Monday, September 26, 2016

Review:The Goal by Elle Kennedy

New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone

She’s good at achieving her goals…
College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated
Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

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ISBN-13: 9781533344342
ISBN-10: 1533344345 | |

What I thought about The Goal

If you've been reading this series, you know something of what is going on between Tucker and Sabrina as The Score ends in a huge reveal of one of the challenges that befall this couple.  I was really eager to read more about how Sabrina and Tucker get together and what would become of them so I dove right into The Goal.  While the book can be read as a standalone, I think you will get more of an impact by reading the entire series.

Tucker and Sabrina have a hook up one night and Sabrina makes it very clear that it is a one-night occurence.  Fortunately for her, Tucker is one super patient guy and he's got a pretty good idea that pushing Sabrina for more wont' work, so his pursuit has to be more subtle.  He does a great job in many ways, because Sabrina finally gives in to him. 

I was really glad to see that these two had somewhat of a relationship before the big news hits them, and when it does, I couldn't help but fall more for Tucker. Not only is he patient, he's willing to let Sabrina call all the shots when it comes to their connected future.  

I loved how this book overlaps with the events in The Score.  That made it really special for me and made me want to go back and re-read the entire series from the start all over again.  I found my self really liking Sabrina -- her drive and determination were awesome and so was Tucker's support of whatever she wanted to do. That was so important to their relationship.

There's a lot of heat between these two as well, as was expected.  Nothing like a good old hook-up in a vehicle to bring back those college memories!  These two are so good for each other, but it takes a while for both of them to see it and for their friends to see it as well.  I loved the resolution between Sabrina and Dean, although at first I wondered how that was all going to work out.

So I really loved this entire series and Tucker and Sabrina's story is a great addition.  Recommended.

ARC provided for review.

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About Elle

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 writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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