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Friday, October 25, 2013

Off Chance - Review

5 - Star Review!!  This has earned a spot near the top of my list of favorite books!


Review



Oh my word... I was blown away by Sawyer Bennett's newest book, Off Chance.  When I was reading through the promotional materials (posted earlier this week here), I was so excited to see Flynn Caldwell.  When the author warns you that, "He will make you swoon... repetitively," it makes you take notice. And let me tell you, Bennett lives up to that promise!

It seems like most of the book that I have read recently have male leads that are either the quintessential "bad boy," or they go to the other extreme of geek.  Well Flynn is neither of those!  He has a heart of gold with a hero complex, but not the extreme cockiness that could come from the hero complex.  He wants to save Rowan, but not for anything in return.  He honestly just wants to help her out of a bad situation.  Of course, nothing is ever that easy, so there are stumbling blocks along the way, but Flynn and Rowan also become increasingly attracted to each other along the way.  But the question remains, will Rowan open herself up to another man after the horrendous break up that she suffered through the last time?

As the tour banner says, all of the books in the Off Series can be read as standalones.  But, if you have read the rest of the series, you are in for a treat as we get to see the entire Off Series cast in this book.  We get to catch up and see which couples are actually working out and if any of them decide to take the matrimonial plunge.  

I started reading the series with Off Sides and really enjoyed Sawyer Bennett's writing style.  So when Off Limits came out, I thought, "why not? Let's give it a read."  After those two, I was hooked. Not only is this on my list of favorite books, Bennett has become one of my favorite authors.  She has this amazing way of describing the characters and scenes in a way that makes them leap off the page and drag you with them.  Once you crack the over of an Off book, prepare yourself to be lost until you reach the final page.
  



Release: October 21, 2013

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He is seeking absolution.
Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.

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She is seeking escape.
Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.

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Together, they have the chance to become complete.
Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.

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Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.



Each book in the Off Series can be read as a standalone.





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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