Review: Offside by Bianca Sommerland

April 12, 2013 Review 1

Review: Offside by Bianca Sommerland

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.

Title: Offside
Author: Bianca Sommerland
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Delayed Penalty , Collateral Damage, Deadly Captive, Campus Cravings
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: March 25, 2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 700
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Offside is a compelling and entertaining erotic read and a nice addition to the Dartmouth Cobra series.

Bianca Sommerland, with her powerful storytelling voice, does a masterful job of creating another complex and meaningful threesome between Becky, Zach, and Scott. Sommerland’s female protagonist, Becky Bower, a single mother with a successful career, has put her own needs on the back burner long enough. Zach Pearce, a Dom, is drawn to Becky’s natural submissiveness, but he is also attracted to Scott Demyan. Scott, who is also attracted to Becky and Zach, is dealing with his own personal issues and trying to straighten out his own life. Sommerland realistically portrays Becky’s fears of having not only one man her life, but two, and how this type of relationship will affect her daughter, Casey. While the sexual chemistry between Becky and Zach and the romantic tension between Becky and Scott keep the pages turning, it’s their communication issues that drive the plot forward. Sommerland realistically portrays complicated feelings, overreactions, and misunderstandings that arise when being totally honest with each other. When Becky, Zach, and Scott finally get all of their issues straightened out, their first threesome scene is sizzling hot and quite unique.

Sommerland’s balance of multiple storylines in previous novels worked well, but Offside just isn’t as cohesive as those novels.  While it was refreshing to see where Silver and Oriana were in their relationships, I felt the storyline with Dominik and Akira was misplaced in this story.

Offside merges erotic overtones and memorable characters drive this story to a gratifying and romantic conclusion.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

RB Lori


One Response to “Review: Offside by Bianca Sommerland”

  1. Pomma (

    I love Bianca’s stories and always look forward to the complex story lines. Full rich characters that draw me into caring about them is the best part of reading them….*S*
    Thank you for sharing the great review!