Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Book Tour for Jilted by Sawyer Bennett (REVIEW)

Fans of sexy reads with combustible banter will find their fingertips singed as they turn the pages furiously of this decadent romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Jilted you Sawyer Bennett, with its romance of second chances as opposites attract, then learn my impressions of it.  Once you've gotten a taste of this deliciously naughty read make sure to add this newly-released title to your bookshelf too!

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 fiancĂ© 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.



Readers looking for a little afternoon delight will find just that with this fast-paced read of second chances as opposites attract.  Readers will find themselves cheering on the one-time teenage lovers reuniting with fireworks the result in this scorching tale that had me blushing as well as putting a smile on my face.

Cooper and Eden were once inseparable.  They were each other's first and planned a future together that fate ultimately tore asunder.  When a talent scout set Eden on a path towards the modeling world her relationship with Coop couldn't survive the long distances and they went their separate ways.  For Eden, life became a whirlwind of wealth and fame as she segued from modeling to Oscar award winner.  It's a lonely life though, full of superficiality and lies that have her running home to lick her wounds.  Once there she discovers hard truths about herself along with the chance to reunite with the one man she's never forgotten.  Cooper's never forgotten Eden either as her leaving him left him leery of relationships and interested in only casual connections.  He loves his quaint hometown, the family business he's made even more profitable, and never felt the need to experience her world but can't help being drawn to her once again when she arrives back in town licking her wounds.

Eden and Cooper's connection still burns bright.  Their banter early on is challenging and teeming with sexual tension.  They can't go back to determine "what if" but they're more than happy to enjoy each other's company for the few weeks before her next film starts filming.  Their time together shows them easily re-bonding over teenage haunts and helping her regain her standing in the community.  From numerous erotic encounters to witty and sexually-charged banter theirs is an entertaining connection that grows more meaningful each day they're together until Cooper's doubts almost lead to a repeat of the past that involved groveling and a Grand Gesture.

Eden's a strong-willed woman brought low by her fiancee's betrayal which preyed on her self-esteem.  She once had a loving relationship with her parents until they died and left her in the care of her grandmother who never had time or a care for her.  As Cooper was the only person to show his feelings for her their separation gave her nothing to go home to and led to hard feelings from the townsfolk.  Their words were hurtful and had me aching for her and also had her seeing herself in a whole new light.  Cooper's a strong-willed, sexy man whose heart was once broken by Eden's leaving.  He's loyal to his home and proud of the life he's made.  His love for Eden is clear but his fears even clearer in a conclusion that left me guessing until the very end.  On a whole this was a charming and sentimental romance.  Small town living was on vivid display through small town prejudices, gossip, and colorful denizens.  The romance itself was hot and heavy but showed heart too and I enjoyed seeing the two of them find each other again.  From start to finish this was an enjoyable read with a few predictable acts along the way that had me cheering by the turn of the final page.

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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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