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.
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.
This book has a bit of everything that makes a great romance story. Allie and Dean have awesome chemistry. The relationship evolves over time, beginning as a hookup and continuing into love. Nothing about the progression feels unbelievable. They know they aren't instantly in love but understand this is more than just a common fling. They make each other and the reader laugh, and this duo aren't afraid to get kinky for sure.
Dean is mega rich. I like how you wouldn't know that if it wasn't stated. He's down-to-earth and treats others well. He's smart and athletic, as in Harvard Law acceptance and multiple Frozen Four wins. Mr. Heywood-Di Laurentis is also a big ladies man (before his night with Allie). He was always available for a little fun with girls who understood ahead of time that it was nothing more.
Allie has lots of good points too. On several occasions she's in situations where she could base her happiness on a man, but she chooses to do what's best for her. I respect that. She's serious about life and freaky in the bedroom.
The Score is an awesome ride filled with many of life's ups and downs like the everyday, sexy, funny, sad and shocking. It kept me interested. Sports and contemporary romance readers should definitely check it out. I can't wait for the next novel in this series.