Book Boyfriend of the Week ~ Ryan Burnham from Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Book Boyfriend of the Week is a NEW weekly meme hosted by Reading and Things. Each week I will tease you about my current Book Boyfriend, to entice you to go out and meet him for yourself! 
This week I would like you to meet ~

Ryan Burnham
I always like a guy who looks past first appearances and to the heart of a person and Ryan certainly does that. The is a sporty guy and certainly swoonworthy!!

Now check out this yummy scene!!
"Do you think this is a good idea?" I whisper. I want him to say yes. I want him to say no.

Ryan drags his gaze up from my lips and looks at me. "I don't know. I can be all kinds of f*cked in the head sometimes."

Is he warning me off? Should I listen?

"Who isn't f*cked in the head these days?" I ask.

"Indeed," he murmurs as he bends his head toward mine.

Our lips meet softly...nothing more than a whisper against each other. Moving to my cheek with his other hand, Ryan holds both sides of my head and presses into me. His tongue slides gently into my mouth and at the first contact, a groan bubbles up from my chest. My hands involuntarily fist in his shirt and I attempt to get even closer to him. I am being swallowed by his kiss and it's all I can do to hang on.

Kindle Page 32
My review for Off Sides will be on the blog Monday!!

Title: Off Sides
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Off Series #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: February 21st 2013

“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone... something... to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost... a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days...

Rules for the meme:
1) Pick a book boyfriend, it can be from the book your currently reading or from one you've already read.
2) Write what kind of boyfriend he is, and if you want, say why you think that
3) Pick a quote from his book, it could be long or short, that proves he is the kind of boyfriend you said he is
4) Make sure the quote, and the explanation, DO NOT give away anything from the book (we want all of the twists and plot surprises to remain surprises)
5) Share it! And shout it out it using #Reading and Things

Do you have a book boyfriend at the moment? Please leave a comment below with your link so I can check out yours too!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Weekend!!


  1. I think Ryan sounds great! I have this one too, and I should really read it soon. I neeed more hours in a day.

  2. Swallowed by a kiss. That sounds interesting. I think I might like to meet Ryan.

    Come check out my Book Boyfriend @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    I think you will like him. He's an Aussie.

  3. Haha!! That's my line girl!! It was a fun read!

  4. It was interesting! Ryan was great!

  5. Haha!! I am reading the last one soon... don't worry ;)

  6. I loved that line ... who isn't f**ked up these day? ... so true!

    Thanks for visiting MY BOOK BOYFRIEND!

  7. I know!! I thought it would be appropriate!! lol

  8. Ryan is an awesome pick! I loved him!

    Thanks for stopping by my Book Boyfriend!

    Ally @ Book Fixation

  9. *Sigh* He's so hot! Glad you approve!

  10. Thanks!! This is the only one i've read so far, liking it though!

  11. YES! You have the first book in this series and I have the last! We're Book Boyfriend bookends!

    My Book Boyfriend


  12. YES!!! Fabulous pick. I love this series.


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