Release Promo, Review, and Giveaway: Off Course: Sawyer Bennett

Off Course 
OFF series #4
Author: Sawyer Bennett 
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Age Group/Genre: New Adult  Contemporary 
Cover designed by : Vitalink   
Publisher: Big Dog Books

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?      

 Off Course Graphics courtesy of Sawyer Bennett

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.
"You're all grown up now, Renner. I'm bettin' you could handle me now."

Five years ago when visiting Ireland, a starry-eyed Renner and young lead singer Cillian shared one evening and a scorching kiss, but he moved on and she returned home. Now Renner has run back to Dublin to work in her Uncle's pub and hide away from her failed relationship and career. She just needs a fresh start to figure out what to do with her life. And Cillian is back is back in Dublin too. He is now a nationally known Irish rock star with his band Over The Edge...and surprisingly he still has his eye on Renner. 

Renner is usually the good girl who follows the rules. The few times she has not, it has ended badly for her. She's pretty, smart, sassy, and is trying her best to not be interested in Cillian. He does not fit with her ideal idea of safe and stable. But her past choices have left her insecure and unsure of her own judgment. 

Cillian is too powerful....too carnal..and if I don't buck up against his brand of magic, I'm going to be lost. 

Cillain is flirty, cocky, sexy, and controlling. Once he sets his mind on something, he goes for it full force. He pushes, he challenges, he almost stalks, but that Irish brogue, charm, and devastating charisma finally begins to wear her down. She finally realizes that sometimes safe and structured are not always best and it's fun to take a little walk on the wild side.  And Cillian is deeper than she realizes. His past shapes his present in almost everything he does. But Renner is good for him and he is in turn is good for her. They have hot chemistry and enjoy being together.  They are an unlikely pair: The man who lives the rock star life and needs control, and the rule follower who does not like being told what to do. On the surface, they do not seem to fit, but in reality they could be just what the other needs. 

Every time he speaks to me, every sentiment that comes from his heart...it's like I find myself submersing into the warm depths of his soul. He is so different than what I had actually expected he'd be, and it seems I'm constantly marveling over the connection that is growing. 

"It's hard for me to describe what Cillian's words do to me. They touch something that lives in a dark place, deep inside of me. They awaken something in my body that I didn't know was sleeping."

But it is not easy and Cillian is forced to deal with issues that creep in from his past and affect his present. He has a band member that is willing to do anything she has to in order to sabotage Renner and Cillian's new found relationship. I really really disliked Maeve to the point I wanted to snatch her by the hair or smack her. And she is not the only issue, they have plenty of things that cause confusion, insecurities, and fear. And there were times I wanted to shake Cillian and Renner too. But for the most part, I really loved them both. They both showed personal growth and were strong in their convictions.
But are they strong enough to hold it together or they destined to  break apart?

I enjoyed the fact that this book takes place in Ireland as it made it an interesting and fun back drop. I loved the music theme and rock star component. The side characters like her cousin Cady, friend Teagan, his band member Sean, and her brother Flynn added humor and fun. I would love to see more with these characters in the future.  I really enjoy this series and feel like each book is a stand alone in it's own right and has a completely different vibe than the previous ones. This one is no exception. But it is also enjoyable to see glimpses of the past characters or hear about them. It is a hard decision for me, but I think this one just moved ahead as my fave book in this series. Something about that Irish rock star just melted my heart(Sorry Nix and Linc, but you have been replaced). 

Thanks to Sawyer Bennett for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

 photo SawyerBennett_zps59043f28.jpgSawyer Bennett Website/Facebook/Twitter
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 Sides, Off Limits, and Off the Record (mobi or epub). – International. 
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  1. I have heard great things about this series!! I wish I got on board earlier!! Great post, thanks for sharing!!

  2. I have not yet read this series but I have heard nothing but great things about it!

  3. Havent read these books, and would love to.

  4. thanks for the giveaway denise smith denise226@verizon.net

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read this!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like a great book!

  7. Love Sawyer Bennett. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Would love to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway! shellieelson@gmail.com


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