Part of the reason I love reading romance is, while there’s a common set of time-tested tropes that remain incredibly popular, authors have to find creative ways to launch people into relationships. While a common background for characters often produces the fan-favorite ‘enemies-to-lovers’, it’s just as true that opposites attract both couples and readers. For me, there’s no greater way for a writer to showcase this than through characters and their jobs. It’s such a great way to show how two people have navigated completely different paths from one another: the schoolteacher and the rancher, the mechanic and the model, the painter and the football player. It’s always a fun time when worlds collide.
Really, I thought I’d seen almost all the original job pairings…
And then I discovered a new book coming this year that features a glitzy party planner and the nightmarish horror writer.
Today I’m waiting for…
From the publisher:
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.
Title: How Sweet It Is
Author: Dylan Newton
Expected Publication: July 13, 2021
Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.