Today marks Day 28 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 323 books I read year, I decided to share one of my favorites. I meant to wrap this up in December, but I got hit with the plague. So…the #BookLove continues into 2014.

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Sensual couple in blue jeans

OFF COURSE by Sawyer Bennett

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Indie 

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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’Bradaigh 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?

 

What I Liked:

Cillian, Cillian, Cillian. This is one hot boy. Admittedly, when I picked this up, I was getting worn out by the girl-next-door meets sexy-rocker trope I was seeing in New Adult novels. I can honestly say I bought this book because (a) he’s Irish and (b) the cover is hot. I’m happy to say the book exceeded my expectations. Renner is a strong character. She’s made mistakes, but she’s trying to find her way. Cillian is in a tough situation with one of his bandmates who begins to come between Renner and Cillian’s growing relationship. I loved how Renner was written. No drama just matter-of-fact about what she needed. There wasn’t a bunch of back and forth breakups and lack of maturity. I liked seeing Renner come into her own and believed Cillian would come to appreciate her for that. I’ll definitely reread this one.

Like the sound of OFF COURSE? Give the author a little #BookLove. Sawyer Bennett tweets @BennettBooks.

BONUS: There are companion books about the guys in Renner’s family. See the series here.

 

Buy:

Amazon | Goodreads

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The 31 Days of #BookLove

Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen
Day 13: HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Day 14: SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale
Day 15: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin
Day 16: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen
Day 17: RULE by Jay Crownover
Day 18: DEEPER WE FALL by Chelsea M. Cameron
Day 19: THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW by Kirsty Moseley
Day 20: WIFE FOR A WEEK by Kelly Hunter
Day 21: REAL by Katy Evans
Day 22: CARTER REED by Tijan
Day 23: ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young
Day 24: BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Day 25: BROKEN AND SCREWED by Tijan
Day 26: WALLBANGER by Alice Clayton
Day 27: INTO THE DEEP by Samantha Young