September 26, 2016

ARC Review: The Goal by Elle Kennedy

ARC Review: The Goal by Elle KennedyThe Score by Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #4
Published by Self-Published on September 26, 2016
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publicist
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Pages: 350
4.5 Stars
Goodreads

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.

I received this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I am the biggest fan of this series. A big fan of Elle Kennedy, in general, but there is something special about the Off-Campus for me. First, it’s New Adult. Second, The Deal and The Mistake were the first books I had ever read by her. So yes, I’m getting super sentimental because it’s the last of the Core Four.

I had this feeling, ever since John Tucker first walked on the page in The Deal that he’d be my favorite. I’m intuitive like that. And while I had a feeling, I was not prepared for all of the sexy that is John Tucker. MY LORD, ELLE! Ruin me for all men, why don’t you?

He’s the same Tucker we know and love, the quiet loyal guy, but there’s a whole new side we see with Tucker. He’s a rough, dirty talking lover who will melt your panties the second he opens his mouth. I mean *fans self*.

We also see a side of Sabrina, the real side of her and not through the eyes of her enemy, Dean. Sabrina is hard working and devoted. She has a plan and isn’t going to let anything stop her. Not even Tucker.

But, Tucker being the perfect guy that he is, is willing to take whatever Sabrina is willing to give him. With whatever time she has to spare. Tucker isn’t afraid to go after what he wants and he doesn’t play games. He’s just a southern boy who respects women and wants to shower them with affection.

And just when the couple is starting to find the rhythm that works best for them and Sabrina is learning to trust and open up more to Tucker, their lives get thrown for a loop when they find out Sabrina’s pregnant.

The first half of this book takes place during the same time as The Score, which I wasn’t expecting but quickly found myself loving it. We get to see the early courtship of Tucker and Sabrina and all the sexy times (and hardships) that follow.

I honestly don’t know how to convey how much I loved this book. It was everything. Tucker was everything. Sabrina and Tucker together were everything. They balance each other. They brighten each other’s lives (no, that’s not cheesy. It’s true. Read the book and find out why!).

The Goal is a little different than the rest of the series but it’s still very much a book in the Off-Campus series. And it’s not just a story about Tucker and Sabrina, but also friendships. The boys and girls from the previous books are back and better than ever in this book. I honestly don’t remember ever laughing as I as I did when Graham and Logan were being their adorkable selves.

Honestly, I can’t recommend this series enough and now that the fourth book is out, it’s the perfect time to binge. And who doesn’t love a good book binge? I know, I’m planning a good reread of the entire series because you can’t just read this series once. It’s impossible.

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2 responses to “ARC Review: The Goal by Elle Kennedy

  1. I’m so glad you liked this one! The Off Campus series is one of my favourite NA series and I was really pleased to hear there was supposed to be a spin-off soon. I’m not prepared to leave these people yet! 🙂

    You’re right, Tucker was perfect. I love good guys and he was the best. And it’s true, he and Sabrina balanced each other out perfectly.

    Lovely review! 🙂

    • wordswithsarah

      I NEED Fitzy to have a book like ASAP!!! AND MAYBE MORE BOOKS ABOUT THE CORE FOUR! I miss them so much already!

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