Review: Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett

July 19, 2017 Review 0

Review: Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Sawyer Bennett's brand new series of standalone romances! LOVE HURTS!

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.

Title: Jilted
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush, Sugar Free, Sex in the Sticks
Series: Love Hurts #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Sex in the Sticks
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: July 11th 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 210 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Jilted is Sawyer Bennett’s second entry in her new Love Hurts series.  Having loved book one-Sex in the Sticks, I was hoping it was going to be just as good. Sadly, while it is a good book, it just didn’t tick all the boxes for me like Sex in the Sticks did.

Eden Goodnight is an academy award winning actress at the top of her career. She’s engaged to a heartbreaker of an actor.  Life has treated her very well, until she finds out about her fiancé’s extra curricular activities with his current co-star. Having to face the horror of all the public humiliation, Eden decides to take a vacation.  She returns to her house in Georgia, that was willed to her upon her grandmother’s death, only to find her teenage sweetheart living there! What’s Cooper doing in her house??

She finds out her grandmother also willed the house to Cooper so he has been living there ever since.  Feeling like a failure, Eden goes into town to get away from Coop so she doesn’t strangle him.  Her reception is less than nice. Seems the town folk have little use for their starlet and let her know she is NOT welcome. Eden is at a loss why they were feeling like this. She decides to drown her sorrows in the new cupcake store, where she not only finds a sweet treat, she finds an old classmate who isn’t so jaded.  She finds out quite a few things that were misconstrued about her. She heads home to clear the air with Coop.

Coop knows with Eden showing up after so many years, he is in for a bevy of emotions.  It still hurts when she left for modeling and that morphed into acting.  Once she’s been back home a couple of days and they aired their dirty laundry-somewhat-they fall on what they always did best, sex! They term it as rebound sex and that’s always good, especially when it has an expiration date. Only neither wants them to have an expiration date, but how can they make it work with houses across the country from one another, and careers to work?

I liked both Eden and Coop! Eden really had a bad gig growing up with her grandmother -who was less than happy to have her-after her parents died. Coop was everything to her and she finds out some things just don’t change much! Coop is the whole package. Career driven, tall, dark and handsome, and of course a lover with a heart of gold! Neither of these two ever stopped the feelings they carried so long ago. I liked how the story unfolded and the whole premise was good, but I do not think it was executed as well as book one in the series.  The chemistry was ok, and I liked how things developed, but I think there wasn’t a whole lot that happened outside of their insatiable need for sex. I did, however, still like it, and think it is definitely worth your time reading.
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