Goals for a Sinner

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Unlucky in love, sports photographer Stevie Dowd has given up on men on order to concentrate on her goal of getting a cover shot for a prestigious sports magazine. Connor Riley, wide receiver for the New Orleans Sinners, has remained celibate all season to strengthen his game for a Super Bowl victory. Their goals collide, literally, when Connor bowls over Stevie on the sidelines as she attempts to get her perfect picture. Realizing Stevie is the woman he had a crush on in high school, Connor feels his vow is about to be broken. Can he win both the Super Bowl and Stevie Dowd?

2 reviews for Goals for a Sinner

  1. Shan MC

    I liked the premise for the book. Stevie is a sports photographer, she ends up getting trampled by a sexy football player, and it turns out he’s her ex-boyfriend’s brother, Connor. Connor had a huge crush on Stevie, but couldn’t find her after his poor excuse for a man brother cheated on her. Luckily, Stevie and the brother didn’t really get together, but it’s still really awkward. I liked the connection between Stevie and Connor, they are cute together. I liked the football aspect, and I liked that Connor takes care of Stevie while she recuperates. Stevie does get on my nerves sometimes. She’s been hurt a few times, but really she takes it all too hard. She makes some stupid decisions because she doesn’t want to be hurt. I understand some of her hesitancy, but she takes it too far a lot of the time. Overall, they are a sweet couple.

    One of the things I didn’t like about this book, was Connor’s team members. One of them is totally disgusting, and the author has way too much of him in the story. He even has his own POV briefly, and I think the next book is his story, but I couldn’t stand him in this book, so I really don’t think I’ll read the next book. He has this book of all these desperate women who want to degrade themselves by sleeping with this douche bag just because he’s a football player. Even if they have to share him with other women at the time, it’s totally gross, and the women are so pathetic. And everyone is fine with it, it’s so dirty and gross. He even prostitutes himself for Stevie, which I was very disappointed in Stevie for asking that of him. Also, Stevie tries to pawn him off on some nice girl, who definitely deserves someone better than this manwhore.

    Another thing I didn’t like, is the situation with Connor’s brother. He’s married to the girl he cheated on Stevie with because she was pregnant, which she did, so he’d come back to her and marry her. The brother did marry her, but he cheats on her all the time, so the wife keeps getting pregnant to keep him married to her. She keeps throwing major shade at Stevie, and acting like a complete hag for the whole book. Another example of pathetic women, and another situation that no one seems to have any issue with.

    Both of those situations were depressing, and ruined a lot of my enjoyment of the story. I wish the author would’ve just stuck with Connor and Stevie’s story.

    The audio was fine, but the accent the narrator puts on the characters doesn’t work. I think it’s suppose to be southern, but it sounds pretty bad. I’ve listened to other books narrated by the narrator, and she did a good job, so this story just wasn’t a fit. The narration made the story too comical.

  2. Patricia Reichardt

    Listening to sports romances are always entertaining, but I have to say that the twists and turns in this one are particularly gratifying. Unlike most where the player is just that, a player, we have Conner, the up and rising football player that is finally getting together with the woman he has been pining over for years. The ex-girlfriend of his brother, Stevie gets tackled during a game while taking pictures for Sports Illustrated. The two are destined to be together after that. But can it really be that easy? Instead of women being the issue though, Lynn Shurr puts a couple of different twists and turns in this story that keep these two apart. Along with a supporting cast of hilarious people, this book will keep your earbuds on just so you find out if they can find their way to happiness.

    This is my first narration by Ashley Holt, and it is very good. She has voice that fits these characters well, and a pace that is well suited for narration. I enjoyed her ability to switch between the many characters and still give each a unique voice.

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