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.
Alaska, a hot sheriff (and jack of many trades), a sassy New Yorker and her happy pooch made for a funny, romantic, and hot steamy story by Sawyer Bennett.
Valentine (aka Val or Valley)
This chick….her inner monologue had me cracking up so often throughout this book. Her blog entries were just as hilarious and oh so truthful and entertaining. Her dating journey in NY has her hightailing it away and her destination is…Alaska, of all places! I was hooked at that, it’s a place I have always wanted to visit and I just knew that the written description would give me such a beautiful visual image in my mind.
Can I just start by saying WOW what a guy. From the moment we meet him he is sweet and thoughtful. He seems generous and willing to help out anyone in need, maybe it’s part of his job but he goes above and beyond in all that he does, and I mean all ;) Logan does a little bit of everything in the small town Val lands in. Everyone knows and loves him, it’s no wonder Val was drawn to him.
It was quite comical reading all the trouble that Valentine kept getting herself into, and the fact that Logan always was there to lend a helping hand and rescue her. Cold weather, bears, horny lumberjacks….he’s a regular knight in shining armor for this girl….saving her more that just a few times. What was odd though was that Val was kind of a contradiction….she was so strong and independent (a NY upbringing and absent parents helped with that I think) but she was so helpless outside of her comfortable bubble of the city. I loved that she knew what she wanted right from the start, she started work on her new project right away. What caught me off guard was how quickly she came to abandon it….her heart was changing, thanks to Logan, and she did the right thing.
Ahhhh but it can’t all be that good right? Sure she came to realize that her plans were changing but there was no way she was getting off the hook that easy. When the angst hit, it hit hard. I wasn’t expecting things to unfold the way they did….I needed to know how this would all end!
Grab Sex in the Sticks and laugh and swoon your little heart out…and learn a thing or two about life in Alaska LOL
ABOUT 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.
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