Saturday, July 15, 2017

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 fiancé 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.


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What I thought about Jilted

Eden's been humiliated by the papparazzi and her ex-fiance, so she runs to her small home town to lick her wounds. But the town isn't all that thrilled with the award-winning actess/model and everyone is giving her a hard time, including  her former boyfriend, Cooper. 

Cooper and Eden were high school sweethearts but when Eden is "discovered" while they are in college, they couldn't make a long-distance relationship work and parted ways.  Turns out they have to stay in fairly close quarters when she finally makes it home, and that rekindles a lot of the feelings between them.

They fool themselves into thinking they can have a relationship with an expiration date, but the old feelings are still strong and what was meant to "scratch an itch" turns into a a big mess once they declare their feelings for each other.

I really liked this. It's sweet. Eden is likable and Cooper is too. It captures a nice slice of life and what it can be like to go home again. The drama is resolved quickly, and Jilted is a feel-good read that you can finish in a day or two.  There aren't a lot of surprises, but that's okay.  Jilted is a delightful second chance romance that left me smiling.

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Author

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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