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Blog Tour: Off The Record by Sawyer Bennett {Review+Giveaway}

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Welcome to my stop on the Off The Record tour hosted by AToMR tours!
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Off the Record (Off Series #3)
   by: Sawyer Bennett

Publication Date: June 8, 2013
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-copy provided by AToMR tours and the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 236 pages
Order Links: Amazon| B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars


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 athlete’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 Review:

This is actually the first book I've read in the Off Series (I know, I know!) but whew! I am definitely picking up Sawyer's other books in the series! Sawyer has written a wonderful story not only about two people discovering love, but also showing us that forgiveness is a huge step to overcoming and moving forward from one's past. Oh, and the steam factor? SO high! Whew! The balcony scene? I think I passed out. Seriously.

Yes folks- we have dual POV! We get inside both Ever and Linc's heads! I really loved both of these characters. We first meet Ever as a sixteen year old girl who is dealing with the fallout of her father leaving both her and her mother. Ever since then, Ever has been unable to truly place her in trust in men. The one man who was supposed to take care of her and protect her from the world didn't and now she is left jaded and cynical of the opposite sex. She is a journalist and an interview for her paper, the NY Post, leads her to Linc Caldwell, a goalie for the NY Rangers. Linc is a good-looking, single guy who really gets the short end of the stick after an interview with Ever goes horribly wrong. What started off as an easy camaraderie between the two easily changes after Ever overhears gossip and walks in on a situation she shouldn't have. After writing an article that has the potential to ruin Linc's reputation, Ever finds herself in a bit of a pickle. She is to rewrite the article after spending six weeks getting to know Linc for who he really is, not what she thinks she knows.

Oh, Ever. Linc is determined to make her eat her words and prove to her how wrong she is. What he doesn't plan on is falling for the broken, jaded woman who is determined to keep her heart sealed away. Linc does prove to her that he is not the scumbag player that she originally thought. He is caring, protective of his family and friends, and a genuine good guy. Ever can't help but be attracted to him, yet he is wary of her- he doesn't want to get screwed over and prove her right. But at the same time, he can't help his attraction to her either- she is smart, funny, and sexy. As I said earlier- the steam factor is rockin' in this book. There is some serious chemistry between Linc and Ever. For a guy who wasn't interested in a relationship, spending time with Ever certainly makes him question that mentality. Soon, he finds himself wanting much more- including her heart. Can she give it to him? Or is she so jaded and distrustful that she would sacrifice the possibility of a real and meaningful relationship with a good guy?

Bennett has provided us with not only a good romance with strong characters, but her pacing and writing are done extremely well. Be on the lookout for the next book in the series Off Course, coming soon!

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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17 comments

  1. This sounds really good! I definitely need to check these out and you are really testing my resolve for no more books this week :-)

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    1. I really liked this one Chelsea! It was so good. I need to read the other two in the series now!

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  2. I loved this book! You must read Off Sides and Off Limits.

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    1. After your reviews- I am SO going to be reading the others!!!

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  3. YAY for steamy factors ;) hahaha I'm getting addicted to dual POVs. they are pretty awesome! I think I need to pick this book up! Great review :D

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    1. Thanks Magen! YES! OMG. I am so addicted to dual POVs. When I see a book has one, I squeal and dance around!!

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  4. I do believe I must read this balcony scene you speak of!

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    1. UH, YES. CeCe. It's totally hot. And it's in his POV. DROOLS.

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  5. Giiirrrrrlll, this book is amazing! BUT I think you might just faint when you really get to know his brother in Off Limits! Eeep!

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    1. Ok. SOLD. I am moving those higher up on the list of books to buy when I get more money! LOL.

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  6. Haha, oh hell yeah that balcony scene, seriously...wow...just wow! My iPad screen got all fogged up!!! And the best part was that that scene was from Linc's POV - mmmmm yumminess :D

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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    1. YES! I was like holy hell! SO good! Have you read Sawyer's other two in the series yet?

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    2. Haha! I haven't read the others yet, but I just got Off Limits on my iPad, so I'm gonna be reading that one soon. And after the cover reveal for Off Course I really want to read that too!

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  7. I'm pretty sure I have all 3 in the series on my kindle somewhere I think! I need time to read these!

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    1. Yay Wendy! I have to get my hands on the first two now!!

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  8. I don't read much contemporary. But, if I like the premise I do like to read it-- and this def sounds like something I'd love to read! Thanks dear!

    Dee @ dee's Reads

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    1. No problem Dee! I've been on quite a contemporary kick lately, and this was really enjoyable!

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