Tuesday 2 May 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett


Sweet, sexy and incredibly swoony!!
Release Date: 2nd May 2017

Book Description:

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.

Buy Links:

➜ Amazon UK ➜ Amazon US ➜ B&N ➜ iBooks ➜ Google Play ➜ Kobo

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I don’t give up on what I want…Never have.”

Sweet, sexy and incredibly swoony is what Sawyer Bennett delivers with Sex in the Sticks. This is the story of the trials and tribulations of a city girl from New York that goes to Alaska to find herself a real man. You know, a logger, a lumberjack, a fisherman, a plaid wearing survival expert or a drop dead gorgeous Chief of Police. The possibilities are endless, the shenanigans hilarious but at the heart of this book is the knowledge that love finds you when you least expect it.

“…my dating life has been absolutely wretched. It’s like I’m going out with the same guy over and over but he’s been cloned into different-looking hot packages. The package is so pretty on the outside that I figure at some point I’ve got to find the insides to match, right?”

Valentine French is a trust fund rich woman that spends her life in New York shopping, lunching and blogging much to her family’s chagrin. Her blog has a huge following and it is about her dating woes with the metrosexuals of New York and she goes into glorious details. Determined to find herself a “real man” and compare the “rough” to the “smooth” Valentine takes herself and her little dog off to a little town in Alaska and the differences in life styles lead to some hilarious situations.

“…I come from a snotty upper-crust family…I just chose to march to the best of a different drum.”

From the moment her feet first hit Alaskan soil Valentine is thrown into the company of the Chief of Police who makes it his personal responsibility to ensure that she gets to her destination safe and sound knowing that she was clearly a fish out of water. Logan keeps his feelings towards Valentine very close to his chest but as time passes and more and more of Valentines exploits reach his ears even Logan realises he needs to make his move before his chance has gone.

The exploits throughout this book are hilarious at times as Valentine concludes that really all men are the same despite their location, they just go about it all differently but that in no way shape or form relates to Logan.

“This isn’t a hook-up to me, Logan. There’s no way you could just be that.”

Sawyer Bennett had me laughing out loud, smiling from ear to ear with this heart warmer. This is an honest romance with a little angst to fire up the pages. The comedic timing was perfect and the sexy times between Logan and Valentine were seriously scorching as Sawyer Bennett does what Sawyer Bennett does best. The chemistry between these two was seriously off the charts and I found myself rooting for these two from the very beginning. Even though they were complete opposites they totally complemented one and other and brought out the best in each other both in and out of the sheets.

“I want to feel really wanted. I want to drive a man crazy. I want him to look at me like I’m an oasis in the desert. I want a man who would battle an army just for the chance to be with me, and once he was with me, he’d battle a million armies just to keep me.”

I loved the small-town vibe of this one and how reality really bit for both characters. A town where everyone knows everyone and they are basically one huge family. Sawyer Bennett really nailed that character connection for me and brought these characters to life with ease. As I said above, low on angst, steamy as hell, cute and romantic this is the perfect book to cuddle up on a sofa with and loses yourself for a few hours.

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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