Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept, May 2, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Wake up and feel the wood! In the first of a series of irresistible standalone romances from New York Timesbestselling 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.
This was a fun, quick read. As usual, Bennett gives us characters that are likable and easily relatable. Logan is rugged and not the metrosexual type Val had been stuck with in New York where she wrote her column. In fact, he's exactly what she needs to break out of the monotony of the man-bun wearing wannabes, but she is oblivious to the fact that he finds her utterly charming and the total opposite of the women he'd grown accustomed to living in Alaska.
Val's expensive clothes, ridiculous shoes and sassy attitude draw Logan in and he's determined to get her attention one way or another. He's a gentleman, laid back and anything but a city boy. He's incredibly sexy and while Val sees herself as very capable in terms of dealing with men, he is testing what she knows about herself and what she thought she knew about most men. Logan sets her ideas and perceptions about men on their ear, making it impossible for her to resist.
Bennett's usual brand of love and hot, steamy scenes between the characters dance off the page and draw you in for a fun ride. Looking forward to reading Book #2, Jilted.
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.
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