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A sexy standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!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 goodAll 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.*Originally published in 2015. This is an updated, edited version.The Briar U Series of Standalone NovelsThe Chase (Briar U Book 1)The Risk (Briar U Book 2)The Play (Briar U Book 3)The Off-Campus Series of Standalone NovelsThe Deal (Off-Campus Book 1)The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2)The Score (Off-Campus Book 3)The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4)******Free romance, contemporary romance, new adult, free new adult romance, free sports romance, hockey romance, free hockey romance, standalone romance, free romance series starter
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"Now I can see what the hype was for this book. Wow! 😍This is the first book I’m reading from this author and honestly I really enjoyed her writing. Two broken souls find each other ❤️ they help each other and fix what was broken. 🏻 Has anyone else read the following books from her ? If you have are they and good as this book? Is it worth the money ? Lol "
"I didn’t like the way the “deal” started Justin did seem like he was interested in her and had an interaction with her before so it was pointless to do the whole agreement. I didn’t like how quickly Hannah canceled her date with Justin, I felt like it would’ve been interesting to keep it until after her date with him and then go with Garrett. I was looking for drama and I did get it but it wasn’t worth it and the whole “issue” was just resolved quick. Overall the love story was sweet how they fell for each other. "
"*WARNING THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS* I love this! This would have been a 5 star read if there wasn't that "bump in the road" towards the end of the book. I honestly didn't think Elle Kennedy would have brought such a heavy topic within the first page of the book, so it shocked me. I definitely didn't think this was going to be a super duper happy book but still. But I do love how she wrote Hannah's character, and how she's dealt with what happened to her back in high school, you know? It didn't seem like she made it her whole personality or anything, she went to therapy for help and has finally moved on from it, which is great. I will admit that both Garrett and Hannah kind of "fell" for each other pretty fast(it was only a week or so they spent together), i feel like maybe it could have taken a bit more time. But! Their connection was amazing, they balance each other out. I don't like some of the cliché lines like "I'm such a klutz" or something like that, it made me cringe lol. Garrett is a good guy overall, a bit of a womanizer but hey he got the girl in the end lol. I really disliked the miscommunication leading into the 3rd act breakup. I mean come on!! Why? It wasn't necessary at all Hannah, just talk to your boyfriend!! I love the fact that Garrett knew something was up, it just didn't make sense for him. Great read, I need the next books ASAP!"
"Finally got to read this book! I am a fan of sports romances and fake dating and based on reviews and previous reads I knew I would love this book. It did not disappoint! Loved Hannah and Garret’s dynamic. If you love Icebreaker, Blind Side, or Consider Me this is a great addition to your reading list! The spice in this book was good. Not as spicy as some 2.5-3/5 🌶 level. "
"I wish I would’ve read the book instead of listening to the audiobook. I didn’t like the woman narrator, she spoke so slowly and sounded a lot older than the character was supposed to be. That said I loved the male narrator. This book gave off Tessa Bailey vibes with the amount of spice and comedy but again I think I would’ve preferred actually reading it. It was a good read but not as good as everyone makes it out to be imo. 2.5/5🌶"