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Lissa's Review: The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy


PUBLISHER: Elle Kennedy

RELEASED: September 26, 2016

GENRE: New Adult, Sports, Romance

LENGTH: 350 pages

FORMAT: eBook, Paperback, Audible







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.


The Goal was an enjoyable read. I loved Tucker, and he was one of those characters, you wish they were real. Who would come to sweep you off your feet. He laid his eyes on Sabrina. And he wanted her, to be his. They had a passion between them. But Sabrina was very standoffish from the get-go.

Don’t get me wrong I understood that Sabrina had a goal. One that involved getting out of the crappy home environment that she’s lived in all her life. So school and Harvard was it. Tucker threw a wrench it that kind of. As their relationship develops and their surprise comes ahead. They have a lot to decide on and deal with. Honestly, Sabrina drove me nuts, mostly with her insecurities. Tucker would do anything and everything for her. But her realization took so long, to say I love you. Since I was frustrated, I really couldn’t connect with her on that emotional level I love so much.

I will not deny that Kennedy has a brilliant way of writing. That it’s easy to like the characters. I just felt that it was a little longer than it needed to be. But I loved this series. All these characters I have spent time with was not wasted.

Overall, Four Boundless Star

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