Aug 9, 2017

Leave the Night On by Laura Trentham Review

Leave The Night On
Cottonbloom #4
By: Laura Trentham
Releasing August 1, 2017
St. Martin’s Press
Tour Host: Tasty Book Tours
Source: ARC provided by publisher

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 fiance'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? 

*ARC provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

So I have the great honor of reviewing Leave The Night on by Laura Trentham, and even though this is the fourth book in the Cottonbloom series, it didn't matter, as the book can be read as a stand alone.

Everything was going to plan in Sutton Mize life, daughter of the judge, engaged to an attorney, and the co-owner of a high end boutique in Cottonbloom, Mississippi. That is until she found her best friends thong in her fiancé car, did it all come crashing down around her feet. But thankfully, she was not alone when the discovery was made, she had an unlikely ally in Wyatt Abbott.

Wyatt Abbott always had a thing for Sutton, and when he saw what pain and embarrassment she went through when she discovered the underwear, Wyatt was determined to defend her, and was equally happy to help her save face, by pretending to be her boyfriend, but will it just stay a presence?

There are so many things that I really like about this book, from the characters to the setting, but what stole it for my, was the fact that Wyatt and Sutton don't come from the same background. Sutton came from money and a place in society, and Wyatt came from a working class family and is a self made man. Most of these story lines fall flat, but not with this book, I was enchanted by it. I know it's a tough one for people to read, when the women is wealthier than the man; but it's acceptable for a women to be poorer? But this book could truly change you way of thinking.

I really enjoyed Wyatt and Sutton's characters, each of them bring so much to their relationship, that you can't choose between them. The writing and plot were well written and truly a delight to read, and I plan to get the other 3 books as well, as I really enjoyed the authors writing.

I give Leave The Night On 5 stars!

Jackson grabbed Wyatt's arm and forced him around. “You like her.”

“Everyone likes her. She’s nice.”

“I mean, you like like her. You have since we were kids—I’ve not forgotten how you walked around with cow eyes around her—and that kiss out front wasn’t pretend. You two nearly melted the asphalt.”

Jackson’s twin powers had veered sharply annoying. “I maybe, sort of like her. What’s wrong with that? She’s single; I’m single.”

“She’s been single for less than a week. She’s using you.”

“I’m using her too. In return for me squiring her around, she’s going to get her judge daddy to talk up the garage at the country club. Send some more projects our way to make up for the Camaro.”

“That kiss was all a selfless act for the garage?” Jackson’s sarcasm was not appreciated.

Wyatt had to look away from his brother’s gaze which prompted a muttered curse from Jackson.

“Do not fall for this woman, Wyatt. Whether she means to or not, she’s going to rip your heart into little pieces and feed it to the gators before she goes back to her old life.”

“We’re not getting serious. In fact, we agreed that after I take her to the gala, it’s over.”

Jackson didn’t look pleased with the news. He looked worried. “As long as you don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s anything more than that. She’ll be back with Tarwater or someone like him by Christmas.”

Because the thought had already burrowed into his chest, Wyatt’s reaction was knee-jerk and defensive. “Someone like him?”

“You know, sophisticated. Worldly. Rich. Well-connected. Well-groomed.”

“Eff you,” Wyatt shot back, but there was little heat to it.

Jackson was right. “I’ve been told I clean up real nice.”

Jackson’s smile revealed his dimples. A rare sight since their pop had died last year. “Doesn’t count if it’s from a female relative over the age of sixty.”

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 large as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.

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