The Goal

The Goal

4.4 11
by Elle Kennedy
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781533344342
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2016
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
142,820

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The Goal (Off-Campus, #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
toniFMAMTC 3 days ago
There could not possibly be a better man than Tucker. He’s my best-loved guy from the series for sure, and he jumped near the top of my favorite book boyfriends ever list. Just wow! I need this man in my life for real. Sabrina takes a little more work to like. She comes off wrong sometimes, but I admired her drive. I also think she endured Tucker’s mom way better than I would have. No wonder Tucker knew just how to handle Sabrina dealing with a mom like that! The story starts out sexy, fun and mostly shallow, but it soon brings on loads of feels and deepness. I was definitely rooting for Sabrina and Tucker to make it. Both go through quite a journey to reach their goals. I really liked and definitely recommend it.
Anonymous 3 days ago
What? This is the final book???? Ugh! I didn't love this story. I loved Tucker but couldn't love Sabrina. Oh well still a good book.
Momscookingthebooks 3 days ago
This is the fourth book in this series and I have read them all and this by far is my favorite. I love Tucker and Sabrina! There is so much more to the characters then what we had glimpsed in previous books. This book is part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone without missing anything. I don’t want to tell you anything but what is in the synopsis because you need to experience this for yourself! It was a sweet, frustrating and EXTREMELY SEXY read! I really enjoyed it! John Tucker is an amazing, loving and very patient man! Sabrina is fierce, intelligent, independent and her story will break your heart! The characters from the previous books make their appearances and it’s fun to see how everything is working out with the guys. I really hope there is going to be a book about Fritz and Summer! If you love new adult hockey romances, then you are going to love The Goal!
SiobhanDavisAuthor 3 days ago
The Goal is a fitting end to what's been an enthralling, panty-melting, sizzling rollercoaster ride of a series. John Tucker has been the quietest of the Briar boys. Before reading this book, the impression I had of him was that of a gentle giant and somewhat of a momma's boy. And he is all that - but so much more. Without a doubt, Tuck was the star of this show. You can't help but fall for his old worldly charm and good manners, mixed with his devilish, naughty side. I was wary of Sabrina going into this book, and she is one complex lady. No one has really ever loved her so she doesn't know how to love or be loved. She has this iron-clad wall up, which isn't easily shattered, but Tuck is oh-so-patient with her, and it only endeared me to him more. I was warming up to Sabrina when the baby bombshell hit, and I began to hate her for how she treated Tucker. She consistently pushed him away and I intensely disliked how she decided how he was feeling without even asking him for his opinion. Yes, it was her body, and ultimately her choice, but she gave him no part of the decision-making process and that boiled my blood. I wished they had just sat down and talked it through but she was so used to fending for herself that she shut him out and he was too afraid that she'd put her walls back up. I did think he could've been a bit firmer with her - it was his baby too. I also felt like a lot of the pregnancy and their relationship was rushed or glossed over and big chunks swept past without much mention. It disrupted the flow a little for me. I loved all the glimpses we got into the other couples, and I loved how Sabrina and Dean interacted. The writing was superb as usual, and it was an enjoyable read, but it definitely had a different vibe than the first three books. To be fair, we were dealing with unplanned pregnancy so it was a serious subject matter, but it lacked some of the humor of the preceding books. Overall, though, it was a great read, just not my fav in the series. I get a sense there might be a spin-off as there was a hint to a Summer-Fitz potential relationship toward the end. Oh please, let it be true! I am so not ready to say goodbye to these boys or this world. It truly is an incredible series, and if you haven't read it yet you need your head examined. Over and out. Actual rating: 3.75 stars. Thanks to the author and her publicist for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
2kasmom 4 days ago
This is book # 4 in the Off-Campus series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. The characters and situations will make more sense to the reader, however, if you read them in order. Plus, it is a seriously phenomenal series! Sabrina has a hot past with Tucker. Even if it is a short one. One that he does not want to let go. If Sabrina could just work him into her schedule... Tucker has always been his own man. Even when a close friend says stay away from Sabrina, he chooses for himself. He knows her better than they do. Now, if he can just convince her to make a future with him. This great series continues as we find out why the last book left us in a cliffhanger. I won't spoil it for you, but I will say hurry to get your copy! Such a great couple, these characters have heat and tenderness almost from the start. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
ljtljtljt 4 days ago
I completely loved The Goal by Elle Kennedy. It is a well-written sports romance, with characters that are interesting, compassionate and down-to-earth. This is the fourth book from the author's Off-Campus series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Smart and beautiful Sabrina James is almost done with her senior year at an Ivy League college. She resides in a dilapidated apartment, with her not so pleasant nana, and her good-for-nothing stepfather. Since childhood Sabrina knew that she wanted to be an attorney, and as a result, she has mapped out her future accordingly. Her next stop is Harvard law school and then a job with a Big Six law firm. Meeting John Tucker, one of the school's very talented hockey players, throws a wrench into her plans. However, sometimes dreams do come true, even if the path takes a detour or two. Tucker is an all-around good student that loves to play hockey. He knows he is not quite good enough to make the pros, so he enjoys his senior year of hockey with vigor. He and Sabrina hit it off almost immediately, and their chemistry is scorching. One night together changes both their lives forever, and Tucker does everything in his power to give Sabrina the space she needs to make good decisions, while he finds the perfect business venture to get involved in. To begin with, the cover of this book is hot! Secondly, both main characters are extremely likable, and I was able to feel their lustful connection very quickly. Sabrina and Tucker are a deserving couple, and their heat both in and out of the bedroom is fiery. The secondary characters are a lot of fun and some of their antics are quite amusing. Ms. Kennedy defines each character's personality with a great finesse, to the point where I felt I knew each and every one of them intimately. The combination of sex, fun and seriousness is well thought out and perfectly balanced. If you are in the mood for a sexy sports romance with a meaningful plot, then pick up a copy of The Goal. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
BookWorm221 4 days ago
I think I was expecting to book to open in the big reveal of the past book but instead I got a pleasant surprise when I realized that we were going to see Tucker and Sabrina from the beginning, how it all started and I’m so happy that was the way the book went because Tucker is so swoony that he deserved all the attention from the beginning. I’m a big fan of this series and of course a huge fan of Elle Kennedy, no matter what she writes she always manages to write stories in which you can get lost, feel for the characters and also feel like you are part of their story. This book was no exception, she managed to create another swoony character in Tucker, he was so perfect!! Seriously! I think out of all the guys in the series so far Tucker is my favorite. And in Sabrina we have another strong woman, I really liked her even though sometimes I wanted to shake her and make her see the mistakes she was making, but it made sense for her to feel and act that way because of her past and the disillusions that lie there. In all this is a solid add to the series, it was fun to see all the other characters and also trying to figure out who would be next, is so nice when you fall in love with characters and then you get to see them grow up through the eyes of another one of the gang.
AboutThatStory 4 days ago
This was such an addicting read! I wanted to know all the details and couldn't put it down. I thought the storyline was great and I liked the characters a lot. Tucker was so incredibly sweet with his Texas charm and patience, I just adored him. I really liked Sabrina as well. She is so much more than the cold-as-ice persona she puts out to the world. I loved learning her history and really understood why she was the way she was. She's so guarded but little by little that outside exterior chips away and you can see what a genuine person she is, hard working, determined and strong. I totally got her. When the two very different personalities combine, it made for a pretty fantastic story. I enjoyed their chemistry and that back and forth in the beginning. There's tension and angst, a nice amount of heat, a lot of emotion and a bit of playfulness thrown in. I thought it was a pretty well rounded story. I loved how this overlapped with the previous book, The Score, it gave it an interesting perspective. It was cool seeing all the guys and their girlfriends from previous stories, they cracked me up. There were a few fun mixed in which was needed in the midst of all the tension. I liked what the secondary characters added to the story even though one of them made me want to throttle him. I thought the writing was really good. It was detailed but not overly elaborate. It felt a little fast paced in the beginning to me but around 30% I felt like it settled into a good rhythm. There was just enough information and development to keep it moving along nicely. I liked the ending and epilogue but it felt slightly rushed, wrapping up really quickly and smoothly. This is such a great series and this is an awesome edition. I'd definitely recommend it. Overall it’s a solid, enjoyable read! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
dsubsits 4 days ago
Elle Kennedy’s THE GOAL is an amazing addition to the Off-Campus Series. Sabrina James has her five-year plan laid out, and it does not include hockey players. Then she meets hockey forward John Tucker, who has every intention of being part of her future. THE GOAL takes place during the same time frame as the previous book, THE SCORE. This new adult contemporary sports romance takes place at Briar University and Massachusetts. I like Sabrina. She is an intelligent and strong individual. Her home life is not the best, and she is set out to do everything in her power to improve her life. Her step father, Ray, is a piece of work. That man is pure slime. I like her two best friends: Carin and Hope. I’m glad she has them. I appreciated that she has Professor Gibson on her side. Sabrina comes off as cold to others, but it is extremely understandable why. She is a good person that has been dealt a difficult hand. She has to work hard for everything in an environment where most people have things handed to them. Tucker is a great guy. He is honest, calm, confident, patient, and persistent. He is a great roommate because he takes care of everyone. He is a good son. He is the perfect guy for Sabrina; he mostly understands her, although he does make a few mistakes. Sabrina and Dean Di Laurentis (book 3) are nemesis. Since Dean is one of Tucker’s best friends and roommate, this is a bit of an issue, as a result, they hide their relationship from Tucker’s friends. The scenes with Beau Maxwell were emotional from the start since I knew what was going to happen from the previous book. It was heartbreaking to read others’ perspectives. Once again, Elle Kennedy, does a fantastic job with both her character development and plot. The novel is well written. I like that this story continues past graduation. Just like real life there are a lot of ups and downs. The characters grow tremendously and endure a lot. THE GOAL is a believable a heartfelt story that made me experience just about every emotion possible. Off-Campus is an amazing series that I highly recommend. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
KrissysBookNook 4 days ago
This eagerly awaited fourth book in Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus Series does not disappoint! The main Focus in The Goal is John Tucker (Tucker, Tuck). John is the last original roommate to be given his story and Elle saved the best for last! (Last original roommate, NOT book, thank goodness!) I fell in love with Tucker just as much as I did with Garret, Logan, and Dean. Maybe even a teeny bit more. (That beard though…) Although, it did take me a few chapters to warm up to Sabrina, she eventually won my heart too and I am completely #TeamSucker! I give The Goal 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars! I’m not positive who the next Off-Campus book will be about, but I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a crazy Summer at Briar College next semester! Xo- K *I was generously given an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
IreneC 5 days ago
5 stars The Goal was such a beautiful, heartfelt, passionate and entertaining read. Loved the plot, LOVED Tucker and Sabrina, some serious swooning went down while reading The Goal. Sigh... I didn't want it to end. Before I started The Goal I was a little sceptical but also intrigued about Sabrina. After being in Dean's head in The Score, you couldn't help but form an opinion about her, negative or otherwise. I wasn't sure if I was going to connect with her character. Now after reading The Goal and being in her head, I totally got her. Life hasn't been easy for this girl. She works two jobs to support herself, she's a straight A student and doesn't depend on anyone. Not that there's anyone there for her to depend on. She's been abandoned by her mother at a very young age and left to be raised by her grandmother who seems to be more interested in the latest Hollywood gossip than paying any attention to her smart and love deprived granddaughter. Then add the sicko, sleaze ball stepfather who comes onto Sabrina any chance he gets and loves to belittle and embarrass her to anyone who will listen. You quickly get why she's cut off emotionally and scared to open herself up to people. Everybody she has loved and trusted has ended up hurting her. I loved watching Tucker and Sabrina together. There was never any doubt in my head these two were perfect for each other. The attraction was instant but their love grew over time and for me that's what made this such a good read. Tucker quickly recognised Sabrina's emotional hang ups. He knew with her fear of abandonment she would need time, understanding and space for her to let down her walls and let him in. He was confidant by giving Sabrina these things she would see he was trustworthy, that his feelings were true and that he loved her unconditionally. He wasn't going to run away even when life throws them a curveball. All of Sabrina's fears come to surface once she discovers she's pregnant. She doesn't want to be a burden to Tucker, she doesn't want to be the reason he doesn't follow through with his plans for the future so what does she do? She decides to do it all on her own, but our boy Tucker can see what she's doing and doesn't push her, he knows patience is what's needed and this is what he gives her. There were times Sabrina frustrated me, I wish she was more open with her feelings. Everyone could see how much these two loved each other but her fears would take over and shut her down. Damn those inner insecure voices! lol Tucker was just perfection, he was the perfect man for Sabrina. He was loving, caring, protective, encouraging, supportive and the chemistry between them was SMOKING! Damn the boy has some serious tongue moves, yes I said tongue!! lol Sabrina and Tucker together were cute, fun, passionate and very entertaining. I loved seeing all the gang together, they added lightness, humor and it was good watching them connect with Sabrina and seeing and getting to know the real girl behind the front she's been portraying all these years. Overall The Goal was a fun, sweet, passionate, emotional and heartfelt read. I loved both Tucker and Sabrina, they took me on a emotional journey and I was extremely happy to have experienced it with them. And the epilogue left me with a heart full of happy feels. Each book from the Off-Campus series has been a great read, I highly recommend them all and I hope you enjoy The Goal as much as I did.