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‘The Score’ by Elle Kennedy

‘The Score’ is the third book of the Off-Campus series. If you start reading the series our hero and heroine, Dean and Allie, are not strangers to you. Dean Sebastian Kendrick Heyward-Di Laurentis, isn’t that a mouthful name :), is sexy, rich, cocky man-whore. My impression about Dean from the previous books was shallow, dumb jock. But I couldn’t be more off, there is a lot more to Dean than what meets the eye.

Truth to be told I was thinking the heroine of the book will be Sabrina but I am really glad it was Allie 🙂 Allie is Hannah’s best friend and she is beautiful, funny and sassy. Also, she is not affected by Dean’s charms or afraid of going toe to toe with him. The story starts when Allie broke up with her boyfriend after 3 years and in order to avoid her ex-boyfriend, she goes to Dean’s house to stay over for the weekend. Allie is not a one night or casual sex type of girl she prefers relationships and Dean is opposite of Allie, he is the king of casual hookups. Allie knows all about Dean’s man-whore reputation and she doesn’t want to be just another notch on his bedpost but what she doesn’t know is how persistent he is. Despite warnings from Hannah and Garrett about keeping his pants zipped, Dean is using all his charm to convince Allie that the best thing to get over a break-up is to have a rebound sex.

Couple of tequila shots later Allie cannot resist Dean’s charms anymore and they end up having sex. After their night together Allie doesn’t want a repeat performance, when the only thing Dean can think of is having sex with Allie again. After a lot of resistance from Allie and a lot of convincing efforts from Dean, they come to an agreement that they will keep having sex and while they are together, they won’t be sleeping with other people. One can think that keeping it in his pants will be hard for Dean but once he gets Allie, he is loyal to her. The chemistry between them is off the charts and I love the banter between them. As they start to spend more time together, Allie realizes that Dean is not the person he shows the world. The true Dean is really smart, funny and caring. And as the time passes, their relationship quits being just about sex because their feelings starts to get involved. I loved how their relationship is build slowly. Yeah, physically they were attracted to each other from the beginning but it takes a while until the trust and emotional connection is built.

I really enjoyed reading Dean and Allies story. As you might know there was always a heartbreaking story in the previous books but the one in this book brought me to tears. I really didn’t see it coming. I was laughing one minute and crying the next.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Already did 🙂
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

 

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