Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Score by Elle Kennedy

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.


   As the first new book I've read this year, high expectations have now been set for all the others I'm going to read. This series is one of my favorite series so I was really freaking excited to read it. I think this is my new favorite from the series and in my opinion, the best written.

   The last two books in the series are incredible. I've re-read them a few times and I love them more each time. But this book, was ten times better than the last two. It was phenomenal. The story line had so much more depth in it because there's wasn't just one big issue, but a couple, and it made the book a more realistic read. The conflicts tested Allie and Dean's relationship and the two separately. And the best part about the story line was that it wasn't overwhelming. By that I mean, you aren't given so much drama that you can't keep them straight. Its the right amount to keep you engaged throughout.

   The plot line is freaking fantastic, but the best part of the story that alone would get 5 stars, is the relationship between Allie and Dean. From the little bit we know about them, they are total opposites. Allie is a relationship girl and Dean is your ultimate man whore and it seems like such a clich√© to put them together. But once you start the book and read from their point of view, you get it. From the moment Allie arrives at Dean's house, you just want them together.

    Their chemistry is off the charts. I don't think 'fucking hot' could cover it. There is a ton of passion between Allie and Dean and it's so fun to read. Their banter and teasing is also so funny and flirty and their personalities just go together. Everything about the two is so right. Elle Kennedy definitely knows what she's doing.

   Another thing about this book that I loved was how much of the other main couples we got to see. It's wasn't a brief mention here and there, but they were involved in the story. I think that's so important because it makes sure that we don't forget about Garret and Hannah or Logan and Grace. And along with the old favorites, there were a lot of new characters that we met that I would love to read a story about all of them.

   Overall, this was fantastic. Throughout reading this, I could tell how much effort and thought was put into this story and it paid off. This book added a whole other light to this series, and I highly highly recommend you guys go read it.