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Goalie

Series: Texas Mutiny, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)
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Goalie [goh-lee]: (noun) 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...

©2017 M.E. Carter (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A romance with a unique storyline.

I very much enjoyed this story. This series is very out of the box exploring themes that are very relatable and yet very unorthodox in the romance genre. I am a huge fan of stories with characters that pursue redemption and forgiveness and I enjoyed this one for that reason. Mariana's situation and perspective made me empathise with her very much, and seeing Santos evolving and face the consequencess of his actions was heartfelt. The female narrator, Kirsten Leigh was great overall. My main feedback on Alexander Cendese's narration is regarding his female voice... It's very difficult to appreciate the story when the female voice done by the male narrator sounds mocking. I enjoyed the story so I pressed forward but I really think his female voice needs some work.

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Good third installment

This was an interesting and thought-provoking story. It was different than the first two books in the series, about more than players on a soccer team. I am very particular about my audiobook narrators, and while I enjoyed Alexander’s portrayal of Santos and any other male character, his “female” voice was strange and difficult to listen to. I muddled through, though, since the story was so interesting.

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This book should have been named : Cheater

This was a hard story for me; Santos is a cheater, has always been one, continues to be one, so why would he change? Hitting rock bottom and losing his wife and kids didn’t stop him. It was difficult to have empathy, sympathy for him or even to like him. I’m sorry, I hate being harsh but I couldn’t get past all the cheating.

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Tough Subject for the Romance Section

Infidelity, consequences, anger, sadness, despair, grief and self-destructive behavior. This book pulls no punches. One section shows how we see something can be completely different from what another person sees. Really good book, especially for those that believe extramarital affairs are harmless. One thing for me to make clear in how I see blame in the vast majority of extramarital affairs... The married person is at fault as they made a commitment to their spouse. Blaming the other person is a waste of time as they have no commitment to the marriage.

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I literally couldn't finish

the relationship development was great but the male narrator does horrible women's voices and at some point I just couldn't care anymore.

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Tearful

I have never read a book with such a plot. Therefore I had to see how this would all work out in the end. I guess I will have to read the next ones. But first I must tell you I am throughly enjoying this series. Your plots are different, which captivates me because I have no idea what’s coming next.

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Intense read!

I enjoyed Mariana and Santos’ journey. They had a lot to work through and it wasn’t an easy path. This story felt realistic and it was a lot of hard work.

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Emotional!

Definitely a different view into a broken marriage. You feel for both parties for what they are going through!!!

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Tough topic

I don’t hate that this is an infidelity story like some people. Yes, it is hard to read at times. But the characters are good and the ending isn’t saccharine.

I enjoyed it but the subject matter is hard to read.

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Total Surprise. A must Listen!

If you listen to this book at work you're going to have to explain why you're crying. This book was such a surprise. I thought it was going to be another waste of time about a soccer player and his alpha dumb-jock teammates but it was so much more. Soccer was just a backdrop for a true, real relationship that was devastating and heartwarming and in the end your rooting for Santos and Mariana DeGuajarado. Santos is more than a dumb jock and Mariana is more than just a WAG.

Their relationship takes you through the ringer and even makes you evaluate why you've made the choices you've made in your own relationships. It questions whether trust that has been obliterated can truly be restored. Can you betray someone with little to no thought of how it will affect them when they find out and still love them? Is the quickest way to move on divorce or are there other options?

This was such an amazing listen. I loved the narration but I wish Alexander would realize very few women talk in a nasal whiny voice so he shouldn't. Speak softer not in a higher pitch you don't need dogs to hear you. Other than that this book was actually really perfect. If M.E. Carter writes like this in her other books I just may add her to my must buy list of authors.