Also by this author: Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1)
Jilted (Love Hurst, #2) by Sawyer Bennett
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on July 11, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
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.
Well, I can tell you one thing that is constant. Sawyer Bennett sure can deliver some smoking hot scenes. Whew. Of course Jilted is no exception and I’ll be completely honest, it’s the one thing that kind of pushed my rating up a little. While I throughly enjoyed this book, the overall story wouldn’t have been the same if it didn’t have the spice that Bennett delivered with it.
Eden left her small town fourteen years ago, leaving behind her first love in order to chase her dreams of something bigger. While they split cordially, you never forget your first love, right? Forced to step out of the spotlight of her cheating fiancé, Eden ends up going back to her hometown and forced to face the love she left behind.
Cooper is probably one of the sweetest heroes I’ve read in a while. He’s got that Southern charm and ultimately has a big heart. When everyone else seems to be down on Eden, he’s there to support her. Even when he thinks she might have done something that personally strikes him straight to the heart.
I enjoyed the banter between Eden and Cooper. Especially when she first got back to town. You could tell that they still harbored feelings for each other yet there were fight it and fighting each other. Their petty fights had me cracking up.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. Bennett gave us a swoon worthy love with pieces of wit and small-town Souther charm. If you are looking for a light-hearted read with some flair and charm, then this is the book for you!