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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~ 5 Second Time Around Stars ~
Jilted was a wonderful second chance romance. This is the second novel in Sawyer Bennett’s Love Hurts Series. In the first book (Sex In the Sticks) Sawyer took us to the cold temps of Alaska, well this time she takes us to warm temps of Newberry Georgia.
I love that no matter what climate of city Sawyer puts her characters into, us the reader feels like we are also in that part of the country. Her stories are descriptive but not overdone. It’s the perfect amount so you feel like you are in Georgia.
Jilted is a complete standalone novel told in Dual POV. You don’t need to read any other book before this one to enjoy this story. Even though this is part of a series, there is nothing recurring in this story. The characters and storyline are completely separate and different in this book. Even though this story was fairly predictable it is still very enjoyable. It managed to hit all my emotions and left me with a smile on my face. This book wasn’t filled with a lot of excess drama, just enough to keep things interesting and rooting for Coop and Eden’s HEA. This story is a pretty quick read, but that isn’t because of the length of the story, it’s because you just get sucked in and before you know it the story is over. This book was everything I have come to expect when I pick a Sawyer Bennett book. I am never disappointed with her books.
I have to say I think, after reading the first two books in this new series, this is shaping up to be one of my favorite Sawyer Bennett series. I don’t really know why, except that to me these books are fantastic. They are the perfect mix of romance, humor, and drama. You’ll understand what I am saying if you have read a Sawyer Bennett book before.
In Jilted we follow the story of Eden Goodnight, a famous model and actress and Cooper Mayfield, a business owner in Newberry Georgia. This is a second chance romance that was done right. Eden and Cooper were a couple when they were 18 years old. They were in love and going to college together. Until Eden is offered the opportunity of a life time. Taking her all over the country and world and leaving her hometown of Newberry behind. Now it’s 14 years later and after a scandal on the red carpet rocks her world, she decides to leave and get perspective. So she goes back to Newberry, but her welcome home reception isn’t what she expected. Can these two past lovers get over the distance and hurt from the past to find their HEA?? What happens when another opportunity comes along for Eden, can they work things out??
So if you are a fan of a second chance romance or love a Sawyer Bennett book, then this is one you definitely don’t want to miss!!!