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.
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo
I am a huge lover of Sawyer Bennett’s books and have pretty much loved everything I have read of hers, especially when it comes to her hockey romances as this lady can truly write her hockey hunk stories. I really enjoyed Sex in the Sticks, book one in the Love hurts series so couldn’t wait to check out Jilted, the second book and will add that this one can definitely be read as a stand alone.
Eden Goodnight has been Jilted by her fiancé and in the most humiliating way, on the red carpet of a movie premier for his new movie. Trying to escape the media after that night she heads home to Newbury where she finds the hometown she once left 14 years ago to pursue her career is not the same town she left and neither is the home she grew up in. Coop Mayfield was Eden’s highschool boyfriend but during college when Eden’s modeling career began to take off and they were now living apart, things began to crumble and eventually ended. Now fourteen years later, a lot of things come to light including old feelings that never went away.
I enjoyed both Coop and Eden’s characters and the dynamic the author built between these two. I will say their attraction was strong but I didn’t feel a strong connection when it came to more than just chemistry and sex for them. I would have loved to seen more build up between these two and felt the pace of the story in the beginning to be a bit fast for me. Once these two re-connected, the story for me became sex scene after sex scene. I will say some of the scenes were very hot but after a while I found myself beginning to skim the pages and pages of sex scenes wishing there was actually more story and a whole lot less sex.
The storyline over all was fun and flirty, I again just wish there had been more depth to it as if there had been I believe I would have felt more connection between Coop and Eden. I know I am most likely in the minority on this one and I really wanted to love this one as I love this author’s writing and really enjoyed the first one in this series but I really struggled to feel any real connection. Jilted was still and enjoyable read and as already stated in the minority on this one, but sadly this one just overall didn’t work for me.
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.