on February 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
With about fifty percent of married couples divorcing in the United States, Goalie brings to life the trials and tribulations of a couple trying to make sense of a broken marriage torn apart by infidelity.
Santos and Mariana have been living a lie. Their perfect family life couldn’t stop this husband’s wondering eye. Not wanting to taint his beautiful wife with his demanding sexual appetite, Santos uses his soccer fame to land groupie after groupie. Once Mariana learns the dirty truth, she walks away, children in tow. Can Santos rebuild what he so carelessly damaged? Sometimes love just isn’t enough.
M.E. Carter did an amazing job of showing both the positive and negative sides of divorce. Sadly, love can’t conquer all. Even when we think we have the best of intentions, we tend to let those we love the most down. For Santos and Mariana love was never an issue, it was everything that fell in between. Carter wrote Santos so well that she had me rooting for the cheater. Shocking, right? Cheating has never been an issue for me in books but for some reason this cheating felt so dirty. The pain and agony these characters showed was real and raw. Relatable issues that even a non married girl can understand, propel this story forward and although uncomfortable at times Goalie plays out as an unconventional love story. This one was my favorite of three books and Carter’s growth shines bright.