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The Mistake by Elle Kennedy


The Mistake

by Elle Kennedy

Self-Published

Book 2 in the Off Campus series


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.

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RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:

Steamy New Adult Sweet & HOT

The Mistake is the second book in Elle Kennedy's Off-Campus series, and features Logan, Garrett's (The Deal) roommate and best friend, and Grace Iver, a Briar freshman who finds herself attracted to the bad boy hockey player. When Logan tries to distract himself from his feelings for his best friends girl with the beautiful and innocent Grace, a mistake and betrayal has Grace fleeing to spend the summer in Paris with her mother. With the new school year, Grace returns as a new woman. But Logan's priorities have changed. No longer tormented for feelings for Hannah, he has one girl in his sight: Grace. But Grace isn't going to make it easy. If he wants her, he needs to prove it. And she doesn't plan to make it easy for him.


I really enjoyed The Mistake. It's original, the story is fun, romantic, and sexy, and just like The Deal, the chemistry between Logan and Grace is great, and the banter is amazing. The obstacles each character has are different from other romances, which made The Mistake delightfully refreshing. Logan's issues with his alcoholic father is not fresh in terms of plot, its made so by the deal he made with his brother to take over after graduation with the shop and taking care of their father. His conflicting feelings with his father are so different from other books I have read, where the MC usually just hates the parent. And Grace's obstacles, in particular, are what makes this book stand out even more. The girl who finally stands up for herself after letting her best friend walk all over her for years. The girl who let things go too far with a man because she liked him, but when she realized he wasn't in it for the same reasons she was, she left. And instead of simply giving him another chance, makes him work for it. The nice girl who finally see's her worth and she deserves more. I loved it. I loved it.


If you are on the hunt for a steamy book, with a great story, you can't go wrong with The Mistake. Hell, so far, the Off-Campus series has been a hit with me. :)

  1. The Ted Bundy rambling

  2. The run

  3. Grace yelling at Logan for declaring his intentions with Grace to Morris

  4. Logan writing a poem for Grace, and the guys making fun of him for it

  5. The guys giving Logan advice on which pose to use in his picture to Grace

  6. Logan pretending to be video chatting with Grace's mother, and telling her about the amazing blowjob Grace just gave him.

  7. Their first time

  8. Logan meeting Grace's dad for the first time

  9. Grace telling Logan she loves him while yelling at him

  10. Logan's phone call to the station saying he loved Grace on the radio

Logan: "Don't worry, gorgeous. I'm just using your phone. I'm not going to murder you."

Grace: "Oh, I know that. Or at least I think I know that. I mean, you seem like a decent guy, but then again, lots of serial killers probably seem decent too when you first meet them. Did you know that Ted Bundy was actually really charming? How messed up is that? Imagine you're walking along one day and you meet this really cute, charming guy, and you're like, oh my God, he's perfect, and then you're over at hi place and you find a trophy dungeon in the basement with skin suits and Barbie dolls with the eyes ripped out and -"

Logan: "Jesus. Did anyone else tell you that you talk a lot?"

Her cheeks are even redder now

Grace: "Sorry. Sometimes I babble when I'm nervous."

I shoot her another grin.

Logan: "I make you nervous?"

Grace: "No. Well, maybe a little. I mean, I don't know you, and ... yeah. Stranger danger and all that, though I'm sure you're not dangerous. But ... you know ..."

Logan: "Right. Ted Bundy."


Grace: "Oh. Okay. Uh ... cool."

I chuckle.

Logan: "Were you expecting me to say no?"

Grace: "Kind of."

Logan: "Why would I? Seriously, what guy turns down Die Hard? The only thing that could sweeten this deal is if you offered me some booze."

Grace: "I don't have any. But I've got a whole bag of gummy bears hidden in my desk drawer."

Logan: "Marry me."


Ramona: "Hey, remember the year at the spring fair? When your mom crashed the stage during that folk band's set and performed a birthday rap for you?"

Grace: "You mean do I remember the day I researched how to emancipate myself from my parents? Vividly."


Mom: "Sweetie, he obviously feels bad about what happened, otherwise he wouldn't be truing to contact you. And ... well, you were going to, ah ... give him your flower -"

I do a literal spit take.

Grace: "Oh my God. Mom. Don't ever say that again. I beg of you."

Mom: "I was trying to be parental."

Grace: "There's parental, and then there's Victoria England."

Mom: "All right. You were going to fuck him -"

Grace: "That's not parental either!"


Mom: "We need to do something drastic."

Crap. The last time she used the word "drastic" in conjunction with an outing, we went to a salon in Boston and she dyed her hair pink.

Grace: "Like what?"

Mom: "We're paying a visit to Claudette."

Grace: "Who's Claudette?"

Mom: "My hairdresser."

Oh God. I'm going to have pink hair. I just know it.


Hannah: "Seriously, dude, put on a shirt."

Dean: "Hey, you know what they say. If you've got it, flaunt it."

Hannah: "No, I'm pretty sure they say put on a shirt when you go for a run, you cocky narcissist."

His jaw drops

Dean: "Narcissist? More like realist. Look at these abs, Wellsy. Actually, touch them. Seriously. It will change your life."

She snorts.

Dean: "What, you're too intimidated by al this masculine beauty?"

Hannah: "You know what? I would love to touch your abs."

In the blink of an eye, Hannah scoots down and grabs something from the planter next to the garage. A handful of dirt. Which she proceeds to smear on him, leaving a line from his belly button to the top of his waistband. And since it's hot as hell outside and Dean is already sweaty, the dirt cakes to his skin like a mud mask.


Logan: "Holy shit. You shaved the beard."

I glare at Garrett

Logan: "Why didn't you tell me? I would've thrown us a party."

Dean: "You mean thrown him a party."

Garrett: "No, he means us. We're the ones who had to stare at that ghastly thing for half a year."

I smack Tuck's ass as he breezes past my stool.

Logan: "Welcome back, Babyface."

Tuck: "Fuck off."

Yup, it's good to be home.


Pierre: "Coach twisted his arm and convinced him to practice today, but even if he makes the cut, there's a good chance he won't wanna join the team."

Dean: "Oh, he's joining the team. I don't care if I have to suck his dick to get him to agree to it."

Laughter breaks out all around him.

Logan: "Sucking dick now, are we?"

An evil gleam lights his eyes.

Dean: "You know what? I won't just suck it. I'll suck him off. You know, give him an orgasm."


Logan: "Hey, gorgeous. I got you a muffin."

Grace: "Why?"

Logan: "'Cause I wanted to get you something, and you already have coffee. Ergo, muffin."

I raise one eyebrow.

Grace: "Are you trying to buy your way into my good graces?"

Logan: "Yup. And excellent pun, by the way."

Grace: "I wasn't punning. My name just happens to be a homonym."

Logan: "I love it when you talk homonyms to me."


Garrett: "I take it we're wooing again tonight?"

Damn right we are.


Text:

Grace: Are you home?

Logan: "Yup.

Grace: Txt me your address. I'm coming over.

Logan: What if I don't want any visitors?

Grace: Srsly? After all your "wooing" you're really gonna say no?

His next message pops up in no time at all. It's his address.

Ha. That's what I thought.


Grace: "What is wrong with you? You went to Morris's dorm and declared your intentions?"