Book Review: If I Return by Sawyer Bennett

November 20, 2013 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

Book Review: If I Return by Sawyer BennettTitle: If I Return by Sawyer Bennett
Series: The 12 NA's of Christmas
Published by: Big Dog Books on October 24, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Author
Format: eARC
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four-stars

If I Return is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas 12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.
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College student, Hope Camden, is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy and in complete need of taking a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she drags her off for an impromptu Christmas getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Hope’s plans to keep her nose in a book the entire vacation are thwarted when she meets Jack Freeman, the gorgeous and enigmatic Army helicopter pilot staying at the same resort. What was supposed to be a quiet Christmas holiday turns into a life changing event for Hope and Jack. The only problem? Jack is headed off to war, and there is no guarantee he will come back.

I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Off Chance, Forever Young, On the Rocks, Mitigation, Reparation, Affirmation, Make it a Double, Confessions of a Litigation God, Sugar on the Edge, Alex, With a Twist, Garrett, Shaken, Not Stirred, Clash, Grind, Yield, Zack, Wicked Fall, Ryker, Friction, Hawke

If I Return was a perfect holiday read filled with romance, intrigue, and hope. The characters were vibrant and entertaining, exactly what I’ve come to expect and appreciate from Bennett. The love story was short, but just enough to make me believe in their relationship and root for them. This was a sweet and touching read that I simply loved.

Jack and Hope were great characters. I loved that Jack was not only charming and sexy, but also sweet and caring. I didn’t expect him to be so considerate, but he definitely didn’t hold anything back when it came to Hope. I’ll admit, there was one part that was a bit too touching for me, but that’s more a personal preference, and I’m sure others will find it endearing. Either way, Jack is a guy after my own heart. Hope was fun and kind of reminded me of myself, in that she’s not very adventurous or outgoing. She was definitely a likable character. Jack brings out the vixen in Hope and I loved watching them explore each other both physically and emotionally.

If you’re looking for a quick holiday romance with fun characters, then this is the book for you. Sawyer always grabs me with her writing and If I Return is no different. Sawyer blended in a good mix of sweet times and sexy times, with just enough substance to make this a great story. I swear, this lady can do no wrong!

About Sawyer Bennett

USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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