Tamie Reviews: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

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Elle Kennedy…you are an absolute freaking gem!

The Mistake is the perfect follow-up to The Deal. There’s already a familiarity with the characters, and the location of the story. We already know that John Logan has been struggling with how he feels about his best friends woman. He’s tried distancing himself from the happy couple which hasn’t helped. He’s tried to forget with lots and lots of random hookups, and that hasn’t helped either.

Logan also has other worries on his mind, namely his family. His dad is an alcoholic basically being taken care of by his older brother, but when Logan graduates it’s his turn for a few years. Even though it seems almost certain that he’s good enough to get signed as a professional hockey player after graduation, it could still take time to build that type of career, and he won’t renege on his promise to his brother, or turn his back on his father. The thing that makes the situation even sadder is that Logan hasn’t confided any of this to even his best friends. He’s shouldering that all by himself.

Then he meets Grace.

The first couple of times are pretty random, but it’s the second time that really matters. You don’t have to worry about insta-love happening between these two altho there is definitely attraction on both sides which builds to combustible levels. Seriously! Logan has a very deserved reputation as a player, but yet he’s different with Grace. The relationship is developing nicely, and then…holy hell…Logan makes a mistake. I’m going to tell you straight out that it doesn’t involve cheating, because I know how so many of you feel about that. Nope, it’s a mistake of the verbal and emotional kind, and to be fair he thinks he’s doing the right thing.

It doesn’t take too long before he realizes what a colossal f***up he’s made, but it might be too late, because Grace doesn’t exactly trust him not to hurt her again. Will he persevere? Can he win her back? What about his future? Is he stuck or is there a way out?

You’ll have to read it for yourself to find out the answers, and I REALLY, REALLY hope you do. The Mistake gets my highest recommendation. It’s just so freaking good that you’ll hug your Kindle when you’re finished! Beautifully written, emotional, passionate…it just ticks all the boxes for what a great romance read should be. I can’t wait for the next book in this series because I know without a doubt that it’ll be every bit as wonderful.

a 5 heart rating

**I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Tamie Xo

 

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