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“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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published April 2016 by Big Dog Books (first published February 21st 2013)
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Ash Wednesday
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
! A quick, feel good read about two College students from opposite sides of the track.

Hero: Ryan Burnham, “Ry”/22 years old/student (senior)-University hockey player & team captain-son of a Congressman-trust fund baby/dark brown hair/amber eyes
Heroine: Daniella Cross, “Danny”/21 years old/orphan/part-time student-waitress/blond hair with lavender streaks/hazel eyes/virgin


Sawyer Bennet is an excellent story teller! This story has a very pleasant flow, alternating between Ryan’s and Danny’s
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Jamie
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebie

Ryan and Danny.......




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Wow!! What a total surprise ! This was an Amazon freebie and it sounded pretty good... not too long..something I could read Sunday afternoon... and this book turned out to be so very very good. I would have paid for this one if I'd had any idea how good it would be. Both Ryan and Danny are hot.. he's the captain of their hockey team at Northeastern... Tall , sexy hair, muscles, abs.. fine fine fine. Danny doesnt have much money.. works at diner, goes to
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Kiki
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Melody Cox
I just finished my ninth read of this book. I have to say that books one and two are all-time favorites of mine and I simply cannot get enough. I have read over fourteen hundred books and these two remain in my top twenty all time favs. I have to say that I didn't really care much for the rest of the series.

When you begin this book it's helpful to keep in mind that the characters are just college students and they are growing and learning. Many don't learn at all but the good ones do and go on
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Mo
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT. Glad I read some friend's reviews and decided to check it out. Started on the 2nd one straight away. Wonder how Miss Emily will get on. Hope she meets a badass Dirty Boy!
Bianca
Cringe factor 100; unoriginality factor 1000

I have 723 books on my Kindle. In my year of reading mostly chick-lit novels, I bought lots in this category. Anyway, in my search for something unchallenging, I had to go towards the back of my kindle and open some random books, see if I find something easy and distracting. I wish Kindle offered a Pick a book at random kind of thing. Anyway ...

I began reading this. I felt like I'd read it before, but according to GR, I hadn't.
Hockey player, rich boy
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FreakChiq
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-release
Sawyer Bennett's Off Sides has a great opening. It sucked me in and made me really excited to read the rest of the story. But, as it turned out, I (yet again) got excited for nothing. The story went from "this will be amazeballs!" to "okay, I can still deal with that" and then to "oh God, WHYYY!?" in a matter of 10 chapters. And why? Because of that damn insta-love. Ryan and Danny know each other for 10 days—TEN DAYS for God’s sake!—and in these ten days words like "deeply in love," "marry me," ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Hero-rich, college hockey player, snobby family, interfering snobby ex

Heroine-poor, no family, college student, works at a diner

Story Conflict-couple has to deal with prejudice against heroine for being poor, working in a dinner, having purple hair and facial piercings.

I liked the story but had trouble with the conflict and it’s a major portion of the couples dealings. I did listen to the audiobook from the Audible Romance package. This has duel narration and both were very good.
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Free on Amazon 27/02/13
3 1/2 stars

THE STORY

While out with a group of Jock friends and College elite people at an all night diner Ryan meets Danny.
She’s not here to eat but she’s working.

She puts the Queen Bee Angeline in her place.

“Excuse me. But we are in the middle of an important discussion. Do you think it’s inappropriate to just interrupt us with your assumption we are ready for you?”
“I’m so sorry… It’s just… I saw all of you sitting here, and well, forgive my ignorance’s, but I’m
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Wendy'sThoughts
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sawyer Bennett Fans, Romance
3.5 Stars Hockey Loving, Music Making, Life-Affirming Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
3/22/2019~This was my first experience with Sawyer Bennett and reviewing...Little did I know I would fall hard and follow her to wherever she leads!
September 17, 2013
The Blurb:

“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
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Sabrina
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Audio re-read 10/30/18
I'm glad this wasn't a very long audio because I can't say I was a fan of the narrators. The female one was okay, but the male just didn't have a voice I could appreciate. It seemed a little too monotone for me and I almost gave up within the first few minutes of listening, but pushed forward his wasn't the only narration and luckily Ryan didn't have too many POV's after the beginning.
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Loved this book, I wish it was longer.. The cover is reallly good..
I hate it how amazing books always end way to quickly.
Ryan, *swoon* LOVED HIM
Danny, Loveddd her.. fierce babe!
Ah.. and shallow people.. what wonderfully entertaining characters you sluts make.

They fell in love an awful lot quickly, but hell.. love is blind so love can be fast too :P hehehe
Ryan and Danny were just purrr-fect~ ;)


"Danny, I'm falling in love with you. I just...need you to know that." I smile at him and I can feel my
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Allison
DNF @ 56%

I can't force myself through another second of this. I really thought I would be able to power through it so I could include it in my challenge, but I can't. This may be the worst book I have ever (almost) read.

I have pages of notes and no desire to actually review this so I am literally just going to type up my notes and silly quotes that I highlighted.

1. This book is the definition of insta-love. They go on one date and they're both obsessed with each other, but apparently that one
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jenny
May 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I think I going to keep this review short. If I go into the details what I didn't like about the book it would be too long, LOL.

This was a bad case of insta-love... I don't have anything against insta-attraction or insta-love if it's believable. But this? No, just no. (view spoiler)
okaaay
The
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Auntee
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of sweet/sexy new adult contemporaries
This was a really sweet, touching story about a Boston college senior (Ryan Burnham), son of a prominent U.S. Congressman, captain of his hockey team, and future NHLer. Ryan meets a girl from the 'opposite side of the tracks'--sweet Danny Cross.

Due to some truly heartbreaking circumstances, Danny has been forced to give up her scholarship at Julliard, works as a waitress in a diner, goes to college part time, and volunteers her time in a homeless shelter. When Ryan meets her at the diner one
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Michelle
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Ryan and his friends grab a bite to eat after a night of drinking, the witty waitress, Danny catches his eye. From the piercings and the blue tips in hair, she is nothing like the girls he is expected to date. But there is something about her that he can’t resist. He knows by pursuing her that he’s opening her up to attacks from his inner circle that might look down on her, but it’s a battle they are willing to face together.

Danny has a thing or two to teach Ryan about the real world that
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Anna
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 rounded up stars.
Cute, short, college romance.
Safe read.
h is virgin. He was faithful.
Some crazy ex and teammates...
Fabi
@54%, I'm done.

This one reads like a young girl's Dear Diary entries. The H someone that only said young girl could dream up as the perfect prince.

I honestly don't know what to rate it. I listened to the Audible book and the narration is great. The writing is also good and flows at a nice pace. There's really nothing wrong with it other than I didn't like the gooey sweetness of the (unrealistic) story.
Snow
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sweet and warm story... (view spoiler)

I really loved the characters...

made my heart melt and made me swoon over Ryan...

simply lovable...

I enjoyed it very much, like when you wrap yourself in a
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Henrietta Emsworth
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 stars

Review coming ASAP
♥Rachel♥
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Off Sides is a story of opposites attract. Daniella or Danny, and Ryan are from opposite side of the tracts but they connect in the more important ways: mind and heart. This short and sweet story filled my heart and left me with a big fat grin at the end.

Ryan, captain of his college hockey team has aspirations to play professional hockey but feels pressured by his family to take another path. He falls for a girl that his family clearly does not approve of and somehow Daniella gives him the
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Ellis
Jan 10, 2014 marked it as dnf-city  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 17%

Because:

1. This book is boring as hell.

2. The handling of class issues is simplistic and downright bad.

3. Everything is spelled out to redundancy, with overly descriptive passages and things are just repeated and repeated and repeated.

4. While this book has its fair share of typos, the writing still manages to be extremely obnoxious. I really didn't care for that "oh let's discuss philosophy while we're drunk" thing that took up the first 10% of the novel. Also, throwing in big words
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Coco.V
Mar 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (3/20/2019)!

Blurb:
“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.
...more
.Lili.
I enjoyed this one. It was a nice quick filler book. It was very sweet, just wish it had been a bit longer. Definitely recommend it and can't wait to read more from this author.
Heroesinbooks
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in 2013 but haven't put it on GR til now...

This is the first in a series of books but does not have a cliffhanger , thank goodness! This first story is about Ryan ,a rich college student from a wealthy family who is also a talented hockey player. Whilst out with friends one night he meets Danny (Daniella) who is from a totally different background. Can the two of them get past the obstacles in their way to stand any chance of being together? This is a lovely story with a good ending
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J
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Oh My this was good!!!


Danny Cross,

description
After the heart breaking death of her parents forced her to abandon her music career She struggles to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter.


Ryan Burnham,

description
Ryan 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
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ℏṳ❡ṧᾰɴᖱḉ✺✺к!ḙṧ
I forgot how this story started and I remembered what I loved about it and I needed a reread to get myself out of a bit of a book slump.

Ryan is your college super rich guy and Danny (tbh I don’t like this way of spelling name for a girl but then that’s just me) who is your spunky takes no crap girl.

Ryan is the first one to be smitten and I love that, cause definitely he was that one that kind of swooned when he first laid eyes on Danny. I love how the story starts off, and it flows from
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Syndi
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nope! This book is sexist. Really.... i am rolling my eyes many times when reading this. Dany is suppose to be a fiesty young woman. At the beginning she is. Then after she met ryan, she becomes mussy needy young lady. I want to bitch slap her. Then ryan. What is his attraction toward DAny? There is no connection between them. They just falls in love with no appearance reason.

And just a observation, when u in a date, do not eat somethinh garlicky. The date between ryan and dany involves garlic
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Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)
It's okay... I thought it was a little insta-lovey and I wish there was more character and relationship development.
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