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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Sinclair was no stranger to pain. She grew up with three younger brothers, met a bad boy, got pregnant by him, married him, and then suffered through a nasty divorce from him. Pain. That was pain. To top it off, she even had to go through the heartbreaking divorce of her parents. Through it all, she survived. All she cared about was making sure her daughter was happy and taken care of. It was Angie and only Angie she focused on, but that all changed when Benji Paxton offered to help her daughter on the ice.

Benji knew the moment he saw Lucy, he'd never be the same. Especially when she came with the bundle of crazy that was her daughter. His heart wasn't ready for them. After years spent sobering up and finding who he was without the alcohol, he never forgot he was being punished for not appreciating the love he had when he was younger. Because of his past, he had gotten used to being alone, a recluse, but even he had to admit it was getting old. He was lonely. Hockey wasn't enough anymore. He wanted a family; he wanted his true love, and Lucy and Angie were just that.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Toni Aleo (P)2016 Tantor

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 17-03-2020

Rushing the Goal

I am having a hard time enjoying this series the way I liked it before.

I relistened to a few of the first books and enjoyed them, but I forgot about the drama for the sake of drama.
I wanted to catch up on the series so I listened to 3 -6 hours of the other books so I had all the characters fresh in my head when I started this book.

Overall this book was good but the drama of Lucy’s ex and how he manipulated his daughter and all the pedophile stuff just left a bad taste in my mouth. Like did we really need all that? No the story stood alone without all that.

I just don’t understand how every character has to have this tragic past or they can’t co-parent, I wonder if it’s just for the drama.

I am going to keep going with the series because I really want to finish it.

The narration was ok. She just sounds older than these characters though.

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  • gradstudent
  • 16-09-2016

Goal Run!!

Where does Rushing the Goal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Within the top 10 of my favs

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucy as the heroine and Benji as the Hero and even Lucy's Daughter Angie

What about Lucy Malone’s performance did you like?

Everything. She portrayed the characters very well. Voices were just great

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I love hearing about the other characters in passing. Awesome story. Glad all the titles are available.

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  • Jessica Counts
  • 28-07-2016

Love It!

Loved it. I hate when you get together then they break up just to get back together again, just before the story end. I loved this one cuz, they only had a tiff and worked threw it without breaking up. And, how real this story co I ld have been. Such a great writer and Narrator. Well worth the credit.

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  • Rhonda
  • 26-07-2016

Benji

Benji is the kind of man every girl dreams of!! I know these books are long, but Toni gives us the whole picture. I love to know All the details!! Toni's writing just keeps getting better with each book and who doesn't love Lucy Malone's narrating!! I'm ready for the next series, which I have already downloaded!! Worth the credit!!

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  • Fran
  • 11-06-2016

Great continuation!

I loved hearing about the characters from previous books and learning Benji's story. Beware of the rough custody battle.

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  • J. Bell Holloman
  • 27-09-2020

Seeking Male Narrator

This audiobook needed a male and female narrator. The narrators voice could not change enough between the two POVs so it became confusing.

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  • Jessica
  • 03-09-2020

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This book needs a male voice too but it was a good read and good storyline.

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  • Nita Williams
  • 14-04-2020

So happy!

So happy! That Benji found his happy everafter. He really did deserve it. Angie got a great new dad.

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  • Reading_Junkie28
  • 23-12-2019

Such a sweet book!

Loved Lucy, Benji, and sweet Angie. These two have suffered enough and have finally found where they truly belong.❤️

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  • Kelly B.
  • 23-09-2019

Great book

Really enjoying this entire series. The portrayal of the custody battle and the fighting was so realistic it was almost to painful to listen too but I think that is a sign of great writing. Highly recommend this book and the entire series.

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