Review + Discussion | The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Posted February 24, 2016 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Mistake | Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace | Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Source: Purchased
Format: Kindle
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Rating: &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#189

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.

My Review
The Mistake is the second book in the Off Campus series and can be read as a standalone. It is centered on John Logan also known as Logan and Grace Ivers.

Logan can have any girl and is incredibly talented on the ice and in the sheets. He can easily make the pros in hockey except he won’t be entering, he has his future planned out and it does not include the pros.

Grace is just a freshman, who still follows her best friend around and doing everything she wants to do. She hasn’t really broken out of her shell. But she’s working on.

One thing leads to another and Logan makes a huge mistake and pushes Grace away. Now he’s filled with regret and will do anything to get her back. The thing is Grace is going to make him earn his way back to her.

I think that’s what I loved the most about Grace, she didn’t just melt into Logan’s arms right away when he admitted to his mistake. She made him earn it.


I loved how romantic and not afraid to take a chance Logan was. He didn’t care if he had to embarrass himself if it meant getting Grace back. I also loved how both Grace and Logan broke each other out of their shells and worked towards achieving their dreams.

It was a quick and easy read and I devoured it in a couple hours.

Although, I did like this story I couldn’t love it the way I wanted to here is why:

A Discussion on Character Names:

Have you ever had a character named after a person you know in real life and just couldn’t separate the character from the person you know in real life? Well you see that happened to me in this book.

John is my dad’s name and I just could not for the life of me separate my dad from the character. I even tried to forget his name was John just so that I could really enjoy the story but that still didn’t work.

Has that ever happened to you before? Do character’s names matter that much? Or am I being silly? Probably silly, right?

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