Before I start my review, I'd like to clear something up. Yes, Offside by Shay Savage is fanfic based on Twilight. My thoughts on that? I honestly feel like this book could hold it's own without all the Twilight references because quite frankly it was bloody fantastic. But everyone gets their inspiration from somewhere and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Now I'm done with that tidbit.
About The Story
I loved this fanfiction story based on Twilight. The book is well written, Shay Savage did an amazing job capturing male's POV again! You might think it's YA but there were some hot sex scenes, so I'm not sure about that, not to mention that Thomas likes to talk dirty in bed. There was high school drama and angst, which I love, so naturally I loved this book. There was a lot of twists, so it sometimes felt exaggerated but everything was well put together in the end. I was utterly wooed by ending ...more
So...I really liked this one. I was a little worried at first. A few things concerned me.
(1) The fact that it was Twilight fan fic....
Yes, there were a lot of similarities and because of that all I kept picturing were these two....
And various other scenes from the movie. It didn't really bother me, I just found it amusing. The storyline itself was different but there would be pieces here and there that you could tell came from Twilight.
(2) The fact that it took place in hi ...more
Release date: August 3, 2014
HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
**FYI: This is twilight fanfic, so if you aren't a fan of that, you need to be aware. It doesn't bother me, so it didn't hinder my enjoyment in the slightest.**
After reading Offside, I know without a doubt that I'll be reading more Shay Savage books. I wasn't planning on reading anything after finishing my last book. (For a few days at least...I'm a true book a ...more
4 Stars (Re-Read 7/12/2017)
Overall Opinion: This was still an enjoyable read the second time around. I am dropping my rating from 5 stars to 4, however, mainly because of the pacing. It was on the longer side at 481 pages in my kindle app, and I really do think it could've been edited down. There were some things when looking back at it that weren't all that relevant or needed for the overall storyline. I did feel like it was slow at some points, and I think it ...more
I really liked this book.
It made me cry like a baby, several times. It is such an emotional book. Intense.
There are many things going on, the story is not just about one things. It is definitely no just about a romance between two people. It is so much more. When I though the book had to be getting naturally towards the end, as most books would have at that point, a whole new set of circumstances happened and I realized I still had almost half a book left to read.
It was ...more
I went into this with a bit of trepidation because it was YA (not that I won't read YA but it's not my go-to, depends on the author)and it also did not seem to go with the Shay Savage that I know and love. This story just seemed so far off from Surviving Raine or her Evan Arden series. And it is!! But silly me, so is Worth and Transcendence!
Shay Savage is one brilliant author and I have loved all that I have read of hers. Her writing is superb. No matter the story, Ms. Sav ...more
I’m Thomas Malone, and I’ve seen to it that the world revolves around me...
He’s smart, popular and the girls love him...he uses them to his advantage.
You see he’s the schools star soccer player. He’s being watched by soccer scouts for bigger things, he needs to focus on the game.
Then he meets Nicole his Rumple
I wanted to know her.
I wanted her to know me.
Not the jerk at school.
Not the guy in the tux.
Not the goalie on the field.
But I didn’t know who t ...more
Now, I read all of Miss Savage's books and I loved all of them. I said it a million times and I'll say it again: She writes the BEST male POVs in history but unfortunately, this one just did not work for me.
The hero, Thomas, was a grade A man-whore. He already got a blowjob from a random girl within the first few pages. He was too arrogant, treated girls like shit, and bullied anyone beneath him.
Add that to the fact that the writing was so exaggerated. All the screaming, shrieking, yel ...more
"I'm Gonna Go With 3 Stars" Stars
I'm not sure what I was expecting this book to be like...the blurb was kinda vague and Shay Savage can be kind of a wild card (which I love - she gave us both Surviving Raine and T ...more
I have to be the best. I am the best. I’m quick. I’m strong. I’m smart. I’m the star keeper of my high school soccer team, and I’ve got major leagues scouting me. As their captain, my teammates will do anything I say – on or off the field. Girls practically beg to be added to my list of conquests. As long as I manage to go pro for the best team in the world, I won’t have to worry about my father’s wrath.
I’m Thomas Malone, and I’ve seen to it that the world revolves around me.
Thomas Malone isn’t just the star soccer player in his small town. He owns the school, yeah he’s that guy. The one that gets what he wants, no matter what. Students, teachers.... everyone is at his mercy or really the mercy of the power his father wields in their town. But all that is about to change when she arrives.
Nicole Skye moves across the country to live with her father to have a fresh start. She knows she should stay away from guys like Malone but there is somethin ...more
3 "Rumple-Kitten" stars!! ☆
“Sometimes, I felt like the first part of my life had been played offside-- like every move I made was pointless because I could never score from where I had been. Now things were in perspective, and though it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, I knew I had the chance to make something of myself.”
Offside is one of those reads where you'll either love it or hate it.
I always try to take my reads by the grain of salt but Offside kind of started off sl ...more
'An arrogant bad boy met a new girl in school.' Wasn't it something I've already read numerous times before? Oh, I was wrong again! I could tell it was different from other books. The story itself was good and interesting. The first half of the story was about Thomas and Nicole, how they met and became friends. It w ...more
I swear this book is a roller coaster of emotions. I know it sounds cliche, but that's just how it is. Thomas is just a guy that you can't help but love, feel sorry for, want to take care of, hu ...more
Latch by Daniela Andrade (Cover)
So to say I had extremely high hopes about this one would be an understatement. I think I assumed I knew what kind of book this would be and figured it'd be a quick light but sexy read and then I'd go back to the books I'm supposed to be reading. Well whoops on my part because this book was nothing like I thought it would be. And that's both a good and bad thing.
This book is entirely in the male POV, Thomas M ...more
Thomas & Nicole ♥
A Shay Savage book? No questions asked. I must get my hands on, and boy did I! Flew right through this one. It wasn't as fantastic-earthshattering-mindblowing as her other novels. However, it still was pretty damn good. I adored Thomas; the love he had for Nicole was so beautiful *
TEAR DROP*! Can I just say that a guy who can quote Shakespeare is pretty darn attractive and has definitely upped the stakes. The length was perfect because it was long enou
5 Arrogant and cocky Thomas you #1 SOB STARS
The main character in Offside is Thomas, who was raised by a violent, controlling father to be an appalling womanizer and a winner at all costs. But, privately, we see he has an artist’s soul and he uses his photographic memory to remember lines from Shakespeare that he uses as his moral compass.
The heroi ...more
this was so GOOD
I'm not surprised considering it by Shay...she literally cannot do any wrong.
you have to meet Thomas Malone
this story took a bite outta me
seriously I read the epilogue and i feel phantom pain.
It's a shame I read it this year, because it didn't sit that well with me. I don't remember where things went wrong, because I read it months ago, but I remember being very disappointed.
This story was quite dark. Holy crap the encounter between Thomas and his Dad was scary and obnoxious at times.
I think Thomas' dad was truly sick in the head. Despite it being dark I really enjoyed Thomas' and Nicole's story.
I love Shay's books because they are in the Male POV. She does it so well all the time.
Thomas was rough and sweet. You kinda hate him in the beginning, but as he starts to pursue Nicole, Thomas starts to shed his facade.
Thomas' dad is against ...more
Offside was my first shay savage book and I must say that I really got stuck with her writing style. And what I liked most was that she decided to tell the story from the male Pov a detail that I love in books because I always thought that the male pov have more interest. Offside is the story about love, pain, hidden secrets, redemption of the high school star soccer player and the new girl that just transferred in school.
Thomas is rich he is the star of school, narcistic ...more
God, how I loved this book. I can safely say Shay Savage is one of those authors that are worth every single second you spend reading her books. Offside was nothing particularly original in and of itself. It featured a basics high school premise where the jock, the quintessential bad boy meets the responsible hard to get good girl. He's relentless about his pursuit for her and eventually she discovers his deepest darkest secrets and helps liberate him, mind and soul. None of this is ...more
The Offside was OK, I enjoyed it a lot. The beginning of this story was not very good and I was even considering to stop reading. Than storyline got better and I was hooked. There was some angst but I never found them too bad to make me worry.
I liked the fact that whole story was written from Edward's point of view. Edward, as captain of soccer high school team and son of powerful mayor in Forks, behaves arrogantly and I did not like him at all at the beginning. But than arrives Bella, discover ...more