Leave the Night On
A Cottonbloom Novel
by Laura Trentham
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 fiancé’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?
Sutton Mize brought her fiance’s Camaro to the Abbot’s Garage to have it checked, but found an incriminating evidence inside the car – a laced thong that didn’t belong to her, but to her best friend.
To save face, she told her ex-lover that she’d been dating the hunky mechanic Wyatt Abbott and stirred gossip around Cottonbloom. It wasn’t until they realized they were using each other to get what they needed.
This is just the kind of sweet and exciting story I need to read after a stressful day. Wyatt Abbott could be my newest book boyfriend and stress-reliever. Gotta love a man who knows cars and cherish ’em. Although, despite the fact that I’ve read multitudes of stories about pretend lovers ultimately falling in love in the end, it was their journey on how they realized their feelings for each other that really get me everytime.
Sutton and Wyatt are from opposite sides of Mississippi but this didn’t hinder them from taking chances on their feelings. Thanks to Sutton’s cheating fiance and conniving best friend, she found herself crying in the arms of Wyatt, her childhood friend and apparently a longtime secret admirer.
Wyatt Abbott really got me, hook, line and sinker. I thought he was quite naive in love, despite his reputation as a ladies man. Sutton is a little snob, due to her lavish upbringing. I wasn’t quite smitten with her in the beginning but she earned my trust at the end of the book.
Cheers to another great story from the Cottonbloom series by Laura Trentham! Can’t wait to read Jackson’s story next!
I received this ARC copy of Leave the Night from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley.
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.