Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ARC Review: Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

Jilted (Love Hurts, #2)From the blurb:

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.

Heather's rating:

Sugary sweet second chance at love story.

I'll admit, M/F contemporary romances aren't really my thing, but I've been trying to expand my horizons recently.

My biggest takeaway from this story was that it was nice. Sure, we all crap on "nice," but nice makes you feel good, makes you smile, and while it doesn't blow you away, nice simply satisfies a lot of the time.

Don't read this book if you are in a cynical mood. It's a "poor little rich girl" who turns out to be flawless and saintly. She is famous and skinny, but she donates all her free time to charity and can eat cupcakes until she feels sick but can easily maintain her figure. I mean, come on...

However, there is something very charming about the story. A southern small town feel, lots of good, dirty sex, and a fast-paced love story that made me feel happy inside.

Jilted is easy, enjoyable reading. It wasn't my favorite book I've read this month (hell, maybe this week), but I'd recommend it to a friend looking for a fun escape.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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