Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review: Leave the Night On (Cottonbloom #4) by Laura Trentham

"Are you ready to get super-wild? Because it's about to get crazy up in this joint." - Sutton Mize

Leave the Night On
Series: Cottonbloom #4
Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: August 1, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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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 fiancΓ©’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?

Don't you love finding a new author? Laura Trentham is another author that I've heard of and one that I've wanted to read. First off, her covers are gorgeous. I love how rich and eye-catching they are. I would want to live there and find myself a hunky Abbott. Secondly, I love the idea of two sides of Cottonbloom that are connected by love. I'm not sure which side of the river I'd want to live on since both sides sound beautiful. In Leave the Night On, we meet Sutton and Wyatt. Sutton is the judge's good-girl daughter that's ready to get a little crazy after the end of her engagement to cheating Andrew. Wyatt is the boy from the other side of town that's had a childhood crush on Sutton. He did everything boys do when they like a girl... When she tells a little white lie about her and Wyatt, how can he just walk away now that he may get a chance with her? What starts out as harmless fun quickly turns into something more.

It has been a long time since I've read a true southern romance and I freaking loved it! I loved Laura's writing style, especially her choice of words. It probably sounded like a true southern romance since Laura herself is from Tennessee. I didn't know what type of book this was going to be. Would there be sexy time? Or will it happen behind closed doors? For you sexy time fans, you'll be happy to know that Wyatt and Sutton are all for having a good time. I had such a fun time reading Leave the Night On that I wanted to live in the pages. I wanted to be friends with Sutton. I wanted to go to the bonfire with their friends. I wanted to watch them fall in love. And it is killing me that Ford is up to no good! What is going on there?! I adored this book so much that I just might have to go back and start the series from the beginning while we wait for the next book. I want more!

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.


  1. I love romances set in the south because the areas are so diverse. In Texas, you get southern-drawl cowboys. In New Orleans, you get those Cajun boys with their dark eyes and accents so deep and full of sin. And in Mississippi and Louisiana, you've got two very distinctive communities. One wealthy and well-to-do and one working class southern gentlemen who work hard and play harder. :)

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  3. Eeeep! This is my kind of trope!! 😘😘😘😍

  4. Also.. I'm not sure if I've ever read a romance set in the south, though...but I love movies set in the south!