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.
TW/CW: alcoholism, absent parent, and mentions of possible rape
I loved The Deal and had to continue with the Off Campus Series before I read The Chase from the Briar U Series.
I’m not sure how to explain how I feel about this book.
From the beginning Grace and Logan had a pretty obvious connection. Sure Grace was nervous about being around one of Briar’s most known sports player and would ramble on and on about random topics, but she was quick to put him in his place when he started acting out of line. And, from the time that Logan accidently knocked on her door and they ended up watching a movie together, he knew that Grace wasn’t like any other girl that he had met before (kind of cliché, I know).
In the beginning I liked Logan because he’s the cocky hockey player that has the world at his feet (and that’s probably part of the reason why you read the book too), then towards the middle of the book, I was kind of like ummm… where are we going with this? Then towards the end Logan had kind of won me over again in the second half of the book after he had his realization that there could be more to his life than what he thought his future was going to be and once he got his head out of his butt and realized his feelings towards Grace.
Once we got to the part of the book where the student were on summer vacation and Logan went home, I could see why he acts the way that he does and does everything to the extreme because he knows that he’ll be graduating soon. Then he plans to move back home to take care of his alcoholic dependent father and the family car shop while his brother who has been doing that since Logan was in school travels with his fiance.
I love Grace’s attitude and the way that she handled everything especially after that moment in her room that had Logan running the other way and ghosting her. Sure she had her moment when she was depressed while she was staying with her mom in France, but during her summer vacation, Grace was able to transform into this strong women that wouldn’t let herself get hurt. Her confidence level increased, and she was more self assured.
It sucked that Grace’s friend tried to hook up with Logan after he ran, but they needed to have some time a part because her friend wasn’t doing anything but dragging Grace down and not letting her become her own person. But in the end, Grace really needed to be on her own and discover who she is when she’s starting her new life as a college student.
This book (like Logan and Grace’s relationship) had it’s ups and downs. It is as fast paced as The Deal with equally the same amount of romance.
I went a head and bought the rest of the Off-Campus series because I need in it my life after reading the synopses and seeing them pop up on my booktok fyp all of the time!
Happy reading until next time,