Friday, May 31, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Off Sides (Off Series #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Goodreads description:

“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 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...

Mary's Review:

Hockey player?!?!?! Well, you knew I had to read this book!

Best part of the book: I love the relationship between Ryan and Danny. It felt very real.

Everyone underestimates Danny. They see the her working her two jobs and piercings and think she is a no one. She is far from it. Danny has had a rough life but she she working on becoming something better.

Ryan has had a life of privilege and still feels like he is missing something. He is set for greatness in the NHL.

After they first meet (which was an awesome scene) Ryan pursues Danny and soon they are together all the time. It wasn't too long before Ryan figures out that Danny is so much more than what he thought. Then their two world collide and I felt horrible for Danny.

Not so great about book: I liked the book from beginning to end. I didn't see anything wrong with it and would recommend it to others.

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