Series: Off-Campus #4
Published by Self-Published on 09/26/2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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.
The New Adult genre is not one that I typically enjoy much anymore. It’s hard to keep the storylines original and fresh. But Elle Kennedy really does it well. If anyone can make me enjoy it, it’s her.
I enjoyed the overall story. I thought the chemistry was great and the character building was there, but I never really totally understood Sabrina. Her thinking drove me a little bit batty from time to time, to be quite honest. I just wanted to shake her and say “wake up already!” I think it’s reasons like that one why I typically don’t enjoy New Adult as much. But at the core of it, I liked who she was. I really liked her a lot when it was just her and Tucker together.
Tucker I really loved, although I’m not sure how believable his character was. He was basically too good to be true. The guy doesn’t have a fault. That’s not natural! But I did really like him. He was a good guy through and through – you could always count on him to do the right thing.
I really like the humor that Kennedy brings to her books. They have an easiness with each other, both main and supporting characters, that really adds something special. Her dialogue always feels effortless and the story doesn’t feel forced.
The only other downside was that there was a couple of pretty despicable characters that I never really felt got their due. Does it make me evil to want to have seen them suffer a bit? It just felt a little unfinished.