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The Deal
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy... Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice...even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date. ...and it's going to be oh so good All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve been meaning to read this one forever…glad I finally got to it! Loved it, but I‘ve been all about hockey romances lately. This one did deal with some strong issues - TW for rape, abuse.

#bookspinbingo - free space
#readaway2024
#awesomeapril

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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My goals for #AwesomeApril are to finish my 2 current reads (on the right) and to read the others as well. 📚😊

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck 😊 2mo
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Jeanelle
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
Mehso-so

This book is one that I felt like I needed to like more than I did. It was good, I loved the characters, but it just felt like a less good version of Icebreaker. I really wish that it was a book I loved, I wish it was something I could rave about, but it just felt like something I‘ve read before.

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KatieRose23
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“You‘re not broken, baby. I promise.”
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I‘m pretty sure that I‘m the broken one now because this book is breaking my heart and making it whole all over again

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KatieRose23
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Elle Kennedy once again knows how to drag me right into the mix of her books. If only I could attend Briar University!

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brynnlizzie_1
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Fire and Ice

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Ravenpuff
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Hannah has a crush, but she can‘t get past physical touch b/c of her past. She agrees to tutor Garrett in exchange for his help in getting her crush to notice her. They end of fake dating, but one kiss ends up leading to more. Will Hannah still want to be w/ her crush?

4.5 ⭐️ This 1 was so good. I liked the plot, characters, & spice. Disclaimer: includes rape. It doesn‘t go in full detail, but it‘s the reason for her physical touch issue.

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Braylin2007
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I loved this book. Hannah and garret are my comfort characters and I would protect them with my life.

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kelli7990
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Today, I‘m sharing a #bookheart for Heart Health Month. February is Heart Month. I made this heart and painted it myself. This is showing romance books from my Goodreads TBR that I haven‘t read yet. I‘m embarrassed that I haven‘t read these books yet. The books that are standalones would be easy to read. However, the books that are in a series will take more time to read because it‘s a commitment and I‘m not ready to commit to another series yet.

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Vilma.T
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I love this book, in my opinion it‘s the beast book in the off-campus series. I couldn‘t put it down. Hannah and Garret is just an amazing and fun story and who doesn‘t love hockey

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morgangrilliot
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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we love it when authors pick and choose what parts of sa trauma apply just enough to give character but not enough to be too inconvenient. But fr like what?! But if you get past the lowkey slut shaming and «I‘m not like the other girls » annoyingness then it‘s not bad. Cringy but easy to read kinda like an episode story.

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BooksNBowls
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion: this sucked. Bailed at about 35%, I just couldn‘t stand the grotesque, immature college-guy dialogue anymore. Written more like a fan fic and I‘m real disappointed because this is a pretty popular recommend.

KristiAhlers I liked this one but I found that I just couldn‘t with the rest. I tried her newest one but I don‘t know if I‘m gonna read that series as well. There are so many other books with these tropes that are done just a little bit better. 1y
BooksNBowls @KristiAhlers i agree and glad I‘m not alone! Too cringey for me! 1y
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romcombc
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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You can‘t help but laugh, cry, and gasp right along with them as you digest the happenings of Briar University. Even if you are not a hockey fan (or puck bunny – did NOT know that was a thing), this scorching fake relationship romantic comedy is a ton of fun!

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Bookish_Gal
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Mehso-so

Immature hockey college boy obsessed over music girl to the point they actually fall for each other. After she uses him in a deal to try and hookup with another guy. So many sexual jokes. Driving me crazy. Granted the talk of abuse and rape was handled well. The story definitely kept me going. I didn‘t live away at college so maybe I just don‘t get this level of “we‘re boys so we like boobs”. Too much sex and alike for me
Trigger: rape & abuse

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BookLove4Ever
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Mehso-so

It was good but I found some of the dialog between characters a little cringy. I get that these are immature collage guys but yeesh. This book made me realize that maybe sports romances aren‘t for me. However I think I would try something else from this author in the future. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wildly_Bookish
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Spent the first couple of weeks of the New Year binge reading these books by Elle Kennedy and I'm hooked. They were so much fun and I'm emotionally invested in these fictional characters' lives! 🤣🤣 Enlisting my book club girls to read them so I'm not alone!

Pageturner1 they look delicious 😋 😁 2y
Wildly_Bookish SO GOOD! 2y
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NaniBooks
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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2021

StayCurious Love this book 2y
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arader68
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Cheesy? Yes, but in all the right ways. Surprisingly deep, also yes. This book doesn't shy away from exploring controversial and touchy topics. It gave me all the feels and I can't wait to read the next one.

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kyvennslibrary
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Second read-through.. I‘ll forever love Garrett Graham with my entire soul

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Theressadoriott
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Home and freezing after spending 2 hours at the rink cheering on one of my kiddos. Planning to dive into this book with a heating pad, heated blanket and a cup of tea. Happy Thursday!

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abbipaige30
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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If you love hockey and can deal with hockey players. READ THIS BOOK! I loved everything about this book Elle Kennedy did really well at showing the problems that someone can have with trauma. I loved this book so much.

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MizzGraham
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I had the best time reading this and couldn‘t put it down!

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MizzGraham
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Good reasons to sit in the pickup line a little early. A good book and a chai latte ☕️

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MizzGraham
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Just started reading this one!✌🏼👏🏻🤓📚 Readers of smut assemble!!! 🦸‍♀️

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ShelbyA7
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Book #42: I did not expect to love this, but booktok is a pretty trustworthy book rec source. I got this for free on kindle. I devoured this in a day. Easy read, fast paced, spicy scenes. Everything wraps up in a satisfying way. Now, I‘m going to have to read this whole series!!

StayCurious All of her university books are great! 3y
ShelbyA7 @StayCurious have you read the Briar U books? 3y
StayCurious @ShelbyA7 yes I love this author. She‘s good for when you want a cute romance 3y
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DuchessMerry
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I think I might be enamored with Garrett Graham. I think everyone needs him in their lives.

Is he a 20 year old college man whore? Yep
Is that all he is? Nope

Don‘t you want to know more? I‘m actually considering adding this to a future TBR again soon.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this

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DuchessMerry
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I‘ve had this on my TBR for a while because I swear it shows up on a bunch of fave romance lists. Here‘s hoping it makes up for the shite one I just finished.

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tracey38
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Wow, first book down already. I read most of this book yesterday as I practically read all day. Yes, this is a steamy read, but also deals with some heavy topics and the author does it really well. I enjoyed this story a lot and want to read the rest of the series now. Great quick, summer read.
#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, a good start. 👏👏👏 (edited) 3y
AsYouWish I loved this book!!! It was perfect in so many ways!!! 3y
tracey38 @Andrew65 thank you! 3y
tracey38 @AsYouWish yes! Have you read any of the others in the series? 3y
AsYouWish I haven‘t, but I am tempted. I got one of her other books on Kindle, but I think it is part of another series. 3y
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Emu
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Mehso-so

Quick summer read

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alessandrafn
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Time for a Off Campus/Briar U reread.

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AileenRR
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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It‘s the first book in the series and I‘m hooked. Loved both the main characters, but especially the hero. The ending was a little too neat, but it‘s the happy ending I wanted for them 💖

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KristiAhlers
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I have to tell you it took me awhile to engage with this one but when I was finally hooked it was a solid read I highly enjoyed.

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AsYouWish
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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All I can say is run to Amazon, do not walk, RUN to Amazon or where ever you get your Kindle books and get this book!!!Oh my stars!! I love this book so much, I finished and already want to do a reread of it!! I love the characters, the plot, the setting, basically everything about this book. What starts off as two people studying for a class together, quickly becomes something more than anyone could have planned for. Highly Recommend

💙💙💙💙💙

brittanyreads I really enjoyed her 3y
AsYouWish @BrittanyReads Oooo... I will have to look into that one!!! I got a couple of her books for free from Amazon and am loving them so far!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 🔥 3y
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AsYouWish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is soooo good!!! 3y
Mrs_B Yay free on Amazon Kindle!!! 3y
AsYouWish @Mrs_B Yes, I was so happy to find it!! I have seen a lot of people talking about it. Now I want the whole series!!! 3y
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_bry.m.r_
The Deal | Elle Kennedy

I love this book. Only at page 84 but it's amazing. It's been almost a year since I've been this interested in a book. I'm really excited to see what happens :)

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CloakNQuill
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Update #February #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

(2 Feb) #1 - Demon King - Plot okay, characters felt disconnected
(2 Feb) #9 - Unmasqued - 0 to steamy fast, some scenes felt like cover ups for nothing going on, prose saved this from 1 ⭐
(2 Feb) #11 - The Deal - absolutely loved this, humorous dialogue while also including some heavy topics, couple isn't overly possessive

Great start but I'm stuck on what to read next. Full reviews #GoodReads

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous progress!! 3y
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Leahlori
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Cute story, and satisfied the romance kick I‘ve been on. Free in the Apple Books app so thought I‘d give it a try!

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nitalibrarian
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Finished this audiobook on our walk tonight. Enjoyed the story as much as I did the first time I read it. The narration was just OK though. One of the narrators also narrates the next book in the series, so pretty sure I will not be listening to that one.

BGam Wow.. such an awesome place.. 4y
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nitalibrarian
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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#audiowalk at the Nature Park this afternoon. There was a cooler breeze, so the walk today was very pleasant.

Soubhiville That looks so nice! 4y
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alessandrafn
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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Time for some light reading during this weird time.

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daughterOFbooks
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I adore this book. I had some issues with the characters, but not that bad to change my opinion about the book.

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thebluestocking
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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This was a weird case where I liked the characters and was immersed in the (light and steamy) plot, but I found several plot points and the relationship to be problematic. So, this one wasn‘t for me.

But this is an #unpopularopinion, and you can get the book for free for Kindle.

Ruthiella Yikes! The cover totally puts me off! 5y
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Yeah. Me too. There‘s another one with a male torso on it. 🙄 5y
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StayCurious
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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#25Etsy giveaway @Megabooks Congrats for passing such a huge milestone! Thanks for the chance to win. My favourite read so far this summer is The Deal by Elle Kennedy. I‘m halfway into the sequel and it‘s also great!

Megabooks Looks steamy! Thanks for entering!! 5y
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StayCurious
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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I LOVED this book. It was so much more than the simple New Adult College Rom-Com I was expecting. There was a lot more to the main characters and I fell hard for them. There were plenty of funny moments, and sexy ones too, but there was also a depth to the story. Highly recommend.

Dragon Sound interesting, definitely stacking! 5y
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Mowen036
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I‘m on such a romance novel streak it‘s not funny. Found a new series to read that has hockey players again! The off campus series is so good.

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MomsBookCollection
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WHERE HAS THIS BOOK BEEN HIDING?

I wanted to get more into some romance novels and ask what she liked and well she mentioned this one which i got free on Play Books but now after reading it i NEED to own it.

Garrett is my new favorite character and the smart ass remarks are awesome.

Both Garrett and Hannah reminds me so much of my relationship with my husband and i love when authors can do that.

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nitalibrarian
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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The Deal is currently free in ebook format. This was my first foray into sports romance. Who knew a gal with no interest in sports would like sports romance? Not me. But I do. #romantsy

LibrarianJen This book reminds me of another one I read a few years back. (edited) 5y
nitalibrarian @LibrarianJen I'll check it out! 5y
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hipney
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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This has been on my tbr for ages. Was a kindle freebie yesterday. So glad I finally read it. 💖

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swishandflick
The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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HECK YES, I loved this book! Steamy, sweet, and funny in all the right ways. I was hooked from the first page and inhaled it today! Perfect #romantsy for my lazy Sunday ???❤️

Also a great book to read while burning my "book boyfriend" candle, which has notes of cologne and clean cotton ??

SassyBookworm That candle sounds amazing!!! 6y
zzz I've been reading so much contemp fic lately. This makes me miss the romance stuff🙁 6y
swishandflick @SassyBookworm It smells so nice! I love me some bookish themed candles 😄 6y
swishandflick @JenIsAlwaysReading I always swing back and forth so I get my romance fix! 😆 6y
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