This week’s Eye Candy Friday guy is Garret Graham from The Deal by Elle Kennedy. Oh man, this guy. I loved him. Adored him. Wanted to marry him, I loved him so much. He was my kind of love interest because he was everything in this book.
His book information:
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.
Garrett was a cocky athlete who knew what he wanted and went after it. In the beginning, he was a hockey player who needed to pass a class in order to keep being eligible to play his sport for his school but the one girl who aced the test nobody else did; wanted nothing to do with him. He was blown away that there was a girl on the planet that was immune to his hotness and celebrity status on campus.
He said things like this:
“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “After you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”
“Two,” I reply cheerfully.
“Do you high five yourself?”
“Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”
He could not get Hannah Wells to change her mind about tutoring him. Nothing worked on her but he didn’t give up. He found out what she wanted most and offered an exchange. For her help in class, he would help her land the guy she wanted. The more time they spent together, the more time he wanted to spend with her. When his help turns physical, he completely won me over.
“I clench my teeth. “I’m not a virgin, Garrett.”
“You’re not a puck bunny either.”
“So that means I’m not allowed to sleep with a guy I’m attracted to?”
He rakes both hands over his scalp now, looking equally aggravated. Then he takes a breath, exhales slowly, and meets my eyes. “Okay, here’s the deal. I believe you’re attracted to me. I mean—one, who isn’t? And two, you moan like crazy whenever my tongue’s in your mouth.”
I bristle. “I do not.”
“Agree to disagree.”
On the surface, Garrett was this college playboy who loved hockey. He didn’t take much seriously (except hockey) and he lived his life in the fast lane. He partied, he practiced and he had fun with the ladies. That all started changing when Hannah came into his life. She changed him and she made him better. The stuff that he did to help Hannah went above and beyond what he signed up for but he never once looked back because once he decided he was all in. He was. I loved him to pieces…and that is why he’s this week’s book boyfriend.
“How did I go so long without noticing you, damn it? Why did it take seeing a stupid A on your midterm to make me notice?”
He sounds so genuinely upset that I scoot closer and kiss him. “It doesn’t matter. You know me now.”
“I do,” he says fiercely.”
*sigh* If you haven’t read his book, you should fix that because OMG, it’s so good. Here’s who I pictured as Garrett.
In case you’re interested, here’s some buy links.
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The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Off Campus Series #1
February 24, 2015
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Until next week…enjoy!