Book Review – Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett

AWWW, this was such a good book!!

Wake up and feel the wood! In the first of a series of irresistible standalone romances from New York Timesbestselling 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.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Loveswept





Sex in the Sticks was the ultimate fun, sexy, feel-good, and heart-warming romance. 

Sawyer Bennett has been my go-to author for books that uplift my spirit and make me feel good. With Sawyer Bennett I’m guaranteed that I will absolutely enjoy whatever she writes.

Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) was the best example.

It was a funny and sweet novel of a Manhattan blogger moving to Alaska to find out if Alaskan men were different from New Yorker. The plot alone made me smile.

Valentine French couldn’t have picked a more opposite place to relocate if she tried.

From the very beginning she was a novelty, and she completely reveled in it. And the Alaskan men definitely gave her fodder for her blog. Because lumberjacks, fishermen, and logger didn’t know how to treat women better than metrosexual – they just did their dating in a different style.

Val realized that pretty quickly, and she started to compare them all to Logan Burke, the sheriff of the tiny town she decided to stay at.

From the very first step she took on Alaskan soil Logan was there to help her out. They met again and again, him helping her, lending a hand, until they started to fall into a comfortable friendship. One night they took it to the next level.

For Logan, Val was someone different, unique, and interesting. And it didn’t hurt that she was drop-dead-gorgeous. Val and Logan had wonderful chemistry. They had fun being together and he was the perfect mix of gentleman outside of the bedroom and incredibly adventurous in bed.

Val, was an interesting character on her own. She had the money to do whatever she wanted. Her relationship with her family was far from great, and in her spare time she blogged. But what was missing in her life was the special EXTRA!! And she found that in Logan.

I really enjoyed reading about Logan and Val. They were both incredibly likable and wonderful to connect with. The Alaskan backdrop was one that has always fascinated me, and I was engrossed in every little snippet of local quirkiness.

 Sawyer Bennett has a way of writing romances that satisfy me in every regard. Deeply emotional as well as entertaining!!! That’s the way romance should be written.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review – Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett

  1. I love Sawyer Bennett. ‘Cold Fury Hockey’ series is one of my first sports/hockey series I read and I love her style. I was so busy lately that I didn’t even realized this book was coming out 🙁 Thanks to you and other bloggers I can keep up with the up and coming books 🙂 1 more to the tbr list 🙂

    1. Mia, I’m glad I can help keeping you updated.;-) this one is not one of her Cold Fury books, but it was nevertheless entertaining;-)

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