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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Posted by Irish in 4 Stars, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: The Mistake by Elle KennedyThe Mistake by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus, Book 2
Also in this series: The Deal, The Score
Published by Self-Published on 28 April 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Love & Romance, New Adult, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Sports & Athletics
Pages: 297
Format: eBook
Source: Gift
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Also by this author: The Deal, Him, The Score, Us

Place(s) Traveled To: Hastings, Massachusetts // Munsen, Massachusetts

First Line(s): Lusting over your best friend’s girlfriend sucks.

Once I finished The Deal by Elle Kennedy (my review) I was itching to dive into Logan’s story, The Mistake. Luckily I didn’t have too long to wait from finishing The Deal in order to do so. The Mistake was just as good as The Deal, if not better because I liked both the main characters so much better. Grace was just so sweeet and likable and Logan….well Logan was totally swoon worthy and I loved beyond loved how he wasn’t to woo Grace. Granted he did make a big mistake and while I wanted to shake him for it I liked how he owned up to it and did all he could to win Grace back. I liked that he was less domineering with Grace and let her set the terms of potentially getting back together. The terms being a list of things for him to do to prove his seriousness. Things like finding a red chaise lounge chair for example, the purpose of which you’ll have to read The Mistake to find out.

I also liked how we had some amazing cameos from Garrett and the various characters from The Deal as I find that these things really help flesh out a story and make it more real. Friends don’t just disappear from a persons life when they find their happily ever after, well, not true friends. So it always seems a little false that in many books that we rarely see the characters that came before the current story just because they already found their happy ending. For the most part, I really loved The Mistake. I did hate Grace’s BFF and wish that I could have skipped scenes with her in it. She just didn’t seem like a good fit for Grace and she was definitely one of those fake best friends who care more for herself than for anyone around her, Grace included.

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But Logan, oh dear sweet foolish and lovable Logan he totally made up for any and all dislike I had for Grace’s BFF. My heart ached for him so much and when you learn his backstory you will know why. Though I do think that the resolution to The Mistake was a bit too nicely wrapped up in a bow I am glad that things worked out as they did. Reality can be hard. And in the real world things would have ended up differently for Logan so I am glad in a work of fiction the author can engineer things that the realities of the world aren’t too harsh and soul crushing.

Now I’m sure that Elle Kennedy gets various things wrong with hockey and the draft and other things too but sometimes you just don’t care about any of that when you fall for the story. The Mistake is the sort of book that I would have read in a single day if I was able. I hated to put it down and was very sad when I ran out of words to read. Its the sort of book that I almost turned back to page 1 in order to read it all over again. Its a sweet story and a believable one. Its a book that can be read independently but the reading experience can only be better if you first meet Logan in The Deal. I fell in love with this world and these characters and I can’t wait to see what Elle Kennedy comes up with next.



IR - The Mistake
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