The Dartmouth Cobras, #4

Offside is the fourth book in The Dartmouth Cobras series by Bianca Sommerland. While this book is part of a series it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel but I find it best read as part of the series.

Rebecca Bower left being a sports reporter for becoming a media consultant for her brother’s hockey team. After a failed marriage that left her wary about getting close to anyone, Scott Demyan still get her hormones dancing. Zachary Pearce is Dom and “came out” as gay last year is also interested in Scott only if he were a different person. Scott is working hard to clean up his act to avoid getting kicked off the team. Scott is attracted to Zach and Becky and wants more.

Becky is a single mother who came out of a bad marriage that left her shy about getting back into a relationship. She was not perfect and had to work hard to let both Scott and Zach in. Zach wants a relationship with Becky but still desires Scott. I loved how a ménage relationship was not the first thing they tried. All parties had to work on their demons then the ménage relationship evolved.

The chemistry between Scott, Zach, and Becky is blistering hot. The sex scenes were steamy. I loved how Ms. Sommerland stressed how important trust is in a BDSM relationship. I loved how Zach, Scott, and Becky had to work to make their relationship grow and thrive and that there were bumps in the road that they had to overcome.

I found this story to be very well written. I loved that the story lines from past books continued. The main and secondary characters were intriguing and realistic. This book takes you through a wide range of emotions from wanting to laugh to cry to being angry. Overall, this was a wonderful story. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Book Blurb for Offside

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.


This e-book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. It also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM, ménage sex, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, and one man erroneously labeled as vanilla. Author strongly advises care be taken when using ladders and gym equipment in ways other than originally intended. And sex on cruise ships whenever possible. The author advises that as well.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2013 5.00