Tuesday 15 December 2015

Review - Love: Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett

Title: Love: Uncivilized
Series: Uncivilized #1.5
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: December 15, 2015

How did things ever get to be so difficult?

Nearly eight years of marriage. 
Two kids. 
Hectic careers and major life choices. 

Throw in sexual frustration, doubts, insecurities and one wild man not completely tamed by society, and you have a Christmas that’s bound to get out of control. Zacharias Easton will show you just how uncivilized love can be.

**Love: Uncivilized is a follow up novella to the book, Uncivilized. While it can be read as a stand alone, it is best appreciated after having read Uncivilized first.

Oh, swoooooooon (and slap, because seriously, Zach?) I love this author, these characters...and these types of stories—what happens after happily ever after

For Zacharias Easton and his wife of eight years, Moira, LIFE happens. With two kids and increasingly busy lives, they're finding it harder to spend time together—and that means, things aren't as they once were... 

This sexy, smart and quick little novella was excellent. Because it was so real, and yet still had a healthy dose of fantasy man and smokin' hot sex. Zach and Moira aren't perfect, but they're still perfect together, and the challenges they face are ones that ALL couples face after years of marriage and kids and responsibilities take the initial shine off. 

But the shine is still there. At least, for me with these characters. I felt as in love and as connected to them this time around as I did in the memorable and incredible Uncivilized, and even though I wanted to knock some sense into Zach at times, and encourage Moira to open up at others, I still wanted to just be with these people. I wanted them to be real—and for them to prove that true love CAN stand the test of time. 

I think I need to know that it can. In fact, I know that I do. And romance readers know that it's hard sometimes, when everything is so right, to relate that to real life. But with this book…with the book you can. And you do. And that's why I love these types of stories. And this author. 
~ Review by Beth

“When did our lives get so hectic?”
“It’s your fault,” she says with a small laugh, followed by a quick sip of coffee. “The minute your sperm punched through my egg, it got hectic. But I suspect this happens a lot to marriage when kids and life get in the way.”

And isn’t that the TRUTH! Those of us married with children know that more than anyone else. I am a huge Sawyer Bennett fan, but I think Uncivilized has been my all-time favorite story from her and I was freaking excited to find out we were getting a special glimpse into Zach and Moira, eight years into their marriage.

I was even more excited that the nearly perfect couple had issues that the rest of us deal with on a daily basis; making time for one another. This story was so relatable and I loved every minute of it! It was a quick, sweet, sexy read. 

I really loved that we still saw some of that caveman in Zach. 

“He silences me with a kiss. A hard, brutal kiss followed by a low growl only I can hear. ‘Get your ass in the fucking car, Moira. The sooner we get there, the sooner I can fuck my wife, okay?’”

But I also loved seeing his more modern side. I loved being able to connect with Moira. I adored seeing the children they created. And knowing that all couples struggle—even perfect, soulmate worthy, fictional couples—gave me that glimmer of hope that we will all be ok. This is a MUST READ for any fan of Uncivilized
~ Review by Tiffany

This short, sexy follow-up to Zach and Moira’s story hit me right where I live. I’m not going to lie—I had a little bit of trouble relating to Zach and Moira in Uncivilized. I felt like I never really connected to the characters, and while they were hot as hell—no question—I just never developed a strong emotional attachment to them (which is unusual for me, when it comes to Sawyer Bennett’s books). I approached this novella expecting more of the same, and then proceeded to have my emotions walloped by this honest, sometimes sweet, sometimes heartbreaking (always sexy) look at married life. 

Zach and Moira’s struggle to balance family and career without losing pieces of themselves and important parts of their relationship along the way was like a chapter out of my own life. I was invested immediately, and found myself rooting for them to find a way to make things work, to take back their marriage. If I was a little disconnected to Uncivilized, I was perhaps a little too emotionally connected to Love: Uncivilized

Like I said, this hit me right where I live. The evolution of Zach and Moira as individuals and as lovers rang so true to me. It was emotional while never losing the intense heat and chemistry that was so strong in Uncivilized. I’m so glad I read it, and so, so glad that Ms. Bennett wrote it. It took a storyline that seemed a little far-fetched and turned it into real life. I was glued to my Kindle, loving how Ms. Bennett showed us that, sometimes, even real life (difficult as it may be) can be the stuff that fantasies are made of. 
~ Review by Shelly

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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 also writes the Cold Fury Hockey Series for Random House.

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