Review: OFF SIDES by Sawyer Bennett
“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..
Abby’s review 4 stars
I may have just discovered my go to author for when I need a sweet love story that will just make my heart swell. I mean it. I am adding Sawyer Bennett to my mental list of what to read after something depressing because this just warmed my heart.
This story was a freebie for me, which is always nice. However, I am learning that really good authors, who are confident in their work, are brilliant when they offer a freebie, because it’s them saying, lets go fishing, I am going to dangle this nice treat and I am sure you will be coming back for more. That’s right, Sawyer Bennett, hook, line and sinker.
This has a Pretty in Pink feel to it. Who doesn’t love a Brat Pack movie?? I mean really??? Off sides is exactly that, two people from different economic backgrounds, deciding to make it work despite the diversity and challenges they face.
Ryan is a hockey player and Danny a violinist. But Danny is fierce, loyal, humanitarian, and smart. Ryan, is humbled by her and falls in love so sweetly. Ryan’s love is unwavering. I loved the lines in this. It has a great chemistry and overall its a feel good book.
About this author
USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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