Saturday 29 April 2017

✤ Sex in the Sticks ✤ Sawyer Bennett ✤ #LoveHurts1 ✤ standalone ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• Standalone Romantic Comedy
2 May 2017
• Book #1 in the Love Hurts series

5 Stars

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 shes using for her little experiment; its 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.

Valentine finally had enough of the New York City dating scene. She feels like every guy she's dating is the same kind of vain, metrosexual, cell-phone-addicted idiot. She has enough money in her own bank account - she doesn't need a rich guy to show her a good time - and none of those have guys shown her a good time in a long while!
That's why she's now in Alaska. Following her favorite cousin's advice. Alaska has 15 times more men than women. Manly men!

And she can write her dating column from wherever she wants.
And for now it'll be Alaska.
Enter Logan.

He's the first guy she meets. The chief of police in this little town! And realllly hot too.
Not a bad start!
But can a millionaire city girl and a simple, nature-loving guy, start something real?? Or will it just be a vacation fling?
And will Valentine and her tiny 'dog' Sassy even survive this trip? The cold, the bears et cetera?


Picture Sex and the City meets Men in Trees!
I watched both of those shows and I loved them. And I can just see Valentine walking around this little town with her designer shoes just like Anne Heche did!
That's why I was a tiny little bit disappointed that we don't have anything new here. I think this Alaska-thing has been romance-novelled a million times before - BUT - I still loved it.
It's a great romance, great location, great cast. Funny, adorable, exciting, sweet and verrry erotic!
I don't really have anything to complain about. Maybe just that we're constantly waiting for the dating-column-bomb to explode. Because Valentine kind of neglects to tell anyone why she came to Alaska in the first place - and everything she's building there might blow up in her face, BUT of course we also know that there'll be Happily Ever After ... so we can hope she'll fix everything in time!

I spent some adorable reading hours with Valentine and Logan and I wouldn't mind watching this book on tv one day!

I had some tiny problems with the with every Sawyer book. It's Sawyer's and my thing It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following... it wasn't as bad as the other books - it didn't even start here until I was 9% into the book. I had huge hopes, but then it began with the....ASSES.
I have a HUGE AS problem in every book I read - especially, or rather, only, in American books! Sawyer always uses too many of those AS'es   You know the AS'es I'm talking about? The AS that could be and should be exchanged for a SINCE or a BECAUSE   It's a formal thing and then it's mostly only a British thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in an American book by an American author - especially when it's said by a manly 37-year-old guy from Alaska!!!!
I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love all her books, and maybe nobody ever told her she does that.... so, Sawyer....please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great!

Another tiny little thing. The cover. No idea why, but if you miss that the thing he has in his hands is a wood-piece, you might think this is a baseball romance, at least I thought so...and also, he's not really doing anything with wood in the book - he's the police chief - so I'm not really in love with the cover - and the guy looks nothing like Logan is described either. BUT ....

SEX IN THE STICKS was an adorable lovestory! Rich citygirl meets hot Alaska sheriff! Funny, sweet, exciting and very sexy! Run to your nearest amazon for your own sexy wilderness cop - Logan is MINE! ☺

ARC received for an honest review

Big fat thanks to Bianca up there, I was trying to remember the name of the TV show Men In Trees the whole time I was reading Sex In The Sticks, as that is exactly the feel that this book gave off.

The city chic meets lumbersexual has been done plenty of times before, however this did not affect my enjoyment of Sex In The Sticks.  Valentine goes to Alaska for her own selfish-ish reasons - to get some and to blog about it - I mean, isn't that what mountain men love?  Mountin' women?!

I loved the quirky characters of this little town.  Kind of reminds me of the characters in Northern Exposure, all that was missing was a moose walking down the main street!

Then there is the local hot cop, Logan.  Oh my, that boy is fine! Almost makes me want to do something illegal so he will cuff me (or could put them cuffs to other good uses!).  

I felt that there was quite a lot of growth in Valentine 

Sex In The Sticks is  sweet, sexy, funny and adorable read. I can't wait to see which characters get their chance at love next.

Now, where can I find me a Logan *skips off to search*   



 USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.