REVIEW – THE PLAY (Briar U, #3) by Elle Kennedy


A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series!

What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things.

But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her.

Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.

And she’s making a play for me.

Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.

Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The moment our mouths make contact, a hot shiver rolls through me and settles between my legs. My dick is thick, heavy against my thigh. Motherfucker. This kiss is everything.




”THE PLAY” is by far my favorite installment of the Briar U series. Since the first book, I have been anxiously waiting to get my hands on Hunter Davenport’s story. I knew that it was not going to disappoint, and I’m happy to confirm it was well worth the wait! This book was everything I love in a good sports romantic comedy. It was funny, sexy, and had main characters who were lovable and had super hot chemistry.



Hunter has placed himself on hiatus from sex. He’s now the captain of Briar U’s hockey team and there is no way he wants his man whorish tendencies of the past to mess with the team’s chance at making it to the championship. It hasn’t been easy but he’s determined to make hockey his top priority. Hunter ends up becoming good friends with Demi Davis, his beautiful partner in his abnormal psych class. These two have easy and hilarious banter. While Hunter may be attracted to Demi, the fact that she has a boyfriend makes her easily off-limits to him. But once Demi’s relationship ends with her no-good cheating ex, the sexual tension that’s been building between them becomes nearly impossible to ignore.



To Demi’s utter frustration, Hunter is holding firm to his vow of celibacy. She’s tried to seduce him into becoming her sexy rebound but it seems she can’t break through his iron will, until one night Hunter is no longer able to control his need for Demi. As these two embark on a sexy friends with benefits relationship, old insecurities and fears start to weave their way up front and center. Is this only the best sex of their lives or could there be potential for something far greater?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”THE PLAY is currently available! Those of you who love Elle Kennedy’s hysterically funny and off the charts steam hockey romances will not be disappointed.


REVIEW – THE RISK (Briar U, #2) by Elle Kennedy


A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes… 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The second installment of the ”Briar U” series is a sexy and hilarious enemies-to-lovers romance. I happened to enjoy ”THE RISK” a lot more than the first book. The chemistry between Jake and Brenna was scorching hot. The sarcastic banter between them was entertaining and I think the forbidden romance angle spiced up their romance even more. Brenna’s dad is the coach of Briar U’s Hockey team and Jake is the captain of the Harvard hockey team. They should be sworn enemies to the end but they’re absolutely perfect for each other.

Brenna is a beautiful, intelligent and confident woman, who is focused on her future and doesn’t want to get involved in any romantic entanglements. She has most guys wrapped around her finger but she never tries to lead them on. She may come off as being tough as nails but inside she has the biggest and most compassionate heart. She’s made some huge mistakes during her teenage years but has been able to successfully turn her life around. Brenna guards her heart with a fierceness.

Jake is less than a year away from his NHL career. He lives and breathes hockey and doesn’t let anything get in the way of his goals. He’s close with his parents and has been best friends with a girl since they were in grade school. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for a friend. He may come off cocky but is such a good guy that he never appears to be douchey. There hasn’t been a woman yet that has been able to steal his heart. But when Brenna comes to him for a favor, it’s like a switch goes off inside him that has him wanting to get closer to her.

When Jake promises to be Brenna’s fake boyfriend in order to impress a potential boss, his only request is that she go out on a real date with him in return. These two have intense physical chemistry and they’ll soon learn that one taste is not even close to being enough.

Can two commitment-phobe people make a real relationship work?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

THE RISK is currently available!



COVER REVEAL – THE RISK (Briar U, #2) by Elle Kennedy



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Get ready for another fun and flirty romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

Bad girl Brenna Jensen would never date a hockey player. It’s too much of a risk, and not just because her hockey-coach father would kill her if she ever got involved with one. She’s been there, done that, not looking for a repeat. But a certain college player has gotten under her skin. He’s cocky, insolent and all about the games…and yet resisting him is getting harder and harder…


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REVIEW – THE CHASE (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy


Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.


*****Dee’s Review*****


I loved it! I loved it, and I Loved it!!!

Hot hockey players, an awesome and strong heroine, and a fun and sexy plot, plus the five-star writing of Elle Kennedy, make this book a wonderful summer read.


Summer is a beautiful girl with an amazing personality, but people are always judging her by her looks. People normally think Summer is a spoiled rich girl who is used to getting everything she wants because of her good looks. But the truth is she always has to work harder than most, to fight the preconceived notions people have of her. This also has messed up with her inner confidence.

Fitz is the sexy, but quiet hockey player who is always trying to fly under the radar. Ever since he was a kid he hated confrontation or any attention on him. He likes the simple and quiet life, that’s until he meets Summer.

Fitz and Summer met when she transferred from Brown to Briar University. From the moment they saw each other, the attraction was instant. Summer being her awesome self, immediately made her intentions known to him, but he was a bit skeptical. The fact that they are so different makes Fitz nervous, so he is constantly pulling away from Summer, even though he really wants to be with her.

Summer feels like her life is a constant chase, and for once she wishes Fitz would be the one going after her. Will she get tired of Fitz’s constantly hot and cold personality, or will they just burn into the passion that is always hot between them?

This was a fantastic read and I cannot wait for more books in this series.




*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



I have been dying to read the latest by Elle Kennedy. Sports romances with hockey players are high up on my list of favorites and the ”OFF CAMPUS” series is still my most beloved of Elle Kennedy’s works. THE CHASE, the first installment of ”BRIAR U” was missing the comedic flair I’ve come to expect from this author’s sports romances. The “MeToo” movement was very much an influence in this plot, but not only does Elle focus on the way women are treated as sexual playthings by men of influence, and men in general—she also points out how even women perpetuate old stereotypes by using derogatory names to cut each other down, instead of standing up for one another.

Throughout the story, the other theme that was very much in the foreground was how many of us are guilty of stereotyping people by their outward appearances. A beautiful blonde who is in a college sorority, is a party girl, an airhead, and has no substance. A football or hockey player is a dumb jock and a menacing bully. Beautiful women who dress sexy are ”sluts”.

There is a romance buried underneath all of the heavy subject matter. Fitz is a quiet guy who shies away from the spotlight. He likes to keep things low key and Summer is a vibrant and outgoing girl who tends to draw attention to herself without even attempting to do so. At first glance, they seem complete opposites but peel back their layers and we learn they have quite a bit in common plus the passion burns something fierce between them.

I liked both characters but at times they were frustrating. The length of time it took for Fitz and Summer to finally admit their true feelings for each other was almost mind-numbing. Also, there were just too many side plots going on that it was almost exhausting.

Even with all the drama, ”BRIAR U” is shaping up to be another sure-fire hit series for Ms. Kennedy.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

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LIVE – THE CHASE (Briar U, #1) by Elle Kennedy


(Briar U, Book 1)


Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.




COVER REVEAL – THE CHASE (Briar U, Book 1) by Elle Kennedy


(Briar U, Book 1)


Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.



COVER REVEAL – GETTING HOTTER (Out of Uniform #8) by Elle Kennedy


A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

A good bad boy is hard to find…

Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he’s been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he’s all over it, figuring it’s his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.

Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets.

But any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.

Warning: This book contains a bad boy SEAL who knows what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. Expect graphic language, hot sex, seduction, hot sex, dirty talk, hot sex, a little man-on-man action. Oh, and hot sex.

REVIEW- STAY (WAGs #2) by Ellen Kennedy & Sarina Bowen


Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch—an anonymous virtual assistant service—is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting… until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth—that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera and exploding ovaries.


*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!


Hailey Taylor Emery is a 29 yr. old woman who married her childhood best friend, & then recently divorced. They had known each other their whole lives and were well suited, but had no spark. Hailey and her ex started a business called Fetch, Inc. It’s Toronto’s premier virtual assistant company that’s open 24/7 & often caters to a wealthy customer base. They offer their clients the option to stay anonymous & have whatever they desire hassle free.


Hailey has been a bit too focused & obsessed with one of her clients. Sniper87 is her favorite client. They chat often since she does so much work for him. She’s developed quite the active fantasy life involving him, & thinks she may have figured out his identity. She’s pretty convinced her mystery customer is the hot forward for Toronto’s professional hockey team, Matt Eriksson. He’s her long-time celebrity crush. She’s dying to know if it’s Matt, but can’t cross that line professionally.


Matt Eriksson is a hockey star who got divorced last summer after his wife left him. His life now is focused around playing hockey & spending time with his four-year-old twin daughters. Since he divorced women were no longer a priority. He’s not interested in one night stands or anything serious, so he’s just not dating. The only person in his life that seems to understand him lately is a woman he’s never met. A woman from Fetch that he’s been chatting with for almost a year. While she’s catering to his every need he enjoys some harmless flirting. Recently his curiosity has taken over, & he’s dying to get a glimpse of her in person. He knows she’s a huge hockey fan, & he decides to offer her hockey seats to a game so he can finally see her.


-He makes my body light up in ways so foreign to me that it’s clear I’ve been doing something wrong my whole life.

-I want him all the time.


Matt & Hailey finally meet. They both are no stranger to heartbreak & find they have a lot in common. They begin spending time together and Hailey is a ball of nerves. She can’t look at the delicious body that’s starred in all her fantasies without wanting to touch him. Things soon heat up, & Hailey has never experienced the kind of all consuming passion Matt delivers. Feelings start to develop, but can they get over their past relationship hang ups long enough to have a future together?

I really enjoyed this book! Matt Eriksson was sizzling hot & super swoony!



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

Matt takes e so far out of my comfort zone that our first date caused me a week of shallow breathing and a loss of focus. I’ve never been so shaken by anyone.



I can’t get enough of the WAGs series! There’s just something about Hockey players that makes them so much sexier than any other type of athlete. Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen have successfully created another series filled with lovable Heroines and the sexiest and rugged group of professional hockey players who are sure to steal a reader’s heart. I found it impossible to put this book down and stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it, but it was so worth the lack of sleep!

Hailey Taylor co-owns an online personal assistant service with her ex-husband. She and Jackson were childhood friends who eventually became romantically involved in high school and were married fairly young. Their relationship was always more of a friendship and lacking any passion. When Jackson asked for a divorce it broke Hailey’s heart but deep down she also felt relieved and their split was amicable. For over the past year, Hailey has been fantasizing about one of her clients, SNIPER87, who she has been communicating with via instant message. Her company protects the identity of their high profile clients and for that reason, she has never tried to look at his profile to find out who he is, but she has a gut feeling that she knows who he is. All clues point to him being one of Toronto’s sexiest Hockey players, Matt Eriksson. Hailey is a HUGE fan of Matt’s and so the highlight of her days are the instant messages she shares with him.

At thirty-years-old, Matt is one of the oldest players on the team. The days of having sex with a different puck bunny every night have long lost their appeal to him. Matt’s wife filed for a divorce over a year ago. Although their marriage was far from perfect and the love was practically non-existent, he was still shocked when his Ex declared that she wanted out of their relationship. They have four-year-old twin daughters, who are Matt’s world and not being able to live under the same roof with them has been a devastating blow. His ex was not thrilled with his career in hockey and blamed it for ruining their marriage. Since his divorce, Matt hasn’t been with a woman and he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to be in another committed relationship again.

Hailey and Matt have never met face-to-face, and Matt also fantasizes about Hailey. He saw a picture of a woman on her company’s website that he assumed was her and since then he’s harbored a little crush on her. Matt thinks of a way he can confirm if Hailey is the woman in the picture–he asks her to come to his place to walk his dog while he’s away for the weekend. Security camera footage in his condo gives him the proof that he needed. Once he sees the beautiful woman on his camera feeds, Matt decides they must meet in person.

Hailey is a complete mess whenever she is in the same room with Matt and he finds it super adorable. Eventually, he gets her to go out with him and while she jumps at the chance, Hailey also thinks Matt is way out of her league and that maybe the first guy she dates after her divorce shouldn’t be someone as sexy and amazing as Matt. Even as they start to spend an enormous amount of time together and Hailey becomes close with all of the WAGs, there’s still a little voice in her head that warns her not to get comfortable and that eventually, Matt will let her go.

While Matt is starting to have serious feelings for Hailey, he’s not sure if he can promise her a forever. His history with his ex has convinced Matt that he is not relationship material and that eventually, he’ll only end up disappointing Hailey.

Will Matt and Hailey be able to work through their baggage from the past?

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REVIEW – GOOD BOY (WAGs #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy



Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 CHEEZUS STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

It’s been a long time since anything felt so fucking good. I’m drowning in this girl and I don’t want to be saved.

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I never read HIM and US because I do not read MM, but GOOD BOY is a spin-off of that series and I am happy to report that it is strictly MF. WESMIE are very much present in this story as secondary characters and I really liked them but the Hero and Heroine are Blake and Jess. Blake Riley is a highly successful NHL player for Toronto and Wes’ teammate. Jess Canning is Jamie’s older sister. The two met in the previous series and had one wild night of sex that neither can forget but Jess is very serious about changing her career path which involves enrolling in Nursing school, and that doesn’t allow her to have time for any romantic entanglements. Blake is completely infatuated with Jess and relentlessly pursues her.

I was having a little trouble getting into the story for about the first 30% but once Jess moves to Toronto for Nursing school and the two are spending more time together, I just couldn’t get enough! Jess is struggling with her courses and her snotty brainiac roommate only helps to lower her self-confidence even more. When she actually opens up to Blake after a little bit of coaxing on his part, I couldn’t help but fall madly in love with him. He always offered her encouragement and gave her ideas on how to make a connection with her roomie. On the surface, he comes off as being just a pretty face with the maturity level of a sixteen-year-old, but Blake is a highly intuitive and giving person who thinks of the people who he loves and cares for first before himself. And any man who loves dogs as much as he does definitely gets extra points in my book!

Jess and Blake end up having a sort of “friends with benefits” relationship at first, and it works for them in the beginning because neither are looking for anything serious. Jess is very dedicated to her studies and needs to keep a certain grade point average to hold on to her partial scholarship. Blake has only ever been in one serious relationship and his ex’s betrayal hurt him so badly that he’s afraid to let any woman get close to him like that again. As they spend more time together, the chemistry these two have is pretty hard to fight and eventually they realize that there’s more than just a physical connection between them.

Will Dani and Blake ever get their acts together or will they continue to be clueless to what has been developing between them?

Those of you who have a thing for romances with sexy and funny as hell Hockey players will definitely want to one click this one!! GOOD BOY releases on January 31st!!



*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Fabulous CHEEZUS Stars!



Jessica Canning is s 26 yr. old woman from California who can’t seem to pick a career. Her current career path is being a party planner. Her baby brother Jamie is marrying the love of his life Wes, & Jess has agreed to plan the perfect wedding. She’s always been the hot mess of the family. She has five overachieving siblings. As a result, she is left feeling like a screw-up, so failure is not an option. With a guest list full of famous professional hockey players, this has to be a wedding nobody will ever forget.


Jess takes her role as maid of honor/ best woman very seriously. Planning a gorgeous wedding that goes off without a hitch is a challenge, but Jess is determined to give Jamie’s wedding her all. The problem is going to the thorn in her side aka the best man, Blake Riley. Blake has his own ideas for the wedding and they don’t mesh with Jess’s vision. He’s a giant man-child that drives her crazy with his silly, loud, annoying antics. He’s bold & totally obnoxious, and won’t let Jess forget the one night they spent together. He’s impossible and she can’t believe she ever got naked with him, but then he touches her and she’s reminded of the endless orgasms this man’s delicious body can deliver.



Blake Riley plays for the NHL in Toronto. He has a reputation for being a ladies man. He’s been a bachelor for the last five years. He spends a night with a beautiful woman, & then can’t seem to forget her. She’s under his skin & he just wants more. Problem is she doesn’t take him seriously. Jess Canning gives him nothing but resistance, but he’s willing to be patient & put in the time to get her attention. Eventually, she has to realize how great they could be together. He’s got it bad for her & won’t stop till she’s his & he convinces her he’s a good boy. Circumstances put Jess in his town, & Blake decides this is just the opportunity with Jess he’s been waiting for.


-Whenever he touches me- from the very first day we met- I always melt like candy in the sun.

-It’s been a long time since anything felt so fucking good. I’m drowning in this girl and I don’t want to be saved.


Blake makes it his mission to get the girl & convince her they weren’t a mistake. I just adored the hilarious, sweet Blakey. He’s a big guy with an even bigger personality. He makes everyone laugh & has such a beautiful heart. Loved all his cute sayings & couldn’t get enough of this book. Hands down my fav by this fabulous writing duo!

REVIEW – THE GOAL (Off-Campus #4) by 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.

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


John Tucker is a 22 yr. old laid back, sweet, gorgeous guy from Texas. He attends college at Briar University in the small town of Hastings. He’s in his senior year & is a forward on Briar’s championship-winning hockey team. John is a great guy who everyone loves. His roommates Garrett, Logan & Dean refer to him as the mom & the nurturing one because he’s the one always cooking and cleaning.

One evening while out with his buddies at Malone’s, he sees the beautiful Sabrina James up at the bar. She is stunning, & he can’t take his eyes off her. Sabrina and one of Tucker’s roommates Dean don’t get along, but Tucker could care less. He wants her too bad & decides to go after her. Sabrina only has time for studying & working. When she does make time for the occasional hook-up, she only likes athletes. Her only exception to this rule is no hockey players. After the delicious Tucker charms her, she decides she wants him. She doesn’t do relationships, but figures she would love one night with this bearded hottie & his gorgeous body.


After one night with Sabrina, Tucker wants more. He pursues her & wants a date. Sabrina lives in Boston, & hates where she comes from. She has a bad home life & wants to escape her past. She has her life planned out. Her dream is to attend Harvard & have a better life. She holds down two jobs & is an overachiever who doesn’t have time to get involved with a guy. Sex with Tucker was amazing, but she doesn’t need any distractions in her life.

Sabrina doesn’t count on how patient a guy Tucker is. He just keeps being persistent till he gets what he wants. He felt something with Sabrina. He can’t explain it, but she’s different & he wants to explore something more with her. The more time Sabrina spends with Tucker, the more she cares for him. He’s funny, kind, & steady, and she finds herself slowly falling for him.

-“I hate to tell you this, Sabrina. But you’ve made a big mistake.”

-“What? Why?”

-“Because I’m going to ruin you for all future guys. I apologize in advance.”

-He’s as delicious to look at as he feels.

-All I know, is him. How good he feels, how much my body craves him, how hard my heart beats for him.

They are dating in secret when they learn their lives are about to change forever. Sabrina is pregnant & they have a lot of important decisions to make. They don’t know what to do. Sabrina is stubborn & is used to relying on herself. She thinks Tucker is too perfect for her, & doesn’t want to ruin his life. They have to decide if they are ready to be parents & if they have a future together?

I adored sweet John Tucker! This guy was so swoon worthy!!! He has a heart of gold and such a tenderness & is so solid & grounded, & every time he called her Darlin I melted a little more. I highly recommend this one. Such a fabulous book! Please please please give me a Fitzy book next!!! ;))


*****Dee’s Review*****

4.5 Darlin’ Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review)

It’s always the quiet ones…
Tucker… *sights
The Goal was sooooo good, I want to scream, and shout!!
Can this series get any better??? I guess it can because Elle Kennedy keeps knocking it out of the park with these incredibly amazing stories.
I loved! Loved! Loved it!!!!




Tucker is the quiet, bearded hockey player we have previously met in the other books. Always cooking for the team, always a gentleman and with a sexy as hell Texas accent. What we didn’t know, was that this hottie had magical and talented fingers, and a very dirty mouth, traits that a girl named Sabrina brings out in him.

Sabrina James wants to be a lawyer; her life goal has always been to attend Harvard Law School, graduate with honors, and find an amazing job that will take her out of the horrible house she grew up in. Sabrina works two jobs and studies her heart out in order to achieve her dream. She only has two close friends, never had time for more, or for romantic relationships. She only does one night stands with college athletes, no repeats, no phone numbers. All that until she meets the sexy bearded hockey player with the dirty mouth.

“If I thought his fingers and tongue were magic, his dick is supernatural. I can feel him everywhere.”


Tucker is a gentleman and after spending the most amazing night of his life with Sabrina, he is willing to play by her rules, and give her all the space and time she needs, even though he is ready to mark her as his after only one look.

Sabrina likes Tucker a lot, more than any other guy she’s ever met, but she barely has time to eat, let alone to be obsessing over a guy, even if said guy is the most perfect one ever. Tucker and Sabrina find a rhythm that works for both, but just when they thought they had the whole game planned, the rules change and their lives take on a completely different direction, making both their worlds spin.

Can they adapt to a new game, will they be able to score and win, or will everything they always dreamed of simply go down in flames?

This book grabbed my attention completely from the very beginning. I read the whole thing in one day. I barely did anything else other than read it, I was that into it. I loved how sexy and sensitive Tucker was. He was the perfect compliment to Sabrina’s independent and hard headed character. They made a really awesome couple.

It’s so amazing to experience all these characters again, but each book turns out to be truly unique. I simply can’t get enough. The Off-Campus series is always a winner for me. I will completely, 100 percent recommend this entire series to everyone.