July 15, 2017



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.



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Jilted is the second book in the Love Hurts series by Sawyer Bennett. You can read it as a complete standalone since there isn’t any connection between the couples. Just that well…Love Hurts. I read Sex in the Sticks and recommend reading that as well because it was just as kick ass. Anyway, back to Eden and Cooper’s story…
Eden Goodnight had to get away from L.A. Away from her cheating fiancé. Away from the paparazzi. Away from her life. So she decided to go to the one place she once belonged. Her hometown of Newberry, Georgia. She has only been back once in the last fourteen years but it was calling her name. When she got there she wasn’t exactly welcomed back with opened arms. It was the opposite in fact. She knew it would be somewhat of a shock to be back but that was an understatement. First, her first love tells her to turn around. Then, the whole town seems to want the same thing. She is confused to why but when things become clearer she decides to stay. And to her surprise, Cooper wants her to stay as well. Just until she feels like she doesn’t need to hide anymore.
Cooper doesn’t hate her. But he also doesn’t love her. He tolerates her. He even cares a little. But that’s with every woman. He doesn’t do relationships. Not since she left to New York to pursue her dreams. The town knows the score. It’s just sex with the woman until their time is expired. So when Eden suggest some rebound sex while she is in town, he agrees. It’s just another expiration date. She will go back to L.A or whatever city she needs to go to film her next movie and that will be it. But, what if she gets to his heart again? Will this just be second round of the same thing from fourteen years ago? She goes off to be a star while he stays behind?
Damn. I just love a second chance romance! The connection and navigating their way through the person the other has become is just amazing. Cooper and Eden have changed in many ways but their core hadn’t. They knew what was important but now know what to do about it. If that makes sense. They were eighteen when they went their separate ways the first time. They have grown since then. But, can it work? She loves acting, it’s her passion. He loves his small town and his business.
Overall…I loved it. It’s a fast read full of sexiness, heart, and soul searching. There is also some drama. The characters are lovable, crazy, and so much fun.
P.S. I really want a cupcake right now.
“Cooper Mayfield is the biggest asshole on the face of the earth and I need a cupcake like right now.”
You are in so much trouble tonight. I almost feel sorry for you.
“You want cake don’t you?” I tease her.

Jilted is the new sexy standalone by the talented Sawyer Bennett. I have read all of her books and they are all great! I love them all for different reasons, but second chance romances are my favorite so you know I loved this one. Sawyers writing is always fantastic, her characters likable and the stories engaging. It’s been eighteen years since Eden and Cooper were a couple. They were teenagers but it was true love. When Eden got the chance of a lifetime, she took it. She didn’t want to lose Coop, but she had no family besides her bitter old grandma, so this was her chance to get out, be famous and do something she loved. Now, she’s been jilted and she’s back home to hide for a while. She comes back to find Coop living in the house she grew up in, and finds out that they will be staying there. Together. Coop hasn’t really thought about Eden over the years. Sure, if someone brings her up, he listens, but he hasn’t seen her movies or followed her career. He loved her a lot a long time ago. He’s a different man now. He doesn’t do relationships. He’s no saint, but he doesn’t commit. When they find themselves extremely attracted to each other and in the same place at the same time, what else can they do? Rebound sex! Yay! Can you have rebound sex with someone you once loved? What happens when feelings start to creep in? I loved this story! Coop is so funny and sexy! I love the way he thinks. He really is just a simple guy who lost a girl he loved. He never thought he’d see her again, but now that he has, he has a big decision to make. Eden never thought she’d go back home. There’s nothing there for her. Except Coop. He’s grown into a sexy as hell man and she still feels the butterflies. She’s not the naïve little girl she was. She’s independent, confident and famous. I loved watching them grow and love! I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and laughed some more. I loved that their intimate scenes had humor in them. You should be able to laugh during sex :).


“There may have been others, but no one like you. Ever. That’s all I know right now.”

“I don’t know much either, other than there’s been no one like you, Coop.”



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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