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Goalie

Series: Texas Mutiny, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Goalie [goh-lee]: (noun) A player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball from entering or crossing it

See Santos and Mariana DeGuajarado

As goalie of the Texas Mutiny, Santos is damn good at protecting that net. But he never bothered to protect his marriage. Letting the fame and notoriety go to his head, he lost the things he loved the most...his wife and kids. Now he has one shot to make it right before losing at this relationship game and he's determined not to miss this time. Mariana has been scarred so deeply by Santos's betrayals, she will carry the wounds forever. After almost ten years of marriage though, she knows him well, and she knows he won't let go without a fight. Still, she refuses to be a push over. Because love is never enough...

©2017 M.E. Carter (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Patricia Villali Koett
  • 12-03-2018

A romance with a unique storyline.

I very much enjoyed this story. This series is very out of the box exploring themes that are very relatable and yet very unorthodox in the romance genre. I am a huge fan of stories with characters that pursue redemption and forgiveness and I enjoyed this one for that reason. Mariana's situation and perspective made me empathise with her very much, and seeing Santos evolving and face the consequencess of his actions was heartfelt. The female narrator, Kirsten Leigh was great overall. My main feedback on Alexander Cendese's narration is regarding his female voice... It's very difficult to appreciate the story when the female voice done by the male narrator sounds mocking. I enjoyed the story so I pressed forward but I really think his female voice needs some work.

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  • E. McLeod
  • 12-12-2017

Good third installment

This was an interesting and thought-provoking story. It was different than the first two books in the series, about more than players on a soccer team. I am very particular about my audiobook narrators, and while I enjoyed Alexander’s portrayal of Santos and any other male character, his “female” voice was strange and difficult to listen to. I muddled through, though, since the story was so interesting.

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  • Erin K L
  • 12-08-2019

Tough topic

I don’t hate that this is an infidelity story like some people. Yes, it is hard to read at times. But the characters are good and the ending isn’t saccharine.

I enjoyed it but the subject matter is hard to read.

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  • Tanisha
  • 16-06-2019

Total Surprise. A must Listen!

If you listen to this book at work you're going to have to explain why you're crying. This book was such a surprise. I thought it was going to be another waste of time about a soccer player and his alpha dumb-jock teammates but it was so much more. Soccer was just a backdrop for a true, real relationship that was devastating and heartwarming and in the end your rooting for Santos and Mariana DeGuajarado. Santos is more than a dumb jock and Mariana is more than just a WAG.

Their relationship takes you through the ringer and even makes you evaluate why you've made the choices you've made in your own relationships. It questions whether trust that has been obliterated can truly be restored. Can you betray someone with little to no thought of how it will affect them when they find out and still love them? Is the quickest way to move on divorce or are there other options?

This was such an amazing listen. I loved the narration but I wish Alexander would realize very few women talk in a nasal whiny voice so he shouldn't. Speak softer not in a higher pitch you don't need dogs to hear you. Other than that this book was actually really perfect. If M.E. Carter writes like this in her other books I just may add her to my must buy list of authors.

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  • Killian
  • 07-06-2019

I literally couldn't finish

the relationship development was great but the male narrator does horrible women's voices and at some point I just couldn't care anymore.

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  • Kathy (Adventures of a Bookworm)
  • 13-01-2019

Like Whoa... This Book is FANTASTIC

Each book in the Texas Mutiny series outdoes the one before it.

Goalie follows the story of Mari and Santos, a married couple who hit rock bottom in their relationship and head for divorce.

This book is not your typical romance. That is exactly why I loved it so very much. Listening to the narration during the more emotional scenes nearly broke me while I was sitting in traffic. Here I am breathing hard with tears running down my cheeks and my fellow commuters are just going on with their life like I wasn't just gobsmacked by M.E. Carter.

This book doesn't conclude with a neat little bow, but for this particular book, I think it's ended exactly how it needed to. Plus, there is a short story follow up, Megged, that takes us back into their world for just a little bit more.

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  • angelbuys
  • 08-12-2018

Bummed...

I loved this novel, I love the characters, the story line, the neighbor, the kids. I felt invested in outcome and that is key for me to really love a book. But the ending was terrible, non existent actually. It was just done w/no closure, no happy ending, nothing! Instead of leaving this beautiful novel warm and content I just left hollow. Still glad I read it but dang... it could have been a home run with an ending!

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  • Christina B.
  • 08-10-2018

A difficult decision

I can't imagine how difficult it is to write about this type of character. Cheater, cheater, cheater. Like a disease. But I believe the author did a great job at portraying the couple and all they went thru.

PS - I only rated the performance at 4 stars because his voice speaking the female character's part was lacking. He made her sound like an old lady. His performance on the male character's parts were fine.

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  • L. Ruble
  • 02-06-2018

Love this one the best!

They all have great but this one made me tear up. Sweet 2nd chance. One of my favorite authors.

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  • xzzbzz
  • 31-05-2018

Heartbreakingly entertaining...

As was the case with Groupie, it's hard to believe that anyone would love a story about a serial cheater. I think M.E. Carter once again did an amazing job in crafting a tale about someone who on the surface appears irredeemable, and in the end, as a reader you end up admiring him for his strength of character. I loved Santos and Mari's journey as individuals and as a couple. They didn't try to rekindle their old relationship - they started a new one but the road to their HEA was a long and winding trek. I thought the book was written with great sensitivity and insight and have honestly never read anything like this before. If you love character-driven romances, this one should be on your TBR list!