Review: Jilted by @bennettbooks

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*ARC graciously given by the author and her publicist for an honest review.

This is a hard review to write. I normally love all things Sawyer Bennett, but this one was not as mind-blowingly amazing as the last book of hers that I read, Wicked Favor. To be quite honest, I found it… just okay.

Jilted” tells the story of an Oscar-award winning actress who was publicly humiliated on a Hollywood red carpet when a paparazzo announced that her actor fiancé was cheating on her with another actress. She goes back home to her small town somewhere in Georgia to lick her wounds, but lo and behold, she reconnects with her one-time best friend/boyfriend. They also find out that they jointly own a Southern mansion bequeathed to them by the girl’s horrible grandmother. So, at first, they barely tolerated each other, but they suddenly feel the stirrings of love rekindling inside them, so obviously, they then jump into the sack and have awesome sex scenes, because, hey, this is a Sawyer Bennett book after all.

Frankly, I found it to be a formulaic type of book. And, the heroine to be too bratty and annoying. I just didn’t feel it, y’know what I mean? Maybe I was still coming down from my “Wicked Favor” high (I had ALL the feels there). Maybe I shoulda drunk 2 more glasses of wine to mellow me out the day I read this book. Nevertheless, I finished it, found it okay, and am now waiting anxiously for the next Sawyer Bennett masterpiece.

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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.

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke

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.

 

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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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