Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St Martin’s
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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 fiancé’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?
Review: I really enjoy this series and this story about Sutton and Wyatt quickly had become my favorite. They’ve all been extraordinary but this story about unrequited love and second chances stole my heart.
Cottonwood has always been separated into the haves and the have-nots. The Mississippi side was prosperous and the inhabitants all today and clean. The Louisiana side, where Wyatt lived, was the other side of the coin. They were the have-nots and behaved accordingly. When his longtime high school crush drove into his auto repair shop with a restoration job for her fiance, he was crushed but excited. Crushed she was getting married. Excited about restoring the car.
Sutton was about to get the surprise of her life, and it wasn’t what you’d think. How quickly her plans changed. When she needed a date, Wyatt happened to be close by. Why not ask him to stand in?
In this case, pretending to be together actually worked. They convinced everyone as well as themselves. Do they really have what it takes to go the long term? Or is their relationship better left on the side of the road?
I love this series and this book is an awesome read to start it with because it works well as a standalone but gives you a great idea if the rest. Thanks!