Book Review – The Goal (Off Campus #4) – Elle Kennedy

So this is definitely the best college/New Adult series out there. It’s witty, it’s steamy and it carries with it a healthy does of angst. While this was not the best installment in the series, it had its really good moments.

It’s the story of Tucker, the quiet one of the bunch. If you read the previous book, The Score (a masterpiece!) then the events of this book will not come as a surprise. Tucker is one of those old fashioned men who believe in love at first sight and the whole marriage – baby carriage thing. That’s what he wants in his life, and when Sabrina comes along, then he just might be halfway there.

Unfortunately for him, Sabrina is the opposite of old fashioned. Having been abandoned by her mother at a young age, and having to work for everything she has, she doesn’t believe in the happily ever after. At least as far as marriage and children are concerned. She wants to go to Harvard, become a lawyer and move out of her crappy home. They both want different things, but soon enough it doesn’t matter because life makes a decision for them 🙂

It was a sweet book. I could put it down and I wasn’t feeling the urge to pick it up but it was sweet. I might be as cynical as Sabrina so I don’t believe men like John Tucker exist, particularly at that age, so this might have factored into my (lack of) enjoyment of the book. I loved Sabrina’s drive and how hard she pushed herself – I might have seen parallels with myself which is why I kept on reading.

The steam was hot. I mean, who doesn’t love a gentleman on the streets but a freak in the bed? Well Tucker wasn’t exactly a freak but he can dirty talk with the best of them.

So all in all it was a nice read. A bit predictable, a bit too nicely wrapped up for us cynics… and perhaps not as witty as the previous books but it was on the enjoyable side.

3 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> The Goal by Elle Kennedy

Click the cover to read a free sample.

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I’d like to thank the author and her amazing publicist for providing this copy for my review.

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