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Jake Roberson is nothing but a lying bastard. Every whisper that falls from his lips is a betrayal, but I can’t seem to convince myself to walk away. When he comes sauntering toward me, all those particulars go right out the window, and I cave. Every. Single. Time.

No more, though. I can’t. There’s too much at stake this time around, and I won’t have it.

Besides, one night
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DJ Sakata
Jul 24, 2016 DJ Sakata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

If you think of hurting her, even for a second, remember that I castrate bulls for a living. I know a thing or two about removing balls, and I'm not afraid to go to jail. Not for her. So, you'd best damned well treat her right.

That smile, his smile, it's too good to pass up, like an eclipse or a shooting star, some once in a lifetime even that can't be missed.

Her temper rivals the sun in its intensity. Once provoked, it takes years to simmer down.

You make all the ba
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Michelle
Jul 24, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok. So I didn't know if I could like Shelby for what she did. But then Beau sees something in her and we all know Beau is an honest to goodness great guy. Throw in a few surprises and crazy friends and family and see how this story evolves. Get this story and see what happens!
Michelle
Dec 15, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes!! This book is HOT! This is a turn of events that you don't see coming! You just can't stop reading this one to find out how it ends!
A
Jul 09, 2016 A rated it really liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review :)

I'm still not sure what to think about this book... I definitely enjoyed it, just not as much as the previous story... although the exact reasons why...? I'm gonna need a few more days to think about all that :) the writing style is definitely still there, because I read quite a long story pretty quickly, but... I don't know... give me a few days to mull over everything and you'll have a full review on the day of the release ;)

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Jennifer Andrews-Leise
Jul 01, 2016 Jennifer Andrews-Leise rated it it was amazing
No Offense Darlin' is S.J. Sawyer's best book yet! S.J. managed to take a character that I absolutely despised in the Like a Lady Serial, Shelby, and made me want to be her friend by the time I finished the book. S.J. took you so far into Shelby's character that you truly understood what made her tick and why she did the bad things that she did. S.J. truly wrote a character who has many layers and I enjoyed the chance to get to know the many facets of Shelby.

I also enjoyed the fact that Beau ne
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Annie
3.5 stars- Enjoyable read

When I review a series, I try not to compare books, but in this case I read them back to back, making it nearly impossible. This is labeled as a standalone, and I think it can read on its own sufficiently. However, there is a lot of drama around this group of friends initially introduced in the serial that bleeds into the subsequent book.

The author again crafted a really sweet hero with a heart of gold. I think it would be hard not to like Beau. However, I appreciated t
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Michelle carter
Jan 23, 2017 Michelle carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book by S.J. Sawyer!!! Never disappoints!!!

No Offense, Darlin is the 5th book in "A Like a lady Series!" Once again with each book she out does the last one! Her writing keeps you at the edge of your seat! You go through a series of emotions, one stronger then the other. One minute your smiling and giddy, the next you're gasping, and reading to get to the next point wanting everything to happen your way. S.j. knows how to keep you involved and the story of Beau Reed and Shelby Ca
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Rebecca Austin
Feb 20, 2017 Rebecca Austin rated it it was amazing
Shelby Case seems to have a weak spot for bad boy Jake Roberson. She has never had an easy life growing up in a trailer park with her mom who has been hooked on drugs and alcohol. Yet she tries not to make the same mistakes as her mom has but there's still that problem she has with Jake.

Beau Reed doesn't understand how Shelby can put up with Jake and how he treats her. He knows that she is a great girl but the problem is that she doesn't see it. Jake wants to move past their "friendship" into so
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Lisa
Jul 28, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Title: No Offense Darling #5
Author: SJ Sawyer
Series: A Like A Lady Novel
Publisher:S J Sawyer
Reviewer:Lisa
Release Date: July 22,2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count:340
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Jake Roberson is nothing but a lying bastard. Every whisper that falls from his lips is a betrayal, but I can’t seem to convince myself to walk away. When he comes sauntering toward me, all those particulars go right out the window, and I cave. Every. Single. Time.

No more, t
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Stephenee
Jul 26, 2016 Stephenee rated it it was amazing
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

I LOVE all of the books in this series!! They are all equal parts funny, amazing and relatable in more ways than one! The Like A Lady Series is one of my favorites so far this year!! While you can read this one as a stand alone it is best to start in the beginning as the characters are all recurring! If you do start here, you will catch up pretty quickly, but it won't be as much fun! This book is also much longer than any of the previous b
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Tracey
Jul 24, 2016 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was looking forward to finding out more about Beau because in the books previous I learned what a great guy he is. I wasn't sure about Shelby because she didn't appear to be a great person and had ended up destroying her friendship with her best friend. She doesn't have many friends.

Beau is friends with Shelby and he has liked her for along time despite her upbringing. She is considered trailer trash and her mother is a horrible person that degrades Shelby all the time. She doesn't appear to
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Maria "Rosie" Poli
No Offense, Darlin' S.J. Sawyer

I wasn't sure I was going to like this story. Shelby was not a likable character in this series. Let me tell you, she won me over. This story shows us the sweet, but tough Shelby. The vulnerable yet strong young woman. The determined to succeed Shelby,no matter the obstacles. The confident and insecure girl, that was on her own.

Oh, and Beau, what a beautiful man. He loved Shelby no matter what. He loved her despite her broken pieces; he completed her. He stood up
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Karen Harper
Jul 26, 2016 Karen Harper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, if you haven’t read the first four books in the Like a Lady series, you need to read them first. Otherwise, you will be confused. The fifth book in this series, has two different main characters, although the others have a part to play in the story. The two main characters are Shelby and Beau.
To tell the truth, I really didn’t like Shelby in the previous books, but then I didn’t really get to know her. You will have a change of heart once you read this book. Beau wasn’t a stranger
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Melody Grabeel
Jul 24, 2016 Melody Grabeel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beau Reed is the perfect guy down to his perfect family and his perfect job and his perfect looks. He is everyone's friend and all-around great guy. He is the kind of guy you want to be attached to, involved with or just plain be around.

Shelby Case is none of that but it's not for lack of trying. Being born to a no-good mother, she's tried hard to be better than her upbringing in spite of her poor judgment where Jake Roberson is concerned.

This is a companion novel to the Like A Lady Series. You
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Erica
Jul 26, 2016 Erica rated it really liked it
No Offense, Darlin' is my first S.J. Sawyer book. I enjoyed the story and the writing but at times I seriously wanted to strangle Shelby.
I understand her feelings of inadequacy given her upbringing and peoples interpretation of her family but she took it too far.
Beau is perfect in every way.
He's got a good heart, can see through the BS, can encourage you to see the best in yourself and not give a damn about others opinions.
He wanted to give Shelby the world, only she was too ignorant/confused/d
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Breanna Eichhorn
Jul 25, 2016 Breanna Eichhorn rated it it was amazing
Beau can't stop thinking about Shelby, they have been friends for years and he doesn't want to mess that up. He wants her to see how bad Jake Robinson is. When there is a ruckus down at the bar Beau is called to put a stop to it. When he gets there he sees Jake fuming about his truck. Beau gets Shelby out of trouble and takes her home.
Shelby has a lot of demons that she has to work through, she doesn't think that she is good enough to be with Beau. Was with Jake Robinson, Pregnant. Beau Reed is
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Caro J Roberts
Jul 26, 2016 Caro J Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2016-reads, reviewed
***Arc was given by author for honest review***

S.J. Sawyer has done it again! No Offense Darlin' was amazing! If you haven't read books 1-4, please do or you won't know the back story.

"I never knew that the word darling could be so sexy. It's not the first time someone has called me that, not by far, but it is the first time my body has all but combusted over it."

"Tell me, darlin'. What is it that you want from me?" he whispers in my ear. It's sexy. Everything he's doing is sexy, and I feel
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Tina Morgan
Jul 27, 2016 Tina Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh lawd have mercy! 5 sweet southern stars for this book!!! First off this has been one of my favorite series to read and if you haven't read them you need too. And to fully understand this book you will need to read the other one's. This is book is about the bad girl Shelby and I wasn't convinced that Ms. Sawyer could change my mind on her but I gave her a chance. Plus if good Ole boy Beau can feel something for her then she has to have some redeeming qualities right? Right? You just have to re ...more
Sassy Southern
Jul 27, 2016 Sassy Southern rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh lawd have mercy! 5 sweet southern stars for this book!!! First off this has been one of my favorite series to read and if you haven't read them you need too. And to fully understand this book you will need to read the other one's. This is book is about the bad girl Shelby and I wasn't convinced that Ms. Sawyer could change my mind on her but I gave her a chance. Plus if good Ole boy Beau can feel something for her then she has to have some redeeming qualities right? Right? You just have to re ...more
Stephanie  Mae
Jul 25, 2016 Stephanie Mae rated it really liked it
What a entertaining read full of heart and love, with engaging characters and an awesome story line, what more could you as for? Sometimes write the story of one of their disliked characters, it's hard to see past what they have done and redeem them in the eye of the reader but Sawyer has done that so bravo to you. Shelby has a lot of heart struggles and pushes people away, but you could see when she decided to pull her big girl panties up and ask and accept help, we all need help sometimes. Bea ...more
Page Turners
Jul 26, 2016 Page Turners rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great story. I really enjoy stories about friends developing romantic feelings for each other and this one really was a hit. Beau has loved Shelby for a long time. She is perfect in everything she does according to him. The only exception is her dysfunctional relationship with Jake. That man is bad news. Shelby realizes Jake is dirt and tries to better her life. She wants more for herself. She also discovers she wants more from Beau too. Can they take that risk to their friendship? This w ...more
Cynthia Tatum reichel

S.J is an amazing writter and she has done it again. I have read the other books that leads up to No Offence and all of them are a must read. Beau and Shelby are two very strong characters and especially Shelby. The things that she has been through it is amazing she is able to stay as strong as she did throughout the book. Beau I really fell in love with and throughout the whole story how he was dedicated to her. This is a spin off of her other series, however it took me a couple chapters to rea
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Amber
Jul 20, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend reading the Like A Lady series prior to this book. And you will definitely have needed to before reading this review.

Shelby was a bone of contention in the Like A Lady series or Red & Mason's relationship. So I went into this not a Shelby fan. How quickly that changed! You find out more about Shelby's life and circumstances and you really like her - just don't tell Red ;-).

Beau has been Shelby's biggest fan/friend/wish he was more for years. He hates seeing her stress her
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Jillian
Jul 06, 2016 Jillian rated it it was amazing
You know when you read a series, and there is a book of them all that becomes your favorite? Well, this would be mine.
When an author can do something you never thought possible, make you love a character you loathe! Oh ya, she did that here.
Shelby Case is not a character I could love, or so I thought. But her story is so much like one of my own it is scary.
If you have read the rest of the series you know why Shelby is not a liked person in this small town. If you haven't, well, I'm not going t
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PoshTomes
Jul 26, 2016 PoshTomes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you read this series? If not, why the heck not?!??? Ok so here's the 411, the Like a Lady series is a witty, young, small town romance. This book is the first that's not centered around Red, the introductory character. This one has a whole different feel to it. This heroine has been scarred by her past and your heart will break for her but as with real life for some of us, it takes a good man to prove to us that we deserve a good man.

The Good: The same things that we all loved about the oth
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Crystal
Jul 24, 2016 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read!
Beau has been in love with his friend Shelby for years but never gets the chance to tell her as she with that scum Jake. He has a great job as a cop, great friends and family only thing missing is the girl of his dreams. Shelby has always been know as the girl who's trailer trash no thanks to her no good for nothing mother, well that and sleeping with Jake didn't help her. But she knows she deserves better for herself so she studying hard to complete college. Beau is the one
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Lisa Gerkey **Romance Book Nerd blog**
Once I dislike someone it’s hard to change my feelings. Shelby isn’t a person to love in the previous books. Beau is a character that you can’t help but fall in love with. Shelby’s character does get redemption when you understand why she is the person she is. I just love that Beau never gives up. He’s always there for her.
This book is a little long and at times I found myself a little bored with all the narrative but the plot and characters are great. I think there is a great chance that you wi
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Jennifer Oloughlin
Some people might say Shelby doesn’t deserve a story like this, but i totally think she does. Her whole life has been heartache. Beau is a beautiful soul in a smoking body and he is in love with Shelby. For how wild and mean spirited she seems in previous books, we really get to see the true Shelby in this book. There are no excuses for what she has done to Red. I don’t think there ever will be unless Mary Lou works her “suga” magic. I love the Like a Lady Series.

**** I was given an arc from Gi
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Sara
Nov 17, 2016 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 Stars!
I like a good friends to lovers romance. It is my favorite of all the tropes. So, I was excited to read this book knowing that was what I was getting. I heart Beau so hard. He has loved Shelby for forever and now he finally has his chance with her. Shelby isn’t so open to love. She’s had kind of a crummy past, but Beau is all his swoonworthiness (I totally made that word up!) swoops in and shows her how great it can be! There are some fun moments, some sad and a whole lot of Beau/She
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Nikki Mcelroy Turner
I loved this book more than I thought possible!!! S.J. Sawyer has a way of making you totally fall in love with her characters, even if you're kicking and screaming! I didn't want to love Shelby. But I did! Shelby crawled her way into my heart and now I love her like family. She has that way about her. And Beau!!! Well, Beau is just one big hunk of awesome! I don't think they make a better man than Beau Reed! He is perfect in every way and he gives Shelby the life she deserves!
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