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Andi Burns’ Goalkeeper ARC Review

Thank you to Andi Burns, Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney and the rest of the World of True North team for the advance reader copy of Goalkeeper, the tenth and final story in the Moo U series.

I am sad that we have reached the end of Moo U. It has been my fave series amongst The Word of True North. I will miss getting to binge a bunch of hockey and college stories. Read all my World of True North reviews here.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

Winning games has always been his focus, but will winning her heart become the ultimate goal?

Everyone at Moo U knows the party doesn’t start until Paige Underwood arrives. Not only is she beautiful, she’s fun and charming too. Guys want to date her, and girls want to be her best friend. All Paige wants is to have a good time and make videos for her beauty channel–and maybe get that girl down the hall to do her eyeliner correctly. Is that too much to ask?

According to her parents, yes. They’ve said the party’s over and that it’s time to get focused.

Spencer Briggs knows all about focus. He’s had one goal since he set foot on the ice as a kid: make it to the NHL. After years of hard work and endless practice, he’s the starting goalie for Moo U and mere steps away from his dream. He can’t afford distractions, and isn’t interested in relationships. And he definitely can’t afford to flirt back with the gorgeous girl in his lit class.

He needs to stay serious. She needs to get serious. But now serious sparks are flying . . .”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Paige is passionate, loveable, easy-going, supportive, and friendly. I related to Paige through her love of makeup. Paige is a beauty blogger but is feeling the family pressure to go to law school. She has a stressful family situation and a set of expectations that other readers may find quite relatable. Spencer is the starting goalie for Moo U. He has already been drafted to a future NHL team and he feels immense pressure to maintain his spot. He is just another hockey player with daddy issues. Another one whose self-worth crumbles when his dad comes to town. It was a great depiction of how it can look like you have it all together on the outside but inside you are a nervous wreck.
  • Setting: I love Moo U and I will miss it so much. As I lost my last year of in-person university (thanks to pandemic). So Moo U felt like my school away from school. I also went to a commuter school so I loved getting to read about college town, USA.
  • Pacing: I loved the pacing of this story. Specifically, the pace at which these two got together and fell in love.
  • Romance: Paige and Spencer had an easy kind of chemistry. They really felt like they were made for each other. They were equal parts steamy and sweet. Despite their easy chemistry, the relationship and the love did not come easy. They both had deprived themselves of something like this, an epic kind of love that trumps everything else in life.

Goalkeeper receives five out of five stars.

You can pick up the story below…

Thank you again to Andi, Sarina, Jenn and the rest of the team for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!

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