ARC REVIEW: OFFSIDE by Bianca Sommerland

Bianca Sommerland
The Dartmouth Cobras #4
Erotic Romance, Menage, BDSM
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.


The Dartmouth Cobras series made me fall in love with the sport!
 Let me just start off by saying that Bianca Sommerland became one of my favorite authors in 2012. With this new installment of The Dartmouth Cobra books, she is staying strong up at the top, and this has become one of my all time favorite series! Bianca never disappoints! She not only brings us beautiful, well written stories, but she gives us amazing, complicated, sometimes frustrating *clears throat* Mr Demyan, characters that you just can’t help but fall completely in love with them. Oh, and did I mention the toe curling, mouth watering, need a cold shower after I’m done reading, sex scenes?!
You all have met the main characters in the previous Cobra books:
Rebecca Bower: sister of SEXY Cobra goalie Landon Bower. We remember her as the nosey sports reporter who got in a lip-lock with Scott Demyan in BREAKAWAY.
Zachary Pearce: beautiful, unselfish, tough as nails Cobra player who “came out” to the press to turn the attention away from his teammate.
Scott Demyan: sexy, full of it, Cobra sniper, who sleeps with anyone that has a pulse.
Not only to do we have the main story, but we catch up on the lives of some of our past favorites, like Silver, Dean, and Landon; as well as; Oriana, Perron, Sloan, and Mason. With these characters, we get more than a small glimpse of “Where are they now?” There are full on heartbreaking, emotional roller coasters that they (like the main characters) are all going through, and I have to tell you, I was crying before page 100.

“What do you want from me?”
“Only what you’re willing to give. We’ll start slow.”.
“This is just for tonight. I’m not sure if I can come back.” Her brow furrowed. “I’m not sure I should be here now.”
“But you are here. And we’ll see if you’ll be happy with ‘just tonight’ because I already know I won’t be.”

Oh Zach, how you make me swoon with your words. I LOVE menage stories, especially when they are written with amazing chemistry like the characters in this book. You can clearly tell that there is some wonderful, deep connection between Becky, Zach, and Scott, as well as some incredible sexual tension, that makes you want to say, “Come on already!”

“I’m straightforward. I don’t play games when I want someone, and I want you.”

It is really hard reviewing these ARC’s because I want to give you all so many SPOILERS! But…..I can’t do it! Just know that you are in for an amazing journey with OFFSIDE. You may think you know what will happen next. You may think that one story is closed, but Bianca keeps us on our toes for sure. All throughout this book I smiled, laughed, cried, smiled some more, and swore like a sailor, but you see, that is what makes this an amazing read. You experience all these emotions along with the characters themselves. I teared up when Mason put his fist to his mouth and a single tear trailed down his cheek. I couldn’t help but smile when Zach called Becky such an endearing name like ‘little doe.’ I wanted to punch something when Scott frustrated the hell out of me, and made an ass out of himself. When you finish a story that has this much heart, you can’t help but think you experienced something truly special, and I can’t thank you enough for a wonderful gift Bianca Sommerland. I patiently await the next journey you take us on.
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