REVIEW: The Score by Elle Kennedy

the-scoreAuthor: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #3
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Rating: 2/5
Source: ARC provided in exchange for an honest review
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He knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls… he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

Dean Heyward-Di Laurentis defines the very meaning of the word playboy. My, my, he loves to have sex anytime, anywhere with anyone. Well, maybe not anyone anyone but it’s like he’s already banged every pretty girl at Briar U. And what girl could resist the Di Laurentis charm, really? Dean’s unapologetically confident, had smooth moves, knew how to flirt well, A++ in bed, gorgeously handsome, filthy rich, intelligent (not everyone knows this though) and well, he’s a defenseman of Briar’s hockey team. So that’s a sure fire that girls want him already. But there’s a lot more to Dean than what everyone thinks about him. And I loved that he had that side of him. (And again, that not everyone knew that—only Allie.) It hurt to know just how The Dean Life was so freaking perfect. (And that perfect could turn his life upside down when it starts to throw consecutive balls at him.)

Until Allie Hayes. Damn, I loooove this girl so much! I could see myself in some aspects of her which totally made her easy to relate with. Allie’s a good girl, loves her dad so much, Hannah’s BFF, drama student and a relationship kind of person. She just had a breakup with her ex of a total of three years (she’s kind of big on maintaining relationships) because this ex to be named Sean (oooh—one wrong move and you could be typing the other guy’s name!) was a huge d-bag. And I have no sympathy for d-bags.

So to actually sum up Dean The Playboy and Allie The Good Girl just didn’t make sense. Because the chemistry was kind of… not there at all. However, even when there weren’t any I-changed-for-you bullshit (thanks Elle), there was a lot of getting-to-know-me-and-yous in a true Elle Kennedy fashion. Sean The D-Bag Ex played a role in how their relationship/love sprung to life so am thankful for Elle for putting him there. *slow claps*

The love between Dean and Allie wasn’t like all-consuming at all but it was the nice kind of love that would make you grin like an idiot and make you cry a river if it actually ended.

The Score is that book that will make you turn the AC level on its coldest temperature, will make you hold your stomach for burst out laughing, will make you grab the box of tissues because tears (OMG yes, there were!), that is if you can see through the lack of chemistry (that, well, kind of threw me off). I just wished there were more scenes with Dean’s family with Allie and Allie’s father with both of them.

And that ending! !@#$%^&*() ELLE!!! She better be starting at working on it right now!

For me, The Deal is still better but The Score entirely different on its own.

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