Review: Off #1, Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

17407683Blurb from Goodreads

“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…

Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published February 21st 2013 by Big Dog Publishing
edition language: English
series: Off
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
I think Ryan and Danny relationship is sweet and so strong. I really admire them for that. They’re so sure and believe in their love, nothing can take them apart. Both of them are more than capable of stand up for themselves. Danny doesn’t let anyone bring her down. She doesn’t need Ryan to save her from his friends when they’re talking bad things about her. And Ryan won’t let his family dictates him just because they think Danny doesn’t come from the same side. Those are things I liked from this book. Both MC know what they want and stand for it.

However the story is just too short. I think there are things that can be explored more to make the story more interesting. Everything feels so fast and in a rush. There is insta-love, insta-relationship, and insta-breakup. I know those insta stuff can also be in story with longer pages, but in this case I wish the author gives times to Ryan and Danny because I liked them and want to be connected with their story.

It’s an okay story for me, but I’m sure it can be better than what already has.

Result: 2 out of 5 stars

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