The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

This (and this series) is such a light hearted read that will bring a stupid smile to your face. I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re looking for any depth, major twists, or something to inspire you, but if you’re just looking for a good, easy read (w/ hawt guise & der hawter bodiez) then this will do the trick.

This book picks up right where the last one ended. Garret and Hannah are living their HAE, while our hero of this book, John/Logan, has a case of the green eyed monster. Meanwhile, Elle Kennedy creates another beautifully strong female lead – Grace. John/Logan starts off just as gross and piggish as Garret did, until he finally meets Grace. Cue strong female main character that proves she doesn’t need a man to complete her. When John/Logan acts like an ass, Grace doesn’t stand for it. When her best friend backstabs her, she doesn’t forgive her. She ignores them both for a whole summer, then comes back and continues turning down John/Logan every attempt he makes. Seriously, Grace is a classy broad that doesn’t slut-slam (like every college staged book I read), is smart, safe, puts herself first, and is comfortable with her sexuality. I love Grace, if you can’t tell.

There are a lot of stupid complications in this book that makes the whole story, but it still warmed my heart, because that’s what this book is supposed to be. It’s not meant to be a life changing book; it’s supposed to give you sexy feels, stupid grins, dumb giggles and a warm heart – And it succeeds at that. Unfortunately, it does come across a little long winded, and feels like it could have been condensed.

I feel like the ending made it impossible to give this book five stars. One of my biggest reading pet peeves is when a writer will pull someone/something out of their ass to give a book a clean ending. The big struggle in this book literally fizzed out because of a random event – The college hockey coach went and talked to Logan’s drunk father about how he is going to throw away his future NHL dreams to take care of him. The dad then decided that isn’t right, and puts himself in rehab. Yup, neat tidy sparkly bow, to wrap up a constant underlying struggle through the whole book. Blah.

Oh, and one last thing, I normally hate it when the girl will like something because of the guy, BUT IF HE IS A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYERyou should probably like hockey.

Please Lord, give me strength.

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