Book Review – Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett



Meet the Author:

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.






Love Hurts Series









Jilted (Love Hurts #2) 
by Sawyer Bennett

Expected publication: July 11th 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance




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.

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.





4.5 #GirlBoss Stars

Oh my Gah! I effing loved this book! It’s official ladies and gentlemen, Sawyer Bennett is now one of my favorite authors. From light and fluffy to erotica and sexy, I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her. Jilted is my new fave. And what’s most surprising is the reason why.

Here’s the breakdown:

Following the disastrous end to her profile relationship, Eden returns home to the small town of Newberry to reassess her life. She finds an unexpected guest living in her family home.

Here’s what I loved:

Eden! Yep, you won’t see that too often from me because I’m so demanding of romance heroines. I can’t help myself. I also judge them a teensy bit harder than the heroes because I need to be able to relate on some level. The good news here is that Eden checked most of my “must have” boxes. Yay!! She’s smart, successful, strong, but most important, she’s resilient. I adored her.

I also enjoyed Coop’s character. He’s sweet and sexy, but can also be a pain in the butt. Once he pulled his head out of his behind, I really loved him.
The storyline is both entertaining and engaging. It was an easy breezy read.

So, if you’re looking for an entertaining and light read, look no further. Jilted broke my heart and made me fall in love at the same time. It’s an amazing read!





Holy WOW – I loved this book SO MUCH!!!!

There was just something about it that agreed with me wholeheartedly.

Maybe it was because of Eden Goodnight being a Hollywood starlet, or the southern charm, maybe the rekindling of a childhood love, or the wonderfully likable characters. I really can’t just single out one thing, I think it was all of the above and so much more.

I swooned!! Honestly to God I swooned. Jilted left me all glowey and gooey. I needed a light-hearted feel good romance and that’s exactly what I got with Jilted. It was perfectly fluffy, easy to read, and entertaining until the very end.

It was also a book that I finished in one sitting with a big SMILE on my face.

A perfect novel for a Saturday afternoon.

I easily fell in love with Coop and Eden. There was really no way I could have prevented it from happening. Both were such genuine and likable characters. Coop and Eden had been lovers when they started college and even fourteen years later they still had enough chemistry between them to keep the sheets dangled and the sexy times interesting.

Fourteen years ago Eden was offered a chance of a lifetime and she jumped on it. She was eighteen, and the opportunity of earning a six figure salary modeling was an offer she couldn’t refuse. Not realizing that it would end her relationship with Coop, she grabbed the chance with both hands and dove in. The young lovers tried to make it work long distance but it just wasn’t feasible.

Now, many years later, Eden was a highly successful actress. And after a horrific public embarrassment she packed her bags and left Hollywood behind to head home.

It didn’t take long for her to cross path with Coop.

Coop, now a landscape designer and owner of his own landscape business, wasn’t prepared seeing the starlet on his doorstep. Surprised by her sudden appearance he let his anger and frustration surface and soon tempers were running high and sparks flew. And it didn’t take long for the former lovers to pick up were they left off.

They both thought that they could indulge in some rebound sex without feelings getting involved and tangled up. Coop and Eden just weren’t aware that it was never really about bouncing back from broken relationships, it was all about connecting with the person they were meant to be.


This book was all about the swoon, the light-hearted banter and a love that had been dormant, but never forgotten.

I LOVED Eden and Coop.

There was NOTHING that I didn’t like about them. They were pretty awesome together. And it was palpable how much they still liked and how well they knew each other and how deeply their love for one another ran.

The entire novel was pretty awesome!!

Funny, sassy, and deeply emotional with a dash of Hollywood.

I was sold from the very first page and devoured it in one sitting. And now it’s midnight and I’m going to bed.

This book would be definitely a recommendation to anyone that is in need of a light-hearted novel with genuinely great and likable characters.





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4 thoughts on “Book Review – Jilted (Love Hurts #2) by Sawyer Bennett

    1. Susan I loved this book much more than book 1, AND they are standalone, have nothing to do with each other so theoretically you could jump into Jilted right away – hint, hint… 😀

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