Tuesday 13 May 2014

Blog Tour - Sawyer Says by Carey Heywood

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Title: Sawyer Says
Author: Carey Heywood
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2014

Sawyer says…

Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.

What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.

Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?


I absolutely loved Carey Heywood's Him and Her books, Sarah and Will are one of my favorite book couples. In Sawyer Says we get inside the head of Sawyer, a secondary character from the previous series and Sarah's bestie.

Sawyer has major abandonment issues, she doesn't let herself form many attachment to things, mainly men. Now that her best friend is getting married, she's got a room in her condo and is in need of a roommate. Enter Jared, her other best friend.

Jared is just fresh from a divorce and moving in with Sawyer is the perfect opportunity for him. He's always had feeling s for her, but she guards her heart and he's not quite sure he'll be able to break through. But he's damn sure going to try.

Let me tell you, Sawyer and Jared are HOT as hell. This book is extremely sexy and this couple is an explosive pair in the bedroom. As sexy and spicy as this story is there is also a great emotional journey underneath it all for Sawyer. She is an amazingly strong female lead. I loved her personality and attitude and it was fun watching Jared coax her out of her comfort zone. Sawyer's journey to find answers she's been seeking for years was very real and heartfelt. I truly ached for her.

Jared was her perfect match in every way and is my book boyfriend of the week choice.

Carey Heywood has an amazing gift when she writes, her stories consume me and I know every time I read one of her books I'm in for a treat. Sawyer Says was no exception. Loved it.
~ Review by Erin

☆ ☆ ☆☆ 4 Sawyer Says Sweet Stars ☆ ☆ ☆☆

Sawyers Says was absolutely sweet and adorable!!!! It was my feel good HEA book. I have always been a big fan of friends becoming lovers and Sawyer Says was a prime example of two friends falling and finding love.

Sawyer Sterling doesn't do relationships.. Sawyer says...casual flings are the only way to go and falling in love is for anyone, but her.  Sawyer struggles with letting people in since she doesn't want to deal with anymore heartache and disappointments. She keeps people who loves her at an arm length. But when her roommate and childhood friend, Jared Keller and her had casual sex for the first time, lines are crossed. Are they friends with benefits? When Jared begins to express his love for Sawyer, she finds it hard to accept. She loves him but can she fully love and let him in. What will Sawyer Say when the man who loves her is asking her to love him in back?

I am totally smitten with Jared Keller. He knew how to handle Sawyer and her fears and insecurities. Loved that he was patient with her and will do anything to make her happy. As for their chemistry, it was HOT and SEXY!! What I especially love about Sawyer Says was that Sawyer was able to learn about her past. I loved how she was able to rediscover and see that she was indeed LOVED and is capable of loving.

So if you are looking for a fun and sweet story with HEA that will leave you with a BIG FAT SMILE on your face, then I highly suggest Sawyers Says.
~ Review by Michelle

This is a 5 star read for me since I love HEA's

Jared Keller and Sawyer Sterling's story is a very emotional read. Like sexy, best friends to lovers stories? Then this is the book for you. It's brimming with so much emotion. The tension between Jared and Sawyer was out of control. The push and pull just made me want to keep turning from one page to another, wanting to know what was going to happen to them next. 

Sawyer met Jared the first time when her godmother adopted her after her parents died. She is scared of commitment and one minute she's loving and then one minute hates to be close to anyone. She fights what she feels for Jared, but how long can you fight it when knowing for a fact that when you love someone, the more you fight it, the more you're going to want it. She knows she'll break his heart and being responsible for it is not something she can accept. 

Jared was married but it didn't last long since his now ex-wife lost their baby and they broke up. So now he lives with Sawyer. They are best friends, but Jared has been secretly in love with Sawyer for as long as he could remember. He's willing to love her, even if she doesn't feel the same way, or so she said.. He doesn't want her to pull away from him and lose their friendship because of sleeping together, so he tried to be patient with her. The feeling of not knowing when you're totally falling for the other person, if they feel the same way, was very hard on Jared. He was willing to do anything Sawyer wanted just to have her in his life. It ended very sweet and I totally loved it.

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Carey Heywood has done an awesome job with this sweet read. I will be coming back for more.
~ Review by Kathleen

4 Sweet-Patient-Loving Stars!
I completely adore this book! As a fan of friends-turned-lovers stories, Sawyer Says, is one that left me smiling and swooning until the end and even just thinking about it, I keep remembering how Jared made me feel and the smile is back on my face.

For someone who says she doesn’t do relationships and that falling in love is for everyone but her, she sure did find someone who is perfect for her in every which way! Sawyer and Jared knew each other since they were kids and spent every summer since then and now that they are now roommates, everything is changing directions. Attraction and feelings for each other started surfacing and when Sawyer propositioned Jared that one morning, their friendship turned into something much more.

This is not insta-love and not a dragging love story, what this is a sweet, delightful story with an easy buildup of being friends into a not-so-official lovers into an official couple.

Sawyer has issues with trust, abandonment, and even love, from her childhood. She guards her emotions and doesn’t let anyone in except maybe for her best friend, Sarah. She is an independent girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to speak her mind.
Jared is not without any heartbreak in the past but I am absolutely in love with him! I said he was perfect for Sawyer and he really is. He was patient, he knows when to push forward and pull back (and I don’t mean in the sexual way, although there’s that too), and he is 100% capable of handling Sawyers emotions. He is sweet, and loving, and affectionate, and I can go on and on but I’ll stop since I’m swooning like a fangirl.


The way they both dealt with their emotional baggage from the past together is such a delight and a touching experience at the same time. Carey Heywood showed us through Jared and Sawyer how friends to lovers can flourish no matter what their past is, as long as they truly love each other and communicate openly.

Stars: 4 stars!
Recommended to: Everyone looking for a sweet treat!
POV: First person. Dual POV.
Series: No
Cliffhanger: No
EXTRA COMMENT: I love the alternating POV! Those ½ chapters are my favorites.
~ Review by Mara

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.


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