He knows how to score, on and off the ice
Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.
It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over
Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.
The Deal was one of my favorite books of 2015 so I had extremely high hopes for The Score, especially considering that Dean was kind of an ass in the previous books and in all honesty….. I really have a thing for cocky, womanizing asses. I thought it was entirely possible that I would love Dean. I have never been so happy to be wrong. I didn’t love Dean…I adored him. I couldn’t get enough of him. He was everything I wanted him to be and then he was even better than that. He was so damn funny and cocky and horny, but he was also sweet and protective and sincere and completely comfortable in his own very impressive skin. Turns out he also has a big old heart too……who knew?
I know much was made about who Dean should be paired with in this book and perhaps Allie wasn’t the obvious choice, but Oh My God was she the right choice. I adored Allie and I don’t walk away from a lot of books in love with the female lead, so I’m always so damn excited when I do. Allie was funny, Allie was cool. She was fun and independent and wonderful at learning how to go with the flow that was Dean.
There was a lot of unexpected in this book. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s all sunshine and roses in this book. Dean and Allie are both faced with some seriously intense issues that life throws at them and watching them, both as individuals and as a couple, cope and navigate is such a wonderful and gut wrenching experience. The people they become are so vastly different from the people they are when they first get together and the journey from beginning to end is remarkable.
I loved this book….. beginning, middle and end. It absolutely lives up to the hype. Dean is so worth the wait !!!!!!