Title: Off the Record (Off Series #3) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Release Date: June 8, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: Just as amazing as its predecessors, I couldn’t get enough of Linc and Ever’s story.
About the Book: The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter.
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 power of the written word.
Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer. Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it.
When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athlete’s fury. Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution. Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell.
And she just might find that she has misjudged him.
I can definitely say with ease that I’m a real fan of Bennett’s Off series. Off Sides was sweet and innocent, Off Limits was a bit more serious and a lot more drama, and now Off the Record rounds out the series with a light-hearted and endearing romance that I really enjoyed.
Linc is such a sweetheart and, obviously, a real hottie. I liked the fact that he plays the game, but he’s real about it and doesn’t do the drama. He’s one of those hot guys who are genuinely good and down to earth. You would expect him to be somewhat arrogant, given his status, but he is anything but. I loved learning how much he values family, how dedicated he is to his career and training, and the lengths he goes to for the one he loves. He might actually be my favorite of the three guys.
Ever reminded me a lot of myself in that she’s very guarded and doesn’t trust men so easily. She’s been hurt before and is determined not to let another man use and (emotionally) abuse her. She definitely needed someone like Linc and I loved seeing him break through her barriers and show her that not all guys are bad. I loved their clever dialogue and they have such amazing chemistry together, I was seriously rooting for them as a couple.
Yes, I’ll admit, I was a little put off at the ending and how Linc handled everything. It all seemed kind of too easy and “wrapped in a pretty package” kind of deal to me. It was sweet though and if you’re a fan of those HEA endings, then I’m sure it won’t bother you that much. Overall, I really enjoyed this series and the characters/romances each brought something unique and fun to the table. I liked that each one stands out on its own and Off the Record is a sweet and entertaining story that I’d recommend to all romance/NA readers.