Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: June 8th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Off Sides, Off Limits, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
Linc Caldwell has the life. He is single, sexy, and one of the New York Rangers most eligible bachelors. But even though Linc enjoys the ladies, he is by no means a player.
:cue Ever Montgomery:
When journalist, Ever Montgomery, goes to a BBQ at Linc’s home, she is just expecting to interview the NY Rangers goaltender. Little does she expect to enjoy their playful banter and the attraction that ensues. Linc tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Ever out on a date with him, but Ever doesn’t have time for romantic entanglements despite the enticing temptation. Just as Ever is getting ready to leave, she overhears about Linc’s extracurricular bedroom activities from MULTIPLE women, and then tops it off with catching Linc in a compromising position.
This sets up off Ever, who has a horrible track record with the men in her life, and she decides to set in motion an article about Linc that paints him in a very unflattering light.
When Linc discovers Ever’s betrayal he is determined to make her pay for her mistakes.
But Linc can’t help the underlying attraction and curiosity of his new nemesis. Linc decides that not only is Ever going to retract the scandalous story she wrote, but he is going to prove to her that he is not like the men in her life. This leads to Ever spending her summer with Linc.
Not only is Ever forced to spend her days with Linc but she is starting to realize she was all wrong about him. As their attraction and sexual tension hits a fever pitch, these two are forced to examine what they want out of life and each other.
Sawyer Bennett has done it again. Not only is Linc absolutely delicious like his brother, Nix, but he is sweet, seductive and worthy of his book-boyfriend status. And Ever is a character I found myself rooting for. Her eyes, as well as her heart, have been closed off because of past experiences that have left her bitter. Ever is a spitfire, but she is also vulnerable and you feel her fears, insecurities and doubts. Despite how tough Ever portrays herself, you can’t help but root for her.
Off the Record is a story about second chances, taking risks, and the glory of opening your heart to the unknown.