“I made him come apart. And he did the same damn thing to me.”- Grace, The Mistake
Title: The Mistake
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
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Synopsis via Goodreads: 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 towork for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.
We have another winner!
I swear, the Off-Campus series has to be one of the most ADDICTIVE New Adult series I have ever read. Once I start, I can’t stop and these books tend to keep me up until the wee hours of the morning! I have to say, I enjoyed the second installment even more than the first. Logan and Grace just gave me so much FEELS! It’s FANGIRL review time!John Logan: Logan has got a crush on Hannah Wells. The only problem is that she’s already in a relationship with someone else, and that someone also happens to be Logan’s best friend and Captain of the hockey team, Garrett Graham.
Grace Ivers: With her uncontrollable babbling and girl-next-door quirkiness, Grace has no idea what’s in store for her when a John Logan accidentally finds himself outside her dorm room.
Logan thinks he’s found the perfect distraction when he meets Grace, but when she finds out about his little crush, she kicks him to the curb. Logan realizes that he was not crushing on Hannah, but rather he wanted a relationship like Hannah and Garrett’s. Hoping to fix his mistake, Logan attempts to get Grace back. But she’s not making it easy and if he wants a second chance, he’s going to have to work for it.This book was just as hilarious as the first, but it also had a touch of sweetness that melted my heart!
When I first started this book and saw that Logan was having feelings for Hannah, I was a little worried. PLEASE, NO LOVE TRIANGLES. But thankfully, that trope was nipped in the bud really quick.
LOGAN IS MINE! HANDS OFF! Logan’s POV has been my favorite so far because of everything he’s dealing with. Just a small town boy trying to make it to graduation, Logan doesn’t have much hope for a bright future as he is expected to take over the family business once he graduates. His father is a raging alcoholic who only cares about his own needs and my heart went out to Logan. He has so much potential to make it as a professional hockey player, yet he puts his own dreams aside to help out his family. He could’ve been selfish and honestly, I wish he would’ve been because he deserved so much more than just working at his father mechanic shop. He may be a player, but this guy has a heart and it’s a BIG ONE!
We also get to see more of the gang in this book and like I said before, it is NEVER a dull moment when they all get together. I also love that Hannah and Grace have also joined in on the fun. More friends, means more shenanigans, which means more laugh out loud moments!
These two were ADORABLE. Grace reminds me so much of myself when I was in high school. I loved her nervous rambling. I also loved her confidence. She wasn’t the type of girl who spent her time waiting around for Logan. Even when he screwed up, she didn’t take him back so easily. Girl had a list of requirements that needed to be met and they were pretty darn funny and specific!
But Logan was up for the challenge, cue the SHENANIGANS! What I like about their relationship, and this could also be applied to all the couples in this series, is that even before the two main characters became a couple, they had a friendship. Logan shared things with Grace that he’s never told anyone else. This helped to create a stronger bond between them and when everything falls into place for these two, it just felt right and I think Logan finally found a place to call home.
But my ABSOLUTE favorite part was the end. Big romantic gestures? YES PLEASE!
If you haven’t jumped onto this bandwagon, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
I’ve already read the third book in this series and LOVED IT as well. It was nothing like I was expecting and my review will be up soon. Dean and Allie are quite the pair and their story was THE BEST so far, although Logan and Grace are still my favorite couple. Shenanigans were ON POINT for this one!