Review: Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

 

 

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.

 

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Bennett is back with another story that will  make your heart hurt . As  everyone knows love hurts and  this a perfect series  name for these standalone stories.  In  Jilted the second book  of the series , Bennett explores the idea of being jilted . In this day and idea not a foreign idea but  told Bennett style which means layers and a good story.

Eden is the darling aspiring starlet that Hollywood loves. Nothing can go wrong.  She just recently become engaged to the man  that is the icing on the cake to her supposed dreams. A Hollywood IT actor that  who just  become a nightmare. As things  have just blown up in her face at a red carpet premiere as she discovered he is a cheating bastard.

Just typical Hollywood  drama for the world but for Eden this is her life.  She is devastated as   her dreams are falling apart. Eden is a small town girl at heart and whilst she embraced things and carved her space.  She didn’t expect to be come a cliché and have everyone seeing her any but a  starlet .

So like any woman with a problems on her mind. She runs home and this were the story becomes really juicy and interesting. As  in her hometown  she surely can recover and boost her emotions. She is the town darling as being one of those Goodnights. However things aren’t just that simple.

Whilst Goodnight name  might be a  institution around town. Eden isn’t it seems.  The town is frosty to her and you have to wonder why. As so far this woman isn’t a bad sort of person. She is likeable for a  famous person. She doesn’t have airs and she knows how to handle herself.

Eden maybe a kind hearted woman but her return to town is the final straw. Things aren’t too bad in the form of Coop though..  Her first serious boyfriend and the boy who broke her heart all those  years ago. They were barely eighteen but it seems it had  a massive impact on both  as  their reunion is electric.

Now poor Coop has had his favour share of problems of as well.  He was seriously in love with Eden and things  did a number of his heart as well. So he doesn’t expect the reaction he has when she returns. She matured into a more of a woman  then he remembers and he doesn’t know what exactly do as his heart is hurting still from the past.

So it ironic but this book kinda becomes a cliché.  Eden isn’t in the moon for anything special and Coop well he become the town playboy and is more then happy to help Eden .  It a little bit formulaic with their relationship . They agree to a rebound relationship. Short term you get the idea. However Coop who is well respect in the town. He got a good business and treats woman well despite having short term relationships with them.  But even Mr Likeable isn’t going to be free from the problems when Eden arrives home.

As there a whole lot of surprises waiting for Eden involving him and Bennett is only getting warmed up with their story. Expect the fireworks and a enjoyable story once these two find their grove.

Now whilst I enjoyed the book.   I didn’t find it as a good as the first one. I’m a sucker for good old fashion second chances and that didn’t disappoint or the drama surrounding it. However  there were certain secondary plot points that didn’t feel were done justice like it should have been  explored more. I t need to be more well rounded to feel completed and totally understand the characters

I enjoyed it but I’m not in love as much as the first.  Bennett has written a solid book but it isn’t working for  me completely aside from the couple and the drama.  It seem a little depthless when it came to certain things. There was layers don’t get me wrong but I wanted to dig deeper on a couple of things.   Fans of second romances will enjoy this love hurt novel and will fall in love with the latest Bennett couple.

 

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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.

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