No Offense, Darlin’ by S.J. Sawyer (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)


Title: No Offense, Darlin’ 

Author:  S.J. Sawyer 

Published Date: July 26th 2016

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, NA, Humor


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Jake Roberson is nothing but a lying bastard. Every whisper that falls from his lips is a betrayal, but I can’t seem to convince myself to walk away. When he comes sauntering toward me, all those particulars go right out the window, and I cave. Every. Single. Time.

No more, though. I can’t. There’s too much at stake this time around, and I won’t have it.

Besides, one night with Beau, that’s all it took. I’m sunk. He was amazing in every way imaginable, and he still is. Why he likes someone like me, I can’t fathom. He’s such a good man, and he only ever sees the best in people, me included. It’s an amazing thing. The way he looks at the world, it’s like magic. Every bone, every muscle, every fiber of Beau Reed’s being is good, and he never stops proving that to me. He’s a good guy deep down in his core where it counts. I’ve always known that, even when I first met him. It’s something that radiates out from him like this big glowing light. Never have I ever met anyone like him.

But because he’s good, I have to make him go. ~Shelby

I can’t focus on anything else:
Soft, brown hair hanging in waves down to creamy skin that looks all too damned touchable.
Big eyes that could never be described with any justice, brown to green, maybe hazel, with so much vibrant light, etching them forever into memory.
Plump, smooth, kissable lips that are the stuff of fantasy, with the bottom one slightly fuller than the top, perfect.

It’s always Shelby, always been Shelby, and there doesn’t seem to be anything or anyone that can make that any different.

Except, now, there’s more at play than just her. For once, it’s not about Shelby Case, and despite my best efforts to save her, there’s things that I can’t rescue her from. ~Beau

No Offense, Darlin’ is the first Like A Lady novel. While it could be read as a standalone, for the full effect of Beau and Shelby’s backstory, the Like A Lady serial should be read as a prequel to this novel. The first part of the serial, Big Girl Panties, is free.

Reading Order:
Big Girl Panties
Hide Your Crazy
Fix Your Makeup
Say A Prayer
No Offense, Darlin’

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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***
I LOVE all of the books in this series!! They are all equal parts funny, amazing and relatable in more ways than one! The Like A Lady Series is one of my favorites so far this year!! While you can read this one as a stand alone it is best to start in the beginning as the characters are all recurring! If you do start here, you will catch up pretty quickly, but it won’t be as much fun! This book is also much longer than any of the previous books in the series and I loved that as well – the fun seemed to go on forever!

Shelby has made more than a few mistakes in her life and although she regrets them and is trying to move on and better herself, there is one mistake that just can’t be fixed. Beau has always had a thing for Shelby but has never actually made a move or let her know…until now. Will they work things out together? Will Shelby stick with Jake? What will happen to them?

The author makes sure to keep the reader on the edge of their seat and keeps them there throughout the book. The reader is constantly trying to predict what may happen next, but they just can’t quite figure it out completely. This book brings out the emotions in the reader – You will laugh out loud on more than one occasion so beware of your surroundings when reading. You will yell at the characters as well as the author (and that may be out loud as well). You will find yourself wanting to physically assault the characters at times but most of all you will feel like you are among some of your best and most favorite friends. The reader really connects the readers to her characters and that is the best part about this book.

Make sure you add this one and her others to your TBR list as you won’t want to miss out on any part of the adventure!! Allow yourself plenty of time to read because once you start you won’t be stopping anytime soon! Sit back, grab a drink and enjoy!!!


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