eARC Review – How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton


Title: How Sweet It Is

Author: Dylan Newton

Publisher: Forever

Publication date: July 13th, 2021

352 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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.


Looking for a light, summer romance featuring an event planner and horror author falling in love? Then look no further because How Sweet It Is provides all of that plus more. As the title suggests, this book is super sweet, but also super sexy and features a bit of an insta-love trope (but not completely). You’ve got small town vibes, hot brothers, and content in the publishing industry – which I personally enjoy reading about, it feels very meta.

Kate and Drake’s connection and attraction leap off the page as they get to know each other. They have an insanely awkward but hilarious meet cute and their relationship just snowballs from there. They are supportive of each other and go out of their way to help each other, as it they just can’t help it. Also, at one point they willingly get locked in a mausoleum for an hour and I can’t say I’ve ever read a romance that included that!

I honestly have no critiques about this book, it flowed wonderfully and I absolutely loved the characters. I hope the author gets to write romances for the other two brothers and I would happily read them. Even though one of the characters is a horror author, this definitely hits more on the light side and would be a great beach read for this summer.

Thank you to Forever Publishing and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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