{Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY} Review: Off Course by Sawer Bennett

Title: Off Course
Series: Off Series #4
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: August 4th 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for honest review
Rating: 5/5

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?

Totally my favourite of the entire series!!! ❤ Cillian 

The story:
We first meet good girl Renner '5 years earlier' on a trip to Ireland with her cousin Cady. She meets up and coming rocker Cillian and she shares a passionate kiss with him, only to return the US believing she'll never see him again. But 5 years later, after a workplace romance goes sour Renner runs away to Ireland, to decide what to do with her life. Working at her Uncle's pub, she runs into Cillian again and thinks he's completely forgotten her, but oh no he remembers her quite clearly and now he's on the hunt to catch this good girl and do some very bad things with her!

Both have issues going on in their lives; Renner and her ex boyfriend/colleague and Cillian with his bandmate & ex-lover Maeve. To put it simply I hate Maeve with a burning passion of 1000 suns. She is the lowest form of a human being, and although at one point I started to feel sorry for her, all my compassion had evaporated for her by then end. Maeve is dealing with drug addiction and supposed depression and relies heavily on Cillian. She still loves him and her intention to steal him back is clear to everyone but Cillian. He tries his best to help her, but this starts to put a strain on his relationship with Renner. The question is who will he choose…

The characters:
Cillian O'Braidagh aka Tattooed-Irish-Rocker is even better than Nix & Linc…yes I actually said that! He's domineering, controlling and always gets what he wants. But there is another side to Cillian, a traumatic childhood has effected the way he handles things in his life as he tries to make up for mistakes he believes he's made. He doesn't share this side of himself with many people, but with Renner he feels he can open up and just be himself.

Renner, the sweet girl who always does the right thing and arrives to work 15 minutes early. But there is a fiery side to her that is just waiting to escape and it's Cillian's arrogant attitude that sparks her life. Everything he says or does winds her up until she want to punch him or jump his bones…and well I think we can all guess which option she goes for (and I would totally agree with this choice hehe)

The romance:
Renner denies her attraction for Cillian for so long, by the time these two get together the sexual tension is off the charts! Their chemistry is so hot and steamy and they share some very steamy scenes together. The scene in the storeroom…oh nice call Miss Bennett, nice call!

The Writing:
Well it's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Sawyer's. Her books have the perfect balance of sexy romance & stories with depth. Her characters are well developed, making the romance so much more believable and her sexy scenes always steam up my Kindle screen! Bennett is on my auto-buy list, and in my opinion she can do no wrong.

Well Sawyer you've outdone yourself again! Just when I thought this series couldn't get any better, along comes Cillian *sigh*. Next up we have Flynn Caldwell (Renner's brother) and I am so excited about meeting anther Caldwell man! I just hope Sawyer wasn't serious when she said that his book will be the last in the series, because I will not accept that!!

Sexuality: strong / several sex scenes
Violence: mild / threatened with knife
Language: medium / frequent f**k
Drugs & alcohol: medium / secondary character has substance abuse issues

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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  1. New author for me. Looks like a good book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I haven't heard of this series, but I'll have to check them out!

    1. Yay, you definitely should check them out :)

  3. I haven't heard of this series! I will def check it out!

    1. Woo! Can't wait to see what you think of them Marie ;)


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