Review | The Goal by Elle Kennedy

Posted April 5, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review | The Goal by Elle KennedyThe Goal (Off-Campus, #4) by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off Campus Series #4
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on September 26th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 350
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Purchased
Series Rating:

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 Off Campus is one of my favorite series ever. The Deal, The Mistake, The Score are books I re-read over and over again but I had been putting off The Goal.

The Goal is the last book in The Off Campus series but each book can be read as a standalone. However, I recommend you read the entire series so that you can enjoy the series in its entirely.

The Goal is centered on John Tucker or Tuck and Sabrina James. Both are characters we’ve seen in the other books but now they are front and center in their own book.

Tucker’s story was the book I was eagerly anticipating because I just knew that Tucker was going to be hot. He’s always been the “motherly” figure and the calmer of the bunch compared to Dean and Garrett. He was also kind of a mystery. A bearded, tall, responsible and sexy. Did I mention beard?

Sabrina is a character that I was curious about because I knew that even though the past books portrayed her as a bitch. There was something deeper. Something more. There were times when I loved Sabrina, I wanted to hug her and then sometimes I wanted to hit her upside the head with something because she was stubborn. Towards the end of the book, I actually really liked her.

I am a fan of the trope used in this book. I can honestly say that I one click too many books with this trope because I love the drama and I love seeing how it will play out. But this book felt different from the other books but I think it was because of the trope used. I didn’t fall in love with this book the way that I did with the other three.

Did I enjoy this book? Absolutely! Was it my favorite? Nope, Dean is still my favorite and I honestly don’t think anyone could take his spot. Overall, I would say this was a sweet conclusion to an amazing series. If you haven’t read The Off Campus Series, you should and we can fan girl together.

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