Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 143 ~ Off Sides (Off #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

   Off Sides
(Off #1)
Sawyer Bennett

First - The Blurb:

“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 her, then I made her mine. 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... 

Second - The Tease:

Our lips meet softly... nothing more than a whisper against each other. Moving to my cheek with his other hand, Ryan holds both sides of my head and presses into me. His tongue slides gently into my mouth and at the first contact, a groan bubbles up from my chest. My hands involuntarily fist in his shirt and I attempt to get even closer to him. I am being swallowed by his kiss and it's all I can do to hang on.

If you are looking for an easy read which can be completed in one afternoon, then Offsides might be the book for you. The story is simple, the characters are relatively easy to connect with, and there is little angst.

I liked Danny. She might appear like she comes from the 'wrong' side of the tracks, but she's actually quite sweet, definitely intelligent and knows how to hold her own against nastiness.

At first, Ryan appears like your typical hot guy who is popular, rich and a little conceited. However, we quickly learn that he has a soft side and a kind heart. He doesn't care about Danny's back ground, or where she comes from. He just wants her to give their relationship a chance.

Sure, there are hurdles along the way (jealous ex-girlfriends, snobby mothers, and vindictive team mates) but there is nothing that can't be overcome.

A cute read.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. An easy yet good read? This is my cup of tea since I'm having a hard time reading with my chaotic schedule. Thanks for sharing!

    My TT

  2. Loving the way he kisses. Both hands on her face is so sweet and rarely used.

    My Teaser

  3. OOh nice tease! Totally new to me! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. I think I have this book but haven't read it yet. Great teaser, they always make me need a fan.

  5. That's a sweet kiss! I agree, this was a bit of a light and easy read. Glad you liked it!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  6. Awesome teaser and review, Marilyn. I think I might put this on my list of reads for our first summer vacation. :)