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.
The best way to describe Sex In The Sticks is that it is a combination of the T.V. shows Sex In The City and Men In Trees, both shows I loved back in the day by the way. I LOVED Sex In The Sticks. It was the perfect combination of self-discovery, sweet, sexy, funny and romance. Now I grew up a tomboy but my daughter is a girlie girl and when I was reading certain things that happened to Valentine, I pictured my daughter and this will make me a bad mommy but I laughed. I love the woods and wilderness, well minus snakes, but my daughter is your princess drama queen to put it mildly.
Valentine is a city girl, she is rich and lives in NYC, she ends up in Alaska after deciding the men in NY weren’t making the cut. So she goes to Alaska and from the very start she realizes things are way different than what she is used to. The Sheriff, Logan, helps her out more than once and a friendship between them begins to form and the sexual chemistry could set off explosions for miles if lit. Logan doesn’t want to just be a conquest for Valentine, he wants her as his but mix ups, his hot headed temper and stubbornness almost ruin it for good. Now Valentine isn’t innocent either but I wanted to beat Logan a couple of times throughout the book.
Sex In The Sticks is the first book in this series and for me it was the perfect set up. I laughed more than once, my heart would hurt at other times, but the main thing is I just didn’t want to put this one down. I love Sawyer Bennett as an author and am excited to read more of this series because I have a feeling this is going to be one I read again and again and again!
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. WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | BOOKBUB | AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE | INSTAGRAM