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A beautiful slow burn romance between a sex toy shop worker (former artist) and an art gallery manager. Both have inherited this sex toy store at Cade’s aunt’s death. Cade had the business sense with her work at the art gallery and Selena had the customer and product background. But the quirky beautiful earthiness of Cade’s family, I can only infer her Aunt was trying to arrange for these two to have a close proximity romance and knew they would be perfect for eachother.
Cade is a pragmatist in a store full of sex toys had never had or given an orgasm. In a way she was ashamed of this as Selena was gorgeous and spoke of sex so casually. Selena openly shared everything and was trying to impress Cade who was famous in the art world. Selena who was currently celibate.
Both of these women were so vulnerable but each had put eachother on a pedestal secretly not thinking they were good enough. It’s so hard being privvy to both of their thoughts when they don’t tell eachother their feelings. Just cross your fingers and know the anticipation actually makes it so much better.
I loved these characters. They tried so hard to save this sex toy store I forgot to mention it was really far in debt with little finger to turn it around. There was also a horrible art college teacher that took advantage of Selena’s trust and youth to get her to quit. Ugh I hate disgusting people in “power”. She was so toxic and she revelled in it.
Thank you read forever and net galley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
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?