Book Review: The Goal (Off-Campus #4)

Posted February 10, 2017 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Goal (Off-Campus #4)Title: The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: September 26th 2016
Pages: 350

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.

my review 2

I’m just going to be straight up front with why I liked this book, and that was because I pictured Tucker as this guy:

Mhmmmmm, young Matthew McConaughey, and I’m not even a little bit sorry about it in the least. He’s from Texas, totally has the southern drawl and then some, and he’s, ya know, super hot. I’m pretty sure that Tucker in a nut shell. I know he’s not as buff as Tucker is described, but that’s cause I don’t really like super buff dudes like on the covers of all the romance novels. I know, I know, I’m one of the weirdos, sue me.

The rating for this book, which is sadly the last of the Off Campus series, was originally going to be 5 pumpkin cats, but then I got over the reading high and really thought about that rating.. I’m going to have to go with 4 pumpkin cats, or maybe 4.5 if I’m feeling the slow burn, but I wasn’t really feeling the super slow burn. I’ve come to assume something about NA novels, and that’s that within the first few chapters of the reader being introduced to the characters, they’re going to start either bantering and acting as if they’re dating, or just plain be dating.

This one, was nothing like that. And truly, that’s not bad at all. I’m all for slow burn in my fantasy novels, seriously, I love that shit, but when it comes to this type of book, I guess I was just ready for something else and wasn’t feeling the most patient.

I still have to say, this is probably my second favorite in the series. Or maybe third.. Honestly, it’s hard to rank this series. They’re all so good in their own ways, you can’t really compare them.

Basically, what I’m getting at is if you’re new to NA and you want a series you can easily fall head over heels for, hello, hi, hey, this is the one you’re looking for. You’re welcome.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!