Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Off Sides ~ Sawyer Bennett

Title: Offsides
Series:  Off, boek 1
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: 21st, February, 2013
Publisher: Big Dog Publishing
Language: Available only in English
Number of pages: 137p.
Age category: New Adult
Other books in this series:
Off Limits #2
Off The Record #3
Off Course #4
Off Chance #5

About Offsides

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?

My opinion:

First let me tell you something about my reading progress of this book. I started this by accident, I picked the wrong book on GoodReads I meant to put Off side by Juliana Stone to my Read pile, but I ended up putting this one there. Then it kept showing up at my read pile so I thought what the heck, I will start reading this then.

When I first started I thought it was not really original after reading similar books. So I put it down and almost didn't pick it up again. But since not finishing a book is not in my nature I picked it up again after I read some other very different books. I started to enjoy and appreciated more after that. And the last 40% of the book turned out to be really interesting.

After the instant love and the acceptance of Danny by Ryan's friends, I felt it was  to good to be true. This bothered me, I was afraid there wouldn't be any resistance from the outside world, regarding the relationship between Ryan and Danny. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Rating

I ended up being shocked, emotional and really liking where the story ended up. However the start was not very original, the ending was. For me this was an average read, no major wow moments, not many surprises so that makes this book a 3 stars!


Music

Some good ole country would suffice! I would suggest typing in Grand Ole Opry at YouTube and just put on a playlist! I was listening to Bruno Mars at youtube, when I started listening to the lyrics of Locked Down In Heaven, this book crept back into my mind so I thought I'd share it!


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2 comments:

  1. Ah, you picked the book up accidentally, wanted to give up and ended up finishing it. That's brave, my friend! It's good that it was an average read and not below average. Awesome review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Thanks! I think of all the books I have read, I never had one that I didn't finish. Maybe one, but I still want to get through.. Im a bit stubborn I guess lol..

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