For fans of Casey McQuiston and Abby Jimenez comes a bold, hilarious, and out-of-the-box novel about mixing business with battery-operated pleasure . . .
When it comes to her career, Cade Elgin has it all figured out. Only “professional talk” has become her default mode, relationships are nonexistent, and don’t even mention the word “orgasm.” All work and no play makes Cade a dull human. But when she inherits a sex toy store, Cade is caught between business and a store filled with every imaginable kind of pleasure—including her infuriatingly irresponsible and deliciously sexy new co-owner.
Selena Mathis learned the hard way that she can have too much of a good thing. Which is precisely why she’s taken an oath of celibacy and is focusing on how to make Satisfaction Guaranteed a success. She won’t mess this up. Not this time. But once again, Selena’s emotions are getting in the way and tempting her with a serious attraction to buttoned-up Cade.
But the shop isn’t exactly vibe-ing, and Cade and Selena are on the verge of losing both their income and the possibility of love. Can they find a way to work together . . . before Satisfaction Guaranteed runs out of batteries?
Business and pleasure collide in various tantalizing ways in this touching and steamy rom-com from Stetz-Waters (Worth the Wait). Selena Mathis feels defeated after a traumatic experience in art school, until Ruth Elgin, the generous but flighty owner of a Portland, Ore., sex-toy shop focused on female pleasure, hires her and gives her a newfound sense of purpose. Meanwhile, Ruth's niece, the steadfast, practical Cade Elgin, manages her free-spirited family's famous New York art gallery. When Ruth dies, the two wildly different women meet at her funeral. Despite their instant attraction, the pair get off on the wrong foot especially once they learn that Ruth left her struggling shop to both of them, giving them a month to save it from liquidation. Stetz-Waters puts a fresh, clear-eyed spin on familiar tropes with careful attention to detail in everything from grant applications to the anatomy of the clitoris, grounding readers firmly in reality even as they're swept away by the delightfully cozy fantasy of Cade and Selena's burgeoning relationship. Their romance is precious, with well-balanced conflict, hot sex, and a swoon-worthy conclusion. This proves an enchanting must-read for any fan of queer romance.