Sex In The Sticks  ~~  Sawyer Bennett

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My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Genres:  Romance, Erotic, Humor

Release Date:  May 2, 2017

Read:  March 27, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives


Series:  Love Hurts


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.


My Review:

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Sex In The Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennet.
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Read: March 27, 2017
POV: First-person dual
Series: Love Hurts
Genres: Romance, Erotic

Valentine and Logan…….

What an amazing, fun and sexy read this was! This book was not my first by Sawyer Bennett so I knew I would like it. I didn’t just like it, I loved it! Sex In The Sticks had everything I love in a book.

The main characters were very well written and personable. Valentine and Logan were complete opposites. From their way of life to their way of thinking they differed. But from the first moment they met, the sexual tension and scorching chemistry was abundant. And no matter how polite and innocent Valentine and Logan’s interactions were, you always felt the chemistry. I actually appreciated that the author made us wait a bit until they acted on their attraction. And that moment was incredible.

Logan is the town sheriff/mayor in New Merritt, a small Alaskan fishing/logging town. I really adored Logan. From the beginning he was easy to like. He was polite, considerate, generous, had a great sense of humor and was a complete gentlemen. But when Logan turns his ‘sexy’ on, watch out! I was not prepared for how he turned from a gentlemen to an erotic, dirty talking, sex god!

I’d like to introduce you to Logan Burke, my newest book boyfriend. 😉

Valentine was a wealthy woman. With the exception of her non-earning blog, she did not work. She shopped and socialized, but not much else. Despite Valentine being a stereotypical New York City socialite, she was actually a likable character. I didn’t find her pretentious or snobbish at all. Yes she expected things a certain way but when she was told otherwise, Valentine accepted the circumstances with class and grace. Did she make poor choices? Unfortunately, yes. But Valentine owned her mistakes; took responsibility for them and tried to make them right.

The blurb does a great job of summing up this book and letting you know why Valentine is in Alaska. That said, I won’t repeat anything.

In addition to being entertained, I thought this book was well balance. There was a bit of angst, humor, emotional moments, frightening circumstances, groveling, grand gestures, and steamy, sexy erotic intimacy. I really hated when this book was over.

One more point I’d like to add is how much I loved the secondary characters. Each had their own place in the book; making it even more entertaining.

I am looking forward to the next book in this series which is unrelated and due for a summer release.

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel via NetGalley. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*

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Author Bio:

Sawyer Bennett

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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