Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Our 4 star review

What caught my eye about this book was that it was about a hockey player, which I love.  But there is more to this story than that.  This book tells the story of Ryan Burnham, captain of his university's hockey team and Danny Cross, a young college student trying to make ends meet. It's a story of two people from opposite sides of the tracks falling for each other.

Ryan is hot, rich and the captain of his hockey team.  He has lived a privileged life, being the son of a US Congressman.  He has dreams of playing for the NHL some day, but unfortunately his parents have other plans for him.  He has always played by their rules and tried to live up to their standards for the sake of his family's public image.  He was even dating the perfect girl that his mother loved and approved of.  Until he realized that while he was attracted to her, he wasn't interested in being with her any more.  He was tired of the shallowness from both her and the people that hung out with.

Danny Cross is trying to make ends meet.  She is basically on her own, working two job, putting herself through college part time and manages to volunteer at the homeless shelter as well.  She comes across Ryan and his friends one night while working her shift at the diner.  It was her sassy and smart comments made to Ryan's ex that caught his attention, and then when he saw her he was instantly attracted to her. She was different than most girls he hung out with, she had purple hair and facial piercings, but there was just something about her that made him want to get to know her.   

I loved Ryan, he wasn't your typical privileged kid.  Yes he was a hot hockey player but he also had a heart and was adorably sweet.  Danny has been through a lot in her life but she never gave up and is a strong female character who knows how to stick up for herself.  Ryan found himself falling for Danny fast and that scared him a little.  He wasn't sure how is circle of friends would treat her and didn't want her to get hurt, but I think he was also protecting himself as well.  When Danny took Ryan to the homeless shelter trying to scare him away, but it just made him want to be with her even more.  They had a wonderful relationship and were perfect for each other.  But throw in a mother who disapproves of your relationship and an ex girlfriend who will do anything to get you back and you have trouble.  Can two people who are from opposite sides of the track beat the odds and find the love an happiness that they both deserve?  Is their love strong enough?

I honestly loved this story and loved the characters.  Both Ryan and Danny had a great supporting team of characters.  It is a warm, light feel good book that I read in one sitting.  All though I was a little sad when it ended and wished there was more of Ryan and Danny.  This was my first book by Sawyer Bennett and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. 

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