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Off Sides ➜ [Epub] ❧ Off Sides By Sawyer Bennett ➦ – Thomashillier.co.uk “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 so “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 US 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 imageForced 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 successWith 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.


10 thoughts on “Off Sides

  1. Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday says:

    This book would've worked for me if it was 1987 15 STARS This is the story of Danny a Juilliard drop out current waitress and Ryan the hockey player who is also the son of a congressman and how they fell in love beat the odds of class difference and the Republicans' strong stand against lavander hair dye and body piercings Oh and how Danny cashed in her v card She gives her head a small shake in the negative which makes me grin at her She wants my touch as much as I want to give it Jesus she tastes like heaven and I can't stop the groan that is rumbling up from meDanny's hand grip my biceps and she flexes her fingertips inward as we kiss I can't wait for the day when those fingertips will dig into my ass At this point I have dropped my reader on my boobs I read lying down from laughing too much I don't know how to review this book because I can't take it seriously for what it is The plot is severely dated and I can't even formulate an opinion without feeling I've been taken along for a ride and I didn't get the joke Danny started out as a somewhat strong heroine standing up for herself But after she and Ryan got together she's turned into a shameless hussy her words not mine ever so eager to give it up to the first guy who came along uickly I am moaning up a storm but I can't stop myself I have a feeling that when we finally do the act I'm going to be a screamer Ryan says gosh calls Danny toots and refers to sex as making love and that's basically the depth of his character The story pretty much revolved on how Danny tries to fit in Ryan's world but everything comes to head when someone from Ryan's team attempted to rape Danny I was going to spoiler tag that but I'm not exactly encouraging people to read this one so why bother? After beating up said bad guy to near death this was what was next in sweet Ryan's agenda I do as he asks and then melt when Ryan starts hummming a song to me I don't recognize it at first but then I realize its John Lennon's Imagine one of my all time favorite songs I utterly sink into Ryan and let him sing to me to wash away my fears Because nothing comforts near rape victims like John Lennon's ImagineI'm giving this 1 star because it was short and the half belongs to the Honey Badger shoutout And just so everyone is perfectly clear I did not fck Angeline this afternoon nor would I touch her with a ten foot pole again Please make sure that is spread around There is only one woman I want to touch Because she's the one I love Yes it was THAT kind of bookIn my defense I picked this one up with the intention of fulfilling a group challenge Only to find out later on this wasn't the book I'm supposed to read I'm gonna file this one under awesome moment of epic fail number 52


  2. SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ says:

    ★★★★ A uick feel good read about two College students from opposite sides of the trackHero Ryan Burnham “Ry”22 years oldstudent senior University hockey player team captain son of a Congressman trust fund babydark brown hairamber eyesHeroine Daniella Cross “Danny”21 years oldorphanpart time student waitressblond hair with lavender streakshazel eyesvirginSawyer Bennet is an excellent story teller This story has a very pleasant flow alternating between Ryan’s and Danny’s POV I particularly enjoyed Ryan’sThat said I feel I need to clarify; I had read in the book description ”So I did it I approached her then I pursued her then I made her mine And my life was saved”Based on that description I had thought it be one of those intense roller coaster rides with a very dominant hero But it is not It is a feel good read borderline YA but with sex scenes Ryan is a wonderful hero; he is so lovable sweet and kind and very sexy in a cute kind of way Danny is also a great heroine She has had many tragedies in her life and before meeting Ryan she was barely getting by recovering from the loss of both her parents and trying to deal with huge medical debts Ryan and Danny pretty much fall for each other at first sight But they have much to overcome; the difference in family status peer pressure a vindictive ex girlfriend an envious adversary and a spiteful motherI might have wished the story was longer and spanned a longer period of time It’s a uick read and I enjoyed it – very little anxiety a feel good read “It was fun tonight But you know what would be even fun? What's that? she asks Making out with you in my car when we get back to your place You know to see how foggy we can get the glass? That does sounds like fun Count me in By the time I walked her to her door I couldn't see anything outside of my windows”“Danny my parents wouldn't like you I am so ashamed to say that they will judge you because you look different than them and you don't come from money They won't even bother trying to look at all of the amazing things that I see in you And I'm so sorry for that because they'll never know what a fantastically amazing woman you are”“She's uiet for a minute then she says in a small voice I'm always afraid you'll leave me That one day I won't be enough for youHero rating 4 stars Heroine rating 4 starsSex scenes rating 4 starsSex scenes freuency 35 starsStoryline concept rating 4 starsStorytelling skills rating 5 starsStory ending rating 35 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 5 starsOverall rating 4 starsWould I recommend this book YesWould I re read this book Probably notWould I read future books by this author YesHere is the EPILOGUE to Off Sides


  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    Ryan and Danny image error


  4. Kiki Kiki says:

    DNF at pretty much first chapterIt’s me not youThis is an absolute personal preferenceI’m not from the upper class if anything i may belong to lower middle class so I don’t roll on trust fund money I am not awfully smart I never passed philosophy 101 I’m on the average side of intelligenceI’m also not stunningly breathtakingly pretty or beautiful No man has looked at my face and forgotten how to speak Very few has looked back twice or admired So tell me something does that give your gorgeous polished superficially smart trust fund babe a right to insult me? Simply cause she feels like it? Simply cause she feels she’s superior? I don’t know any theories by “Ockham’s Razer” to stun you to silence Fuck I don’t even know who or what Ockham’s Razer IS So I should slowly fade to background while your buddy insults me and the others find amusement out of it YOU find amusement out of it until it’s too much too obvious and harsh then you just feel a little embarrassed but decide it’s easier to let me cop it than argue with the vicious buddy of yours? Until you see me and is struck by insta something I have no value?That’s exactly what the hero didThis is his ex to heroine who’s an waitress “The table goes silent then I hear Angeline say in her most affronted voice “Excuse me But we are in the middle of an important discussion Do you think it’s appropriate to just interrupt us with the assumption we are ready for you?”Just because she was doing her jobAnd THIS is hero’s reaction “Everyone starts laughing hysterically myself excluded But I do give an inner smirk to myself and just shake my head Angeline can dress someone down and make them feel about three inches tall in just a matter of seconds It’s a true art form of the criminally wealthy and insanely narcissistic” Oh What a gentleman He doesn’t laugh AT the heroine loudly but he laughs neverthelessSo what if this was a 40 year old single mum or dad who dropped out from high school? And didn’t have the wit or energy to answer back to his ex? He would have deserved this treatment from hero’s ex and it’d be ok for hero to smirk to himself?The heroine had to prove her worth in intellect first then had to be stunningly attractive for hero to notice I just couldn’t get past that Yes he left a 50 tip BECAUSE she charmed him with her wit NOT because he genuinely felt guilty for his companion’s behaviour Yes they have an HEA he loves her they’re soulmates But to me he’s nothing but an ugly frat boy blowing daddy’s money I’m 30 years old I love fluff in romance but at the same time I refuse to accept glittery foil as gold Respect needs to be earned as a person however minimum respect is something a human being deserve Be that a waiter a sales clerk or a tradie You treat them as your eual as a human being Hero failed to give minimum respect to a waiter at a restaurant I refuse to give him any respect as he hasn’t earned it I’m out


  5. Melody Cox Melody Cox says:

    I just finished my ninth read of this book I have to say that books one and two are all time favorites of mine and I simply cannot get enough I have read over fourteen hundred books and these two remain in my top twenty all time favs I have to say that I didn't really care much for the rest of the series When you begin this book it's helpful to keep in mind that the characters are just college students and they are growing and learning Many don't learn at all but the good ones do and go on to be open minded productive accepting of differences and learn how to truly love In their formative years their households were completely void of love and still are It is all about appearances Their life is all about wealth social standing and marrying the 'right' person to keep up family appearances They have been raised and trained to be the way they are This is their norm and it is all they know They were only allowed to be friends with others just like them Changing and being open loving and accepting of those who don't fit their own mold is looked upon as a major character flaw that will ruin the family's reputation and social standing Throughout this book we watch the hero battle his mother for the woman he loves I admired him and the changes he made since it was a foreign concept to himRyan Burnham is a trust fund college student who lives eats and breathes hockey and is the captain of the team at university His father is a US Congressman and his mother is all about appearances who makes constant demands on her children's lives She has their future mapped out including their careers spouses their wardrobe how they talk what they say and basically every move they make She is nasty evil controlling and over the top vicious as she will do anything to get what she wants no matter if those things leave her children unhappy brokenhearted and empty Ryan has her number and decides he will not put up with her interference any longer But she has some shifty plans up her sleeve that just may ruin the lives of these two lovely peopleDanny Cross was a child prodigy violinist who had to give up her schooling at Juliard when her mother was diagnosed with cancer and died eleven months later Her father had died years before She works hard volunteers at a soup kitchenhomeless shelter and attends college part time She plans to make her own success even though it will be dramatically opposed to her musical dreams She does what she has to do to surviveOne evening Ryan and his snooty trust fund friends stop at a diner for a late night snack and Danny is their waitress Ryan's ex girlfriend is alongand she treats Danny horribly Ryan steps in and it becomes the beginning of a wonderful love storyI highly recommend books one and two of this series The writing is very good and the book was hard to put down In fact I read it in one sitting


  6. Mo Mo says:

    LOVED IT Glad I read some friend's reviews and decided to check it out Started on the 2nd one straight away Wonder how Miss Emily will get on Hope she meets a badass Dirty Boy


  7. Bianca Bianca says:

    Cringe factor 100; unoriginality factor 1000I have 723 books on my Kindle In my year of reading mostly chick lit novels I bought lots in this category Anyway in my search for something unchallenging I had to go towards the back of my kindle and open some random books see if I find something easy and distracting I wish Kindle offered a Pick a book at random kind of thing Anyway I began reading this I felt like I'd read it before but according to GR I hadn'tHockey player rich boy falls for the smart virgin because it's almost always virgins in these preposterous new adult novels from the wrong side of the tracks She's beautiful works hard both parents are dead hand me the tissues she studies she even volunteers at a homeless shelter I give you the virgin saint She also plays the violin because why not? This story has been done to death The characters are as cliche as they come the plot so unoriginal even I could have written it as I have no imagination Their interactions were sooo cheesy so many gooey declarations I gagged and rolled my eyesCould somebody enlighten me about a few issues? Romance novels are written almost exclusively by women; their audience is almost exclusively women Then why is it that most of them pointing a finger especially at the contemporary new adult romance genre are following and reinforcing those patriarchal views of the nice girl preferably virgin who of course turns out to be a sex goddess then there's the jock who just changes his personality for a girl It's like they have a personality disorder even when allowing for the love is blind love gives you wings blah blah In other words if you want to see how entrenched the patriarchy is read these novels written by women for women Apparently even our escapist fantasies have moulded into the male ones Rant over The ebook was promptly deleted I'll have to GR check all these older titles on my Kindle and start removing them from my deviceFor the record I'm not bashing this particular author it's of a general disdain for the subgenre and those who perpetuate these stereotypes


  8. FreakChiq FreakChiq says:

    Sawyer Bennett's Off Sides has a great opening It sucked me in and made me really excited to read the rest of the story But as it turned out I yet again got excited for nothing The story went from this will be amazeballs to okay I can still deal with that and then to oh God WHYYY? in a matter of 10 chapters And why? Because of that damn insta love Ryan and Danny know each other for 10 days—TEN DAYS for God’s sake—and in these ten days words like deeply in love marry me my one and only the one and whatnot are already floating around I’m sorry but that’s not normal And their whole relationship gets even absurd when you consider that in those ten days they didn’t see or speak to each other for five days I mean it takes me time to build a trusting relationship with a new phone Just saying Off Sides had the potential to be great but it takes than just some crappy insta love to make me like a book


  9. Kellie Maddox-Ward Kellie Maddox-Ward says:

    Free on 2702133 12 stars THE STORY While out with a group of Jock friends and College elite people at an all night diner Ryan meets Danny She’s not here to eat but she’s working She puts the ueen Bee Angeline in her place “Excuse me But we are in the middle of an important discussion Do you think it’s inappropriate to just interrupt us with your assumption we are ready for you?” “I’m so sorry It’s just I saw all of you sitting here and well forgive my ignorance’s but I’m pretty sure it was Ockham’s Razer says that among competing theories and all things being eual the simplest theory is probably the correct one I saw you had already looked at the menu’s and put them back down Therefore the simplest theory is that you are ready to order Think of it this way I think I saw you review the menus therefore I am here to take your order I mean Ockham is a little before Descartes’ time but it’s still a sound principle don’t ya think?”This is the only thing that gets Ryan’s attention for the first time that night Danny is gorgeous but not his type She’s stunning No uniue No that’s not it Uniuely stunning that’s what she is I don’t know what it is about this girl but fuck she’s hot And cleary smart as shit Ryan’s inner thoughtsShe has blonde and purple hair As well as a nose and eyebrow piercing After leaving a huge tip he leaves with his friends He can’t get her out of his head and goes back a few days later to ask her out She reluctantly agrees Danny thinks she can scare him off He is all Captain of the Hockey team hotness and well she’s the girl from the wrong side of the tracks She makes him take the bus downtown and then volunteer at a homeless shelter as their first date Ryan isn’t scared off and tells her that he knows what she is doing The night is left off with an out of this world kiss Finally Ryan pulls away slightly breathing hard against my mouth “Jesus Danny” I don’t think Jesus has anything to do with the explosion that just happened between us but if He did I’m heading to church to thank him With a promise of a call The next day Ryan is as happy as he has ever been he can’t believe how amazing Danny is How much she has been through in her life and still be such a strong person who loves life plus that kiss He has NEVER felt like that just from a kiss Until one of his team mates starts to rub Ryan the wrong way about Danny accusing him of going slumming Ryan loses it and belts the shit out of him Danny wakes up the same way Can’t believe someone as amazing as Ryan is interested in her The broke and working 2 jobs girl The Julliard drop out The girl with purple hair and piercings The Orphan She had nearly invited him inside last night So she does what every girl does Waits for his call But that call never comes Eventually he comes crawling to her telling her that although they are different he wants to be with her and doesn’t care what anyway says about it He though that by staying away he was protecting her He doesn’t want people talking smack about her just for being with him But stuff them allHe wants her and is going to have her The people in their lives certainly don’t make it easy for them What we get is a whirlwind of happiness sadness losing the Big V card romance blackmail deceit bitches fighting and crazy ass people Their relationship is like nothing neither has experienced before They want it They fight for it But in the end is it enough? MY HONEST OPINION OF COURSE THEIR LOVE WAS ENOUGH I don’t read stories without a HEA Ok so Characters Ryan I like Ryan A LOT Right from the start when we meet him playing angry birds in the diner He is a Jock the captain of the hickey team a Congressmen son A Big Man on Campus and an all round sweetheart I mean seriously at times he was tooo nice He treated Danny like gold He wasn’t an asshole wasn’t a cheater Just an all round great guy With a uick temper Danny She was pretty kickass She had led a HARD life but she was still full of it Didn’t take things for granted was smart and sassy beautiful with a huge heart And a total spitfire The thing I liked the most? I didn’t want to punch her in the head half the time I loved being in her head and that she made decisions Wasn’t goddamn decisive about everything or whiny So yeah I like her Mike Paula Every protagonists needs kick ass best friends Angeline Celia Ice ueens Rot in hell you bitches GRR Malone aagghh don’t even get me started on him Ok so long story short Has this been done before? YesDid I still enjoy it? Yes Were there ridiculously HAWT sex scenes? NO They were fade to black scenes Was the chemistry awesome? Yes yes it was I did like this A bit predictable But still an enjoyable read that made me smile so that’s all that matters I would of loved a kick ass epilogue or More as to how they are now a seuel maybe?


  10. Wendy& Wendy& says:

    35 Stars Hockey Loving Music Making Life Affirming Stars 12 Spoiler Free3222019This was my first experience with Sawyer Bennett and reviewingLittle did I know I would fall hard and follow her to wherever she leadsSeptember 17 2013 The Blurb “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 US 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 imageForced her to abandon her music career after the heartbreaking 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 successWith 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 daysThis was a freebie sounded good and not too long The main characters were from opposite sides of the tracks yet really had much in common One learned life was not all privilege and the other learned she could possibly have happiness after all There were the typical villains; evil manipulative mother scorned an ex girlfriend and a violent team member All of these characters plot to break up the lovebirds The biggest pleasure was seeing how the guy was just gone over the girl He decided after much thought he was willing to deal with whatever came his way from his peers because he was so taken with her He wasn't pushy he was sweet He reassured her this was real and he was willing to take his time This book was just sweet and it fit the mood I was inThe author has a second book with the sister of the lead guy She will be learning her life lessons nextFor Reviews Free E books and Giveaways


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