Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Off Course by Sawyer Bennett - Review, Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Off Course, book #4 in the Off Series by Sawyer Bennett.  The tour is hosted by AToMR Tours.  You can visit the rest of the stops on the tour here.  The author is also giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, so be sure to check that out below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Title: Off Course 
Author: Sawyer Bennett 
Release date:  August 4, 2013 
Publisher:  Big Dog Books 
Age Group: New Adult 
Genre: Contemporary 
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description: Renner Caldwell has her life perfectly mapped out. She has the ideal relationship, the perfect job and all is right in her world. When a shameful turn of events happens, she boards the first plane bound for Ireland to lick her wounds and get her head back on straight. 

Cillian O’Bradaigh is the sexy, front man to the Irish rock band, Over The Edge. His rising fame and sultry voice make him every woman’s fantasy come true. Not to mention his single-minded determination. To put it simply: what Cillian wants, Cillian always gets. And he wants Renner, because there’s just something about the flame-haired beauty he has to possess.

If their relationship was just about sex and rock n’ roll, it would be easy for them to get lost in their desires. Only their relationship is anything but a hook-up. Will lies, deceit and hidden tragedy get in the way, making the path to true love uncertain? Or will the girl whose been knocked Off Course, find her footing with the man who is teaching her it’s okay to lose control?
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My Thoughts:  I can't tell you enough how much I love this series.  I can say without a doubt that it is one of my favorites.  In Off Course we get to meet Cillian O'Bradaigh - Rock star, Irish hottie, tattooed, pierced, dominant, cocky, bad boy, and as hot as they get.  Let me just say up front that Sawyer Bennett knows how to create and write about hot guys, and she has delivered yet another one of her masterpieces in Cillian O'Bradaigh.  Renner Caldwell is the cousin of Nix and Linc, who we met in Sawyer Bennett's earlier books in the series (which were awesome to by the way).  She first meets Cillian when she visits her cousins in Ireland when she is 17 years old.  He is a good friend of her cousin Cady's, and he and his band are just starting out. Renner captures Cillian's attention when he first lays eyes on her, and he in turn, more than captures Renner's.  He makes quite an impression on Renner, both good and bad, after he gives her the best kiss of her life, is completely understanding when she says no when things get too hot and start going too far, and then pisses her off royally (even though she won't admit it) when she sees him kissing another girl shortly after. 


Now 5 years later, Renner is back in Dublin working at her uncle's restaurant, trying to put the pieces of her life back together after a devastating incident that occurred in relation to her job.  She can't say that she hasn't thought about Cillian over the past 5 years, because she has, quite a bit.  What she doesn't know and never expected, is that Cillian would remember her, very well actually, and has thought about her more than she knows, and more than he would like to admit.  Cillian's band is called OTE (Over the Edge).  He is the lead singer/guitarist, and over the past 5 years they have become one of the most popular rock bands
around.  To say that he is a ladies man would be putting it mildly.  He oozes with sex appeal and could have any woman he wants, and he has decided he wants Renner.  Renner, however, remembers all too well how things went 5 years ago, and as much as she and her body would like, she refuses Cillian's advances, which only makes him more determined.  The chemistry between these two is off the charts hot, and try as she may, Renner can't deny it, or how much she wants him, cocky dominant attitude and all.  When she finally gives in, the results are mind blowing and explosive in nature for both of them.  As much as Cillian would like to think it's just about sex with Renner, he knows it isn't, and Renner knows the same thing, only Cillian is
not the level-headed, predictable type of guy that Renner would ever go for, or is he?  Of course, Cillian is only in it for sex, at least that is what he tries to tell himself, but somewhere along the way the lines get really blurred, and he has to figure out just what he really wants from this beautiful girl who has invaded his thoughts in a way he never though possible.

Cillian's past catches up with him, bringing with it lies, guilt, deceit, and feelings of obligation, forcing him to make a choice between his past and a potentially very promising future.  Whether the path he chooses bring him happiness, or destroys any chance he has at it remains to be seen.

I loved this story, everything about it.  It captured my attention from beginning to end, and I just loved Cillian, despite his flaws, and I loved Renner to.  The story is filled with passion, romance, pain, love, forgiveness, and of course, really hot sex.  I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between these two, and though they have really hot chemistry, they have to grow into the falling in love part.  I enjoyed getting to know the other characters in the book, as well as catching glimpses of characters from the past books in the series, and I especially love the rocker aspect of the story, and I even loved to hate Maeve.  The ending was so good, and yes, Sawyer Bennett gives us an epilogue, which something I just love, and at the same time sets up the scene for the final book in the series, which I absolutely cannot wait for.  If you are a fan of New Adult Contemporary Romance, then Off Course and the Off Series is a must read, and something you definitely want to check out.


About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is 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 weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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26 comments:

  1. I loooove your review, Ellen! Thanks for participating in the tour.

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    1. Thank you. I know what a fan of this series you are - I just love it :)

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  2. Great review! One day soon I will start this series I promise!

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    1. I just love it. You could read the books out of order and be fine with it, because it is like each has their own story, though the other characters make appearances.

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  3. I love those teaser picks! I read the first book and really liked it, I'm so behind...

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    1. Thanks, I read them out of order, but it was fine.

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  4. I need to start reading this series. I think I own the first two on my kindle.

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  5. Gads awesome review Ellen, and I think I have 3 of these on my kindle app..you make me want to drop my arcs and dive in..might try to squeeze book one in this weekend!

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    1. They are so good. I think you will like them.

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  6. I wold love to read this book , Thank you for the chance to win!

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  7. Oh my gosh! those photo's are smexy & I love the sound of Cillian and Renner (unusual names). I have been so curious about this series so I can't wait to give them a try.

    A fabulous review Ellen! :)

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  8. Great review! This series is on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I've read OFF LIMITS and loved it! Really enjoyed Ms. Bennett's writing style. Looking forward to reading OFF COURSE!

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  10. This sounds like a really fun read! I love books in "exotic" locations. Okay, not generally what you think of as exotic, but.. you know what I mean!

    Brynna

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    1. It really is a fun read. I love the location to :)

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  11. Awesome review! This series is definitely on my TBR list. And I loved the pics and quotes!

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  12. This should be a good read. I always find Ms. Bennett's really interesting. :)

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