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Sweeten the Deal by Katie Shepard
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Oct 17, 2023 | ISBN 9780593549315

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“Katie Shepard’s writing is the perfect mix of gut-punching emotion, wit, vulnerability, and smut! Her sophomore effort is a delightfully sexy twist on the Sugar Daddy trope, perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient and opposites attract books. A delicious, satisfying treat!”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically

“I lived inside this book. Tall, awkward Caroline with her bright-colored athletic wear; frustrated artist Adrian with his secret particularity for painting flowers (and for Caroline) . . . I could not get enough of it. Shepard’s Sweeten the Deal shows how money can complicate everything—yes, even love—but the best things in life remain free.”—Alicia Thompson, bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

“Devastatingly tender and utterly sexy, Sweeten the Deal is a refreshingly unique romance about two flawed people finding love in the most unlikely of circumstances. Shepard plays with classic tropes in the new way that brings freshness and excitement to a stunning love story that had me turning the pages way past my bedtime to see what would happen next.”—Mazey Eddings, author of The Plus One

Sweeten the Deal is a tender, smart, and dazzling book featuring complex characters and a delicious slow burn of a love affair. Adrian is a delectable mix of charm and consideration, with secret vulnerabilities and strong opinions that made me want to sign up for an art history class. Watching him fall for Caroline and open himself to joy in the process was a treat. And Caroline… oh, I would die for Caroline. Kind, generous, endlessly brave, and determined to share her whole heart with a world that doesn’t always treat her with the care she deserves. These two wounded souls might not seem like an obvious match on the surface, but as in all great romances, their flaws and virtues make them a perfect fit. (And if Caroline would like to expand her portfolio of sugar babies, I am interested!). Katie Shepard’s writing is rich with humor, compassion, and grace, and it’s a pleasure to read anything she writes.”—Sarah Hawley, author of A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch

“Readers will have no trouble rooting for this unexpected pair.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient will be charmed by neurodivergent Caroline and worldly, handsome Adrian in Shepard’s (Bear with Me Now) latest.”—Library Journal

“Laugh-out-loud charm and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sweet tale.”—Woman’s World

“A great rom-com, with two flawed people, who need each other more than they can know. It’s fun following them as they learn about each other, and the world around them.”—Red Carpet Crash

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