“What happens when a city girl goes to the sticks Stars!”
I was kinda disappointed with this book.
You see, I had just recently read The Hard Truth About Sunshine the first and only book I’ve read by this author and I absolutely LOVED it. I was expecting the same caliber of writing and story development, but unfortunately, I’m sad to say that this book did not have that.
I found the story very predictable, to the point where I had to put the book down for a day because I knew what was going to happen and it pissed me off.
I liked the main characters but didn’t love them and I had a hard time connecting with Valentine.
Logan was an okay character, but not a favorite.
This was an okay read for me, but others may thoroughly enjoy this story.
If you give this story a go, happy reading!
I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I want to continue on with this series.
Booksource: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts, Book #1)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
**Goodreads: – please note: this was originally titled Lumber Jerk, but has since been renamed and recovered. The Goodreads link does not reflect the updated title at this time, therefore is not included. The release date remains the same.
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.