The Mistake by Elle Kennedy | Book Review #87

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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.”

I wasn’t entirely sure if I would like this second book, which is like a companion novel. But not in the The Lunar Chronicles, way. Each couple has their own book. I’m glad that I read this book. I’m glad that I didn’t just return it to the library without reading it. 

To put it nicely, Logan and Grace have a complicated relationship…In the beginning of the book that is. Over the course of the book we see both sides of the story. John the college hockey star player, and Grace who-is-undeclared, are two very different people, yet they fit together like two puzzle pieces. They’re great for each other in so many ways. And after working through their stuff they’re actually a great couple. Their characteristics compliment the others really well, and more importantly, they just don’t give up and walk away from their fights; unless it calls for it. For the most part though John and Grace talk things through with each other. …And they have great sexual chemistry, haha.

John Logan is actually way more emotional than everyone gives him credit for. It doesn’t help that John keeps a stoic face most of the time. The way that most “stereotypical buff/macho dudes” are. I’m glad that I read this book because honestly, I like seeing macho dudes become these huge softies. And in the end, that is what John is: a huge softie. He cares so much about people, and they choices they make. John won’t stop them if someone was dead set on doing something, but I figure that if there was a chance that someone could be talked out of doing whatever it was (if it in any way hurt themselves or another person) John would take the time to help them out.

With that being said, Grace is way more headstrong than she lets on. In my opinion, Grace is actually really um, tough? It sucks that two things happened to her in her freshman year of college. Over the break though she hardens up, and that’s when her headstrong characteristic comes into play. Grace literally doesn’t want to get played again, and in doing so Grace hardens her heart as well.

I had the mistake of thinking that I would laugh as much as I had with the last book. I didn’t laugh as much, or, at all. And that’s quite usual for me.. I just wish that there were more happy moments in this book, where the characters make me laugh. There weren’t any, and that’s alright. There are some pretty serious realistic situations and I figure that’s why I didn’t laugh as much..

All in all, I liked this book, but it wasn’t my favourite. You can click the book cover below to be led to The Mistake on GoodReads!

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Thank you for reading my review of The Mistake!

Until next time,

Adele

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