Title:The Score (Off-Campus #3)
Published By:Elle Kennedy | 11 January 2016
Date Read: 21 January 2016
Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
This series by Elle Kennedy has been one of my go-to guilty pleasure reads. I know I’m not the only one who craves some ultra-cheesy-good-girl-bad-boy story at certain times and Off-Campus series has definitely satisfied those cravings that I have.
On this third installment, we all get to see the story of Dean Heyward Di-Laurentis (or Dean Sebastian Kendrick-Heyward Di Laurentis for long) the charming, flirty, charismatic and live-in-the-moment kind of guy who plays for the university’s Hockey team and the biggest flirt and playboy on the planet uhm on their school campus. He’s used to getting what he wants whenever he wants it. With these characteristics, you may think that this will make him egotistical but no, he’s unexpectedly cool, down to earth but still very much appealing.
“Did you really just take off your shirt? “Yeah. I don’t like shirts.”
Allie is Hannah’s bestfriend. She has just broken up with her boyfriend of three years but she’s been here before. After several break ups with the same boyfriend, Allie had enough. She needs to stay strong and convince herself that this is the right decision for the both of them.
Until Dean Heyward Di-Laurentis came into her…
She is actually not into any casual relationships. She tried her best to resist Dean’s charms to no avail. (Who really can resist Dean’s charms?) Dean’s effort to catch Allie’s attention were all so hot, hilarious and definitely creative. And it really makes it harder to resist the guy.
Though on the first few parts we can see that Dean’s action was just to get Allie into bed we easily get to see the change in that. Yes, they do spend a lot of sexy times together but they also get to do couple-y things like simply hanging out on the couch watching French telenovelas.
To be honest, there is nothing new on the plotline of Dean and Allie’s story. They started off all casual and ended up really liking each other but what I like about this story is the slow burn. The slow progression of their romance hits me from each chapter.
From the beginning we easily saw the spark and chemistry between these two and seeing that spark turn into flame was so much more beautiful. They are seriously hot hot hot together.
This story is not only about the romance parts as we also see here the struggle of Dean and Allie on their personal lives. There is so much more on the life of Dean Di Laurentis aside from College, partying and hockey while Allie is also struggling on her own.
There is a quite surprising twist on the story that I didn’t see coming. That little twist felt surreal making the story unexpectedly emotional especially on Dean’s part.
The other characters – Hannah, Garett, Grace, Logan and Tucker has been of great support on this story. The presence on new characters like Dakota (cute little girl) and Summer – Dean’s sister makes the story more fun.
The Score totally satisfied my cheesy read craving. A college romance with relatable angst, quirky characters and slow burn love story. This has been a great kick off for my 2016 New Adult reading. I’m really looking forward for more on this series.