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Publisher's Summary

Wake up and feel the wood! In the first of a series of irresistible standalone romances from New York Times best-selling 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 15 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 $14 martinis, Logan would give her the only luxury that matters: his heart.

©2017 Sawyer Bennett (P)2017 Sawyer Bennett

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Humorous light hearted romance 💋

First off I love Sawyer Bennett's style of writing.
I buy her books as soon as they're available because she never disappoints.
This one is low on drama and quite funny.
Of course it's uber hot with detailed bedroom scenes that rock.
It reminds me of the movie new in town with Renee Zellweger only this takes place in Alaska.
When val tires of the metrosexual dating scene in New York there's only one place to go to find a sexy manly man... Merritt Alaska of course where the man to woman ratio is a whole town to two in vals case😄
When cab service is not an option the local chief of police 🚓 Logan steps in to save the day.
Sparks fly and it's just a matter of time before val discovers just how useful Logan's handcuffs really are.
This book is more than just a romance it's packed full of great supporting characters that give a (northern exposure ) kind of feel to the town.
Joe and Maxine did a awesome job portraying the characters.
I would give this funny feel good listen 10 stars if I could.
Give up the credit and start listening immediately!! It's worth it.

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Moving to Alaska

My newest fantasy will be moving to Alaska and meeting a mountain man.

Ok, not really but it sure was fun to live in this fantasy world Sawyer Bennett created. Valentine moves to Alaska to blog about dating "real" mean. Not like the type she meets in New York that have better manicures and spend more time looking at themselves than looking at her.

What she doesn't expect is to meet the love of her life. Alaska is not the face paced life she is used to in New York and BEARS, so can she make her life outside the city and when her blog comes back to bite her in the butt... can she be forgiven?

I loved this light hearted book. While completely predictable from the beginning, it still warmed my heart and was so hot and funny and sweet... I loved listening to it.

Maxine and Joe are a power couple and their narration matches wholly. I love when these two pair up.

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Private Benjamin in Alaska

Rich girl, completely out of her element. Beautiful man (not an a%#@&le).
Turbulent start, fast moving story. Plausible love story, easy listen.
Ms. Bennett does very well with these kind of stories but I don't purchase all of them because she has a formula that she sticks to. Entertaining but basic fluff. I still enjoy them very much.

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a little bit boring!

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I can fully appreciate that this is a smutty little light read and how that's enough for a lot of readers. I wanted to murder Valentine character multiple times, and while it was somewhat refreshing to have a rich, sheltered, city girl who isn't a snob, just naively ignorant yet also willing to learn, I just.. never got the point where I cared about her. At all.Since she is a trust fund baby she can do whatever she wants, and after a suggestion from her cousin, decides to test out the male population in Alaska. Val is probably the most difficult heroine for me to like. I really couldn't find anything redeeming about her other than the fact that she doesn't hide who she is or pretend to be less shallow or egocentric. Val and Logan has no chemistry !I didnt feel any attachment in between them!!!

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Initial reservations turned into delight.

Would you listen to Sex in the Sticks again? Why?

Yes, it was a great happily ever after story and I enjoyed the narrators delivering it to me.

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When I first downloaded and started this book I was in the middle of a several hour road trip. My first impression after hearing Maxine Mitchell narrate was, "this is regrettable, I can't stand her voice but here I am flying down the highway and I'm not stopping again. I'll just bear through it". I'm glad I did. Maxine grew into the voice of a rich socialite from NYC and I loved every minute of it. Valentine French was a likable character as was Logan Burke and all the characters in the story. I would listen to this again in a few months as I'm waiting for new credits to appear as I often do.

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Interesting concept

This audiobook was different than Sawyer Bennett's usual fare. It takes one rather snobby New York woman and transplants her to Alaska, in her quest to contrast her usual metrosexual boyfriends to Alaska's tough men for her blog. This made for entertaining listening and there were some really hot scenes as well as romantic ones. At times I found the heroine hard to relate to, because she seems so out of reality in her way of thinking. Do big city girls really get that cynical? Overall the story was good and the hero rugged and sexy. Good narration by two of the best.

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Worst book/story ever. Performance was irritating.

this book was recommended to me based on past purchases. I do not understand how this is possible. performance was irritating and smarmy. story was predictable. total waste of time masquerading as a wannabe titillating Romance.

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Finished in a day

It was so good I finished it in a day. Now I want to go fishing.

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Great story

Alway's enjoy Sawyer Bennett"s writing. This was no exception. Romantic, funny, and filled with scenes of beautiful love making. Narration was perfect.

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More Than Title Suggests

This isn't your typical outsider hooks up with local all fast and furious style. There is an actual story here with a slow burn between the two main characters who are both refreshingly not an asshole hero and whiny self obsessed princess. Really the only long detailed sex scene is their first time and after that it's just warm ups and partials that your imagination will have to take over. Yes, Val is rich but she's not stuck up about it. She doesn't make it a point to let everyone know she's rich. She is very naive about rural life which isn't surprising if she was brought up in a boarding school and a city like New York. It's just nice to get a hero whose a real gentleman and even though he had his dumbass moments there was real depth in his apologies.

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 05-14-18

Excellent

First book I’ve read from Sawyer Bennet and thoroughly enjoyed it , and the choice of narrators was perfect.

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  • karen grave
  • 08-15-22

steamy Alaskan story

this is a completely different book to what I've read previously of Sawyers.
it was an easy read, nicely paced with lots and lots of sexy smut.
there was comedy that had me laughing out loud and Valentine's blog was hilarious..till it wasn't!
Erin and Joe are my automatic go to narrators. Maxine does the best male voice ever.
loving Sawyers books 📚

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  • SamK
  • 01-07-18

Loved the chemistry!!!

I can always count on Sawyer Bennett to deliver a irresistibly sweet and sexy book! I loved the smouldering chemistry between Logan and Valentine, as well as the quirky and witty banter between them. This book delivered with the feels and laughs! I listened to the audiobook and the amazing talents of Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell were fantastic at bringing these characters to life!!