Off Sides #COYER Buddy Read Review

Posted January 8, 2020 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

Off Sides #COYER Buddy Read ReviewOff Sides by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Off #1
Published by Big Dog Books on April 21, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Pages: 167
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

“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 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 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...

My top thoughts:

I read this with Linda @ Unconventional Bookworms and I’m so glad that doing buddy reading had me pull this book off my shelves after far too long. We’re talking years.

I really enjoyed it and both Linda and I enjoyed it so much that we want to read the next one (we’ve talked about Buddy Reading – need to figure that out still!). I really enjoyed the characters and there was a very unexpected twist that worked great.

Who I think would like it:

If you like New Adult, this is pretty standard New Adult fare. It’s got the romance (sex) and college life you expect from New Adult Romance. I thought the characters were above average though. Sawyer Bennett did a great job creating characters that are fully developed, despite it being only a novella length story. She also introduced great tension and, as a I said, an unexpected twist. I’m looking forward to the next book, in part because of the characters she introduced in this book that it will focus on.

3.5 stars pretty good

Berls finally read Off Sides by @BennettBooks for her #COYER buddy read with @McLexxie. 3.5/5 stars! Click To Tweet

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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2 responses to “Off Sides #COYER Buddy Read Review

  1. Oh neat! Glad you could both buddy read it. I got this as a freebie and have sat on it for years, too. You’ve given me reason to take it up and get it read.