book was insanely good. I was recommended this book by a lovely friend over on Bookstagram and I cannot thank her enough! Much hugs to you Clara :*

You know how cliche and overly dramatic a New Adult book can get? Especially when the characters are highly irrational and, oh, I don’t know, just plain stupid? THIS BOOK has none of that jazz. The plot may not be very enticing, but the way the story was told was fresh. The chemistry wasn’t ‘love at first sight’ either, there was actually a build up on the romance. Gasp! it’s like finding a wild shiny Pokemon! Yes, and the love element actually develops throughout the novel and blossoms into something real and compassionate. *sigh* you’ll fall deep for these characters, I promise.

The characters are probably the highlight of this book. They were lighthearted and hilarious! I can’t help but giggle at their horrible puns. All of them are just so lovable. Garret is not your average overly possessive bastard of a ‘bad boy’. He’s sweet, witty, and a hunk of a hockey star. Hannah is sarcastic, bold and sassy. I love the heated arguments between these two. The sex appeal behind their debates sizzles like wildfire 😈 Same goes for the minor ones – Garret’s hockey team and Hannah’s roommate, Allie. They weren’t the least bit annoying. If anything, they enhanced the story and made it even more engaging.

So, in conclusion?

  • Close to nil drama
  • A sexy and steamy read
  • Characters who throws around dirty jokes like hot lumps of coal
  • Will keep you up until 3:30 in the morning
  • Completely and inevitably raw
  • Unforgettable

Is that convincing enough? READ.THIS.BOOK.

if you’re interested in buying The Deal, you can click here to shop the book at Book Depository – i receive a small commission if you use the link! 🙂 


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