Monday, 20 February 2017

Release Blitz & REVIEW ***Goalie by M.E. Carter***

Title:  Goalie
Series: A Texas Mutiny Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2017

“M.E. Carer's Goalie is one of the most real romances I've ever read.” - A is for Alpha B is for Books
“It’s gritty, raw and real. It's an emotional book from both the main character points of view. I was on the rollercoaster with them.” - Alpha Book Club
“This book is real. It's hard. It's life.” - Reader Review

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… 

Review by: Jennifer

(5 Stars)

To get the full impact of this story, you need to read Juked and Groupie before this. So here is a little recap, we saw in the previous stories, Santos and his wife, Mari. We saw them together, and we definitely saw Santos when he was not with Mari in Groupie, when he was indulging in his after the game antics. When Mari makes a simple statement to Tiffany, and Tiffany confirms; Mari then takes action and leaves Santos. The road this story takes after that, is one of redemption, change, acceptance, and love. Can Santos get back what he wants the most, his wife and family, or is it too late? Will Mari ever forgive him?

So I will start with I was super nervous starting this story, I don't like reading about cheating or anything like that. Maybe it's the fact that I'm a SAHM, and a housewife, or that my husband works long hours, and there are times where we are apart for months, a year, or the longest 16 months. Reading something that shows just how easy it is for someone to just.... disregard the trust of their partner, makes it a bit hard. Reading about Santos was so disturbingly beautiful. What he goes through to realize what it was that had him doing this, and the fact that both parties had a part in this. Of course like 90% was Santos and the other 10 was Mari's.

The balls Mari has in calling Santos on his crap and then not stepping down and standing firm, I was applauding her at this point while at the same time tearing up for what it meant. The fact that the author made sure to show just how both parties are affected by the actions that one makes, and that ignoring a problem is not the solution. I'm not sure about the ending, I have a theory but I don't want to spoil anything. This is a 5 star read all the way, and I am wondering where the author is now taking this series... does this mean the end of the series or will there be more.... we shall find out.

“Mother, reader, storyteller - ME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.”


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