Jilted by Sawyer Bennett is a little bit sweet, a little bit steamy, and a little bit southern charm. All together it’s the perfect mix for a summer romance novel.
About ‘Jilted’ by Sawyer Bennett:
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.
Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancé 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.
‘Jilted’ by Sawyer Bennett review:
If you like Hollywood romances, small town romances, or second-chance romances, Jilted could be the summer romance novel for you! Sawyer Bennett combines all three in quite the package that partly takes place in Georgia and partly in Hollywood – so it’s like getting the best of both worlds! And if you’re a sucker for a second chance romance like I am this definitely fits the bill.
Eden and Coop are a fun, fiery, sexy couple to escape with when you need a time out from the real world. As former high school sweet hearts they have plenty of baggage and history that sets them on edge from the get go.
But with all of the other drama around them, that same history ends up making them just want to comfort one another. With their summer together on a time limit the plan is to keep is sexy and casual – but that doesn’t really work out for them.
With her career at its peak, Eden would be crazy to turn her back on Hollywood – right? But she falls back in love with her home town just as the reader does. Sure, the town is filled with some character that are a little zany but most of them have hearts of gold.
Just like the first book in the series Sex in the Sticks, it’s easy to become attached to the secondary characters and make you wish we’d get even more from them. Alas, this series is meant for stand alones so that won’t be happening.
Too bad for Eden it’s pretty much impossible not to love Coop. Maybe he’s a little stubborn and set in his ways, but he’s there for the people in the town and especially there for Eden when she needs him the most. Sure, he has a lot to learn before they can get their happy ending, but there’s no denying that he knows how to treat Eden right.
And even when he doesn’t exactly get what he wants, he never asks Eden to give up on her dreams. They both have to learn how to adapt if there’s going to be a future for them and it’s a delight to read about their journey along the way!
Jilted is definitely a steamy novel, so if you blush easily I advise against reading this one in public. Snuggle up at home in the a/c with your book to try and stay cool while Sawyer Bennett’s words heat up!