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.
This is a “Graceful” surprise. As you may have noticed, I’m totally addicted in sports romance books, and when I finished Sarina Bowen’s series (The Ivy League) I remembered I still haven’t read the second book in Elle Keneddy’s series.
And I’ve just swallowed the book. Read it in a few hours, laughing so much, sometimes becoming emotional and totally in love with the plot. The book is told from the couple’s point of view, switching between Grace and Logan. The laughs are guaranteed in Logan’s POV, mostly when he was with Dean (and this make me so anxious about his book, the next in the series, not released yet).
Logan is a very sensitive guy who is living in a huge drama for falling in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. Now he can’t even be in the same room with them. He gets suffocated when he sees the affection exchange between them and at the same time feels guilty for betraying his friend, even if it’s only in his head.
To make up the situation he is going nonstop from party to party hooking up with every girl he encounters, what obviously don’t help at all his situation. Until he meets Grace, and somehow she surprises him and draws his attention in a way other girls didn’t (and this was sooooo funny).
Grace is one of the best heroines I’ve read in NA books. Funny, smart and sensitive. It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with her. She’s always found Logan stunning and looked at him by distance. And that’s why she can’t believe when he shows up at her dorm door by mistake and somehow they end up hooking up. As nothing is perfect, this first impression wasn’t good, for both of them, and by trying to make it better Grace and Logan give us very funny scenes and, why not, romantic?
Although the plot wasn’t original – it was like many others NA books: the girl is a virgin and the boy has a secret –, the book is not predictable and boring, not even for a minute. On the contrary, you can’t stop reading it and falling in love with it. I totally recommend this book, especially when you’re facing a book hangover. Five addicted stars!!!