Wednesday, March 4, 2015

REVIEW: Off the Grid (+$25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Off the Grid
Author: Karyn Good
Series: N/A
Pages: 191
Date Published: November 7th, 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Paperback
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe—until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy.

Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private.

But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?
~My Thoughts~
The premise was pretty unique, particularly for the romance genre which is chock full of its "friends to more", and "vampire/werewolf love triangle" tropes. Sophie Monroe, established physician and power-woman, was completely unprepared at how one pregnant teen would change her whole life. The teen claims that the baby's daddy is none other than the renown businessman and playboy. When lawyers get involved, Sophie expects heated discussions, she just didn't expect to get quite so heated about one Caleb Quinn... 

Set in Vancouver (like most American TV shows these days...). It was just different enough to have me enjoying the change of pace (New York is so blah and overdone these days!). There was a gritty sort of realism that made this lean almost into the thriller side of the genre, but it definitely had major romantic elements that took precedence. 

Sophie and Caleb have astoundingly good chemistry and they seem like the type of couple you love (or hate) to see walking around holding hands in public. The plot rushes ahead, almost without them being able to catch up, and in the end they are firmly together in a whirlwind of tension, romance, and potential disaster. 

If you're looking for an enjoyable bit of pastime, try Off the Grid! It's a very quick read!

~Try an Excerpt!~
Casual relationships weren’t her thing. Once she’d yearned for more. For the commitment other women scoffed at. Then she’d learned her lesson. It didn’t mean she didn’t crave family. She refused to ask about the woman from his office. It was none of her business. Neither was he. But renewed determination to resist him didn’t mean he wasn’t getting to her.

No soft music played. The dim lighting was courtesy of an unlit dingy hallway. The smell of antiseptic and desperation laced the air. It didn’t matter. Sophie wanted to meet his challenge. She didn’t want to dodge. Or object. She wanted to kiss the hell out of Caleb Quinn.

So she stepped back. “I can’t do this with you. I need to know I matter. That I’m the only name on your list.”

Caleb took her face in his warm hands. “Sophie, right now there is no one else but you.”

She wrapped her hands around his wrists and tugged them away. “But there’s a long line behind me and I’m choosing not to join the queue.”
~Meet Karyn!~ 

I grew up on a farm in the middle of Canada's breadbasket. Under the canopy of crisp blue prairie skies I read books. Lots and lots of books. One day the inevitable happened and I knew without question the time was right. What to write was never the issue - romance and the gut wrenching journey towards forever.

Karyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. 


  1. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it

  2. Thank you for having me today! I'm happy to answer any questions or talk about OFF THE GRID.

    1. Thanks for being here Karyn! What's going on for you today??

  3. Enjoyed reading the review today. I've also enjoyed following your tour and getting to know you and your books.

  4. I liked the review, thank you.

  5. Really great review. I loved it.

  6. I like the futuristic cover the most!

  7. I agree with your thoughts about how the romance genre is full of vampire stuff right now

  8. Thanks for the review and excerpt!