Book Review: Off Limits (Off Series #2) by Sawyer Bennett

224 pages
Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Published April 14th 2013 by Big Dog Books

“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."

Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.

Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.

When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.

Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?

" He brings his mouth down, nips at my earlobe and says in a voice so low, I can
barely hear it, "You don't know how bad I want inside you right now."

A bolt of the purest lust fissures through me and I can't help the strange and warbled sound that comes out of my throat. I surrender completely by letting my head fall back onto his shoulder.

"But first, we need to talk."

What? Huh? What?"
OMG ...WTF...squeee....lip biting mmmmmm. That is my basic evaluation of Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett. She has truly done it again for me. After reading Off Sides I knew I had to get my hands on its follow up and I'm very glad that I did.  I Loved. Loved. Loved  Off Limits. Ms. Bennett is currently 2 for 2 with me. Off Limits is the sophomore of the Off Series and it did not disappoint. Naturally I lost a little sleep trying to get to the next page.

Off Limits focus mainly  Emily Burnham who is Ryan's younger sister and ex-Marine Nix.  Not to say that Ryan and Danny doesn't make a small appearance. I could not put this down, I had to get to the next page, the next chapter to find out what would happen next.

 Emily has grown up some and she has taken on a new look on life for the better. I'm so happy that she's not that little stuck up girl anymore.

On one fateful day Emily's wasn't paying attention because she was busy talking on the phone while driving. Which is bad. Remember it can wait. Ultimately she runs into Nix...literally, damaging his very expensive bike. Unfortunately, she's been cut off financially by her mother who is still being a royal ....yup you've guessed it witch with a capital B. There were times I wish I could have jumped through my e-reader to choke this lady out, but I digress. So she decided to barter with him. 

Play secretary for me*?
Holy f**k! Images of her playing secretary for me are completely X-rated
at this point and they involve her wearing a short business shirt while she goes down on me behind my desk.

Nix what can I say. I absolutely loved this man.

"He is a terrible conversationalist in real life but he probably has the power to induce an orgasm just from his wicked thoughts translated into erotic conversation."

He's an ex- Marine that has completed two tours in Afghanistan, during which he was unable to come back home the way he left. He's still struggling to get past some of things that happened there. He stayed true to his self. The day he flipped out on Emily, I was shocked. How could you do this to me? I don't know much about the grief people feel when returning home from war but it would be a horrid feeling to have to work through. So happy that he had Harley to get him through the hard times.

Although these two were not "together" tougher their relationship felt so genuine. I especially loved their playful banter. When it was time to get down and dirty, that's exactly what they did. 

I  am so happy that I decided to read that and can not wait for more of this series.

About the Author

Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for 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 weakness but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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