Just when I think Sawyer Bennett can not surprise me, she does. This time, it was in a great way! Off Course may be my new favorite in the Off Series. If you haven't read the first three books, (Off Sides, Off Limits, Off the Record) I highly recommend you start there. Back to Off Course ...
Off Course is the story of Renner Caldwell. I new I would love Renner based on her fiesty personality in Off the Record (book 3 in the Off Series) Renner takes a leap of faith, leaving her imperfect New Jersey life and heads to Ireland. Lucky for her she has family waiting with open arms and a job to get her by while she decides what she wants to do next. She has had men troubles and job troubles, but she doesn't let that get her down!
A blast from her past, Cillian O’Braidagh, waltz's back into her life and she is stunned. Not only is he still hella hot, but he remembers her from their brief but hot encounter 5 years before. Cillian is no longer an up and coming singer, but a super sexy rock band lead singer. With a past that haunts him and the need to redeem his misfortunes, Cillian almost looses the best thing that's ever happened to him .. Renner.
I love the fact that Renner does not just fall into a crazy fantasy life with Cillian. She resists him and his "I'm a rock star" advances, while all along inside she is so giddy with excitement and desire for him. Cillian is super cocky and arrogant and I kinda like that about him. I like that he sees what he wants (Renner) and goes after her until she relents, until she allows herself to give in and go after what they both want.
Maeve is a crazy (literally crazy) band member in Cillian's band, Over the Edge. I think Maeve brings a great twist to the story line. Like I stated before, Cillian is sexy and successful and as you can imagine, gets a lot of lady attention. His band mate is no exception. Difference being ... she doesn't understand that it is over, that she is old news, that Renner is the new lady in Cillian's life. Maeve really irritated me, well rather, Cillian really irritated me. How naive can you be?? Boy oh boy was he played, but in the end, he had good intentions.
If you are looking for a book with hot bodies, big emotions and fabulous writing **you found it** Off Course has just enough drama and sex and lust to make a girl feel crazy. Crazy good! I was so drawn into the story I could not put it down. I love me a good happy ending and I am so glad we got it in this book.
My only complaint ... it was too short. I don't think the story needed anything else, no more beef, no more side stuff, no more sexy parts. But I wanted it anyway, I wanted more of everything because I loved it so much.
I am anxiously awaiting Off Chance, book 5 in the Off Series. Where will Sawyer Bennett take us next ....