The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

by Elle Kennedy

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New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

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.

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BN ID: 2940153385143
Publisher: Elle Kennedy Inc.
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Series: Off-Campus Series , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,827
File size: 791 KB

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The Goal (Off-Campus, #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im so sad that the series is over but glad because now I can stop obsessing over it haha. Very good read!
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year 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.
Barbara JONES 20 hours ago
The goal is by far best of the off-campus series. Tuck is just a character that you can't help but love.
Boundlessbookreviews 11 months ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved books 1-3, but I was disappointed with this one. It an not a hot and sexy type book compared to the others. The whole book is a drag. Then she finally says I love you the last few pages literally. Tucker's character is awesome and Sabrina was great too, there was more to her once our got to know her. Overall, they never share feelings, Tucker is sweet and patient but where was the excitement for the readers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally recomd this book and even tho I'm in my fifties I still could relate to each of the characters,I loved the real life decision that needed to be made, also the drama of the consequences .Kuodus for making sabrina able to still attend harvard,life doesn't stop after you get pregant its hard and exhausting as a mom, but I'm proud that the author kept sabrina focused on the end game. Also thankyou for what you wrote that sabrina wanted to make her life better for her daughter and tuck that made my heart thump.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all the books. I want to know what Fritzy and the other boys are up too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can’t wait for the spin offs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great end to the series. Loved Tucker and his never ending patience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## DNF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may be my favorite of the series. All of the Off Campus stories were great, but there is just something extra special about Tucker. I think it's his southern charm and manners mixed with just the right amount of alpha. And I liked Sabrina so much more than I expected. I loved their story. I'm so sad this is the end of the series, especially since Fitzy didn't get a story. Please give him a story in the spinoff series!!!!
rebelspinster More than 1 year ago
5 Stars! The Off-Campus series is a great series for any hockey fan or anyone that likes college based story lines. I fell in love with this series with book #1, The Deal. I was hooked from there and have read them all. No spoilers, but this story takes place the same time as The Score. This is Tucker’s story, but like The Score, you’ll get Tucker’s thought’s on Dean. We’ve all heard Dean’s opinion on Sabrina James. I loved this story because it showed us through Tucker’s amazing way that she is the exact opposite of Dean’s opinion. Tucker breaks down her walls and shows her that she can have a friend and be loved. Tucker is the most amazing character and if we could create a man just like him (and I know we all wish that for a lot of fictional characters!) I will be first in line! His mama raised him right. Old-fashioned values and manners. A definite must read of all the books, but I would read the others as well. Elle Kennedy has a way with words that will have you laughing while you read (really, I had to explain why I burst out laughing to a friend)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really didn't like the incorporation of pregnancy into this series, and therefore this book was a buzz kill for me. I had great difficulty finishing it. I hope there is another one to redeem the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Tuck and sabrina were amazing. Cant wait for the spinoff
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.