The Deal

The Deal by Elle Kennedy Book Summary

New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it's going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy Book Reviews

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- AMAZING5 star

I absolutely love the book I originally got here before ordering on Amazon because I was too excited to wait to buy it. BUT I WILL MOST DEFIANTLY BE BUYING THE AMAZON BOOK AND REREADING IT .

- Sexy, fascinating, believable5 star

Sexy, raw passion that can’t be denied. Their fascinating flaws and challenges create a rocky road, but they don’t wallow in it, they fight. And bicker 🙂 Believable - in a romance novel way. All their choices make sense. I smiled a lot reading this book

- Have to read this!!!5 star

I could not put the book down! It was fabulous!! Well written and kept me entertained the entire time!! I fell in love with the characters. I will definitely read more of this authors books!!!

- so good4 star

one of my favorites!!

- Worth all the hype I could possibly give!!!5 star

This is the first Elle Kennedy book I’ve read and I was NOT disappointed in the least! Great characters, great chemistry, great emotional journeys. Honestly a fantastic read overall. I finished it in like a day because I couldn’t put it down!

- 4 stars4 star

This story had depth and humor to it.

- Best book ever!5 star

It's such a great book I finished it in one day I literally couldn't stop reading.Just read it thank me later.Also shout to Elle Kennedy for a great freaking book!

- AHHHH!5 star

Couldn’t stop reading!!! Loved this one!

- Read this book now!!5 star

Just read this book now, Your welcome lol...

- Great!!5 star

10/10 love this book out of the whole series boy G is the bf I can not forget

- Loved it!5 star

I absolutely enjoyed this read. I enjoyed the character interaction especially the flirtatious banter at times between them.

- Amazing !!5 star

Read the book in a matter of 5 hrs ! Too good to put away ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Great read5 star

This is a great read. Everything fits together without being cheesy or totally predictable. I love that Hannah give Garrett crap. I love their banter.

- Absolutely amazing!!!5 star

This book will keep you in your toes and draw you in for more with every chapter. I literally finished this book in one day.

- The Deal5 star

I loved this book so much that I stayed up till 4 am reading it last night. The characters Hannah and Garrett were so awesome together, I would have been so upset if they didn’t get to have a happy ending together!

- Love5 star

Read it! It was so good it kept me smiling and laughing threw out the book and it got me right in the feels it was such a good book this will definitely get you out of a reading slump!

- Wonderful5 star

Fantastic read. I’m a grown woman and this book had me hooked. It seems like it got the same old story line but there is so many layers and surprising bits that keep you reading. Really refreshing.

- love5 star

literally loved this book , cried a lil but i loved it .

- Best love story in a long time5 star

Couldn’t set it down so good was able to finish it only two days

- Amazing5 star

Absolutely amazing! Could not drop this book! So perfect

- 5/55 star

It was so good! READ IT!

- The Deal5 star

Refreshingly different. Great characters a and the story continually moved forward. The main characters had the right amount humor, love and realism. I highly recommend this book!

- Awesome read!5 star

I don’t usually leave reviews, but I have to for this book! I really enjoyed the play out of these characters, their storyline, and the ending. I will be sure to read more in this series and from this author!

- omg5 star

omg literally so good i am obsessed with elle kennedy

- The deal5 star


- Great story!5 star

One of my new favorites!

- Good book5 star

Saw this book on TikTok and I came and read it and I FEEL IN LOVE WITH it :))

- Loved it!5 star

Great love story! Couldn’t put it down

- Read it:)5 star

I appreciate how long this book is! I hate starting a book that’s 200 pages and then having to pay a bunch for another 200 page book. This read was super intriguing, I finished it a lot faster than I’d like to admit. Some sexy scenes for sure, as well as a good story behind it. Maybe a few scenes were a little predictable, but I loved the way the author portrayed them. I was definitely smiling at my phone at multiple lines. I for sure recommend!

- the best.5 star

one word. AMAZING!!!

- Amazingly captivating5 star

I couldn’t put it down. I finished the book in 2 days. It’s erotic, romantic, and overall relatable... I’ll definitely keep it as my one of my favorites.

- The Deal5 star

A charming, sexy, sensitive, engaging read. Couldn’t put it down!

- Amazing book!4 star

Finished it in less than 24 hours. I absolutely loved the book! Got me out of huge reading block. 100% recommend!!!

- Highly Recommend :)5 star

Amazing book I fell in love with the characters!!! The only negative was that the epilogue left me wanting more! Is this it for Hannah?

- 6 stars...out of 55 star

Funny, sexy, couldn’t put it down. Appreciated how the author addresses and handles rape and domestic violence. Have to go back and reevaluate all the other books by other authors that I’ve given 5 stars to...this, is gold standard 🌟 P.S. Play “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd when noted while reading Chapter 20 for full effect 🙌🏼

- amazing!5 star

good book

- Garrett is breathtaking5 star

This books is so incredible. I am speechless. I love this book. It will leave you breathlesss. SO AMAZING.........

- Love it!!5 star


- Amazing5 star

This was such a great book. Got my attraction in the first chapter.

- Loved it!5 star

Was a great read. I laughed out loud quite a few times.

- Loved it!5 star

This book was funny and had me hooked from the start! This was my first read from E.K. and I can’t wait to read more from her!

- I loved it5 star

Read it Read it Read it Hot Hockey Guys that’s it that’s all I need to say

- Loved it5 star

I love how the author used both part on writing this novel how Hannah portray her story and Garrett too makes it more interesting, best book ever

- LOVED IT5 star

omg it just made me fall in love with all the characters. seriously think everyone should read this !!

- good!!!5 star

great book with a little steam;)

- Amazing5 star

Absolutely loved this book could not put it down for a minute I read the book in two days and couldn’t wait to crack the next book open. The author does an incredible job at tackling tough subjects and in an almost miraculous way showing the strength and resilience of love. Highly recommend!!!

- Still my favorite5 star

I have read this book like 5 times now and I loved it EVERY SINGLE time. I don’t even like sports romances but there’s something about Hannah and Garrett’s romance that is just the right mixture of hot and sweet and so, so sad. Absolutely one of my all time favorites!!!

- Amazing5 star

This book was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t stop reading, the characters and the plot line really dragged me in! I can’t wait to finish the rest of the series.

- I needed this distraction5 star

This novel was capturing: lively, funny, sexy, so refreshing. I read it nonstop (in my free time) and finished it in three days. Read it if you want a story that drags you in and makes you feel every character. It pulled me out of this pandemic reality and totally transported me. Loved it!

- amazing5 star

i loved every second of it !!!!!!!! highly recommend it

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##££¥ - The Deal5 star

One of the most laugh out loud books I’ve read in a long time. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Cabo1111 - The Deal5 star

Great read!

astridbofferson - Really good4 star

I couldn’t put it down.

livthompsonnn - amazing5 star

this book so good. read it right now. you won’t regret it.

tempestuousme - Page turner5 star

Loved this book. I found it to be very witty (chuckled aloud to myself while reading a couple times) and the characters had good depth. Very steamy but very heartfelt as well. Definitely recommend.

mintteaaa3 - love love loved it!5 star

omg this book was so a quick and easy to follow! the author has such a way with their words that i can easily pictures as real people:) 1000 percent recommenced to anybody looking for a good read!

Dmsam* - Love it!5 star

Wow!! Such a good read, I couldn’t put it down.

CaliGrownWithLove - Garrett & Hannah5 star

Enjoyed reading Garrett and Hannah’s story. I loved their chemistry and how they both heal past traumas together and move forward. Would have loved a longer epilogue

TealBike - Great read4 star

I blazed through the pages. The story tackles difficult topics in a manner that’s grounded in reality.

hdhdhshshehehhdhdhd - Five stars hands down!5 star

Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t put this book down. The was the author writes makes you feel as if you’re living as the characters. 100 percent would recommend to anyone wanting a great read!

Josephine✌🏻 - AMAZING5 star

so addicting, absolutely loved this book

Milana Nyx - Amazing5 star

I LOVED absolutely every MINUTE of reading this book! And I’m happy to say I read it all in one day because I couldn’t put it down even when I knew I had to get some school work done lol.

fairfaith - A real page turner5 star

I rarely give 5 stars, but felt this one deserved the top spot. Loved the characters, sweet, funny and passionate. With so many dark themed plot lines out there this was a lovely read that strikes the right balance for drama, passion and HEA. Dealt with the assault trauma with sensitivity.

marcia❤️ - Nice5 star

Great book

CoffeeBooksCozySweaters - Loved it5 star

This lived up to all the hype I’d been hearing. I loved this story so much! Hannah and Garrett are so fun and relatable and I like how Kennedy isn’t afraid to address so hard topics. Highly recommend

nstan.13 - Had me hooked!5 star

Pulled me in right from the start! A great read

Crystal -!'qq - Couldn’t get enough5 star

I love a good book , I love reading series because when a book ends and your left with that disappointing feeling of no longer knowing what’s happening in the books characters lives, you it’s an amazing book when it pulls you to where you just wish , just need to know more, so when it’s a series, there’s a thrill that is unexplainable that I feel knowing the books truly not over it’s off to the next one, the next part of the series, with this book I was so drawn into the characters and not just the main ones, she did a phenomenal job creating amazing characters, I can honestly say she left me truly wanting more. The personalities , the humour , the story lines , all of it will draw you in, so much so, that whatever your off doing, whatever it may be that has your attention, work, friends , kids... u will be drawn back to thinking about when you have the next chance to get back to your book , to get back to find out what happens next ... she is a brilliant writer , who creates the story you never want to end .... this is a must read , stand alone or continue with the series ... either way you will NOT be disappointed 🤗❤️

Jfloxoxoxoxo - Great reas5 star

Hard to put down

55Joan83 - The Deal5 star

I really loved how this story dealt with the difficult issues of rape, abuse, bullying and dirty dealing in an uplifting way. It shows the empowerment of the wronged and how they overcome and succeed, all in the context of a sexy romance.

Lynes1971 - Simply amazing5 star

The best I have read in a very long time

lexies reviews - Best book ever5 star

Best book ever

Book review. - This is a 10 star book🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5 star

Loved it from start to finish. I love the building of the the relationship and how went from hate to love. The story was just all around terrific. Elle Kennedy is a fantastic writer that I just want to read again and again.

Karina628 - Loved it5 star

I lived this book. Definitely going to be re-reading it for the rest of my life

yojrj - Amazing5 star

This book and the entire series was amazing. I totally recommend it and I will definitely read it again and again! Each couple fit so perfectly together! My heart is melting.

Ms ltd funds - Loved this book5 star

I couldn’t stop reading until it was over. I really enjoyed the characters and the story. I simply have to read more of this series.

nmgski - Sweet and Sexy4 star

Although the story deals with some really difficult topics the aftermath of rape and abuse, it’s a super sweet and hot story of opposites attracting and you will root for Hannah and Garrett al the way through.

Tariishari - Best Adult Romance Book!5 star

Loved this book from start to finish!

Poke-Eye - Great book!5 star

A little chatty in some places but overall it was a great book.

lindabenph - The Deal5 star

Ms. Kennedy - THANK YOU! My first time to read your one of books- so glad I did. Just couldn't put it down. OMG, Garrett, you are sooooo cool!

Zzzgrey - The Deal, it's 5 stars5 star

Amazing 5 star read! I could not put the book down! Loved the story! Read it! I enjoyed the writing, the characters, and the storyline. Elle Kennedy is my new found author!

Lei byro - Loved it!5 star

This book was everything! I was so invested, I couldn’t put it down. Brings back all the memories of my high school/college flings!

Brycetucker - Loved it5 star

Such a good book. Loved it. If you enjoy easy reads I would recommend this book.

jaz milo - Love this book!5 star

The story is amazing from the moment I started I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one night! Hope she writes more books continuing their love story.

Courtup - Awesome5 star

Great read from start to finish

Samantha.86 - Awesome book5 star

Fantastic book!! I love the way the book is told by both but doesn’t go back and forth it just flows on...

Ellechantelle - Great, easy read.4 star

What a difference reading a book by a times best seller makes. Easy to read, this book will be appreciated by those that love young adult reads.

emary14628 - Loved the story but should come with a trigger warning5 star

Absolutely loved the book but wish I had pre- warning. Needs trigger warnings for DV & date rape. Reader beware before starting.

PeskyMean4648 - Really enjoyed5 star

Great story, dynamic characters a great read

rmncereader - Another beautiful series!5 star

Loved this entire series! Must read for all you hopeless romantics. Couldn’t put it down!

Cj8888ppp - Love love loved it5 star

Loved it so much... had a cheesy grin plastered to my face through the entire book... ;)

Star6768 - The Deal5 star

Loved this! Great reading!

Kwtwkwdwbw - Must read5 star

A great read, definitely recommend!

Shanrabbit - Starts slow and builds..3 star

I almost pulled out on reading the book after I started. But I recommend to stick with it. It builds to some great banter & some hot scenes and you grow to love both of the characters and the chemistry. I’ll be honest the obvious topic brought up (you’ll know what I mean) was sometimes difficult to stomach but I like what the writer did with the story to make it not so doom in gloom. A non-stop read.

PYRL.xx - The Deal - Hannah and Garrett5 star

I decided to give this book a try since it’s got a 4.5 rating from 700+ reviews and I have to say it has become one of my all time favourite books! The story is not a straight rom com since it deals with some difficult issues like sexual assault and domestic violence, but the author creates an inspiring story that focuses on overcoming these difficulties and learning to trust again. The characters have great chemistry and the banter is hilarious. Highly recommended. This book can be read as a stand-alone. The story deals with difficult issues like sexual assault and domestic violence.

fholt1 - Loved it!!5 star

I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down...literally read it start to finish in one sitting it was THAT good!

kyeleiesha jan - Amazing5 star

I’m am in love with this book and can’t wait to read the next one

Pruefus - So good5 star

I got so invested in this. I would’ve liked a bit more explanation on the original songs they sing and their general theme. But damn, I drank this book in like it was a cold glass of water and I’d been trapped in the desert for days. Find yourself a Garrett. Everyone deserves a Garrett.

kaylaeaton5 - 100% yes5 star

I love this book! I felt I was involved and invested into the characters and the time of their lives, only very in depth and well known writers with a lot of books can intrigue me like this writer has! I love love love it! Time for the next one

Deb Croz - This book ticks all the boxes5 star

Great writing! Great story! Awesome characters I would have wanted to be friends with at University!

Nyorab - I couldn’t put it down5 star

I really enjoyed the witty banter between Garrett and Hannah. I loved the way their relationship progressed. Even though I could tell where the book was heading, I wanted to read on and find out how they would get there. I found Elle Kennedy’s writing style realistic and engaging. I am looking forward to reading some of her other work and of course finishing the series.

hjm290694 - Couldn’t put it down!5 star

Great read - loved cheeky Garrett and sarcastic and strong Hannah!

stacee95x - Good read3 star

It was a good book but I had felt like I heard a similar storyline before. All in all in was a good read.

Spinifex216 - Insanely good5 star

So engaging and funny. Loved the characters and the laugh out loud dialogue. Loved up & sexy, too. Must start Logan's story RIGHT NOW!

Claire841999 - Amazing5 star

i really liked this book but sad when it ended .its deffentley a book you need to read loved their relationship great read

Toogoooooooooooooddd - Character depth is A+4 star

I love the way the characters are written and how the relationship is shown to develop. So well rounded and believable. I hope this author writes more novels with this kind of character depth!

Anon88888BB - The Deal4 star

I really enjoyed this book! I laughed and cried and had goosebumps through some parts.

Njkuhl - Real5 star

I don’t usually like young adult romance but this book was relevant , emotive and just plain fun!

Fashion2015 - In move5 star

There are no words for how much I loved this sassy, hilarious and loveable story.

Tashiiil - Enjoyable3 star

I really enjoyed this book, and stayed up until all hours of the morning to finish it. It was enjoyable until they actually got together, and then all of a sudden the characters turned into 2 totally different people. Very mushy

Nlw68 - Great read4 star

A very enjoyable well written book. Certainly hard to put down

Nakiesha - The deal...5 star

The deal is.... this is my favourite plot type. Sweet slightly cocky male with a spunky funny female protagonist issuing a deal. Well written, real issues but didnt delve deep enough to become depressing. In all a very enjoyable read!!!

45ci - The Deal4 star

Really enjoyed this book.

Chrissy052 - A winner!5 star

Absolutely loved this book! Romance with a great sense of humour while still dealing with a few sensitive issues. Can't wait to start number 2.

Fabricaholic50 - The Deal5 star

Loved this book!! Jeh

Ladyeagle2606 - Good read4 star

Great character development. Well balanced.

Natrandom112 - Must read!5 star

Honestly, this book was so entertaining to read the whole way through! I've read so many average books but this is by far one of my favorites! So if you're thinking if you should read this, read it! You won't regret it

Vksango - Funny, romantic & hot!5 star

What a great read! I had stumbled across this book on a Goodreads college romance list and thought I'd give the sample a go and 4 hours later I devoured the whole thing! Highly recommend it.

Coffvee - Laugh!5 star

Oh what a good laugh! Yes some heavy issues and some Kleenex moments but overall it was witty and funny. Definitely recommend! :)

Beejay-7 - Loved it!5 star

Couldn't put it down!

RJM067 - Another great book5 star

You would like I’m a member of the Kennedy family the way I sing Elle's praises - but its just nice to find a refreshing, witty dialogue and relatable characters. Its never the same from one book to another, different story lines with great writing. How I grade a book -worth my time to read and my money to buy~! well done

Nardz2 - Couldn’t put it down!5 star

Red this in one night, it’s literally that good!

V8RAJ - Amazing!5 star

Really, really good! Couldn’t put it down.

lusher78 - The deal5 star

Couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end best read ever.

jstyle1976 - Really great!5 star

I am surprised that I enjoyed it so much as I wasn’t into the collage situation but the writing was great and the characters really grow on me. Laughed and grinned through out.

Cherry Cola Lime - 💟5 star

Awesome read. Thank you Elle for making it free for us all as well. So kind.

karissiaa76 - Brilliant5 star

I fell inlove with the characters and loved this book! Couldn’t put it down.

missDube - Lovely book5 star

Excellent read I enjoyed this book

AutumnRose3 - 5 stars!5 star

I couldn’t put this book down, but at the same time I didn’t want it to end! Hannah and Garretts story is my favourite in the series 💖

AlexandraGrace - Read it, read it now!5 star

I’m absolutely hooked on these books! ❤️ I’ve read all four within three days... couldn’t put them down!

Rigbeeee - Such a good read!5 star

Lighthearted but with deep and meaningful scenes. Had me laughing and crying at times but without the usual ‘predictable’ arguments. Garrett is a dream! Beautifully written

KatalinAnia - Loved it5 star

Easy, funny and likable characters. Really good book

Garthmarenghi - A fantastic story5 star

I ❤️ it. I cried, laughed and I wished I was in my 20’s starting off this great adventure we call life and meeting the man of my dreams.

Julsinthesun - OMG love Garret5 star

I absolutely loved this book, great characters and story. Funny and sad with real and cruel issues but Garrett and Hannah still manage to be great people. Their chemistry is off the charts. New book boyfriend? That’ll be Garrett, hot hot. Tvm.

Hol101 - Read it!5 star

Downloaded the first book of the series because it was free but paid for the following 3 (plus the Briar U books) because I enjoyed it so much. I read this a while ago but felt, after reading many more inferior examples of this genre, that I should leave a positive review now. By comparison to other books of this 'romantic' style, this series stands out by a mile. The characters are well rounded and Kennedy writes in a way that you feel invested in them straightaway which is hard to achieve. In parts romantic, emotional, funny and sexy, a good mix that kept me reading on and on.

Tudorwr - The Deal5 star

Great book. Loved Hannah and garrets characters and the build up from hate to friends to lovers. Would recommend.

siredstelena - I FREAKING LOVE IT5 star


jessicaa2319 - Love5 star

This was amazing! I couldn’t stop reading!!

zoe m chapman - The deal5 star

I was not going to read this book after reading someone else’s review ,that would have been a big mistake, I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to know there whole life story I didn’t want it to end so I will just have to read about the other characters

pyronut - The Deal5 star

Absolutely loved this, from the moment Hannah & Garret met I was rooting for them. Great read!

leonard722 - Beautiful but....5 star

I really enjoyed this book and I felt almost as if me and Hannah were the same perso. The plots and twists were great however I got annoyed when Stella and Kohl started dating. I don’t I just thought that there should have been some friends that the characters kept to themselves. But all in all this book was AMAZING!!!

J1111111C2 - Simply amazing5 star

I finished this book in 2 days, honestly couldn’t put it down. It highlights a very important message and there relationship is adorable. A MUST read

dprior100 - The Deal5 star

Stayed up really late to finish was so good. Hooked from beginning to end. Loved the main characters.

Kapish09 - Fantastic5 star

Such an entertaining book that was a delight to read . And it's slightly different from the usual college-girl-meets-boy story and I absolutely loved it !!

SCounter - Brilliant!!5 star

I couldn't stop reading it! I fell in love with the main characters from the start! Can't wait for book 2!

#teambeau - Cute5 star

It was a good read. Worth the money you won't be disappointed. Lovely

MrsPunk - The Deal5 star

Absolutely loved this book, read in one day. Loved sassy, witty Hannah and adored Garrett. Can't wait for the next book in the series. 5 massive stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Judith1598 - The Deal 🥰5 star

One of the best books I have ever read! It has the perfect mix of everything, from rom-com to tragedy. And it has a couple who goes through their struggles but their trust in each other & honesty gets them through it. Although I love reading about toxic couples, it was refreshing to read one that showed a healthy relationship, even with its ups and downs. Also shout out to TikTok for making me read this book!!

Chelsy Gonzalez - Loved it5 star

I read this in a day lol, really good read.

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Sal2097 - AMAZING5 star

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book so fast to find out what happens. I read this book in a day it was so good and always kept me wanting to read more. Amazing book

30Helensagree - The Deal5 star

Couldn’t put it down! Has you falling in love with one character only to change your mind and fall for another one!!

marmatt0505 - OMG5 star


rkmurray12 - AMAZING5 star


Mishi75 - amazing5 star

i read this entire book in one day. spent my whole friday night reading non stop for 7 hours and oh my god i couldn’t stop!!

HBFFT6 - Loved it!!5 star

I love how the story gets into place and how Garrett was mad that his plan was working and that Justin paid attention to Hannah. He quickly realized that he couldn’t leave her to Justin. I also love how he was so understanding and protective over her.

afarragut - Absolutely loved5 star

It was heart warming and most aspects realistic. The sex content everybody craves. And had that touch of reality that made it all the better.

Rainstrung - Love the story5 star

How could you not love the personalities of Garrett and Wellsy? Could two young broken people be so awesome to each other? What a great story! Picked it up and didn’t put it down til the last page.

Tiggy/Cookie - The Deal4 star

First time reading this author, and I think I am a little to old for it. Too much sex and language. But I did enjoy the story, liked the characters, laughed a few times, felt bad for Hannah, loved Garrett, enjoyed his hockey team, and hated his father. Always appreciate an HEA.

KTohhh - Loved it5 star

Couldn’t put it down. Great storyline.

Haesol Park - jaw-dropping5 star

i finished this book in a day. i mean 8 hours of nonstop reading. it is so good. i love the characters because this book shows a different side to classic characters with broken backgrounds. yes, the classic rape victim and a loved hockey player with an abusive famous dad. but the author really showcases this in a way in which the characters don’t mope over this one aspect of their life the entire book. while it gains the readers sympathy and evokes the emotions of the reader, the author is able to show the confident sides of the characters and the growth they already achieved. “babe” and “baby” dont sound that appealing to me but when garret says it, i really cant complain. this novel doesnt get boring at all during the 680 pages and if i could erase all memory of reading this book just to reread it, i would.

Mzlilmama100204 - Great book!5 star

Garrett and Hannah’s story is great. The way they came together at the end was just amazing. The way Garrett didn’t just give up on Hannah and the way he really knows her shows just how much he really cares and love her.

Katelyn_p - Couldn’t stop!5 star

I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. I could not put it down!!! Can not wait to read another!

hdjsksgs - Great4 star

Great book but not quite 5 stars

Xxlexilovesxx - Best book. That’s it. That’s the review.5 star

I have yet to find a book that makes me swoon and feel things more than this book. I always come back to it. It’s SO good.

morganhayleigh - Part two for this book?5 star

I LOVED this book. I wish there was more to the story, like a part two for this specific couple. Loved it

TanyaShanicee - Pleasantly surprised4 star

I must say I was hesitant to touch this book because it talks abt sexual abuse & that’s a trigger for me but Elle does a brilliant job of touching on the topic without making Hannah a victim. I really enjoyed the fact that she was portrayed as strong & a survivor. As for the romance omg LOVE!. I am in love with Garret his character was shocking & so lovable. I read the Briar U series before this so I must say right now my favorite couple has been Jake & Brenna & these 2 might be my number 2. Jury is still out but I definitely recommend this book. Elles style of writing is impeccable.

Drewbs12 - Amazing!!!! ♥️5 star

Couldn’t get enough of this book! So amazing and so detailed 😍 I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

meesh2794 - Great read!5 star

I loved this book! Garrets dad made me so mad though! But I loved that it was a happy ending I was thinking it might end on a cliffhanger. I want a love like Hannah’s and Garrett’s!

cuteyummybunny - Amazing5 star

I wasn’t expecting to actually like this book but as soon as I read the first couple of pages I was hooked! Great romantic comedy with nice character development its definitely a must read! I wish there was a continuation with these characters because I just can’t get enough of this relationship.

Kimie.J.B_P - 👍5 star

This book is both comedic and romantic. The author does a great job at appealing to different ages’ attention. Overall, it was a great read.

Anyah_1244 - a great read5 star

this book is everything to die for, two broken people find eachother and everything else falls in line so cute

Janiece Young music reviewer - In love5 star

I’m a hockey fan and I loved this book so much!!!

leigh2203 - Fantastic book5 star

This is a great book. I honestly don’t think it should be free.

jessparra21 - SO GOOD5 star

This was honestly such a great read, I wish there was a continuation of the story with the same characters. I’m attached! haha. I can’t wait to read the rest of the off-campus books!

Shaina Gross - LOVE LOVE LOVE5 star

I fell in love with this novel easily and caught myself wishing that it could be a series or a movie. Garett is easily to fall in love with and Hannah is insanely likable. Their chemistry is undoubtable and I would definitely read a whole series just dedicated to them.

Aweesomee!!! - Must read5 star

Once you start you can’t stop!!

dedaysera - Awesome mix and balance5 star

Really nice. Recommend to those who want a sweet story with deep and nice character development. College experience. Makes me dive in there .

tan&boujee - Best. Book. Ever.5 star

Everyone needs to read this book. It is so adorable and funny and I’m head over heels in love with Garrett Graham. I love the way it’s written and how it’s cliche but not at the same time. I also really liked how Hannah already has closure about the fact that she was raped (not a spoiler it’s in the first chapter). I’m always a fan of the books where women are learning to come to terms with a tragedy like that, and it was refreshing to see something different in the mix. I read the rest of the series as soon as I finished this. 4 books in 3 days. I seriously recommend this entire series (specifically this book it’s my favorite out of the four) and if you’re missing them like I was then read the Briar U series too because seriously Elle Kennedy is gods gift to girls everywhere.

Karen- cub2020 - Awesome5 star

Loved it, now I have to read the whole series !! :)

Nellie_t - Loved!5 star

I loved the plot of this book. And I loved that the female lead wasn’t so indecisive with choosing on who she liked. I also liked the male lead. He was really understanding and just wasn’t to overbearing like other leads I’ve read. Was skeptical with how this book would be with how similar the plot is to other books I’ve read. But I really enjoyed it, it was a great book and it was refreshingly different.

Queen_Quart - The Deal5 star

I absolutely loved this book, I started reading it at 10 pm and stayed up reading until 8 am! I’m a hopeless romantic.

MoniqueBrewer24 - The Deal5 star

Amazing!! I haven’t read a book this fast ever! It just keeps pulling you in, it was hard for me to get out probably why I finished it in two nights!

falesha , laquesha - YOU WILL NOT REGRET !5 star

I’ve read all four books and I’m starting the briar u series also by the god Elle Kennedy herself 😫 !! These books are such a fun read and will definitely have you turning the pageee ! I stayed up until 4am to finish the first book and I’m not mad about it . SO STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS FREAKINGGG BOOK 🥰

reader4life33 - Best book everrr5 star


Letha2 - Good find!5 star

This book is kinda addicting. I couldn’t put it down. I found myself grinning and laughing. Its hot and funny with deep stuff sprinkled in. Gotta love it.

Neetas - Amazing book5 star

Really enjoyed reading this book

greatapp101ratedbybunny - favorite y/a5 star

Not only was this book so intense but it had me hooked and wanting more. I picked up this book and put it down only when I was finished, which wasn’t that long!! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for intense y/a romances!!

Bill31765 - Great read5 star

I couldn’t put this book down and I was grinning through most of it. I loved the characters, the banter, and how the story unfolds. Never a boring moment.

Awesomenessfordayz😘 - Amazing and impossible to put down5 star

I started this book and finished it within 8 hours. It was truly the best book I have read. It had an amazing plot and the characters had the perfect amount of description. The book was perfect. Definitely recommend!!

cynthvdwalt - Good Book4 star

Easy reading, the characters were enjoyable and I actually liked Hannah. A lot of female leads tend to be a bit bland so I’m glad she had a bit of character. The author builds up a few romantic story tropes but makes up for it but not actually seeing them through or making them play out in a non toxic/dramatic way, which is super refreshing.

brittdawnwill86 - Amazing!5 star

This book was great from start to finish! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down and it was a very easy read. I like that the storyline wasn’t overly complicated and it was extremely entertaining!! Would definitely recommend it!!!

tapnelluC - The Deal4 star

Wonderful, enjoyable book. I would have given 5 stars but the last twist just went on a little long.

Shelbycje - The Deal... This is a must read!5 star

I seriously couldn’t stop reading this book. This is a great read.

keeling momma - Just read it5 star

The book was a page turner. I couldnt put it down. The story was sweet. There was drama, romance, smiles, tears and happy ending

IMJAZW - Loved It!!!5 star

This book was good I really enjoyed reading it. Loved how the author took their time with the book and didn’t rush it!! Job well done!!!

mthao4 - Just wow5 star

Just read this book. You will not regret it. I finished it in one day.

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About Elle Kennedy Wiki

Elle Kennedy is a Canadian bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She has published books with Harlequin Enterprises, New American Library, Berkley, and Entangled Publishing. She received her B.A. in English from York University in 2005. She has had multiple titles on the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. Her highly popular Off-Campus series has appeared on multiple bestsellers lists and will release in over twenty countries worldwide. Bibliography Off Campus Series The Deal (2015) The Mistake (2015) The Score (2016) The Goal (2016)Briar U Series (spinoff from Off Campus) The Chase (2018) The Risk (2019) The Play (2019) The Da...

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