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ABOUT THE BOOK
Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies
duet by Lisa Renee Jones!
There are those moments in life that are provocative
in their very existences, that embed in our minds
forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change
us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are
darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control
us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.
The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter
Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with
Faith Winter for the first time was one of those
moments. Provocative because I know at least one of
her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many.
Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to
her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I
sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But
now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her.
But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.
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Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.
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 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.*
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.
My life stopped after I lost the love of my life before we even had the chance to begin.
But now my heart has found another reason to start beating again.
He’s a walking contradiction. One minute he’s rude and cold, the next, caring and passionate. He enters my life and steals my heart with his deeply engrained scars.
Can he let go of the ghost from his past and let me in?
This isn’t my story; I’m just the spectator in the background.
And I’m dead.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First thing that drew my interest in this book was the blurb. A contemporary romance with a ghost? Yeah, I’m definitely interested.
If you’ve read One Night Only, which I recommend you do beforehand, then you already know who Ashton is, and who April was. April and Ashton had no relationship prior to their one night together. But in that short time a strong bond was formed. When April died, Ashton was devastated. Being they only spent hours together, it was a little difficult to believe he could be hurting so much; that he could be so grief stricken. Still, I loved the powerful message I received from that book.
One Special Love shows how Ashton is dealing with his guilt and grief. When he can’t control his grief any longer, he heads to his family’s secluded cabin, where he hopes he could deal better with his pain. The problem though, is that Ashton doesn’t deal with it. He believes he should suffer. I thought Aston was a little over-the-top with his behavior. It was difficult to connect with that aspect. The reason I felt it was hard to believe or connect with, was because of the short time he was actually with April. Had they been dating, then this would be a non issue for me. That said, I still loved this story and the journey Ashton and Acacia and even April were on.
Ashton meets a young woman who stirs all types of emotions in him. Good and bad. But of course he doesn’t believe he should be happy so he fights his feelings. Even though he can’t deny a connection with Acacia, he still does his best to push her way. There was a lot of hot and cold going on with Ashton’s behavior towards Acacia.
I liked Acacia a lot. She was spunky and personable and I knew she was what Aston needed in his life. I believed they were meant to be. I believed his experience with April was meant to bring him to Acacia. Acacia was his destiny, not April.
The journey to happily ever after for Ashton and Acacia was not easy. Their HEA seemed like it would never happen until Ashton learned to deal with his emotions. Lucky for him, Acacia was emotionally strong and patient with him. She had her own pain to deal with but she wanted to be there for Ashton. And she was.
The writing in this novel flows well and the pace is steady. Being invested in Ashton and Acacia’s HEA I couldn’t help but to devour this book quickly. From the beginning I was routing for their HEA but had my doubts at times. I can’t tell you how relieved I was that Ashton finally let his grief go.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*
**Reviewed by Christine ~ justlovemybooks.com Romance book blog**
Abby Gale is an alter ego who likes to write as much as reading. She loves writing erotica with little suspense in it. Finally, she found the courage she was looking for and decided to publish her book.
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Gwendolyn has traveled the world telling stories. She spent a year in Amsterdam writing and performing sketch comedy at Boom Chicago with Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Allison Silverman (Colbert Report), and Greg Scott Shapiro(voice of the Dutch Trump!).
She’s toured North America with Shenandoah Shakespeare (11 people in 3 vehicles performing 78 roles) and with the incredible improv/educational show Sex Signals in an effort to make sex better for all.
Since kinda sorta settling down, Gwendolyn has written for and performed with various sketch groups in the states, including The Future Dead, Improv International, and G2 Productions. For now she lives in Hollywood with her Irish Jack Russell, Josh Lyman Zyrga, who is still pissed she didn’t put him on the cover of Laylea.
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