Off Course (Off, #4)by Published 04 Sep 2018
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Listening Length: 7 hrs 20 mins
Renner Caldwell has her life perfectly mapped out. She has the ideal relationship, the perfect job, and all is right in her world. When a shameful turn of events happens, she boards the first plane bound for Ireland to lick her wounds and get her head back on straight.
Cillian O'Braidagh is the sexy front man to the Irish rock band, Over The Edge. His rising fame and sultry voice make him every woman's fantasy come true. Not to mention his single-minded determination. To put it simply: what Cillian wants, Cillian always gets. And he wants Renner, because there's just something about the flame-haired beauty he has to possess.
If their relationship was just about sex and rock n' roll, it would be easy for them to get lost in their desires. Only their relationship is anything but a hook-up. Will lies, deceit, and hidden tragedy get in the way, making the path to true love uncertain? Or will the girl whose been knocked off course find her footing with the man who is teaching her it's okay to lose control?
Note from Sawyer Bennett: This book is part of the Off Series but it can be heard as a standalone book. Nothing in the prior or subsequent books will diminish your understanding of this novel. This is a New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
"Off Course (Off, #4)" Reviews
5 HOT ASS STARS!!!! LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
Renner has been introduced to us in a past book, but with Off Course her character is brought to light. She is a straight shooter that seems to do everything by the book. She wants a perfect life with a business style man, but her ideas of perfect go out the window when she is hurt and lied to by the man she loves.
Cillian is rocker BABE!!! He has a fast paced life that suites his needs. He is successful and enjoys music with is band mates. He is also a blast from Renner's past, but there night of introductions is short lived.
After five years both their lives change and somehow...somewhere they are brought back together.
The tension that they once shared is electric, but the drama they have in their lives now can push them farther away!!!
Good stuff Sawyer!!!
"I'm hoping its spilled beer and not some bodily fluid."
"Gentle Irish brogue words coated in silky butter"
"Don't you know who I am, darling? I don't offer a walk home to many ladies.
"I'm bettin' you could handle me now."
"I'm just after a long hot shag with you"
"I'm waiting for you to f*cking demand it of me....I want you to f*cking demand that I kiss you."
"You want me do you?"
"How about I cook you breakfast...
How about I take you out for breakfast...."
"I definitely should have cut the mother f*cker"
"No thinking...just feeling"
"In all my life...I'll never forget the way you look right now."
"Bad choice asshole!!!!!"
"I'd give up everything I have just to be with you"
It's improbable, it's practically impossible, but Sawyer Bennett's books keep getting better and better. I fell in love all over again!
"You're all grown up now, Renner. I'm bettin' you could handle me now."
Five years ago when visiting Ireland, a starry-eyed Renner and young lead singer Cillian shared one evening and a scorching kiss, but he moved on and she returned home. Now Renner has run back to Dublin to work in her Uncle's pub and hide away from her failed relationship and career. She just needs a fresh start to figure out what to do with her life. And Cillian is back is back in Dublin too. He is now a nationally known Irish rock star with his band Over The Edge...and surprisingly he still has his eye on Renner.
Renner is usually the good girl who follows the rules. The few times she has not, it has ended badly for her. She's pretty, smart, sassy, and is trying her best to not be interested in Cillian. He does not fit with her ideal idea of safe and stable. But her past choices have left her insecure and unsure of her own judgment.
Cillian is too powerful....too carnal..and if I don't buck up against his brand of magic, I'm going to be lost.
Cillain is flirty, cocky, sexy, and controlling. Once he sets his mind on something, he goes for it full force. He pushes, he challenges, he almost stalks, but that Irish brogue, charm, and devastating charisma finally begins to wear her down. She finally realizes that sometimes safe and structured are not always best and it's fun to take a little walk on the wild side. And Cillian is deeper than she realizes. His past shapes his present in almost everything he does. But Renner is good for him and he is in turn is good for her. They have hot chemistry and enjoy being together. They are an unlikely pair: The man who lives the rock star life and needs control, and the rule follower who does not like being told what to do. On the surface, they do not seem to fit, but in reality they could be just what the other needs.
Every time he speaks to me, every sentiment that comes from his heart...it's like I find myself submersing into the warm depths of his soul. He is so different than what I had actually expected he'd be, and it seems I'm constantly marveling over the connection that is growing.
"It's hard for me to describe what Cillian's words do to me. They touch something that lives in a dark place, deep inside of me. They awaken something in my body that I didn't know was sleeping."
But it is not easy and Cillian is forced to deal with issues that creep in from his past and affect his present. He has a band member that is willing to do anything she has to in order to sabotage Renner and Cillian's new found relationship. I really really disliked Maeve to the point I wanted to snatch her by the hair or smack her. And she is not the only issue, they have plenty of things that cause confusion, insecurities, and fear. And there were times I wanted to shake Cillian and Renner too. But for the most part, I really loved them both. They both showed personal growth and were strong in their convictions.
But are they strong enough to hold it together or they destined to break apart?
I enjoyed the fact that this book takes place in Ireland as it made it an interesting and fun back drop. I loved the music theme and rock star component. The side characters like her cousin Cady, friend Teagan, his band member Sean, and her brother Flynn added humor and fun. I would love to see more with these characters in the future. I really enjoy this series and feel like each book is a stand alone in it's own right and has a completely different vibe than the previous ones. This one is no exception. But it is also enjoyable to see glimpses of the past characters or hear about them. It is a hard decision for me, but I think this one just moved ahead as my fave book in this series. Something about that Irish rock star just melted my heart(Sorry Nix and Linc, but you have been replaced).
Thanks to Sawyer Bennett for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Will be posted at Reviews by Tammy and Kim.
Sawyer has something special with her way of capturing love with a unique twist. They are quick paced but not too quick and each book keeps getting better and better.
In this book we have Renner who has been burned from her past and wants to be on the straight and narrow and always chose the safe root
Cillian is the bad ass irish rocker from her past.
In five years they have grown up but not forgotten one another.
While Renner is back in dublin with her tale between her leg. She is trying to find her way with the help of her cousin
"There's nothing wrong with playing by the rules, Ren. Besides, Teagan will probably catch a disease and her lady parts will fall off."
While in Dublin she runs back into Cillian.
"I called you 'cailin alainn'. You recognize it, I'm sure. it is the same exact thing I called you five years ago, Renner."
With this run in she tries to keep Cillian away because his bad ass rocker ways is anything but safe. But Cillian's dirty talk and their pull to one another is hard to ignore.
"First, I'm not pestering you. I'm trying to make it clear that I want to fuck you into oblivion. Second, there is no other woman that I'm interested in. Clear enough for you?"
While Renner and Cillian try to act out the carnal attraction to one another they start to fall for each other which was not part of the plan.
This should be all and good until Cillian's past and need to help gets in the way of course with the help of one pyscho bitch Maeve. This past drives a wedge between Renner and Cillian. Renner does what she is good at which is putting her tale between in legs and runs back home to New Jersey while Cillian is left to find out the truth and deal with his own personal demons.
With the help of Nix and Flynn, Renner is able to get past her stubborn ways and give a second chance.
"I'm so fucking in love with you, it physically hurts that we're not together. I only want to exist with you. I think the only way I can exist is with you."
Love this book, Love this Series.
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5 Years ago, on Summer vacation in Ireland, Renner Caldwell crosses paths with Cillian O'Braidagh.
The night before she heads back to the States, Renner meets Cillian, lead singer of Over the Edge. After a steamy kiss that ends up going no where, Renner leaves for home with a constant reminder of the sexy Rocker.
5 Years later we see Renner is back in Ireland. Hiding out after losing her job and boyfriend to a scandal. With no clue what she wants out of life, she heads to Ireland to have a break and see where life is taking her.
What she doesn't count on is running into the Sexy lead singer from 5 yrs ago.
Renner knew that Cillian had made it big. She has often fantasied what could of been. But also knows thats Cillian is not what she is looking for.
Renner, is responsible. She arrives to work early, pays her bills 5 days before they are due, and she never, ever would get involved with a musician. That would be way to risky!
Cillian, O’Braidagh is the front man of, Over The Edge an up and coming Irish Rock band.
One Night 5 yrs ago, Cillian, met a young fiery red head that set his world of fire. Over the years he too also had often wondered about her. When he finds out she is back in town, he sets out to have his Cailín álainn.
But Renner isn't about to make it easy on him. She wants nothing to do with Cillian. She knows exactly his type.
There is nothing more fun then a love/hate relationship with some underlying sexual tension.
Renner and Cillian do it well. Though they both can feel the connection, Renner refuses to give into him. Instead their banter is what keeps things heated between them.
~"My Cailín álainn has some claws. I'm going to enjoy them when they're sunk into my back while I'm riding you."~ Cillian
~"You're are conceited, egotistical, jackass and the only place my claws will be sunk will be in your balls if you try to touch me again."~ Ren
Renner is constantly fighting it. This Man has the ability to break her. After experiencing the massive blow up back home, she can't move past her trust issues.
~"What are you really afraid of, Ren?" ~ Cillian
"I'm afraid of getting lost." ~ Renner
Cillian will do anything to get what he wants.
Slowly he wears her down, and then we get to meet bossy and controlling Alpha Cillian… WOW he was sexy hot!
~"Put your fucking legs around me, Renner, or I'll do it for you." ~ Cillian
For both Ren and Cillian, they felt that the sexual tension between them, was just that, sexual desire. Nothing else. But once they get a fill of each other, they can't seem to get enough.
~ "This is going to be fast," he warns. "I'm going to get you off with my hand, because I'm dying to see you come. Right here. Right now. Just for me. Then I'm going home with you tonight, and I'm going to fuck you so hard, you're going to be sore tomorrow. And every time you take a step tomorrow, every time you feel that little sting of pain, you're going to remember that it was me between your legs all night. Are we clear?" ~ Cillian
There sex was hot! but it becomes so much more. Their feelings grow and soon what was meant to be a hook up, turns into this amazing relationship.
~ "In all my life," he whispers. "I'll never forget the way you look right now. You devastate my senses." ~ Cillian
I liked Renner, she isn't one to beat around the bush. She says it like it is and I loved that about her. I felt her frustration with Cillian. But she was still not afraid to let him know where she stood.
Cillian is controlling and bossy and holds a dark past to himself. Ultimately, it effects his relationship with Ren. When his friend and band mate, Maeve comes between Ren and Cillian, things become strained.
I just wanted to do this every time Maeve was around…
Cillian, becomes blinded by her actions due to his guilt that he holds over himself. And it's the only thing between the two that is not right.
Though at times he is so blinded you just want to slap him upside of the head, you could understand his denial.
~ "I didn't tell you because I don't take orders. And that display? That was so you never forget that your body responds to me, no matter what demands come out of that fuckable mouth of yours." ~ Cillian
Their road is rocky, and Cillian does make some dumb ass decisions. But eventually they get their HEA.
But not before grovelling to the Caldwell boys. PMSL
The scene in the bar with Nix and Flynn….
~ “Man…that was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. Practically made me cry. In fact, you might want to run to the bathroom right now and check…but I think you might have just grown a vagina.”~ Nix
The Epilogue left me craving Flynn. I can't wait for his story and I can't wait to hear where everyone is at in their life. I will be sad it will be over.. But seriously looking forward to what Sawyer comes up with next.
As always Sawyer knocked it out of the park.
This series is freaking awesome and I don't want it to end!
I'm so in love with everyone of them so far. They all offer something different that leaves me walking away with wanting more.
If you have not read this series you are missing out!
Get to it now!
Amazing!!! Sexy and oh so good….
★ 4.5 Sexy Irish Alpha Stars ★
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