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.
SPOILER FREE REVIEW
I liked it but wasn’t my favorite in the series. The Goal has a more mature theme and is overall more serious than the other ones.
Compared to the other heroes in the series, Tucker is the beta you’ve been waiting for. He’s supportive, loyal and gifted with a huge amount of patience. I loved Tucker so much, but I had hard time trying to like the heroine, I couldn’t relate to her. I did enjoy how Elle Kennedy decided to approach what happens to Sabrina.
I also had some issues with the pacing. The first part of The Goal runs parallel to Dean and Ally’s story up to 60% of the book, but the last half was too slow. I really wanted to like it more but I wasn’t very excited about their story when it ended. Can’t wait for Fitzy and Summer, though!!
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.