The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

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 t...

Details The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

TitleThe Deal (Off-Campus, #1)
Release DateFeb 24th, 2015
PublisherElle Kennedy Inc.
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Academic, College, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Reviews The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

  • Aestas Book Blog
    SQUEEE!!!! I loooooved this book!! I was hooked from the very first page and spent the rest of my afternoon laughing out loud, swooning, fanning myself, and highlighting awesome and hilarious quotes non-stop! So it's about this girl, Hannah, who is crushing hard on a football player. She's not one to usually get this mushy over a guy, but he's caught her eye and she wishes she was on his radar.The hero is a a guy named Garrett. He's a bad boy hoc...
  • Christy
    5 stars! What can I say about The Deal that hasn’t been said in hundreds of other reviews… Well, I can say I regret being so late to the party on this one. I had a friend recommend this to me when she read it back in February and every few weeks I would get a message from her asking if I’d read it yet (thanks for pushing, Jen!) I can’t say why I waited to read this, I just got busy with other books. One things for sure though, I’ll be r...
  • Kristen
    5–Made My Heart Pitter Patter–StarsHoly smokes! I LOVED this book hard! It's by far my favorite New Adult romance.I'm not sure what more I can say that hasn't already been said about this delightful and entertaining book; therefore, I'll simply end with a quote from the story that captured my feelings perfectly. "Tiny butterflies of happiness take flight in my stomach and dance around my heart."
  • Geri Reads
    5 stars!See this face? That's my face while reading this book. Yup. This book made me happy. Throughout the whole thing I was either giggling, laughing, sniffling, blushing, and then smiling and laughing some more. And I'm not even sorry because heck, with so much shit happening in the world right now, it's nice to find a book that you can unabashedly get yourself lost in. The Deal was another one of those unexpected reads. Unexpected because des...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    4.5 stars!!If only there were more NA romances like this one! This book completely charmed me, and is probably one of the best college romances I’ve read in a while now. While the premise isn’t anything I haven’t read before, I felt like the author took the idea and shaped it into her own unique tale, so trust me when I say it’s not your typical NA romance riddled with common clichés. This book was definitely one of those unexpected gems...
  • Mysza
    Well... I was the lucky one who made it past 4th paragrapgh... And oh boy, am I glad I did, because this book... this book... was Freaking. Awesome!!! This is how NA should be done!!! For realz, I'm gonna do my happy dance here...- college setting - check- sport theme - check- mega! hottie - check, check, check- very likeable heroine - check- great plot - check- enemies to friends to lovers - check- almost non drama relationship - check- sexy sex...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    5 WINNING STARSWhat an enjoyable read that seriously didn’t bring anything crazy original to this genre but somewhere between the fantastic characters, the banter and the delivery, this story was a huge winner for me. My swooning and laughing while being totally engrossed along the pages of this story has to go to the fantastic writing of a truly talented writer. I need to check out her other books because it seems I’ve been totally missing o...
  • ✦❋Arianna✦❋
    4.5 STARS“The Deal” was not my first book by Elle Kennedy, but for sure was the one that I loved the most. It was such an enjoyable read and from the start I couldn’t put it down. It was sweet, sexy and funny and even a little emotional at times and it just made me smile. Despite the simple, not so original plot it was a refreshing read. Even if at first sight it's very similar with other college romances, “The Deal” was a captivating s...
  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    *****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****{BR with Mel, Dee, and Sharon}FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! This book was freaking AMAZEBALLS, with a heaping side of AWESOMESAUCE!!!! I don't think there are enough words in the English Dictionary to really express just how OVER THE MOON IN LOVE I am with this story!! This was utterly UNPUTDOWNABLE! I usually take days to finish a book, but this one grabbed on to me so tight and wouldn't let go. It is the best of 2015 ...
  • Catarina
    5 Amazing Stars. Hannah is a simple girl who just wants her crush to finally notice her. Garret is the hot-shot, playboy, hockey player that needs help with one particular class he’s failing. He knows Hannah’s is the only who can help him, so they make a deal: she helps him pass the class, he helps her winning her crush’s attention by pretending to be interested in each other. It seems the perfect deal, until things start to look very real ...
  • Katerina
    First read: May 2015Reaction: It was ok, nothing special.Second read: February 2016 Reaction: THIS IS SO PERFECT I'M GONNA DIEConclusion: Dear Garrett Graham,I am so, so sorry for not appreciating your perfection the first time I read The Deal. I strongly suspect that I was not ready to comprehend your otherwordly beauty, kindness and hotness. Perhaps the aforementioned hotness roasted my pathetic excuse of a brain. My heart, my body and my soul ...
  • Mo
    Enjoyed this one.It was smart, sexy, hot.I adored Hannah, an ordinary girl who wasn't going to be bowled over by the He-man that was Garrett Graham. She was no pushover. She was no "puck bunny"! “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 bic...
  • Patrycja
    Title: The DealSeries: Off Campus #1Author: Elle KennedyRelease Date: 24 February, 2015Rating: 5 starsCliffhanger:. No HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)]From time to time, I still have the pleasure to read what I call a perfect new adult novel; great blend of heart fluttering, blood pounding, charming, sexy and cute story with swoon worthy hero and likeable heroine. It’s rare, as more often than not I am let down, but when it finally ha...
  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    Update November 5th Adding warnings for my friends who expect not only faithful hero but 0% OW activity. Look my warnings at the end of my original review. This is important because this is a book that I recommend all the time to readers who like me hate cheating4.5 solid stars, rounded because this is a great New adult read, FREE OF CHEATING, barely any slutshaming and the hero is just adorable. I've found a new book boyfriend!Devin Paisley as G...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    *Just about 4 Stars* — Great read! The Deal is the perfect choice when you’re looking for something engaging, sexy, and light—with a lil' dose of depth to trigger your emotions.YES, those who claim this book contains cliches aren’t kidding. There are certainly plenty of cliched one-liners to go around, but for some reason, I was able to glide right past them.And… okay …so maybe just about everyone in this book is totally hot, and t...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️
    Update added at end of review...4 Sexy Sweet StarsSo I'm gonna preface this shit show of a review with a tangent. Yesterday I started this detox thing that does not allow me to have coffee. Which means I have not had ANY caffeine in my system for over 24 hours for the first time since junior high school. Being that my typical daily intake of caffeine includes 3 cups of black regular, a mid-morning Americano with 4 espresso shots, and an afternoon...
  • alyssa
    First Read: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Second Read: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Third Read: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 THIRD TIME’S A CHARM 😂 can someone tell me where I can find a guy like garrett from? Ahhhhh, I LOVE 💙 this series❗Complete trash for Garrett 😍••••••••••••••••••( Original Review ) First read of 2017! *whoop whoop*Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLea...
  • *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
    4.5 Stars!There are already a ton of reviews for this one so I'll keep it short and sweet...Yes to some great banter!Yes to some smokin' hot sex!Yes to low drama and angst!Yes to likable MCs that didn't make me roll my eyes! Garrett was *sigh*.....I just loved him! He was cocky and arrogant, yet thoughtful and sweet. This one may have been predictable and not too far outside of the box but it didn't have the added BS that makes me not enjoy the N...
  • jessica
    the whole fake dating to real dating isnt my favourite trope. usually because it deals with childish games, playing 'hard to get,' and making people jealous. im not a fan of those kind of dating tactics (maybe thats why im single) but this pleasantly surprised me.the highlight of this story is definitely the interactions and chemistry between hannah and garrett. their banter is relatable and i actually believed the feelings between them. it was s...
  • Emma Chase
    Believe the hype!! Purely wonderful - still smiling days later. LOVED IT!!!
  • Whitney Atkinson
    9/3/2018Updated my review because it was very long and I criticized things that in hindsight aren't as big a deal1.5 stars TW: Rape (mentions throughout + flashback scene), domestic violence/abuseLet me disclaim that there was MASSIVE potential here for a good book, but it had so many problems. I began highlighting lines that said problematic things, and I ended up having 147 notes of things that made me cringe or things that made me uncomfortabl...
  • Pearl Angeli
    "One day I was telling him to get lost, the next, I'm snuggling in bed with him. Life is so frickin' weird sometimes." WOW! WHY DIDN'T I PICK THIS BOOK UP EARLIER? The Deal proves to be a huge surprise in the best sense possible. It's such a great New Adult book complete with all the elements that can make you swoon like crazy! I had so much fun reading this book. I have been eye-ing this for about a year now and I have to say that I did regret w...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    5 Face Palming, HardCore Loving Stars * * * * * Spoiler Free OMG OMG OMG THIS IS FREE!!!!Elle Kennedy has been a go-to author for me whenever I wanted something with an easy to follow plot and a very sensual, spicy, sexy man. The woman would be complete, not weak, focused, either on work, relationship... or lack thereof... and have friends to back her up. Real people... with love stories that were HOT! In all of her work I have read...I felt she ...
  • Sleepless Readmore
    She asked me to tell her the three words every girl wants to hear. So I whispered,"I play hockey" in her ear.5 MOTHER PUCKING STARS .. Garrett and Hannah ♥10 Reasons To Date A Hockey Player1. They have great hands.2. They always wear protection.3. They know when to play rough.4. They can score from any position.5. Never stop until the job is done.6. They love to slam bodies.7. When the play rough they hit from behind.8. Tremendous stamina and e...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    11/22/16 editI've been rereading romance favorites and I forgot how much I loved this one!!! Makes me want to reread the whole series!******************************************February 2015: 4.5-5 Wellsy stars! "The ice looked so shiny and smooth, until you got close enough to it, and suddenly all the uneven edges and crisscrossed skate marks became visible. That’s me, I guess. Covered with skate marks that nobody ever seems to notice.” T...
  • Candace
    Sweet, Heart-Warming College Love StoryThis was a fairly light-hearted and humorous love story with a HEA. Although it was extremely predictable, it was entertaining and heartfelt. Sometimes, predictable is alright and that was the case for this book.Garrett is a star hockey player at school. He aggressively pursues Hannah, a more reserved music major, after seeing that she aced a test in a shared class. His poor score on the test will drop his G...
  • Laura
    |4.5 stars|Well, she got the orgasm. She did. And I know I’m going to get the sex. I will. But right now, all I want is for this girl to smile at me again.I fell in love with Garrett. Big time.I had so much fun reading this book I'm still smiling like an idiot and my cheeks hurt.Alright so The Deal tells Hannah Wells' story and how she's going to get her crush's attention. She's in college and she's major in Vocal Performance, she's got a...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    SO. That was surprisingly good. It was definitely NA, but the angst level was low, so it felt more like contemporary, just with coeds instead of professionals. PLUS hockey players. I bloodydamn love hockey players. Full RTC. Pre-review:YEAH. What now Cinda Williams Chima? V.E. Schwab? Are you happy? Are you proud of yourselves?!
  • Brandi
    4.5 StarsThere are tons of kickass reviews for this book and well I'm in slacker mode, so I will keep it short. I enjoyed everything about this one. The characters were great, the sex was hot, it was an all around fantastic read. The story was nothing new, but I still loved it.
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4.5 StarsI'm too lazy to write a real review for this right now but good lawd, where has this book been all my life?! I've loved Elle's Brazen series and her NA one is even better. The banter, the sexual tension, the humor, the steam! I loved everything about it. My only regret is waiting this long to read it!