The Goal - Elle Kennedy

The Goal

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 709 Ratings


New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

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.


  • Good Book

    By Jen Veer-Boyes
    This book was just OK for me. I didn't really connect with the character Sabrina. I felt it dragged on more than the others. The ending was great and I loved the storyline.
  • Kennedy brilliantly unfolds The Goal

    By Maggie Jane Nerdy Novelist
    Sabrina James is tough as nails, self-motivated, ready for graduation, and moving onto law school. She's fights her own demons which focus around her less than stellar upbringing, however she refuses to let those dark paths determine her life’s journey. John Tucker breathes hockey through and through. He knows he isn't NHL bound, but hockey provided him a scholarship and his degree is his way out of his struggling life back home in Texas. When the two meet at the local college pub the attraction is immediate but the long lasting evidence of their hook up changes things forever. Once again Elle Kennedy weaves the sorted details of two very strong, determined college students with definite goals and dreams of a better future. Kennedy brilliantly addresses the sexual revolution of the 21st century college female, where hook ups are common and long lasting relationships are few and far between. Unfortunately, when you meet your soul mate it is difficulty to continue denying where your heart beats its strongest. Sabrina James is a multidimensional protagonist as Kennedy slowly peels back the layers of her turbulent childhood. She fully develops James’ rationale behind her sexual hook ups and deep determination to succeed academically to ensure a secure future for herself. Tucker’s past, while not nearly the train wreck of James’, also helps fuel his determination to become a successful business entrepreneur in order to help he and his mom out of the financial struggles they have faced most of his life. The exchanges between these two are fueled with passion and desire yet Sabrina is a protected soul. Kennedy weaves their web developing their characters over the course of time and truly exploring the difficult roads one must travel before arriving at the deep seated truth which heart already knew, but the brain needed more time to figure out. Loved the whole off-campus series and the interwoven story lines building the epic series.
  • Wish it was better.

    By AA723
    It was just okay. Definitely not my favorite book in this series.
  • Great series

    By LovesLoveStories
    Loved every book in the series
  • Love Tucker

    By JLoc0303
    I wish this wasn't the last book. Loved Tucker.
  • Another Great Read by Elle

    By Jacklov2rd
    Loved this book! Read it in less than 24 hours! Characters with heart that you can connect with while enjoying a well written book.
  • My GOAL Review

    By EK Fan
    LOVED this book. It's sad to see this series coming to an end. Sabrina, I wanted to shake her to wake her up at times. Tucker, just adorable from beginning to end. I tried to prolong my reading of this book, but I just could not put it down!
  • My favorite of the Off-Champus series!

    By Mom's Cooking The Books
    This is the fourth book in this series and I have read them all and this by far is my favorite. I love Tucker and Sabrina! There is so much more to the characters then what we had glimpsed in previous books. This book is part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone without missing anything. I don’t want to tell you anything but what is in the synopsis because you need to experience this for yourself! It was a sweet, frustrating and EXTREMELY SEXY read! I really enjoyed it! John Tucker is an amazing, loving and very patient man! Sabrina is fierce, intelligent, independent and her story will break your heart! The characters from the previous books make their appearances and it’s fun to see how everything is working out with the guys. I really hope there is going to be a book about Fritz and Summer! If you love new adult hockey romances, then you are going to love The Goal!
  • Great book

    By Peaches716
    Love all her books💕another great story👍🏻
  • Tucker is a perfect 10

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    There could not possibly be a better man than Tucker. He’s my best-loved guy from the series for sure, and he jumped near the top of my favorite book boyfriends ever list. Just wow! I need this man in my life for real. Sabrina takes a little more work to like. She comes off wrong sometimes, but I admired her drive. I also think she endured Tucker’s mom way better than I would have. No wonder Tucker knew just how to handle Sabrina dealing with a mom like that! The story starts out sexy, fun and mostly shallow, but it soon brings on loads of feels and deepness. I was definitely rooting for Sabrina and Tucker to make it. Both go through quite a journey to reach their goals. I really liked and definitely recommend it.