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Offside: An Ex's Rival Hockey Romance (Rules of the Game)

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Her stories contain happily ever afters with lovable characters, snarky banter, and enough steam to fog up a mirror. Plus, of course, a hefty dose of drama and angst along the way. Please note: This listing is for the published, revised version of Offside only as there will be some substantial edits and changes.

up to 85% of the book we just read Bailey and Chase's daily life I mean Bailey's ex was annoying but other than that their life was perfectly normal and because the book was so long it got boring after a while The conflict was not threaded throughout the plot enough. It would be non existent and then, bam, a chapter with one of the exes, and then they would go away and all would be well. The build of the conflict needed to start earlier and have a better build up. Because so much of the book was them in their happy phase, a lot of it read like we were just following along on their daily lives, little to no plot, character or relationship development.Following a string of scandals and substandard grades, Chase is on thin ice with his teammates and tyrannical coach. The last thing he needs is to have his focus and loyalty called into question by fraternizing with his team’s #1 competition, but a beautiful stranger who throws herself at him one night is too tempting to pass up… Until she throws up on his shoes. The heroine stole my heart, as did the hero, which is typically rare for me. On most occasions, I typically love one character more than the other, but in this case, I absolutely love both of them. Easily one of my fav reads of 2021.Go read it.Like RIGHT NOW cause it's that good.I swear y'all are gonna fall in love with Chase and Bailey.I mean,he calls her by her last name ffs😩

I also didn’t like how there were so many loose ends with Luke. Like wtf did he even want? He dumped her? Why was he stalking her, what was his motivation to split them up? More insight on that situation would have been good.

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Avery's stories contain swoon-worthy happily ever afters with lovable characters, snarky banter, and enough steam to fog up a mirror. Plus, of course, a hefty dose of drama and angst along the way.

There was mention of Bailey having trouble having Os. His response was amazing, but I expected this to play out in the bedroom, but nope. Immediately orgasming with him every single time. I really wanted it to happen because we never ever see this. Women don’t always have orgasms or struggle to have them, and it would have been so amazing to see this in a book. I loved Ty, adored Dallas, basically fell in love with Shiv and how good of a friend she is (as well as Noelle and Zara, absolute babes), strongly disliked Derek, absolutely despised Luke and Bailey’s old roommates (can’t be bothered to remember their names), wanted to rip Kristen’s hair off of her scalp, and I think that I’ve covered important. Now just because I didn’t enjoy the last part of the book doesn’t mean I hated it. Overall I enjoyed Offside and Chase is a smoke show.This special Barnes & Noble edition features a unique cover colorway, as well as exclusive in-text annotations from Katee Robert about scenes in the book. Also, considering how fast they start getting to know each other, I don’t understand why this book is so long, it’s very unnecessary. Okay, so I can see why so many people liked this so much, but it wasn’t really for me. Which is kind of weird considering I got recommended it as a mix between The Deal and The Risk, which I absolutely loved.

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