Book 2, Love Hurts - A Love Hurts Novel
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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.
Don’t miss any of Sawyer Bennett’s smoldering novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS | JILTED
The Sugar Bowl series
SUGAR DADDY | SUGAR RUSH | SUGAR FREE
The Cold Fury Hockey series
ALEX | GARRETT | ZACK | RYKER | HAWKE | MAX | ROMAN
Praise for Jilted
“Jilted is a beautiful second chance romance. The epilogue of this story melted my heart and put a giant smile on my face!”—Shh Moms Reading
“A sweet, playful, sexy read that has characters you can’t help but love and an ending that will definitely leave you wanting more.”—What’s Better Than Books?
“If you like Hollywood, small town, or second-chance romances, Jilted could be the summer novel for you!”—Hypable
“5 Second Time Around Stars—Jilted was a wonderful second chance romance. . . . Perfect mix of romance, humor, and drama.”—Book Bitches Blog
“If you’re looking for a second chance at love, add Jilted to your Summer read.”—After Dark Book Lovers
“Gah! Just finished another sweet and romantic novel from Sawyer Bennett. This is one of those authors that I rely on whenever I want a dose of cute, light-hearted, sexy romance and she brings it every single time.”—AC Book Blog
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
A Sexy, Low Drama, Second Chance Romance
This was exactly what I was looking for - a sexy, low drama, second chance romance. The story was playful and funny with plenty of steam and I loved every second! This is book two in the Love Hurts series, but can be read as a stand alone and the characters are completely unrelated to the characters from the first book, Sex in the Sticks.
Eden and Coop had amazing chemistry and were really relatable. Their reunion starts off hilariously rocky, but once misunderstandings are cleared up, they begin taking the steps to reconnect after their 14 year separation. Even though they have each had individual success, they both recognize that something in their lives is missing, especially Eden. I really liked that neither really begrudged the other for following their dreams and staying true to themselves, even when it caused them to go their separate ways. So much in life is about timing and I felt that this re-discovery of each other after both have had to time to grow and mature felt honest and realistic. Having both Coop and Eden's points of view also was awesome because it helped to understand where the other was coming from and how each struggled with their feelings and fears. I loved how their relationship was both comfortingly old and excitingly new.
If you're looking for a feel good, low angst, and sexy second chance romance, look no further! Jilted will leave you with a happy heart and a smile on your face!
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Don't leave this unread
This is an absolutely fantastic second chance love story. Eden Goodnight is a big time movie star that went back to her small hometown to get away from scandal when her movie star fiancée cheated on her. Little does she know that her hometown thinks negatively of her. When she runs into her high school boyfriend Cooper Mayfield and the old sparks are there. They work through old hurts and wrong assumptions. But when Edens life comes back and she needs to go back can Coop deal with a long distance relationship. This is a great story by Sawyer Bennett and I could not put this book down.
Easy light-hearted read
I was generously given an ARC for a honest review. I love Sawyer Bennett books esp the hockey series. This book is part of the Loves Hurts series but is definitely a standalone. It's a second chance love story. The heroine is Eden a world famous actress coming home humiliated by her cheating ex and having "rebound sex" with her old high school boyfriend. FYI there is a lot of sex in the book. I enjoyed the book but for some reason it didn't hold my attention as her other books. I kept leaving it and coming back to it.....so it took me a couple of weeks to finish. At first it was because Eden was a bit annoying then it was because Coop was so stubborn.....I guess I felt a lack of connection with the characters. The story is given from both perspectives......and gives a good explanation as to why it didn't work out for them when they were 18.....no cheating or great misunderstandings. It truly just wasn't their time.......and I feel Coop was hurt the most because he was the one left behind.. The story in the present is about two people wary of being hurt again by the Sam circumstances that hurt them in the first place. I would recommend this book as a light-hearted read.