Published February 24th 2015
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.
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.
I had seen this book around Instagram a little bit bu when a friend said I had to read, I put it on my TBR. I had some doubts about this book but when I got stuck in a massive book slump, I needed a book to get me out of it. The Deal seemed like a good place to start. And I was totally right. This book got me out of my slump within the first half. However, I didn’t love it like I thought I would.
I thought Garrett was a jerk and a big D-bag. I didn’t like the way he treated women and I didn’t like how he wouldn’t leave Hannah alone after she told him over and over again to leave her alone. He said she was being stubborn, I thought he was harassing her. He sometimes made comments that just hit me wrong and I just didn’t like him.
I like Hannah though. She was really nice and relatable. I don’t know what she saw in Garrett but it is what it is.
Overall, even though this book got me out of my reading slump, I didn’t love it like I thought I would. I loved the hockey aspect the most and Garrett the least. I’m really picking about relationships in New Adult so I was really critical when it came to Garrett and the way he treated Hannah. If you’re not a critical and you’re looking for a fun NA, The Deal would be a good read for you.