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…
I must admit, I had not read Groupie but I have read Juked so while there are some possible minor spoilers if you read Goalie without reading the others I don’t think it is that big of an issue. Goalie, well let’s just say that this book was a dose of reality when it comes to marriage, infidelity, divorce and healing.
This isn’t your typical romance; no it is more of learning from your mistakes, making yourself a better person, and fixings the wrongs you have caused to those you love. This book will piss you off. It will make you want to kick Santos in the nuts and it will make you feel for Mari, but it will also ask what you would do in this situation. Would you be able to forgive, not forget but forgive and move forward or would you be unable to and close that door on your past?
Sometimes it takes losing what is the most important in your life to open your eyes to what you had. Santos learns this do his inability to stay faithful to Mari. I applauded Mari for finally opening her eyes to the painful truth of what Santos was doing and how she also did what was the best for her kids and allowed Santos to still be in the children’s lives. This is not an easy story to read, it really does make you question what you would do, especially if you have ever been in a marriage that had included cheating.
M.E. Carter I applaud that you took the risk that you did, you didn’t make it something that was swept under the rug and put it out there. Goalie may not be your typical romance but what it is, is real life, real situations and real consequences. I am looking forward to more from this author in the future.