Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 2, 2017
Series: Love Hurts #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
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.
Sex in the Sticks is the first book in a new series from Sawyer Bennett. If you didn’t know by now, I absolutely love Mrs. Bennett’s books. They are always well written, with excellent characters and they are always satisfying reads with an awesome romance. When I am in the mood for a go to contemporary romance author, Sawyer Bennett is pretty high up my list on authors I turn to. Sex in the Sticks is the first book in the Love Hurts series. I loved this book. I loved the Alaskan setting. I want to see more small town romances set in Alaska.
Sex in the Sticks is the story of Val and Logan. Val is more than a little self centered, and was maybe a little conceited for my tastes, but I liked that she was who she was. She didn’t put on airs around anyone. She was just herself. Take her or leave her. Ultimately, I liked her. I liked her even more once Logan was in the picture. I loved Logan. He is so awesome, and was the character I was rooting for throughout this story. Val gets to this remote Alaskan town, and because she is new and because she is female, she gets a lot of attention. Pair this with Sawyer Bennett’s way with words, and you have a really fun story.
I should probably also mention that Val has a dating blog. So she is using the men of this town to feed her blog posts. I thought that was kind of funny, and I liked the addition of her blog into the storyline. I really enjoyed this book. It is a light fluffy, funny read. The characters are a little bit shallow but not surface level shallow. They are just all motivated by looks, at least on first glance. It’s hard to explain without reading the story, but it wasn’t something that I was bothered by. I really enjoyed Val and Logan’s romance. The Love Hurts series is one I will be looking forward to continuing.
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