Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts, #1) by Sawyer Bennett
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on January 1st 1970
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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. Don’t miss any of Sawyer Bennett’s smoldering novels: The Sugar Bowl seriesSUGAR DADDY | SUGAR RUSH | SUGAR FREE “This book devastated me in the most wonderful way.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild, on Sugar Daddy The Cold Fury Hockey seriesALEX | GARRETT | ZACK | RYKER | HAWKE | MAX | ROMAN “Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Let’s just get to the goods right away, shall we? I absolutely did not expect this book to be as hot as it was. I’ve been a Sawyer Bennett fan for a while and I know what she is capable of but I admit that I semi stereotyped this type of book into the safe category. Meaning that I thought it was going to be a bit tame on the steamy side of things. THANKFULLY I was completely wrong. While Sex in the Sticks is sweet and fun, it sure packs one powerful sex punch. I’m pretty sure I made that up but you get where I’m going with it.
Valentine French is a NYC Socialite who runs a blog about her dating life. Fed up with the Metrosexual men she’s used to, she ends up in Alaska in hopes to serial date a bunch of lumberjacks and to try out “real men.” Her trip is funny and sometimes over the top but it kept me wanting to know more and to see how everything played out.
Logan Burke happens to be the Chief of Police in the small town that Valentine ends up at and he’s one sexy, loyal and swoon worthy man. He immediately finds himself in Valentine’s path a lot and eventually they see each other for more than just friends. Logan will steal your hearts immediately, Ladies. Consider yourself warned. He’s a true gentleman with a filthy mouth that turns your insides all gooey and tingly.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was fun, light-hearted for most of the time and steamy. If you are looking for the rugged small town swoon worthy man who rescues the big city Socialite, then this is the book for you. You’ll laugh and have your heart beating, that’s for sure. There’s also a bit of a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days feel, minus the attempt to do things to drive him away. If you are a freak about that movie like I am, then you’ll get it.