The Deal by Elle Kennedy @ElleKennedy #ThriftyThursday #BeatTheBacklist2019

Posted February 7, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 18 Comments

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).

Kindle freebie on January 2, 2019  (currently still free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)

Overall rating 4.28 with 98,935 ratings and 8,546 reviews



The Deal by Elle Kennedy @ElleKennedy #ThriftyThursday #BeatTheBacklist2019The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #1
Published by Self-Published on February 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 342
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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 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.

People have told me they love The Deal and were surprised it was a freebie. I think it’s a great way for an author to get people started on their series.    The setting of college students in new adult with some people still not very mature. It’s a time of trying out ideas and learning what you need and want.

Garrett was definitely an alpha male kind of guy which at times was a little too cocky for me. But he really cared about Hannah. They developed a really good friendship and she was great for him with their banter and teasing of each other. She always called him on any shit. Their compassion for each other and the difficulties of their lives was excellent. I really loved this and it gave me all the feels.  I will definitely be reading the rest of the Off-Campus series over the year.


These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those.  Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.

So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now,  what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed  a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.

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About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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  • BTB 2019

Posted February 7, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 18 Comments

18 responses to “The Deal by Elle Kennedy

    • I have that issue. I read her Killer Instincts books. The books all start with Midnight… it’s a group of ex-military men and female assassins are their allies, sort of. Romantic suspense is a fav of mine but I loved this also.

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