sabato 17 agosto 2013

Review: "Off Course" written by Sawyer Bennett

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

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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’Braidagh 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?

                                            By Sawyer Bennett 

·        Some of you may know, but I’m an attorney. I got the name Renner from one of the attorneys that was opposing us on a case. I’d never heard that name before and thought it was beautiful and strong. I vowed I’d use it in a story one day.
·        My cover model, Alex Johnson, who represents Cillian O’Bradaigh, had two amazing tattoos on the inside of his wrists that say “Love” and “Hope”. I decided to write those into the book and we got an amazing promotional shot showcasing the tats. (insert photo if they want)
·        The Hibernian Pub in the book is modeled after a local Irish bar we have here in Raleigh, North Carolina by the same name. It’s owned by a Dubliner and I promised to use the name in the book in exchange for him letting us do the cover photo shoot there.
·        When I set out to write this book, I wanted to create the most villainous agitator to date. I think I did that with Maeve. She makes Ryan and Emily’s mom look like a saint, but sadly, she does have some of her own demons that make her that way. Sometimes you will hate her, and you may feel sorry for her on occasion. But then you’ll want to slap her again.
·        I had fun throwing in some classic Dublin/Irish slang into the book. Words like “Howeya”, “Eejit”, “Gobshite” and “Bollocks” are not typos!
·        Cillian and Renner are classic opposites. Throw into the mix that Cillian is a controlling Alpha, Renner is an independent woman, and watch the sparks fly everywhere.
·        You will not get to see many of the other Off characters in this book. Nix makes a hilarious appearance at the end, and you get to meet Renner’s brother, Flynn, who will star in the 5th and probably last book entitled Off Chance. You will get a lot of details on all of the characters in Off Chance though, and their HEA’s will be fully explored.

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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Off Course is a story about love and centers around Renner Caldwell and Cillian O’Braidagh. She is the typical good girl who follows the rules, instead of Cillian who is the classic bad boy. Their first meeting took place in Ireland, while Cillian was singing with his rock band - Over The Edge - in a pub. It was attraction at first sight. They also shared a kiss but then she returned home and he moved on. Five years later, Renner starts to work in her uncle’s pub, in Dublin, and thinks about what to do in her life. Cillian is in Dublin too, he is a really famous singer but unexpectedly he still remembers Renner.

I have never read one of Sawyer Bennet’s books, so I wanted to thank AToMR Tour for giving me the opportunity to do that. I’ve fallen in love with Cillian, this amazing Irish singer who never gives up on Renner and I really appreciate Renner’s behavior. She is smart and brave. Even though Renner tries not to be interested in Cillian, the chemistry between the two of them is very strong. Their love story is different from the ones I have ever had the chance to read. It’s magical and extremely realistic. I couldn’t help it but keep on reading the book, everywhere and in every moment of the day and the night. Off Course is the sweetest drug.

A part of my love is also for Bennet’s writing, so natural and simple. I’ve appreciated her irony and the way she describes the characters and the situations. I’ve found everything so realistic that, for a moment, I’ve wished to be here with the two lovers. Off Course was everything I’d hoped it would be and I recommend it to everyone.

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