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
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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