Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett-Review and Book Tour

SEX IN THE STICKS (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett-Review and Book Tour

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Love Hurts #1
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: adult, contemporary,erotic, romance
Release Date: May 2, 2017

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 2, 2017

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.


REVIEW: SEX IN THE STICKS is the first installment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult LOVE HURTS erotic, romance series. This is thirty one year old New Yorker/ dating columnist Valentine French, and thirty seven year old East Merritt, Alaska’s mayor and police chief Logan Burke’s story line.

Told from dual first person points of view (Logan and Valentine) SEX IN THE STICKS follows disgruntled socialite and dating blogger Valentine French as she heads to the wilds of Ketchikan, Alaska in search of inspiration, something different and love. Enter East Merritt’s police chief and mayor, former Marine Logan Burke, and the man with whom Valentine will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship and love between Valentine and Logan, and the fall out when Logan discovers the truth about Valentine’s visit to the great Alaskan wilderness.

Valentine French is a trust fund baby who spends her time shopping and blogging about her dating experiences in New York City (ala Sex in the City style) but our heroine is frustrated with the selection of ‘metrosexual ‘ men in the Big Apple, and struggles with the same old-same old dates night after night. When her equally metrosexual New York cousin Jeremy suggests spreading her wings and venturing to Alaska where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one Valentine jumps at the chance to try something new never expecting to fall in love with the town’s chief of police.

Logan Burke is a former Marine who found his place in East Merritt, Alaska and like most of the men struggles to find the one woman that calls to his heart. When feisty, New Yorker Valentine French drops into his quiet, podunk town, every man wants the woman that calls to Logan’s heart.

The relationship between Logan and Valentine is one of immediate attraction. Valentine finds herself in some awkward circumstances including drunken table-top dancing, and in need of rescuing on more than one occasion as she unsuccessfully navigates through East Merritt, Alaska. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense. Logan likes to talk dirty in the bedroom.

We are introduced to several locals including boarding house owner Sarah Billiott, and her adult daughter April; waitress and trouble maker Darla; The Wounded Caribou owner and former professional baseball player Ted Dawson, and a large assortment of men all vying for our heroine’s affections. With a limited number of women in East Merritt, Alaska, Valentine becomes the center of attention, and the recipient of some unwanted hostility.

SEX IN THE STICKS is a story with humor, fun, heartbreak and romance. The premise is lighthearted and moving; the characters are colorful, realistic and energetic; the romance is captivating and passionate. Sawyer Bennett’s SEX IN THE STICKS will intoxicate and fascinate romance readers with her new series.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Sawyer BennettSince 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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