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“Rachel Reid’s hockey heroes are sexy, hot, and passionate! I’ve devoured this entire series and I love the flirting, the exploration and the delicious discovery in Common Goal!” (Lauren Blakely, number-one New York Times best-selling author of A Guy Walks into My Bar)

New York Admirals goalie Eric never thought his friends-with-benefits arrangement with much-younger Kyle would leave them both wanting more....

Veteran goaltender Eric Bennett has faced down some of the toughest shooters on the ice, but nothing prepared him for his latest challenge - life after hockey. It’s time to make some big changes, starting with finally dating men for the first time.

Graduate student Kyle Swift moved to New York nursing a broken heart. He’d sworn to find someone his own age to crush on (for once). Until he meets a gorgeous, distinguished silver fox hockey player. Despite their intense physical attraction, Kyle has no intention of getting emotionally involved. He’ll teach Eric a few tricks, have some mutually consensual fun, then walk away.

Eric is more than happy to learn anything Kyle brings to the table. And Kyle never expected their friends-with-benefits arrangement to leave him wanting more. Happily-ever-after might be staring them in the face, but it won’t happen if they’re too stubborn to come clean about their feelings.

Everything they both want is within reach... They just have to be brave enough to grab it.

Game Changers
Book 1: Game Changer
Book 2: Heated Rivalry
Book 3: Tough Guy
Book 4: Common Goal
Book 5: Role Model

©2020 Rachel Reid (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • dragonflower
  • 2021-01-03

Very Sexy, Very Repetitive

Although this book was really sexy, I found the story to be a bit frustrating. Reid creates really charming characters and an interesting enough premise, but the plot it’s stuck in inertia. Throughout the book she creates multiple outlets, that if explored, could have made for a rich storyline. Instead, the entire book revolves around the same repetitive insecurities, which create a story that’s one dimensional and all of the possibilities that would have made the book more interesting were simply tied up in a nice little bow during the epilogue. The repetition was a bummer. That said, the characters are charming, the narration is excellent and the chemistry between Eric and Kyle is super steamy. Because the two first books of the series were so great I will try the next book in the series once it’s written.

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  • 2020-10-14

This one didn't work for me

Struggles to finish this one honestly despite being a fan of the series. The narrator did a great job but I found the plot slow. The conflict in the relationship of the main characters felt a contrived and stretched a bit thin for a full length story.
.Great to see cameos from Ilya and Shane and Scott and Kip.I guess this one just didn't work for me

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  • Aethena Drake
  • 2020-09-24

Good story. Good narration.

Really enjoyed the beginning of this story, and the characters are interesting. The constant back and forth between Eric and Kyle did start to drag on a little bit. Yes, we understand that there is an age gap. The angst started to feel like whining, and I say, "Bite me to anyone who thinks 40 is old for an athlete. I will show you what this old lady can do with a dodgy rotator cuff."

All that said, I enjoyed the functional part of Eric and Kyle's relationship.

This book felt like a lead up story. A few characters that have dropped by in earlier books reappeared a bit too conveniently. More Ilya and Shane now please!

Cooper North is definitely on my must listen narrator list too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-12

Another great story!

I adored heated rivalry and was not disappointed with this one either. Both performances were amazing and I truly cannot get enough of these hockey players. If I had any complaints it was only for the story to be longer because I just want more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-01

terrific, fun, sweet and hot

highly recommend this book-great characters,unique and interesting. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • ken sellers
  • 2020-09-24

WOW THIS IS THE FIRST RACHEL REID BOOK I GAVE 5

REALLY LOVED AND UNDERSTOOD THIS BOOK IN A VERY PERSONAL WAY !!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE REALLY LOVED THE WHOLE SERIES

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  • W. Floyd
  • 2020-09-23

Good Story , Disappointing Narration

Since I had the amazing opportunity to Read, Review and Enjoy the E-book before the audiobook came out; I was anxiously waiting for it . Even pre-order it, without listening to a sample from the new narrator. Well folks, that is going to be the last time I do such a thing! 🏒❄🏒

It pains me to say I DNF and RETURNED Common Goal after listening for only ONE chapter.🏒❄🏒

Cooper North the new narrator has a pleasant enough voice and tone. BUT characters sound exactly the same . Didn't even know who was talking , if I hadn't read the book previously. 🏒❄🏒

I would have bite the bullet, and just accepted it ; go with the flow ...🏒❄🏒

Yet, when Ilya Rozanov, a Russian born, heavy accented main character that appears in ALL previous stories. As he is the link that interconnects all the books of the series together; have the SAME EXACT ACCENT , TONE , CADENCE of VOICE as everyone else , North Americans and French Canadians athletes alike, I knew it was never going work for me! 🏒❄🏒

Throughout the series , the author have made the point of showcasing Ilya Rozanov strong Russian accent, speech patterns, etcetera. He takes advantage of it . It's one of the things that makes him standout. Same applies for another pivotal MC , Shane Hollander French Canadian accent, it's non-existent in the audio. 🏒❄🏒

To say, I am disappointed with the audio version is an understatement. This is a fantastic book series . Yet, thus far have only been able to deliver One Great Audio- Heated Rivalry, book 2 - 🏒❄🏒

I'm not one to place bets or gamble, but One Fabulous Audio Out of Four Audios with Two Different Narrators , THE ODDS ARE NOT IN YOUR FAVOR , that I will be buying/listening the next audiobook, if changes are not made. 🏒❄🏒

I vehemently suggest to the author and her publisher to consider changing the narrator for one that can handle multiple accents. Both narrators you choose to read the series are good , they just aren't a good fit for the series.🏒❄🏒

Nope, I don't recommend the audio version. 🏒❄🏒

Now , on to the actual story review. The instant, I saw Rachel Reid wrote another book in the Games Changers World , I wanted to read it .🏒❄🏒

Yes, without sounding too gushing Heated Rivalry , book 2 , is one of my top favorite Hockey story ever. Therefore, the bar is set incredibly high. 🏒❄🏒

Common Goal is a fine, solid and entertaining read. A strong and welcome continuation to this amazing series. Both heroes , Eric and Kyle are likeable and have many great qualities.🏒❄🏒

Kyle won me over with his hilarious inner thoughts and wonderful quirky personality. As for Eric , his sense of honor and dependable nature made me fall for him. 🏒❄🏒

They make a good and sexy couple ; except for the - annoying to me - lack of communication. All their problems would have been resolved, if they had talked it out. But it didn't happen till the very end. We only got - yes, I am greedy- a small amount of time with them in coupledom. I wish, we had more of those moments , instead of letting us know it happened , in the epilogue.🏒❄🏒

It would be amiss , on my part , if I don't mention Ilya Rozanov and Shane Hollander making cameos appearances. And of course, Ilya being Ilya , Stole. Every. Single. Scene. he was in! HFS, I adore Ilya and his smirks. There I said it ! LOL 🏒❄🏒

Common Goal can be read as standalone . Yet, I recommend reading all other books too , as they're spectacular stories.🏒❄🏒