BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Let’s start with some truth. I read this book a while ago, like a little over a year ago. Then some months ago, I decided to give the whole series a re-read because #1: Why not? It’s a great series that makes you laugh and swoon and feel all the feels and #2: I thought it would be best to refresh myself with the first three couples in this series so I could really go all in on Tucker and Sabrina, again. Here’s the deal, I do think that this book could maybe (and that’s a pretty thin maybe) be read as a stand-alone BUT you will certainly lose the camaraderie that comes with this series and I should go ahead and tell you that this books takes place during book #3 (The Score) which is Dean and Allie’s story, so that may be another reason to go in order.
The Goal will be told through both Tucker’s and Sabrina’s POV.
If you did right by the author and read this series in order, then you should be somewhat familiar with Sabrina. Even though we have already met her, we have yet to get her backstory and what a story she has. To sum it up. . .her home life sucks. . .she’s working a shit ton of jobs. . .her dream is Harvard and law. So, to say her time for relationships is non-existent, is an understatement. No worries, sex is still on the table and athletes are her entree of choice, minus hockey players. . .well that is, until Tucker.
Unlike Garrett and Logan, Tucker’s future doesn’t include pro hockey. His goals involve him moving back to Texas and starting a business, using the life insurance money left by his dad. Little does he know that life is about to change up his playbook.
Even though Tucker is interested in making his time with Sabrina a multiple rendezvous thing, Sabrina did really try to keep it to one time only, but there’s only so many times you can deny those hormones. If you read the previous book, you somewhat know how this is gonna play out, which is why when I tell you the following, I’m not really spoiling anything for you, Tucker did that already in book #3. If you didn’t know that “just the tip” was really a myth, Tucker is about to educate, because he plants his seed straight up in Sabrina’s uterus.
We sorta already know the jest of this story, but now we are going all in, if you catch my drift and maybe you don’t, but trust a BXTCH this journey is well worth it.
After reading Dean’s story, I knew that I needed to read this book. Hell, who am I kidding, I knew I was going to dive into this entire series after book #1, Dean’s story just reinforced the fact that I was definitely going to need some closure where Tucker was concerned and Elle Kennedy not only delivers it, she left me with a very satisfied smile on my face.
One thing I think we all look forward to when we begin a fantastically written ensemble series, is the re-visit of characters that we can’t help but love as we move through the books and The Off-Campus series is no different. We get to not only catch up with Garrett and Hannah, but Sophie and Logan as well. But let’s forget about them for just a second, the thing about this book that was so wonderful, was the fact that it almost follows the timeline of Dean and Allie, so you’re able to really reminiscent about how great that book was, if you read it of course. While Sabrina has her circle that she brings into this story, The Goal really hones in on Tucker and Sabrina, with the support chiming in when necessary. I do believe that this is the final book of this series, but oh me oh my oh, would I love for just one small glimpse into the lives of these characters who have provided much needed laughs and escapes.
Though I don’t really think any of the guys can measure up to what Dean was bringing to the show (translate: bedroom), they do get close and Tucker was no exception. He made it work in the front seat of a truck for crying out loud, that is some talent and a bit of a treat. Tucker and Sabrina certainly know how to steam it up and Elle Kennedy made sure that the action within these pages is enough to have your toes curled and your face fanned. If it didn’t wash over you by looking at that cover, just look at the Favorite Moments. . .you’ll get it then.
I think the last two books in this series take a totally different turn than the first two. Where Garrett and Logan’s stories were more light hearted, Dean and Tucker took a much different, almost heart wrenching journey. I know I said that you could go straight stand alone with Tucker’s story, I just really hope you don’t choose to. Once you turn that first page on book #1, you will be sucked in and she is not gonna let you go until the closure comes in book #4. Dean’s story was the hardest to get through (in a soul cleansing way) and since Tucker’s story is told contemporaneously, you will have to live through some of the heartbreak again, but you also get to experience the bond that not only these four have, but the bond that develops between the ladies as well. She wrote a family and with each story that family just grows and grows. Elle Kennedy gives great read, but she also gives what everyone is looking for when they turn a page in any book. . .escape. Now there’s nothing left to do but look forward to the re-read.