Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review, Tour & Giveaway ~*~ Offside by Bianca Sommerland

 ~*~ Note from the reviewer ~*~ First, let me warn you that  Offside is the 4th book in the Dartmouth Cobras series. In order to fully enjoy your experience with this sexy hockey team please read the books in order... (Game MisconductDefensive Zone, & Breakaway)

  Blurb ~*~ 

 A pace ahead of the play can send you back to the start. And put everything you’ve worked for at risk.

Single mother and submissive Rebecca Bower abandoned her career as a sports reporter to become a media consultant with her brother’s hockey team. A failed marriage to a selfish man makes her wary of getting involved with another. Unfortunately, chemistry is hard to deny, and all her hormones are dancing when she gets close to the Cobra’s sniper, Scott Demyan.

Zachary Pearce ‘came out’ to the world last season to shift attention away from a teammate. And his one night with Scott Demyan had been unsettling. There could be more there, if only Scott was a different person. Instead, a night of sensual BDSM play with Becky leaves him wanting more, but she thinks he’s gay and questions his interest. It’s been a long time since a woman has attracted him both as a man and a Dom, and he’ll do everything in his power to prove she’s the only one he needs. Or wants. His one time with Scott was a mistake.

Scott might have forgotten what happened in his childhood, but the effects linger, and he specializes in drunken one-night stands…until he meets Zach and Becky and sees what he’s missing. But neither one believes Scott can be faithful. Although he’s trying hard to clean up his act to avoid getting kicked off the team, they want more from him. He’s willing to make changes, but the most important one—putting their happiness before his own—means he’ll probably end up alone.


This e-book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. It also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM, ménage sex, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, and one man erroneously labeled as vanilla. Author strongly advises care be taken when using ladders and gym equipment in ways other than originally intended. And sex on cruise ships whenever possible. The author advises that as well.

Available: Ebook - Print to come
Pages: 457
Review: 5 Stars

Review ~*~

    Now how to express my love of this book without giving away any spoilers...I will do my best :)  Offside is the brilliantly told story of Becky, Zach and Scott. Becky is a reporter and sister of a player who is experienced and familiar with the BDSM lifestyle.  Zach plays for the Cobras and is also experienced and familiar with the lifestyle.  And then we have Scott who is a team member that everyone loves to hate who is only familiar with the lifestyle without a lot of experience in it.

     These three characters are so radically different from the characters in the rest of the series that it was a surprising and refreshing story to sink my teeth into...From Becky's young daughter to her horrific ex...From Zach's supportive family to his insecurities...From Scott's playboy ways and difficult past to his passionate nature and pure heart...But, not only do you get this new, powerful, dynamic in Offside, you also get to catch up with your favorite characters from the previous books. Ms. Sommerland doesn't forget about anyone that we've met and loved (or hated) before and gives us the continuation of their stories with each book.

   Personally, I have been waiting for Becky's story for a long time.  I saw a lot of myself in her from earlier books and Offside did not disappoint me.  The connection between Becky and Zach is immediate and perfect for them, while the attraction is there for Scott, he has a lot of 'growing up' to do to fit in with the others. The emotional and psychological growth the characters go through is nothing short of amazing. And the writing style is so spot on that I actually laughed, cried, and even had a little heavy breathing going on throughout this story.

  I highly recommend Offside to anyone who likes hockey, steamy scenes, emotional roller coasters, and catching up with good friends - because that is what each character Bianca Sommerland introduces us to feels like. If you've read the first three, get excited to catch up with Oriana, Silver, Jami and their men.  There is a lot of background story with these three ladies and it is every bit as emotional - maybe more so - than Becky's story...Depending who you love, or love to hate, they all have a part in Offside and will tug at each and every one of your heartstrings.

   If you haven't read the Cobra series or other of Bianca Sommerland's work, what in the heck are you waiting for?!?! They are not to be missed.  I have read very few books that compare to the emotional journey she can take you on.  The characters will feel like your best friends whom you will miss when they are gone.  Bianca, how much longer until the next one, I miss my friends already??? Or is too soon to ask that ;)  While this Bunny loves Scott and Zach she is still a Sloan Bunny at heart...even though Offside is my favorite book of the series to date.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

A Little About the Fabulous Bianca Sommerland in her own words....

Tell you about me? Hmm, well there's not much to say. I love hockey and cars
and my kids…not in that order of course! Lol! When I'm not writing—which
isn't often—I'm usually watching a game or a car show while working on promo.
Going out with my kids is my only down time. I get to clear my head and forget

As for when and why I first started writing, I guess I thought I'd get extra cookies
if I was quiet for awhile—that's how young I was. I used to bring my grandmother
barely legible pages filled with tales of evil unicorns. She told me then that I would
be a famous author.

I hope one day to prove her right.

Find Bianca all over the web - Just don't distract her too much from writing more of these great stories!!

To find out more about me, swing by my website: www.Im-No-Angel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/bianca.sommerland?fref=ts

Twitter: BSommerland

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/

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  1. Love Bianca's books. They have the right amount of steam and sizzle and you are always rooting for the ladies and their men *fanning self*. I have my copy.

  2. Completely agree with Kathy! Bianca know just what each character needs and how to deliver it. The men are hot, the women are strong willed and definitely keep things sizzling. Thanks for the review.

  3. I'm eager to meet these three characters!