Off Sides – Sawyer Bennett (Off Book 1)

This book contains some mature content. 


“I’m not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone… something… to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost… a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved…”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days…

Rating: 5 Star

I really am turning into a sappy person. This story was just so heart warming and beautiful, I could feel the love between then the two characters. I cannot believe it was a free download, I would have happily paid for this book. I will be purchasing the other books in this series. This is a standalone novel but there are books on other characters.

Ok where are these guys like Ryan? Do they exist? He is just so amazing that words fail me, it was the fact that he was sweet, he knew what he wanted, he respected Danny and was not afraid to admit he loves her. The fact that he is also hot does not matter (well much), as his character was just so loveable. He reminded of Noah from Pushing the Limits. I think more New Adult and Young Adult should have a character like him rather than jerks. Do not get me wrong I also like the jerk thing but too many YA books are like this and sometimes I think there no love between the main characters but lust instead.

This book contained the most important thing for me in a relationship: communication. I honestly go on and on about this but I hate when 70% of the book could have been avoided if the characters just spoke to each other. Thankfully in this book they do speak and support each other. Both characters are open and honest (barring one part) which is amazing!

This was such a nice short and sweet read. Both Ryan and Danny were well developed characters and I felt they were mature for their ages. Ryan was an amazing character, I really like that he holds Danny when she cries rather than finding it really awkward, it just for me shows he cares. The secondary characters were interesting, I really liked Mike. I’m glad Mike was such a good friend to Ryan and he gave him words of wisdoms on relationships . I look forward to reading Mike’s story.

What I like most about Ryan is sure he comes from money and so does not realise how other half live but he has the compassion to help and admit he should try to do more for those less fortune than him.

“It’s just…I make a flippant remark that the bowl of soup wasn’t enough to fill me up. Then I order a plate of nachos. Those people back at the shelter…that bowl of soup is all they are getting tonight. I just realized…”

Plus I loved how he saw Danny and just knew, even though she was different to what he normally preferred. Danny was a strong female character to, she knew how to stand up for herself which was nice. I really enjoyed the writing in this book and defiantly will be checking out more books by this author.

She’s stunning. No, unique. No… that’s not it. Uniquely stunning…that’s what she is.

Happy Reading!!


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