The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: May 6th 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
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.
The Mistake is the second book in the Off-Campus series and as expected it is funny, sexy and a whole lot of fun. The book follows Logan, Garret’s best friend. He’s a player and everyone knows it, so when a chance encounter brings Logan and Grace together, the sparks fly. The last thing Logan expected was to fall for her but after a mistake pushes her away, Logan find that he want to be the guy she turns to and that the idea of being in a relationship isn’t as bad as it seems.
Grace and Logan’s relationship in the Mistake is a bit of a rollercoaster. The chemistry between the two is evident from the get-go but then you hit the road block and Logan makes a pretty big mistake and so the rest of the book is dedicated to proving to Grace that he is worthy of a second chance. I wasn’t sure what to make of Logan in the beginning. We knew that he had a crush on Hannah, Garrett’s girlfriend and protagonist in the first book, and the beginning of this book has him hung up on that crush. Thankfully he didn’t act on this crush and I loved that Hannah actually called him out on it and they talked things through in the end. Once that was dealt with, I found myself enjoying Logan’s character a lot more and as we learnt about his family and the relationship he had with his dad, I found myself sympathizing with Logan. I could feel his frustration and I hated the fact that he had to put his dreams on hold so he could do his part for the family. I also loved how he pursued Grace. His mistake was a huge slap in the face to Grace and if I was in her situation, it’d take a lot of persuading for me to give him a second chance. Logan was definitely determined and his gestures had me swooning and he definitely proved himself to be worthy of her love by the end.
Grace was also an enjoyable character. In a lot of ways she reminds me a lot of myself. She’s used to being in the background and playing it safe. She’s always been more of a follower than a leader and I loved seeing her break free of this role over the course of the book.
Overall this was another solid installment to a wonderful series. The drama in minimum and the relationships, romantic and platonic, are a joy to read about. Garrett and Hannah remain to be my favourite couple but I definitely enjoyed Logan and Grace’s story.