Friday, May 5, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett

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.

"I know it's a double standard, but apparently there is some Neanderthal in me after all."

THIS. This one was classic Sawer Bennett. I know I read her all the time. I know I share her all the time. I know I tell you to read her books all the time. LET THIS BOOK THE ONE. No matter if it's hockey or sex clubs, friends to lovers or murder mystery....Sawyer Bennett has a way of sucking you right into a story with understanding and depth. THIS one was a FUN book! I read this one with giggles and glee!!! So funny and so good.

The premise was a little different for me, so I knew this one was going to keep me entertained. I was honestly curious how SB was going to endear me to a rich socialite who was going to "rough it" in the wilderness of Alaska. It didn't sound plausible to me. I mean, a spoiled "rich bitch" being all pretentious and expecting things done for her and being a snot? Yes, I had preconceived notions but SB blew them out of the water. So fun! I'm still smiling from this book!!

LET'S TALK ABOUT these characters!! Valentine was not your typical socialite. Once you dive down deeper in the "who you are" category of her, you see she is a talented and educated woman that lives life and has a good head on her shoulders. I really liked her. She wasn't pretentious. She wasn't rude. She wasn't hoity-toity. She was a very confident woman setting out to do something fun. And what a culture shock she had! Giggle worthy moments mixed in with some sweet moments, I really enjoyed her character depth.

As for Logan? Oh my gosh. I am a sucker for a gentleman without pretense. Logan was a confident man, but very sweet and I loved it!! I almost think "sweet" isn't the right descriptor for him. He was an understated alpha, but sweet as sin. He was genuine....true, real, down-to-Earth. Any way you describe it, he was perfect. It feels like he had two sides, but he really didn't. Logan made sure to take care of business, and he did it with chivalry and courtesy. He was such a good guy! Logan has to be one of my favorite characters from SB. He was perfect!! OH!!! And he has a dirty mouth.....just saying.

This story was everything I needed and wanted in a story and SB did it justice. Her writing is so descriptive. the smiles are totally contagious while you read this one. These characters were so full of heat and intensity in the bedroom, but I feel like the passion they had was in their experiences they shared with each other. I loved watching their relationship grow. Was it without bumps in the road? No. Not at all, but they grew from their mistakes too. While it started off a little slow, it was a GREAT read for me. I can't recommend it enough!!!

And this is a standalone in a new series....let the excitement continue!

"And now here she is, sitting next tome looking like she stepped out of a glossy fashion magazine and smelling amazing too, and I might as well enjoy this..."


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series.





  1. Great review, you definitely have me wanting to read book!

    1. THANKS!!!!! I love that you commented here! Thanks <3