Really Really Short Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy


Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)

Really Really Short Review: The Deal by Elle KennedyThe Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #1
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on April 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 330

he'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.

I think this is my most favoritest  NA so far. Garrett, why are you so charming?

“Fine.” I hit the speaker button and reach for my guitar. “Feel free to hang up if you get bored.”

“Baby, I could watch you watching paint dry, and I still wouldn’t get be bored.”

Garrett Graham, my own personal sweet-taker.

Seriously, who is this guy?

So there’s your typical NA drama, but somehow Garrett makes everything better. Hannah kind of annoyed me in the start, but I quickly got over that. I love the build up of Garrett and Hannah’s relationship. And all the characters are pretty hilarious, definitely can’t wait to see more of Garrett’s hockey buddies!

 “You won’t let anything bad happen to me, will you, Garret?”



“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?” “Two,” I reply cheerfully. “Do you high five yourself?” “Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”


I have to say, this is the first time a girl’s been worried about getting caught in my bedroom. Normally they strut out like they’ve just bagged Brad Pitt.

Hannah takes a breath. “We studied. We watched TV. I went home late. That’s what happened. Got it?”

I fight back laughter. “As you wish.”

“Did you really just Princess Bride me?”

“Did you really just use Princess Bride as a verb?”

She glowers.


“I burst into the locker room and—


Sweet Jesus.

Penises everywhere.

Horror slams into me as I register what I’m seeing. Oh God. I’ve stumbled onto a penis convention. Big penises and small penises and fat penises and penis-shaped penises. It doesn’t matter which direction I move my head because everywhere I look I see penises. My mortified gasp draws the attention of every penis—er, guy, in the room.”


‘There’s no one better than him. Garret is the best man I’ve ever known. And not just because he’s smart and sexy and funny and so much sweeter than I ever gave him credit for. He makes me feel alive.’


Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Really Really Short Review: The Deal by Elle Kennedy”

  1. YAY!! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Deal as much as I did, Cyn! I tend not to read as much NA contemporary, but this was the exception-SO Good.I know it sounds kinda corny, but it seems rarely in NA that we get to see the friendship and flirting part like we did in The Deal. Great review. Have a wonderful weekend, Cyn 🙂

    1. I know right! I’m so happy this NA was awesome for both of us! I love the friendship, too (: Definitely can’t wait for the next book!
      Thanks, Kim!

  2. HAHAHA oh gosh that first quote that you provided is totally hilarious about Garrett! And the PENIS CONVENTION. Hilarious!

    1. Garrett is pretty fantastic 😉
      The penis scene was hilarious! I definitely recommend this book, haha.

Leave a Reply