by Elle Kennedy
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.
This book is about hockey player Logan who, if you remember, was kinda lusting after Hannah in book 1. He meets lovely freshman, Grace, and they hit it off really quickly. Logan makes a dumb dumb dumb mistake, however, and Grace doesn't want to see his face again. Understandably.
Well, Logan is pretty persistent, and that's part of what this book is about. He tries to convince Grace that he can be the guy she needs - especially since he realizes how much he likes her. The other big part of this book is the expectation Logan's brother has of him. Basically, his brother expects Logan to take care of their alcoholic father - something his brother has been doing since Logan has been in school. Needless to say, it's not something to look forward to, and throws his dreams of skating for a big team like the Bruins out the window.
I absolutely loved Logan's character. He was a great mix of manly, sweet, caring, and...real. Grace's character was also really lovely, but I don't feel like there was much of a transition/change with her in this book. We see Logan evolve nicely, but Grace is a more or less the same throughout. This isn't a bad thing...but in order for me to be invested in a character - I need to see them transform.
Overall, great second book to the series. If you haven't read my review for the first one, you can catch it here. And you better believe I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, The Score.