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HOW SWEET IT IS by Dylan Newton Kirkus Star


by Dylan Newton

Pub Date: July 13th, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-5387-5440-5
Publisher: Forever

Worlds literally collide when an event planner known for showstopping romance gets tapped to handle a bestselling horror author's book launch.

When it comes to pulling off the perfect "aww" moment, Kate Sweet has made a name for herself in the event world, with her creativity and attention to detail helping her orchestrate weddings to remember. When a cancelled wedding frees up some time in her schedule, her best friend, Imani, ropes her into handling the launch party for horror writer Drake Matthews' next book, but Kate's not so sure she's cut out to work for the Knight of Nightmares—and not just because he's actually drop-dead gorgeous. It doesn't help that she practically climbs up his body "like he was a fireman's pole" the first time they meet—she's trying to get away from his dog—or ends up maiming him with her stiletto heel; she's convinced that this is a match that might be made in hell. Drake has reached a point in his professional career where he's feeling somewhat disillusioned with horror writing, and he's been working on a secret project: his first romance novel. Meeting Kate, for whom he feels an attraction from the start, might just have given him the motivation he needs to really develop his idea, and as the two of them collaborate on the upcoming event, they notice they're actually being inspired by each other in more than just a professional capacity. Newton's debut romance is laugh-out-loud funny, with enough antics, fast pacing, and chemistry to keep readers as engrossed as any of her hero's bestselling horror novels would. In fact, the only struggle with this exemplary standout comes when one reaches the very last page.

A hilarious rom-com romp that delivers on both sweet and heat.