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Off Campus Series by Elle Kennedy: Your Ultimate Guide

Discover everything you need to know about Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus Series!

Elle Kennedy took over the world of college sports romance with her Off Campus Series! The combination of figuring out college life, intense nature of student athletes, and passionate couples made readers swoon. 

I flew through each of these books, so I’m hoping you’ll fall in love with them just like I did!

Within this post, you’ll find a summary of Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series order as well as a deep dive into each book (summary, my thoughts, included tropes).

I’m also answering a few Off Campus series order FAQs at the end and sharing my overall thoughts to help you decide if these books are right for you!

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Off Campus Series Order (Summary)

To start off short and sweet, the Off Campus series order is listed below. While it’s not absolutely vital, I recommend reading them in order so you don’t end up spoiling any of the relationships!

 

 

The Off Campus Series Order (Book Summaries)

Now that you know the Off Campus series order, let’s get into more detail about each book. Included below is a short summary of each book in the Off Campus series, my opinion and star rating, and the tropes you’ll find in each! 

 

 

the deal

The Deal (Book 1)

My Star Rating: 5 Stars       Goodreads Rating: 4.24

Romance Tropes Included: Fake Dating, Friends To Lovers, Tutor / Student

Book Summary: Get ready for a steamy, mutually beneficial arrangement that will leave you breathless! When Hannah finally finds someone in college who turns her on, she’s willing to try everything to get his attention. Even if it means tutoring the cocky, annoying captain of the hockey team in exchange for a fake date.

Garrett is also willing to do anything necessary to keep his dreams of playing professional hockey alive, so he accepts the arrangement. However, a kiss that leads to wildly satisfying…so much more… has him rethinking how much he wants to help Hannah seek out some other guy.

 My Review: There’s no denying this series starts off on a high note!! It doesn’t get much cuter than Wellsy and Garrett. Although the romance gets deliciously spicy, I truly fell in love with what started as friendship for these two! Their gradual journey toward understanding and trusting each other was oh so satisfying.

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the mistake

The Mistake (Book 2)

My Star Rating: 4 Stars       Goodreads Rating: 4.01

Romance Tropes Included: Second Chance, No Third Act Breakup

Book Summary: When John Logan, hockey legend, appears at her door, freshman Grace is at a loss for words. He’s clearly in the wrong place, but they connect over action movies and she ends up almost sleeping with him before he bolts. When John can’t seem to get her out of his head, he decides he’ll do anything she asks to win her over.

 My Review: It’s easy to align with Goodreads on my rating here. The Mistake felt a little more juvenile than the first book, probably since we meet Grace as a freshman trying to navigate college and friendships/boys. The second half of the book was much more engaging and I loved reading about how John stepped up and fought for Grace. 

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the score

The Score (Book 3)

My Star Rating: 4 Stars       Goodreads Rating: 4.17

Romance Tropes Included: Rebound, Reformed Playboy

Book Summary: Dean has floated through his college career enjoying the spoils of being a star hockey player – parties, women, hanging with his friends. He’s known for his constant hookups and hasn’t found anyone who’s tempted him longer than a night or two. 

Enter Allie. She definitely did not need a one-night stand to solve her looming problems and makes it clear to Dean that she wants nothing more from him. However, Dean needs more from her, a feeling he’s not familiar with… 

 My Thoughts: Dean certainly wasn’t my favorite side character from the previous books, but I enjoyed getting to know him better in The Score. Allie was a fantastic character and her devotion to Dean was moving. 

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the goal

The Goal (Book 4)

My Star Rating: 3.5 Stars       Goodreads Rating: 3.93

Romance Tropes Included: Surprise Pregnancy

Book Summary: A few characters from the previous books find their way to each other in The Goal. Sabrina doesn’t get the greatest endorsement from Dean previously, but readers discover she’s a driven woman desperate to make a better life for herself than the one she’s got at home. 

She’s got no time in her plan for anything more than a one-night stand, which is exactly what she expects when she hooks up with John Tucker in the back of his truck. However, Tucker is hooked and he sets out on a mission to break down her walls. A life-changing moment throws all of Sabrina’s plans out of whack, but Tucker is ready to prove he’s got her back.

 My Thoughts: I’m not normally a fan of the surprise pregnancy trope, so my thoughts are admittedly a little biased based on that. Tucker’s southern charm and cockiness also got a bit old after a while. Clearly, these two didn’t have my favorite story but I can see why others would enjoy it!

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legacy

The Legacy (Book 5)

My Star Rating: TBD       Goodreads Rating: 3.79

Book Summary: The Legacy is a collection of 4 novellas featuring each of the couples from the earlier books in this series. The novellas pick up their stories pretty much right away, now that they’re out of college and dealing with real world adult problems and situations. 

 My Thoughts: This is the only book I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but I wanted to include it for those who are interested in essentially a novel length epilogue!

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Off Campus Series – FAQs

 

Who wrote the Off Campus Series?

Elle Kennedy is the author of this spicy sports romance series! She has more than 40 books in her catalog, including a few co-written with other popular romance authors! 

 

How is the Off Campus Series connected?

This collection of five books features men from the same college hockey team and the women they fall in love with! The first four novels each feature a different couple, while the fifth is a collection of novellas starring those same men and women a few years into their relationships.

 

How spicy is the Off Campus Series?

Each book contains explicit sex scenes, so these books are pretty spicy! There are multiple scenes scattered through each book that describe sexual acts in detail. 

 

Is the Off Campus series part of Kindle Unlimited?

YES! That’s how I read all of the books, since they were included as part of my subscription. Currently, you can get up to 2 months FREE! You’ll also find some of Elle Kennedy’s other romance novels as part of this subscription, so you can keep on reading if you love her style!

Plus, once you sign up you can read all these other incredible romance books for free!

If you prefer physical books, I recommend getting them from Target since they’re often on sale for around $10! 

 

 

Off Campus Series – Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this series for both anyone new to the sports romance genre and long time fans. Although these take place primarily in the college years, most of the relationships feel more adult and the writing is fantastic.

I can’t wait to hear what you think if you decide to read these books! Let us know in the comments what you think if you decide to read the Off Campus series!

 

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