The Deal (Off-Campus #1)

The Deal (Off-Campus #1)The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy
Published by Elle Kennedy Inc. on January 1st 1970
Pages: 342

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.

So I was very surprised when I went to rate this book on Goodreads and a ton of the reviews had 5-star ratings. I enjoyed this book. I could even say I really enjoyed this book. But this book is trash. I read this book because I knew it would be a fast trashy read. I am not saying this to be mean, but this is not a book I would expect to win any awards. It’s young adults in college getting into romantic relationships and fucking a lot. And the fucking is good. Not going to lie. But to me this is like, new adult erotica. And I just cannot rate this 5-stars even if I loved it because I think of the other books I have rated 5-stars. I cannot hold The Deal in the same light as say, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (a book I did rate 5-stars). This is probably just me, but when I am rating books, I tend to compare them to other books I have given similar ratings and why I rated them that way. So for me, I could never rate a “trashy” book more than 3 stars. I may have in the past, but I cannot these days.

With all that said, I did truly enjoy this book. It was hot. And I have the second book checked out from the library right now. I picked up this book because I was in a reading slump and I needed to get out of it. I knew reading sometimes hot and fluffy would do that trick. And it did.


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