By: Elle Kennedy
Plot (Goodreads Summary):
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.
I did not see this couple happening. I thought that Allie would stay with Sean and that was that. But nope.
This was not my favorite book but I still love the characters and the contents. Dean is my least favorite of all the boys because he is seriously disgusting. My least favorite part of him is that he did drugs. He got what he deserved for doing it but still. My favorite is that he cares so much for people. His world got messed up after the death and he kind of stopped caring but he stopped caring because he cared too much. I need to find a synonym for caring.
As for Allie, she is strong as hell and she could not care less about certain things. She’s definitely one of my favorite female protagonist.
I love that Allie’s dad immediately didn’t trust Dean. And he didn’t until near the middle-end of the book. I feel like in every book the parents love the main character but in this one it was the opposite.
Allie’s mom died early in her life and that helped two relationships grow. Her mom spoke French so Allie started watching a French soap opera. Dean started watching it with her and I felt that watching something together and being able to talk about it together really helps relationships. For instance, in “The Deal” Hannah and Garrett start watching Breaking Bad and that helps so many situations in that book. The perfume that Allie got from her mom helped her dad and Dean talk about something they admire: Allie. And then that conversation got to the mom and then they started talking about the soap opera which lead to Allie again.
Her mom is EDITH. I’m sorry. I just saw Spider man: Far From Home and even dead she’s the hero. It’s funnier if you’ve the movie. Or it’s not and I’m just an idiot. Probably the latter.
I stopped in mid-blogging to write a song because I came up with a verse for a song. Is this what song writers do – just stop what they’re doing to write a song because they got an idea. I mean I finished the song and the review so everything’s good.
So this is one of my first reviews in a while and I was just thinking back on my first reviews and they are absolute trash. I dare all of you to go read my first review and comment how bad it is.
I have a new format for everything on my posts now so this is what it will be looking like now. Hope you like it because I do and if you don’t, then deal with it. Or comment what you would like. That’s an option too. If you don’t know what the letters under the book cover are it’s the genre. It’s basically saying if it’s young adult, new adult, adult, etc.
This is long as hell so I will end with the links to the mentioned blog posts.
The Deal review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/08/21/book-38-the-deal/
If the Summer Lasted Forever review (first review): https://booksforthoughts.blog/2018/12/26/book-1/
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