Monday, May 1, 2017

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Sex In the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett

Sex In the Sticks
Love Hurts, 1
Sawyer Bennett
May 2, 2017

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.

My Thoughts:
This is the review that almost wasn't was. Let's start with I had trouble with the storyline at the beginning of the story. In some aspects it kind of reminded me of Sex In the City, I'm not a big fan of the show. So, I was thinking fug. I'm 36% into the and thinking oh my god I can't do a review, I'm going to rip the story apart. Not a good thing to be part of the blog tour, so I email saying I'm not going to be able to do a review, but I can spotlight. With this off my conscience I proceeded to read, of course my feelings changed about the story. Here we go:

First impressions aren't always everything. At the beginning of Sex In the Sticks, we meet Valentine French. She's a New York socialite who is in search of a real man, cause she's tire of the New York metrosexual. What bothered me about her is she went on a whim to Alaska to find a real man, but did no research about the area. Made some dumb choices, and this made me bonkers. Who doesn't know anything about Alaska? When I think of Alaska I think cold. Anyway. I wasn't a big Valentine fan, and I wasn't the only one, after all she was encroaching on the few ladies territory. However, about half through the story I started like, because she was starting to adapt. She even made friends with some of the few women, and helped them out. Valentine did warm on to me. 

Now Logan. I did like him from the start. He looked at Valentine and thought, dude she's going to be gone in a week kind of attitude. By the way, that would have kept him a little sane. However, they started to bond and things were going good up until the incident. I can see why he was pissed at Valentine. Some of the things were highly personal. 

Once I got past the certain point I actually enjoyed the story. I was kind of worry, she was going to start sleeping with whole town. She had a blog about her sex life. However, Sex in the Sticks did turned out to be a pretty good read. Few the reasons I read the story was the title and the author. The more I got to know Valentine the more I realize she wasn't a self-absorbed socialite trying to rough it. Her moral compass was a little skewed, but she realized her errors when it came to Logan. I couldn't fault the guy for being pissed. He could have handle it better, but I think he handle like a guy would have. Overall, enjoyed Sex in the Sticks.

Copy provided by LoveSwept via NetGalley

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Author Info:
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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