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Sex, Lies and Sensibility

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Sex, Lies and Sensibility by Nikki Payne
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Feb 13, 2024 | ISBN 9780593747438 | 670 Minutes

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“I do not have the words for how deeply I loved this book. It’s the smartest Austen update I’ve read in ages, and the relationship between the main characters is utter perfection. I love, love, love Bear and Nora, and so will everyone wise enough to buy this book.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Deeply relatable characters and whip-smart dialogue…Nikki Payne delivers Jane Austen for the modern reader.”—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton novels

Sex, Lies and Sensibilities is the second time that Nikki absolutely amazes me. Her ability to take in Jane Austen’s works, to adapt them for contemporary sensibilities, and—I know, bold statement—to improve on them by doing justice by characters that Jane did dirty is unparalleled. I will read whatever she writes, whenever she writes it, and I will not rest until the entire world is made aware of the absolute magic of a Nikki Payne book. No one writes like her, and I truly feel so blessed that we are contemporaries and I get to enjoy the products of her marvelous mind!”—Ali Hazelwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically

Sex, Lies and Sensibility reads like the most delicious soap opera! There were parts that had me positively cackling; parts that had me absolutely sweating; and a whole that tugged on my heart as I rooted for these two people who’d put sense and duty above all else to find something passionate and real together. Nikki Payne is a true ARTIST and her medium is tension, hilarity, and whip-smart updates on the classics. The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never get tired of Nikki Payne’s voice!”—Alicia Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of With Love, from Cold World

“If you’re a fan of Jane Austen novels or a fan of the Bridgerton book series…you will absolutely love Payne’s newest novel Sex, Lies and Sensibility. Not only does Sex, Lies and Sensibility center on Black and brown lead characters, Payne’s writing also seductively entrances readers into a hilarious and intense web of desire with unexpected twists and turns.”—Essence

“Readers won’t have to be Janeites to appreciate Nora and Bear’s magnetic connection.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With super-sexy scenes, deeply emotional storylines, and strong Black and Indigenous characters, Payne’s (Pride and Protest) modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will appeal to readers who enjoy multicultural, smart, and highly entertaining contemporary romances.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Homage is paid to the struggles of the Dashwood family in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, but with contemporary adaptations and a cast of Black and Indigenous characters creating new perspectives and possibilities. The countdown toward the last chance to save the inn, background details that build connection, and the discussion of environmental concerns and online bullying keep the pages turning.”—Booklist

“If you were to bottle longing glances, secret kisses, and the existence of soul mates, you’d be able to sip the fine wine that is Sex, Lies and Sensibility. Reading this felt like falling into the story I was always meant to read and I couldn’t put it down. Nikki Payne delivers an Austen-inspired love story for this generation, and she delivers it flawlessly. Tl;Dr: this book is phenomenal and belongs on your shelf.”—Denise Williams, author of Technically Yours

“In Sex, Lies and Sensibility, Nikki Payne skillfully spins the tale of a well-known Jane Austen classic and makes it entirely her own. Thoughtful, hilarious, and smolderingly steamy, I stayed up late into the night reading Nora and Bear’s story, rooting for their well-deserved HEA. I can’t wait to read what Nikki Payne writes next!”—Kristina Forest, author of The Neighbor Favor

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