The Graham Effect (Campus Diaries) (Paperback)
The first book in the delicious, icy-hot Campus Diaries series, a spinoff of BookTok sensations Off-Campus and Briar U, by New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy.
Gigi Graham has exactly three goals: qualify for the women's national hockey team, win Olympic gold, and step out of her famous father's shadow. So far, so good, except for two little things. Fineâ€“a little thing and a big, grumpy thing. She needs to improve her game behind the net, and she needs help from Luke Ryder.
Ryder is six-foot five, built, opinionated, rudeâ€¦and sexy as hell. But he's still the enemy.
Briar's new hockey co-captain has his reasons, though. The men's team just merged with a rival program, leaving Ryder with an angry roster where everyone hates one another's guts. To make matters worse, the summer coaching spot he's angling for with the legendary Garrett Graham is out of reach after he makes the worst possible first impression on his hero. So, really, this compromise with Gigi is win-win. He helps her make the national team, she puts in a good word with her dad.
The only potential snag? This bone-deep, body-numbing, mind-spinning chemistry they're trying to ignore. It's a dangerous game they're playing, but the risks just might be worth it.
About the Author
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle currently writes for various publishers. She is the author of more than 50 titles of contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, including the global sensation Off-Campus series.
"â€śSeductive college-set hockey romanceâ€¦ As romantic as it is spicy, this will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.â€ť" â€” Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"â€ś(The) chemistry ignites the pagesâ€¦ This is a standout story among the very popular hockey romance trend. Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips may also enjoy Kennedyâ€™s smart love stories.â€ť" â€” Booklist, STARRED review
""â€śUtterly adorable, completely charming, and sexy as hell, The Graham Effect has everything youâ€™d want in a college romanceâ€”a grumpy/sunshine pairing, a very steamy â€śsteam roomâ€ť scene, and a hockey-playing heroine!â€ť" â€” " â€” Meghan Quinn, USA Today bestselling author
"â€śSexy hockey player? Check! Brand new series from Elle Kennedy? Check! The Graham Effect is a sexy, fun, delicious read, donâ€™t miss it!â€ť" â€” Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
"â€śThe Graham Effect is peak Elle Kennedy writingâ€”magnetic banter, intoxicating chemistry, and plenty of spice. I devoured this book in one sitting.â€ť" â€” K.A. Tucker, international bestselling author of The Simple Wild
"â€śIâ€™m so happy to be back in the Briar Universe! This book is everything.â€ť" â€” Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author
"â€śThe Graham Effect was like coming home and I couldn't be happier! I only meant to read one page and of course I accidentally stayed up past midnight to finish. It's been a long time since I've kicked my feet and giggled in glee while reading a book and The Graham Effect did that to me! Intense emotions, loveable and growly characters, and hockey I love, The Graham Effect is one of my new favorite Elle books!â€ť" â€” Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author