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Off the Record

(Off #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  7,737 ratings  ·  515 reviews
Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away. These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme ...more
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published June 8th 2013 by Big Dog Books
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I liked the H more than his brother in the previous book, he seemed like such a great guy. Unfortunately he's a gross manwhore who had sex with OW after meeting AND asking the h out. We get the really gross details of his sexual activity too.
It's stuff like this why this is an author I tend to avoid, the first book wasn't bad.... Book 2 was a bit of a conflict for me but I'm done here.
Manwhores are played out, can we see something new please? What about Alpha heroes who still man
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first two books in this series sucked me in and I loved them. Was looking forward to reading about Linc, the brother of Nix. It did not disappoint.

I did like Ever and could understand her anger and sense of betrayal….

Loved to catch up with Emily and Nix and love the Dad.

The next one is set partly in Ireland and the Hero is Irish – I hope I am not going to be a harsh critic with this one as I am very wary of novels depicting Irish characters, if they are not done correctly. We shall wait and
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Sawyer Bennett is an "auto buy" for me...I've loved this whole series! She knows how to write couples that have some of the best chemistry and gives us a love story with mild drama, very little angst, and some of the most sizzling sex scenes around... This was a quick, easy, steamy read and I really enjoyed it!

This whole series is good and you're totally missing out if you've not read it... so get on it!!!
Melody Cox
What I love about this series is the deep love and devotion these men feel for their women. What I didn't like was the heroine hearing and witnessing this hero with another woman going at it against the wall so in that sense it was not safe because he did this right after asking the heroine out and her saying know because she was doing a story on him. She thought she was going into a restroom and walked into his bedroom while he was banging a woman against the wall. I found it difficult to like ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sunny by: Sawyer Bennett
3.5 stars

This is book 3 in the Off series and features New York Ranger, Lincoln Caldwell and emerging reporter, Ever Montgomery. I love the Off series and admittedly, I am a fan of Sawyer Bennett's storytelling and writing. The previous two books dealt with themes such as class bias, stereotyping, wounded warrior, and mental health - compelling topics. Her characters have become quickly beloved and the tradition continues in this book as well. Linc is a great character. He is giving, kind, famil
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn’t expect to be so weepy by the end of this read, but I loved it!

Ever is a new and upcoming reporter and is sent to write a piece on Lincoln Caldwell a hockey player for the New York Rangers. They chat easily and there’s an immediate attraction between the two, but when Linc asks Ever out for dinner she declines. She’s got an assignment that will take her out of state for weeks but more than that, Ever’s just come out of an engagement. The first time she’s allowed someone into her heart s
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever Montgomery is fresh out of a break up with her cheating ex, coming to terms with the idea that men are just destined to let her down. She barely survived the betrayal of her father, so when sexy hockey star, Linc hits on her while interviewing him, she isn’t quite ready to say yes to his tempting offer. But when she witnesses and hears about his sexual escapades that take place moments have his failed attempt at picking her up, her bitterness gets the best of her and her article is proof of ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
4.5 stars

OK I will admit that this book so far is my favorite of the three. I thought Nix was going to be a hard act to follow but Linc stole the show. Those Caldwell brother are made of some sturdy stuff.

Lincoln Caldwell the player (or so we think) who loves his life of having fun and playing hockey.

Ever the jaded girl who has a steel doors around her heart who doesn't trust males.

Instantly Ever and Linc are drawn to one another and connect but with Ever's skeptism and quick judgement she makes
Lyndy Ann ♫
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports
I love this series each book gets better. I loved the story between Ever and Linc their relationship has it's ups and downs and nearly had me in tears and it was nice to have a bit of Emily and Nix in the story as well. Can't wait for the next book in this series. ...more
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This was pretty good. I think I would've enjoyed it more if there was a little more depth with Ever's relationship with her Dad. Honestly I wish that she would've just told him off and cut him off like he did her. But I really loved how Linc opened up to her and put himself out there. If you like a good guy finished first story, this is a good one. ...more
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of hot contemporaries
I can't gush enough about Sawyer Bennett's heroes...

Ever Montgomery, 21, is a reporter for the NY Post. Thanks to her friend Emily Burnham (Off Limits), she's invited to an end-of-the-season party given by NY Rangers hot young goalie Lincoln Caldwell, 24. (Linc is the brother of Emily's boyfriend, Nix Caldwell). Ever is assigned to do a lifestyle piece for the paper and Linc is to be her subject. All goes well during the interview. Linc is funny and down to earth and seems like a nice guy. There
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May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author as an ARC copy. I have to say I have read all 3 of the books in the series and I have grown so in love with them. The author is wonderfully personal and open. She is a lot of fun to read for.

This is book 3 in this series. I honestly loved each book and think the writing is solid and amazing. I cannot say which book is my favorite because each book is so dif
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Linc Caldwell has the life. He is single, sexy, and one of the New York Rangers most eligible bachelors. But even though Linc enjoys the ladies, he is by no means a player.

:cue Ever Montgomery:


When journalist, Ever Montgomery, goes to a BBQ at Linc's home, she is just expecting to interview the NY Rangers goaltender. Little does she expect to enjoy their playful banter and the attraction that ensues. Linc tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Ever out on a date with him, but Ever doesn't have t
Jun 14, 2013 rated it liked it
3.75 stars

HUGE fan of this series and this author. I have my fingers crossed we will get more from this series and our beloved couples (especially Em & Nix) in the future.

So why not more stars? Well, in my opinion it just didn't shine as bright as book two. Where the Hero, Linc was immediately likeable, the heroine, Ever had a bit of a rocky start for me. It was hard for me to forgive Ever's childish ways. She was a bit too stubborn until the bitter end. Because of this, Linc & Ever's connectio
Sammy ⭐️
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Off the Record is the third book in the Off Series where we meet Linc and Ever.

Lincoln Caldwell is the Gorgeous and carefree Goalie for the New York Rangers, who has no trouble with women falling at his feet.

Ever Montgomery is a news reporter that has been betrayed by the only two men she has ever loved which has left her jaded and incapable of forming a relationship.

When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information she learnt Off the Record and making him out the be a ma
Veronica (Honey Roselea Reads)
I have officially fallen in love with the Caldwell family. I mean, yes, we've only gotten two Caldwells but I've fallen in love. Nixon was beyond perfect in Off Limits and now I've finished reading about Lincoln's romance with Ever and now I know for sure that the Caldwell family is just amazing.

🥀 “I'm just saying love has a lot to do with the power of forgiveness.” 🥀

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Anne OK
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Even though I'm a major fan of sports-themed romances - and hockey being one of my favorites- the lackluster storyline here just left me feeling empty. It wasn't that I hated the story because I didn't. Actually, it was a decent story with some fairly entertaining characters. Both Ever (Everette Mae - can you imagine?) and hockey superstar, Linc were likable. Neither they or their story grabbed me. There was nothing new or refreshing. Just plug in some different faces with different names and pu ...more
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

Sawyer Bennett had me at Offsides and I haven't been able to let go…


Ever Montgomery has closed herself off from men.
After coming home early one day and catching her fiancé in bed with her classmate, she vows never to let a man betray her again.

Hot goalie for the New York Rangers, Lincoln Caldwell is a rising star at the age of twenty- four. He works hard and he plays even harder. Ladies fall at his feet.
Then Ever walks into his life.

~"Aside from her stunning looks, I find her to be charmin
3 stars

It was okay. I guess I really didn’t feel that much of a connection between the two characters.
Big Joe  Rossi
This was an OK read for me. Ever Montgomery is a newbie Journo for the Post and is to write an article about hockey goalie, Lincoln Caldwell. But a recent betrayal leads her to use personal demons and her recent past to blast the star player.

When he threatens to get her fired he comes up with a crazy idea of her following him and learning about the true him. As she spends more and more time with him, she realizes her rush to judgment was a 180 from the man he really was. They soon start to test
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure how I came across this one, it might have been a Kindle Daily Deal. But however I came across it, when I read the synopsis, I was sold. I love sports romance and hockey in particular. I do hold my breath sometimes though. Although there are many who know the game more, I do pride myself in knowing quite a bit about the sports I enjoy and sadly, I dock major points if the author doesn't know the sport they are writing about.

I could breath with this one though. The entire story takes
Happy to know that Linc has his own book. This started of really good and I was getting into the story. We have Ever Montgomery who is, yes a nice sweet wholesome girl and I was hoping that Linc will be knocked on his ass by Ever. Which I hate to admit he was.

then Ever Montgomery goes and I'm like...

and again I'm like OKAY WTH just happened here. Ever Montgomery went from heroine to zeroine in my eyes.

Still I get why Ever did what she did to Linc but I thought no matter what, you should never
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Somehow I managed to read the 'off' series out of sequence, but to date I've really loved all of them. They've all been sweet, low angst, well written sexy stories and while this was no exception, I didn't enjoy it as much of the others.
First up, I thought the storyline was just too improbable; she's a junior reporter, he's an ice hockey star, they meet through a mutual friend and there's an attraction followed swiftly by a misunderstanding and she ends up writing a bitchy opinion artic
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading the first two Off Series book, I was excited to get a third. Especially about Nix’s (who I loved in Off Limits) hot hockey player brother, Linc. Lincoln Caldwell is the goalie for the New York Rangers and is considered one of the hottest athletes, but also as a player on and off the ice! Ever Montgomery, apprising journalist and friends with Emily, who happens to be dating Nix, gets Ever an personal interview with Linc.

Ever is jaded with men since finding out her ex-fiance is a che
Sarah Camargo
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is the third book in the series and it was just as entertaining as the other two! I love all the guy's names too. Lincoln had me hooked from Nix's book but he made me stay hooked in his own book.

Ever is my kind of girl and has her insecure moments and she really caused some drama when she let her hurt feelings guide her. I can so relate to her there.

If you're looking to read some embarrassing scenes, hot sex and a little angst than this is the book for you.
Lauren Blakely
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crackles with sexual tension, sweetness and humor!
4 stars!

Short story and so much fun yet also full of heartbreak. I shed more than once.

Renner?! I'm up for your story!!
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After reading the first two Off Series novels and loving them, I was super duper excited when Linc, Nixon’s brother from Off Limits, was getting his own story. By the way if you haven’t read the first two in the series it’s not mandatory as this can be read as a stand-alone but it is recommended. Within a few pages I was so sucked into Ever’s world and reality as I knew it reality ceased to exist… description
Linc is the goalie for the Ne
For my thoughts on this book refer to my review of the previous book in this series (Off Limits) because the plot-line in this book is EXACTLY the same! Only the names and genders have been changed. Ei: the "damaged" main character who wants a "sex only" relationship is now a girl rather than a guy and the long-suffering lover who gets hurt etc. etc. Is now the guy rather than the girl. Everything else, right down to how the main character handles her/his/ problem is a carbon copy. ...more
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