Thursday, July 27, 2017

Will Do - Lori's Review of Leave the Night On by Laura Trentham

Title: Leave the Night On (Cottonbloom #4)
Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperback
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Source: ARC from the Publisher through Netgalley

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancĂ©’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?

Author Bio:
An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. The first two books of her Falcon Football series were named Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Then He Kissed Me, a Cottonbloom novel, was named as one of Amazon’s best romances of 2016. When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she's shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as big as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.

Social Links:
Twitter- @LauraTrentham

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I have read and enjoyed Trentham's work in the past, so when an opportunity to review something new came up, I jumped on it. I was a little concerned when I realized that Leave the Night On was in the middle of a series, but I shouldn't have worried. I had no trouble following the story line.

I love a good Rom Com and Leave the Night On certainly fit the bill. This story was full of feeling, with enough humor and adult situations to keep things interesting.

I enjoy romance as much as the next person, but I get a little squeamish, some might say prudish when it comes to overly descriptive sexy times. Thankfully, Trentham brought us to the brink without making me want to bury my head under the covers. The private moments between Sutton and Wyatt were steamy and sweet and utterly enjoyable.

I loved the rivalry between the siblings as well as the rivalry between the towns on both sides of the river. The brothers were great in their love and support of each other. The problems within the family were absolutely on point and really helped to create drama and interest.

Besides the romance, Trentham has her characters growing by stretching comfort zones, stepping out on faith, and forgiving seemingly unforgivable sins. What looks and sounds like a light fluffy read has an unexpected depth of character and a sweet heat that will have readers coming back for more.

4 out of 5 stars

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting and reviewing Leave the Night On! Much appreciated:)