Monday, July 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Off the Record by Sawyer Bennett - Review, Giveaway


Welcome to the blog tour for Off The Record by USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett.  The tour is sponsored by AToMR Tours.  You can visit the rest of the stops on the tour here.  My stop today features a review and a giveaway, which you can enter below.  

Title:  Off the Record
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release date: June 11, 2013
Publisher:  Big Dog Books
Age Group:  New Adult
Genre: Contemporay Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter.

Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away.  These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word.

Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer.  Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it.

When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athelete’s fury.  Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution.  Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell.

And she just might find that she has misjudged him.






My Thoughts:  I love New Adult Contemporary Romance, so when I heard about this book, saw the cover, and found out it was about a hot hockey player, I was sold.  I just love sports themed romances.  Lincoln Caldwell is hot, of that there is no doubt, and yes, the ladies fall all over him, but who could blame them.  He is also charming, and oh so very swoon-worthy.  When Ever Montgomery wants to do a story on him, he is more than happy to oblige, because truth be told, he is a really great guy.  Ever is friend of Emily's, and Emily is Linc's brother Nix's girlfriend.  The interview takes place during a party that Linc is throwing for his teammates and their families and friends.  Everything seems to go great, and Linc is in fact, very attracted to Ever, even asks her to dinner.  Despite her best mental efforts, her body has ideas of her own and she finds herself quite attracted to Linc to.  He really seems like a nice guy.  Ever is coming out of a very bad breakup and declines the invite.  While at the party, she sees several things, misinterprets some, and some she doesn't, but the end result is an article that is more like a expose painting Linc as shallow, a womanizer, and a player.  Linc is irate when he reads the article and decides to take action.  When given the choice of spending six weeks with him 24/7 or facing a lawsuit, Ever's editor sends her on the six-week assignment with Linc.  In all sincerity, he really wants her to see the real him and what he's like, and even though he's mad at Ever, he is also looking forward to getting to know her better, and that is just what he does. 


Ever soon realizes that she may have made a mistake as she gets to know Linc up close and personal.  She is attracted to him physically, and the chemistry between them is undeniable.  Linc is just as attracted to her, but he wants her to see him as someone other that a player, which provides for some very entertaining situations as they get to know each other better.  I loved watching their relationship progress, but Ever has some serious issues that have left her emotionally scarred and she has built walls of ice around her heart that even the hottest of the hotties have a hard time melting.  When push comes to shove and it's down to the wire, will Ever give in, or will she push Linc away for good?  Off the Record is a very entertaining and steamy contemporary romance.  I loved Linc...everything about him.  Sawyer Bennett created the perfect guy when she wrote Linc's character, and she definitely has a talent for creating the best best book boyfriends.  I felt so bad for Ever.  She is really a good person who has had some really unfair situations thrown at her in life.  You get a glimpse into the source of her pain in the beginning which enables you to understand where she is coming from.  I did want to shake her a time or two and tell
her to look at what was in front of her, but Ever has to progress through the journey of finding, giving, and receiving love and forgiveness at her own pace.  If you are a contemporary romance fan and enjoy a good love story that is entertaining, sexy, fun, and an overall great read, then Off The Record and the whole Off Series by Sawyer Bennett is something I would definitely recommend checking out.  




About the Author
Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for 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 weakness but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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o       10 copies of Off Sides/Off Limits Combo
o       $100 gift card from Amazon

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23 comments:

  1. I am always looking for another book boyfriend,glad to know she can write them.LOL

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  2. I am with you, I love sports themed romances as well, which is funny because I really don't love sports in general LOL!
    Lincoln is definitely someone I need to meet!

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    1. That is funny, I am not crazy about sports either, but love the books.

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  3. I think I really want this books. :) Awesome review.


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    1. It's so good. The whole series is, and you can read them as a stand alone to.

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  4. *clappy hands* I love this series soooooo much! Sawyer can surely create some fabulous men and great stories. I'm so glad you enjoyed Off the Record, Ellen!

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    1. I really did enjoy it. Can't wait to read more from her.

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  5. I just finished reading Off Limits and loved it. So happy to see this giveaway for the 3rd book. Perfect timing!!

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    1. I am so glad you love it. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I've read romance books involving sports but not about hockey. This sounds interesting.

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  7. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Game on by Kyra Lennon is another sports themed romance I like. It's interesting how varied books in NA romance can be. Off the Record seems very spicy and glad it got a positive review.

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    1. I'll have to check that out. This is very spicy and really good. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I haven't read the books yet, but hope to do it soon. They seem to be great!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them. They do give you glimpses at the characters in the previous books, but they can each be read as a stand alone, which is really nice.

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  10. I have heard many great things about the books in this series! I will have to read them sometime soon

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    1. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I would love to read this book , Thank you for the chance to win!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to enter.

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  12. it sounds good! looking forward to this. thanks for the giveaway also!

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