The Goal - Elle Kennedy

The Goal

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 3,793 Ratings


Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

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.


  • No

    By Homie Bologne
    This book was horrible and should have never been written. Tuck is a loser. They had no chemistry. Just no.
  • Take a chance.

    By nerdymommy2
    I never write reviews. But this book…. Whoo. Despite the less than favorable reviews, I loved this book. I’ve read all of the books in both series, and I honestly don’t think I’ve cried or laughed at a book this much in years. I loved the development of the characters. They’re so easy to relate to and fall in love with.
  • Least Favorite in this Series

    By B_natt17
    Honestly, I just didn’t like Sabrina. I tried. But despite how much Tucker loves her, I don’t feel like much was really shown of her that was likable. We already knew she was smart and driven. You see more of her life and background, which are definitely hard and you have sympathy for her, but so much of her continues to just fight against Tuck and him wanting her in a way that felt old very quickly. I do like his character. I struggled to like her or even buy that she has this big heart he talks about. I didn’t see that in her. Wanting to better your life and be successful isn’t what I think of as a big heart thing, and when he said that, I was literally trying to remember what in the book gave us that indication for her and could not remember anything. It just was a lot of pages trying to force their relationship when it didn’t feel as believable as the other books in this series, or try to make us think she’s warm and loving, when there is so much actually pointing against that.
  • Better than the other reviews suggest

    By Sllilly003
    I’m not even done with this book and I can’t help myself. I was nervous starting this book because the reviews were scathing. I loved the 3 prior books but this is by far my favorite. I’ve laughed, cried, and picked my jaw up off of the floor. I never write reviews but I seriously just had to. I got through the others pretty quickly but this I just tore through. 10/10. Seriously.
  • Just Ok

    By MansonFan77
    I loved this series but this one was my least favorite. I wasn’t very keen to Sabrina because of the pervious book, The Score. It was also the most boring story of the 4. The timeline was also off as it took place during the exact same time as The Score. I may be biased though because The Score was my favorite of the series !
  • Not my fave in the series

    By Kaydee2323
    I got bored with this book because Sabrina’s commitment issues just went on forever. The book goes on and on. And that I hated Tucker’s mom as much as I hated Ray is probably not what the author intended, but she is not at all sympathetic. I do absolutely love Tucker, and I loved Sabrina until about 2/3 of the way through the book because she just wasn’t good to this amazing guy.
  • Not sure how I feel…

    By 1-800-i-can-read
    I love Tuck and Sabrina and Jamie but sometimes the story felt never ending because we’re dealing with the same problem the whole time. Sabrina keeps Tuck at an arms length throughout most of the story and that’s the whole plot; her opening up to him fully and coming to terms with her love. I like their relationship at it’s end point but sometimes the story felt very stuck and repetitive, very well written though
  • Better than some of the reviews :)

    By HEYmegheyyy
    I enjoyed this a lot. It wasnt as heavy emotionally as i was expecting after reading other reviews. My main point of contention is Tuckers mom lol. Tucker never stuck up for Sabrina and Sabrina’s last words to his mom were good but needed to be so much more. The girl is a new mom and prob postpartum, we needed more fireworks.
  • Great addition to the series

    By KYoungbe
    I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t my top favorite, but it still held on as a competitor. I’ve heard that this book isn’t everyone’s jam, so I wonder if being a parent myself is part of that. I loved that this story had real life situations and two leads strong enough to work through them. I always get so crazy when two characters know that they love each other but can’t tell the other person. It’s just unnecessary drama in my head, which is probably why I took a star (but that’s just a personal thing for me). This book was written well with compelling characters. I’d definitely recommend jumping into this book if you enjoy the other Off Campus books before this one.
  • Could have lived without reading this book

    By Lauandrealights
    I wanted to read the story of every hockey boy from the team.. until Tucker’s turn. I read because it gives you an alternate reality of what’s going on in the world, it allows you to escape from the real problems and sadly this wasn’t the story for me. It was so filled with real problems that rather than enjoy it, it felt the problems were mine. Tucker’s mom is a disrespectful being and Tucker itself didn’t stand up for Sabrina even knowing his mother was wrong. I finished because to me books are commitments and I don’t like to leave them unfinished. That way I can give a good, honest review. The only reason I rate this book three stars is because it very well written and the story is a good one, just not my type.