Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett | Review

Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: May 2, 2017 (out now!)
Source of my copy: Inkslinger/publisher
Series: Love Hurts #1
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.

Sex in the Sticks is my first book by Sawyer Bennett and why wasn't I told how awesome of a romance writer she is?! Because I would've read her a lot sooner. I enjoyed Sex in the Stick immensely!

As soon as I met Valentine French in the prologue (and all the more in the first chapter) the first thing that popped in my head is Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Val is stylish, fabulous, a local celebrity thanks to her popular dating and sex blog, and wealthy on her own (her family is old money and they're always side-eyeing her for writing a dating and sex blog). However, the New York dating scene have been kind of a dud lately with Val ending up on dates with the same type of metrosexual guy.

When her cousin and best friend Jeremy suggested she travel to Alaska where there are fifteen men to one woman, Valentine jumped at the idea. She packed her bags and her tiny dog Sassy and headed for the Alaskan Wilderness. Getting off the ferry, one of the first people she met was rugged, sexy, very manly mountain man Logan Burke (just the kind of man she's looking for for her blog!), the chief of police for the tiny town of East Merritt, Alaska.

Val came off a bit shallow at first, the pampered New Yorker, but I ended up really, really liking her. She's instantly popular with the men of East Merritt, including Logan, but they don't know about her blog. Soon, she's going on dates and have all these new material to write about.  Logan kept his attraction to her to himself, and Val in turn was very attracted to Logan, but she's never sure what he felt about her. That is until he ends up rescuing her from the woods and then all bets are off with these two. I love the spark and the white hot chemistry between them and the sex is H.O.T.! And then, of course, Logan finds out about Val's blog and unsurprisingly he wasn't very happy, especially after he read what she wrote about him.

Sex in the Sticks was just a very well-written, super fun, SUPER steamy read that made me swoon and smile. I love small-town romances set in the boonies, and this one very much delivered. I love Val and Logan and the other secondary characters from East Merritt as well. This book was just an all-around good time. Also, this was a great introduction to Sawyer Bennett, and I am planning on reading her other books very, very soon. I highly recommend you pick up Sex in the Sticks.

About the Author
Author Sawyer Bennett
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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