Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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.

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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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Eden Goodnight wants a place to hide where no one will think to look. An unplanned trip to Newberry, Georgia, to the home where she grew up is just the place to lick her wounds. She's tired and cranky and totally unprepared to learn her high school boyfriend had moved into her house.

That's what happens when your eccentric and cold grandmother changes her will leaving Coop the right to live in the Goodnight house until he dies.

Coop is just as surprised to see Eden in his house. He's lived there for more than six months with no contact from her or her people. What hasn't changed is Eden. She's just as beautiful as ever.

As Eden and Coop learn to share the Goodnight mansion, they both realize that the passion they shared fourteen years ago is just as strong as ever. Entering into a rebound romance is not what Eden thought she wanted and when she realizes that she just wants Coop, she knows that it’s going to take a lot of work to make a relationship between them work.

This book evokes powerful emotions and makes you realize that if you really want something, there is always a way to get it.

Eden Goodnight left Newberry, Georgia, and became a successful model and Oscar winning actress. She returns home 14 years later to discover that Cooper, her first love, is living in the house she inherited from her grandmother.

Cooper is a good guy with a successful business but since breaking up with Eden all those years ago, he has not had a serious relationship, moving from one woman to the next, never promising them anything. When Eden shows up, things don't go so well initially.

I'm not generally a huge fan of books where a famous actor is our main character but early on we learn that Eden's adult life has been a lonely one and it broke my heart. From that point, I was completely on board with her finding her happily ever after.

Jilted is a wonderful, fun, sexy, second chance romance and I had a great time reading it.

This is the second in a series of standalones, and is a good solid and enjoyable read.

There is a great balance of humour (of which there is plenty) and hotness (of which there is a truly goodly amount) and romance (of which Coop had to learn to do better!). Eden is initially portrayed perfectly as the poor little rich girl. But once Coop catches on to the issues, and develops a better understanding of her life through her revelations, it is a slippery slope to them inadvertently falling back in love with each other – even if they don't see that quite as quickly as we do!

The level of angst is kept in perfect check, and we really don't get any unnecessary drama – however much Ashley tries to create it. The whole town provide us with background characters who add to the fun, and add the detail when it is needed.

Lovely summer read, thank you, Ms. Bennett.

Also Available in the Love Hurts Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Sex in the Sticks post.

USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review.

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