Title: Off Course
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Release date: August 4, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
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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?
About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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FACTS ABOUT OFF COURSE
By Sawyer Bennett
Some of you may know, but I’m an attorney. I got the name Renner from one of the attorneys that was opposing us on a case. I’d never heard that name before and thought it was beautiful and strong. I vowed I’d use it in a story one day.
My cover model, Alex Johnson, who represents Cillian O’Bradaigh, had two amazing tattoos on the inside of his wrists that say “Love” and “Hope”. I decided to write those into the book and we got an amazing promotional shot showcasing the tats.
The Hibernian Pub in the book is modeled after a local Irish bar we have here in Raleigh, North Carolina by the same name. It’s owned by a Dubliner and I promised to use the name in the book in exchange for him letting us do the cover photo shoot there.
When I set out to write this book, I wanted to create the most villainous agitator to date. I think I did that with Maeve. She makes Ryan and Emily’s mom look like a saint, but sadly, she does have some of her own demons that make her that way. Sometimes you will hate her, and you may feel sorry for her on occasion. But then you’ll want to slap her again.
I had fun throwing in some classic Dublin/Irish slang into the book. Words like “Howeya”, “Eejit”, “Gobshite” and “Bollocks” are not typos!
Cillian and Renner are classic opposites. Throw into the mix that Cillian is a controlling Alpha, Renner is an independent woman, and watch the sparks fly everywhere.
You will not get to see many of the other Off characters in this book. Nix makes a hilarious appearance at the end, and you get to meet Renner’s brother, Flynn, who will star in the 5th and probably last book entitled Off Chance. You will get a lot of details on all of the characters in Off Chance though, and their HEA’s will be fully explored.
I glance at my watch for like the tenth time in the last five minutes and impatiently tap my foot. Where are they? They should have been here over half an hour ago.
“Dude… stop looking at your watch. They’ll be here.”
I shoot a fuck-off look to Sean, and he just grins back at me. We got to O’Shea’s a bit early to get a good table. We managed to snag a tall one that is designed to stand around and it’s pretty close to the stage. Cady, Renner, and Teagan said they would meet us here, and glancing at my watch again, I note they are now thirty-seven minutes late.
I’m thankful that my “disguise” is working tonight. I have a baseball cap covering my hair and I shaved before I came out, which makes me look about five years younger. Adding on my glasses, I don’t think I’m too recognizable and only a few people have come up to talk to me or ask for an autograph.
Sean is another matter. No disguise can hide that he is Sean Lundie, drummer for OTE. I can only assume no one comes up to him because he looks scary as shit.
“Holy. Fuck,” Sean says with awe.
I look at him briefly, and see his gaze is on the door. I turn around, and holy fuck is right. Teagan just walked in and she’s wearing a black leather bustier with mounds of boobs spilling over the top, black satin pants that I’m pretty sure were painted on her, and heels that have to be at least five inches tall. She has her hair pulled back severely in a bun and her lips are painted bright red. Every man in the pub turns to watch her walk our way.
My eyes flick over her briefly and I see Cady right behind her. She looks pretty in a blood red dress that’s probably hugging her a little too tight for my approval, but then, Cady’s like a little sister and I don’t like to think about her flaunting her stuff. My eyes search, and they land on Renner, bringing up the rear.
HOLY! FUCK! She looks gorgeous, and I know I won’t spare another glance at Teagan in her dominatrix outfit for the rest of the night.
Her hair is flowing down her back with locks of it resting over her shoulders. It’s so shiny, that it glimmers in the dim lighting. She’s wearing a black miniskirt that doesn’t ride too high but is hugging her ass like a second skin. She has on a silver halter-top that is cut low and looks like it’s tied around her neck with dental floss. Her feet are encased in silver sandals that are sporting a heel as high as Teagan’s.
I seriously don’t think I’ve seen anyone as hot as she looks right now. Visions of me hiking that skirt up to see what lies underneath flood my brain. I’m betting black lace, and I know it would look amazing against that creamy skin.
Teagan reaches us first and blows me a kiss. Then she squeals when she sees Sean and rushes right by me to give him a hug. I often wondered if those two had ever hooked up in the past, but I never asked. None of my business really.
Bending over, I give Cady a quick hug, looking over her shoulder at Renner. She holds my glance, even as I slowly slide my eyes down her body and back up again. By the time I make it back to her face, her cheeks are flushed.
I release Cady and step toward Renner, intent on giving her what would look like a friendly hug to the rest of the group. She’s surprised when I wrap my arms around her, in a brotherly fashion, because I know Cady’s probably watching. I may not be able to cop much of a feel right now, but I use the opportunity to lean in close to her ear. “God help me, Ren. You look like a goddess.”