Friday, July 14, 2017

REVIEW BLITZ & 4 1/2 STAR REVIEW: Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

Hollywood hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this fun, flirty second-chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, an aspiring starlet reconnects with her first love.

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancĂ© at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind. 

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.


My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

When fame and fortune came calling, Eden answered the call. Her modeling career turned into a successful acting one that changed her life. When Eden left home, she also left behind Cooper, the love of her life. They had plans to spend forever together and even tried to make the long distance thing work, but it was just too hard. While their split was some what amicable, a terrible misunderstanding, sits not only between Cooper and Eden, but also Eden and the rest of the town. And when Eden returns home to get away from crazy life, things don't go exactly as she thought they would.

I love a good second chance romance (with a great secondary small town trope!) This one felt a little different than some of the ones I have read and I can't really put my finger on why. Maybe it was because when Eden and Cooper broke up, they really did end on kind of good terms. Don't get me wrong, their reunion is strained and there is plenty of yelling, but underneath it all there is still a lot of love. It could also be because the major drama is taken care of pretty early in the book and from there it is all about Sawyer and Cooper.

God, I loved them so much! I loved the fact that these two didn't really "hate" each other. I do love when that happens, but it was refreshing to see this approach to the story. And after some initial "conversations" that may have involved some throwing of clothes onto the lawn, these two go right back to where they left off. A lot has happened since they split and they get to know the people the are now. Their relationship is fun, sexy, and full of memories that only helps them realize that they belong together. I couldn't get enough of them!

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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