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Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

My edition: Kindle (Owned)
Pages:167
Series: Off #1
Rating: 3.5 star

Synopsis:

“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 he, then I made her min. And my life was saved…”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. 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 image.

Forced 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 success.

With 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… 

Review:

This is my second series that I have read by Sawyer Bennett.

Who doesn’t love the right side-wrong side of the tracks stories? I tend to love these kind of stories. Especially if it is the girl from the wrong side and the boy from the right.

Ryan was with his friends after a party at a diner. He was immensely engrossed into a game of Angry Birds. Trying to ignore his ex girlfriend who is drunk and think she knows everything. His attention is taken away after his ex girlfriend makes a snark comment to the waitress only to have the waitress fire back. Immediately Ryan likes Danny. Though she is different than what he is used to dating for his family “image” he can’t help but be attracted to her.

Danny and Ryan’s story was cute. A normal NA book. One thing though, can we please stop having mothers that will do anything selfish because the child doesn’t fit into a certain mold? Please. Being so close to mother’s day I would like to read about a loving mother and not a heinous mother who thinks her image is better than their child’s happiness.

Other than that I loved the book. I am going to wait on the second book right now due to being broke and can’t afford any other books.