Author: Shay Savage
Publisher: Shay Savage, LLC
Source: ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I have to be the best. I am the best. I’m quick. I’m strong. I’m smart. I’m the star keeper of my high school soccer team, and I’ve got major leagues scouting me. As their captain, my teammates will do anything I say – on or off the field. Girls practically beg to be added to my list of conquests. As long as I manage to go pro for the best team in the world, I won’t have to worry about my father’s wrath.
I’m Thomas Malone, and I’ve seen to it that the world revolves around me.
There’s a new girl at school, and it’s just a matter of time before she gives in to my charm. This one’s just a little more stubborn than most – she won’t even tell me her name! She’s smart, too. Maybe too smart. I can’t let her in. I can’t let anybody in. I’m not too worried, but even I have to admit she’s interfering with my focus on the goal.
Dad’s not going to be happy about that.
Did I mention I love Shakespeare? Yeah, I know. I’m a walking contradiction. According to the Bard, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Somehow, I got all three.
Now how is anyone supposed to live up to that?
Flirty Review: THREE LIP BITES
Offside is a high school drama/romance between Thomas Malone, an arrogant, womanizing playboy who is the soccer star of the school and Nicole Skye, an introvert daughter of the town's sheriff. Recipe for drama llamas! And very up my alley.
If you like high school stories with lots of graphic sexual scenes, drug use, drinking, bad language, and angst then you'll love this book. Even if you don't like all that stuff, you'll still like this book. It's all about how Savage weaves the story that really pulls it together and makes a very readable book for many audiences.
I will say that the book is very lengthy. If you have a hard time focusing on a book that's more than 250 pages, this may not be for you. I found at times that I was skimming pages because I felt that some scenes weren't needed in a whole. But that's just my opinion.
I found it really hard to love Thomas as much as I wanted. Nicole, as well. Both characters didn't really warm up to me until halfway into the book, but once they did, I couldn't put the book down. They complimented each other so nicely and the love affair between the two worked. Even with Nicole constantly pushing Thomas away, it was understandable.
While I'm not going into the story as a whole because I want you to read it and support the author, I will say that if you followed Offside as a fanfiction, there isn't much that I think had been changed. There are many canon aspects from Twilight that were present in the book. Why doesn't Savage changes these things before she published? Who knows, but I feel that it's been so long since the fanfiction, people just don't care and neither does the publishers of Twilight. I just wish Savage would have made it more of her own and left the Twi stuff out. But whatevs, it is what it is and I still enjoyed it.