A Love Hurts Novel
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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.
The Arizona Vengeance series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
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The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
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And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
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?
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Good second chance romance
Such a great second chance romance! When Hollywood star Eden Goodnight is jilted by her Hollywood fiance, she heads home where she runs into her ex-boyfriend Cooper Mayfield. They grew apart, but never really got over each other. Now, back in town together, the old feelings reunite. Can they keep their rebound status or will it be so much more this time around?
I really liked the character in this book. My heart went out to Cooper and Eden as they tried to work their way back to each other. I could feel Eden's pain and frustration at what her life had become. I loved who Cooper became, but I have to say at the beginning, I was a little put off with him, but then again, he was always carrying a torch for Eden, he just didn't realize it. This was a good read and I'd love to see more in this small town!
Didn't grab me
Jilted was an interesting read. This was the second book I’ve read by Bennett. The first one I read was good. So I thought why not?
Eden leaves home to become an actress and leaves Coop behind. I get it their young and they didn’t think it would work. So as the years go by, she’s pretty much put her old town in the past. But comes home expecting that everything was still the same.
I had some issues with this story. I honestly, had no connection with Eden or Coop. I didn’t feel that passion that was between these two characters. Without the depth and passion, it just comes off a little awkward. The writing was on a good level. It just didn’t grab me. I didn’t have the urgency to finish the story and get to the end.
Overall, I have to be honest and give this Two Boundless Stars. It was okay, but it could have been better.
I had so much fun reading this terrific second chance romance! Loved Cooper and Eden. They were high school sweethearts that had to make the tough decision to stay together despite trying to maintain a long-distance relationship or to let each other go. Through many heartbreaking conversations, they decided that the relationship needed to end. Eden had the opportunity to work as a model and Coop had no interest in leaving their hometown. He wanted to get his degree and work for his father’s landscaping business while he obtained his landscape design degree. He had plans to take over the family business. Even though it was mutual, there were still hard feelings.
Eden rarely came back home. Her parents died in an accident when she was a young teen and her paternal grandmother was brought back home to raise Eden. This woman was a piece of work. She had no time for Eden and left her alone for holidays and wasn’t involved in her life. She was more interested in snagging another husband. There was no love lost between them. So, when she came home for her grandmother’s funeral, she didn’t stay. Her grandmother’s will was sent to her and Eden didn’t even read it She knew she was the sole heir to her parents family home. She was shocked to find out, the estate didn’t fully belong to her!
Eden needed to get out of Hollywood! She had transitioned from modeling to become an acclaimed actress. On the red carpet for her fiancee's premiere of his movie, Eden is told by a paparazzi that her fiancee had cheated on her with his costar and he had photo evidence. Things got ugly. She decided she needed to return home to get her head together. What she didn’t expect was that Coop was living in the house and he actually owned half of the estate. Her grandmother had the nerve to leave half of it to Coop! She couldn’t believe it!
Well folks, I have to tell you that it’s game on! Eden and Cooper go head to head. There is sexual tension, but there is a lot of hard feelings between both of them, so they argue and the banter and bickering is hilarious. I laughed so hard as they were throwing each other’s clothes out the master bedroom window! There are not only hard feelings between Cooper and Eden, but the townsfolk as a whole. They were not happy to see their prodigal daughter! They are downright dismissive and hostile. Eden is at a loss as to why they hate her. There is quite the story behind this one! Lots of small town gossip!
I had such a great time watching things fall into place for Eden and Cooper. There are a lot of misunderstandings that need to be righted and controversy between Coop’s other woman, Cooper and Eden. There is no cheating, as Cooper broke it off with the other woman before he was with Eden. The chemistry between Coop and Eden is scorching!
I don’t want to give anymore away. There is a lot that goes on and decisions need to be made and feelings need to be sorted!
If you love a hot and steamy second chance romance that has some great laughs, give this book a chance!