Oh how long I’ve been waiting for Tucker’s book (since THAT cliffhanger!) and for the most part it was amazing. The rest, not so much.
Sabrina is not a character I’ve been a fan of, but I thought, let’s give her a change, you never know, Tucker after all is a big sweetheart, he knows. Trust in Tucker.
Unfortunately The Goal falls right next to The Mistake. Just like Logan’s book, I didn’t care for the female lead. At all. Grace was just boring and I never connected with her and Sabrina was a bitch and I didn’t connect with her either.
Sabrina has the most sob-worthy story of everyone in this series. A poor girl that has to deal with an asshole step father, an utterly annoying and awful grandmother and an absent mother throughout the entire book. But she’s an overachiever and she’s working a million jobs at the same time trying to get through law school and be someone despite her upbringing. And for the most part I admired her driven personality. I just didn’t care for it.
Tucker is a Texas sweetheart that dreams of going back home and opening a business. Of course none of that happens in the end. He meets Sabrina, they have sex and BAM. She’s pregnant. (not really BAM, it takes almost half the book to get there if not more.)
What bothered me the most was the way they both handled each other. Sabrina was all oh this is casual, we’re just fuck buddies and Tucker was I’ll change her mind, he followed her around, and they had sex, they were sort of dating but without anyone knowing it. At least, not his friends, because her friends were well aware.
So when the baby bomb dropped, the same attitude continued. She was all I want law school not baby and he was all whatever you want which I love that he was supportive but at the same time, they were going about their business like this was not something growing and happening and they never got together to talk, or deal with it. It bugged me that the majority of the story was Sabrina and her life and occasionally Tucker and baby.
I loved the ending, it almost made up for the rest not being what I expected. Almost. Still it’s the Off Campus series, I got nothing but love for these characters ♥
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