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.
“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke
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.
What do you do when the piranhas of the press are looking for blood? You go to the last place where to look for you. A small town in the middle of Georgia. Except they are just as hostile there. But none so colder to Eden then the man that she left behind, Cooper, so that she could follow her dreams in being an actress. He holds anger for her not only about what happened when they broke up but what happened when she was gone. He thinks that he’s over her, that is until she comes up with a proposal that has him rethinking things.
Here I thought that the book couldn’t get any hotter than the last book, but I was sadly mistaken. Eden and Cooper are into some kinky and crazy things that once they finally get together it’s dynamite. It sizzles and burns from page to page that I was blushing at times with the things that Cooper did to Eden. Sawyer Bennett’s words are so descriptive and intense that you forget about the world around you and get enraptured but what is unfolding in the story.
There are some plot ‘twists’ in the story, if you want to call it that, but it’s nothing that you couldn’t probably see coming. The biggest one comes towards the front of the book and you know that it’s only going to explain how and why Cooper and Eden get back together. The only issue (if you want to call it that) is how quickly the book goes over the plot points of the story. How they each just accept the other person’s mistakes of the pasts without any real talking about it and figuring out how it makes them feel. Of course, with it being a romance novel, that is to be expected.
Sawyer Bennett’s love stories are some of my favorite to read. I love that they are quick reads and I am blown away with how creative her stories can be because they are not all that similar. I have read other romance authors and there are times when the author uses the same story lines over different books, but I have yet to see that in her books (and I have read a good 80% of her books). I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
While the book is the second book of the Love Hurts series, it’s actually not connected to the first book in any real way. There are no characters that are similar so it’s nice to know that it can be read as a stand-alone. It does end with a HEA so you can breathe easy.
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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.