Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review:Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Wake up and feel the wood! In the first of a series of irresistible standalone romances from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, a city girl rediscovers love and lust in the Alaskan wilderness.

Valentine French may be the sassiest dating columnist in New York City, but the abundance of metrosexuals in her adopted metropolis is seriously cramping her style. Where are the beefy all-American boys? Hoping to find some inspiration, Val heads to Alaska, where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one and wrestle grizzly bears for sport. Or so she can only imagine. Suddenly the most eligible bachelorette in a town full of horny lumberjacks, Val is writing her best columns ever. But if she doesn’t get her nose out of her laptop, she just might miss out on Mr. Right.

Logan Burke is the sheriff of the little podunk town that Val finds so charmingly backward. He’s not that different from the guys she’s using for her little experiment; it’s just that one date would never be enough for Logan. As he listens to Val complain about love over beers in the local tavern, he realizes that she can’t see the forest for the trees. Because if she would ever give up her Prada bags and fourteen-dollar martinis, Logan would give her the only luxury that matters: his heart.

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What I thought about Sex in the Sticks

Rich socialite blogger Valentine French has had enough of metrosexual men who are only interested in their jobs and their cell phones and how they look.  So she takes to the woods of Alaska on a friends recommendation to see how "real" mean live.

She's immediately inundated with dates as there is a disparity in the women to men ratio in the little town of East Merritt. The women hate her because she's got all the guys in her thrall, but the only one that is really gets her interest is Logan Burke, the sheriff.

It takes a almost disaster in the woods for the two of them to hook up, but when they do --it's hot and very "mouthy". It all has Valentine thinking she might stay in Alaska for a while, until a secret is revealed and everything just goes south.

I really enjoyed this story. It was fun and light-hearted. Even though Valentine had plenty of money, she wasn't uppity or condescending to the people in the little town when she easily could have been. And Logan was very manly and he knew his way around a woman.  These two definitely fit together, in spite of it looking like they shouldn't, and I loved how everything got resolved in the end.

So if you are looking for a sweet, light, opposites-attract sort of romance, you might like Sex In The Sticks.

ARC provided for review.


About the Author

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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