– Elle Kennedy
Genre : Sports romance, New Adult, Contemporary romance
When I started this series it was with no real expectations. I loved The Deal , liked The Mistake , absolutely LOVED The Score and as excited as I was about The Goal , I didn’t think I would read something better than Dean’s book from that series. But God…Tucker…
♥ General impression ♥
From the other books we have a certain image of him, the caring one, the mature one, the sensible one… but the stars of the hockey team took too much of the focus in the previous books for me to have really noticed him. I’m so happy Tucker got his book because it was amazing and it is definitely my favorite.
♥ The characters & story ♥
Tucker is basically the really hot but also really nice guy. He does everything right, is kind to everyone and cares deeply for his closed ones. So when what occurs with Sabrina takes place it’s really interesting to see that accidents can happen even to the best of us. But how he handled it was absolutely marvelous. Sabrina really couldn’t wish for a better guy. Well, the thing is Sabrina is really complex so she isn’t exactly grateful. But that’s what I liked about this story.
I actually hated Sabrina is the other books. I mean I loved Dean and they didn’t seem to get along so it was natural for me not to like her. Also, she really sounded like an annoying b****. So it’s seriously a surprise I got to like her so much. She’s one of the most relatable character for me (I don’t know what that says about me, I’ll have to ask my friends…). Sabrina‘s character is a complex one and I think that was really interesting and refreshing as well as realistic. I loved that she was scared to feel. It was beautiful to see how she couldn’t talk about her feelings, tell people she loved them but instead showed it. I liked this character best because as much as I loved the others, she was the one I could identify to the most.
♥ Conclusion ♥
I know this book is the least liked by the fan of the series and I can quite understand why. There’s not actually a real story like for The Deal. It’s mostly like I said about The Score. In this book, we follow two characters and how their relationship is evolving around their respective personal issues. And that’s something I’m really into. So yeah, the story isn’t as structured as Book 1 I guess but I find it so interesting in a human perspective.
I absolutely loved following Tucker and Sabrina as they found their way and got rid of their insecurities. This is my favorite book of the series, right along with The Score for more or less the same reasons.
I sincerely love their group and I hope this is not the end. Because I would LOVE a sequel for Tucker‘s book.
Another great novel from Elle Kennedy and a perfect following to the previous books of the series.
What about you ? How did you like the story and the characters ? I’d like to have your thoughts 🙂
More details :
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.
* an ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review