What happens when the queen of romance falls for the king of horror--you get "a hilarious rom-com comp," perfect for fans of Beach Read. (Kirkus, starred review)
Event planner Kate Sweet is famous for creating the perfect happily-ever-after moment for her clients’ dream weddings. So how is it that her best friend has roped her into planning a bestselling horror writer’s book launch extravaganza? But the second Kate meets—or rather, accidentally maims—the drop-dead-hot Drake Matthews, her well-ordered life quickly transforms into an absolute nightmare.
Drake Matthews is tired of the spotlight and tired of his reputation as the Knight of Nightmares. He's really a nice guy! But he’s not prepared for Kate, a fearless agent of chaos in steel-tipped stilettos, or for that sweet sting of attraction he feels for her. She’s inspiring him to take his writing in a whole new direction—one that no one expects. Because now Kate and Drake are changing up the rules, and this plot twist might just surprise everyone . . . including themselves.
"Fans of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert, and Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur will adore How Sweet It Is!" --The Nerd Daily
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A business partnership sparks a sultry connection in this flat, conventional romance from Newton (Piper's Piping). Kate Sweet, dubbed "the Queen of Happily Ever Afters," is a gifted event planner known for her fairy tale weddings. She's not an intuitive fit to plan a book launch for horror author Drake Matthews, "the Knight of Nightmares," but her best friend, Drake's publicist, is desperate and ropes Kate into the gig. The attraction between Kate and Drake is instantaneous, but both choose to ignore their chemistry and keep their relationship strictly professional. Each stands to gain from the partnership: Kate hopes the book launch will help her finally land a highly coveted award in the event planning industry, and Drake finds inspiration to break free of his terrifying reputation and take his writing in a new direction from being around Kate who becomes his muse for a secret romance novel. But as the book launch draws closer and the stakes get higher, their irresistible connection can no longer be dismissed. While certainly lighthearted easy-reading, the cookie-cutter characters are too perfect and the lack of conflict outside of Drake's changing genres makes for a lukewarm plot. This one misses the mark. \n
Very ‘sweet’ book!!!
This is such a sweet book (I couldn’t resist). It’s about an event planner who is put in charge of a horror authors book launch. The author thinks the event planner is silly and the event planner is wondering how she will go from planning weddings to a horror book launch, on Halloween none the less.
I enjoyed the dynamic between the characters. You can instantly tell they are attracted to each other so it’s a will they or won’t they get together book. It follows a standard comedy romance storyline but it well worth the read. It’s a light book that will pull you in. I found myself imagining the scenes because the writing is so descriptive.