Excerpt from Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett (plus a giveaway!)

Off Sides



Join me today to learn more about Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett.  I recently came across this book on a tour page and knew I wanted to read it.  It is a contemporary romance in the new adult genre.  Off Sides is available now (see buttons above) so be sure to grab it!


“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 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…


“Ryan, you’re going to kill the guy if you don’t stop.”

He doesn’t listen and his rage isn’t diminishing. I start crying, strangely sick at the gruesome scene before me and oddly satisfied that Ryan is hurting this guy who came so very close to killing a part of me.

Mike is yelling now and trying to grab Ryan again. “Ryan…do you want to go to prison? Get off of him. He’s done.”
Mike’s words do nothing to affect Ryan but when he says the word “prison” it jolts me into action. I can’t have Ryan go to prison because of me.

I jump off the bed and cross the room in two strides coming to stand in his line of vision.
“Ryan,” I say softly. “Please stop.”

And just like that Ryan stops and stands up from the guy. He is breathing harshly and his hands are covered in blood. More blood is spattered on his shirt. He turns my way and runs his gaze over me. He stares at my face and with a shaky hand, he gently brings it up to touch where I can feel my cheek starting to swell. But then he must see the blood all over his hand and drops it back down to his side.

He looks lost and my heart breaks. I walk up to him and put my head on his chest. I wrap my arms around his waist and squeeze him hard. He doesn’t respond at first and I start to panic. But then his arms come around me and he buries his head in my neck. I can feel him starting to shudder but then he pulls back abruptly.

Wow, sounds intense, right? I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Well, actually I do have my hands on this book (thanks Sawyer) and will be getting a review to you in no time!

About Sawyer Bennett

Sawyer Bennett

Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for 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.

Where to find Sawyer Bennett

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

The Giveaway!!

One winner will have the choice of the following Sawyer Bennett books in either Mobi or Epub format (so either Kindle or Nook):

Forever Young— A paranormal romance (young adult)

Second Chance— A paranormal romance (adult)

Stolen Heart— A paranormal romance (adult)



  1. Leslie T. says

    Thanks for sharing, this books sounds great and I loved the excerpt. I think I would choose Stolen Heart, although all 3 sounds really good so it’s a tough choice! Thanks :)

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