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

May 1, 2017 Review 0

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.

Title: Sex in the Sticks
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush, Sugar Free, Jilted
Series: Love Hurts #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Jilted
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 225 pages
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Stars: five-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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Blogger Valentine French is sick of the boring and utterly predictable men in New York City. She’s struggling to come up with enough dating advice to write in her blog. She need new man meat now! Her cousin talks her into going to Alaska since the ratio of men to women is off the charts!  When she arrives in East Merritt, Alaska she realizes she not only sticks out like a sore thumb, she is unprepared for the small town she is set to spend time in.  She sets her goals for dates and plans to blog about each one, comparing the Alasken men to New York men.  She finds the men are eager to take her out on dates-all but one extremely large, gorgeously sexy, chief of police!

Logan, the police chief, decides to help Valentine get settled when she arrives. She is ill prepared for Alaska that’s for sure!  He’s certain there has to be some back story bringing a girl like her to his sleepy little town. She lets him know she intends on dating multiple men and have fun doing it.  He’s just not built for one night stands and definitely not with a gorgeous girl like her! He slowly helps her acclimate to being in Alaska and things heat up between them.  What happens when he finds out he himself is fodder for her blog???

Sex in the Sticks is one of those books that you just don’t want to put down! Before you know it, you are past your bedtime and you are still reading!  Sawyer Bennett has a lot of books to choose from, but this story takes her writing to a new level!  It’s perfectly written with both characters POV’s and I love that!  I want to know what’s in both of their heads! It’s such a great balance between hot and sexy, to sweet and funny!  Logan and Valentine have some sizzling chemistry that’s for sure!  I also loved how Valentine wanted to fit in there, when she knew she clearly didn’t.  She was determined and a very likeable girl!  She participates in local festivals and games, frequents local watering holes to meet the people, and she is loving all the attention the men give her-until Logan directs his attention her way. Then she drops all pretense with the other guys.  She falls hard and fast for Logan and it’s totally unexpected.

Logan is a quieter type hero.  He knows what he wants and once he figured he had a shot with Valentine, he goes all out to snag her!  Woman are scarce there and the competition is fierce!  He was so sincere with her.  He never mocked her or made her feel inadequate when she was in whatever trouble she got herself into.  He had a light and airiness about him. Valentine was a goner when his dimples turned her way! And I have to say, the man is a legend in the sack! What a dirty, dirty talker!! Woo hoo!  Get a cool glass of lemonade after reading this one!! Gosh, where can I find a Logan???  Smokin’!!

Sex in the Sticks is book one of the Love Hurts series and it was phenomenal!  If this is any indication how the rest of the series will go, I can’t wait to read what Sawyer Bennett has come up with next!


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