thegoalTitle: The Goal (Off-Campus #4)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Release Day: September 26th 2016

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.

3 stars!

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 ♥

other books in the series

thedeal themistake thescore


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