Dylan Newton comes to the blog with her Romantic Comedy debut with
How Sweet It Is
What happens when a romance-loving wedding planner is tasked with launching a horror-writer’s book? Sparks, adorable conversation, heart and plenty of secret ambition to unearth! Kate has a reputation for creating over-the-top in all the best way romantic weddings, and one party is just like another, right? At least that’s how her best friend Imani sees it and convinces Kate to help with the launch of the Knight of Nightmares next book. From outlandish and quite frankly over the top ideas for the ‘splashy’ moments at the party, the meeting with Drake doesn’t quite go as planned: perhaps the sparks between Kate and Drake were to blame?
Drake is tired of the same-old and has been working on a secret project: but he’s stalled, and people just seem to want more horror from him. Fortunately for him, Kate’s take on the launch the second time around is less Dracula with moments that Drake influenced, but he’s still unsure.
So, let’s start with the challenges: dual points of view all presented in third person kept us a bit removed from the emotional components: even as we could imagine Kate’s slimy ex or Drake’s last bad relationship. And it was a bit slow to start without us getting a ton to ‘engage’ with in terms of character development or to find one to root for- but Kate’s no-nonsense approach to getting her clients what they want, and Drake’s sudden reawakening of his muse and the insets from their interactions are adorably placed and have you, despite the slow pace, wanting to continue. And be thankful that you did – for the story shows two people who, on paper, are obviously meant for one another and the ‘chick-flick’ levels of ‘drama’ kept the situations believable, even as the slow growing romance took form. You can’t help but root for the two characters here – even as I wanted to see more growth from them both. But, the smiles, the conversation and the moments of laughter felt plausible and organic, and it was easy to see them together. Certainly, this is an author I’ll be watching out for from now on.
Title: How Sweet It Is
Author: Dylan Newton
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Comedic Elements, Contemporary Elements, Friendship, Humor elements
Published by: Forever
Published on: 13 July, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 20 minutes
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What happens when the queen of romance falls for the king of horror--
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.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.