Series: Off-Campus #3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Pages: 361 (Kindle)
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
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.
The Score is easily my favorite book of this series! I absolutely loved Allie and Dean! It all starts when Allie breaks up with her boyfriend of 3 years. He doesn’t want to let her go, and she’s not sure if she’d be able to not give him another chance if she’s face to face with him. She winds up staying at her friend’s boyfriend’s house for the weekend to hide out, but she doesn’t expect Dean to be there. She also doesn’t expect to get drunk, have wild sex with him, and then crave more.
I loved The Score! I love characters who own their sexuality! We had already met Dean and know that he sleeps around, but now we finally get into his head. He’s always up front with the girls he’s about to hook up with and he’s always safe. He’s also up to try new things. Allie doesn’t do casual sex, but she’s also not vanilla. She’s also up to try new things and is often the one to bring it up! I freaking loved her! She’s not afraid to say what she wants and she’s not ashamed of the kinkier things she wants to do. They were the perfect pair in the bedroom! And the bathroom! And the alley! And the…well, you get the point!
The Score isn’t all sex though. Yes, it starts out that way, with Allie wanting to try a fling and Dean not being able to get enough of her. But they also hang out. They talk, watch movies, go clubbing, and generally enjoy each other’s company. Things do get serious toward the end though, and there is an inevitable temporary break up, but I believed it. It fit the characters very well and didn’t feel thrown in gratuitously. I also loved how there wasn’t some huge fight. Allie says what she needs to say. Dean says what he needs to say. Then they work it out.
Basically, The Score was awesome. There’s lots of sex, and quite the variety! I also liked how Allie and Dean are both going after their dreams and talking out how it’s going to work between them. But back to the sex. I just really loved how there was no judgement! They do what they want! That is seriously wonderful. The only thing I didn’t like was the final page. It did not make me excited about Tucker’s book at all. It actually had the opposite effect. I was hoping that it’d be Fitzy’s story. Boo.