Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters
Published June 1st 2021 by Forever
Date read: July 18, 2021
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
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?
I definitely get the hype behind this fun, sexy romance!
I loved Cade and Selena as a couple. They’re the perfect example of opposites attract: Selena helps Cade let down her hair, and Cade inspires Selena to get control of her life. I thought they had great chemistry, and I loved their banter.
The romance is certainly a slow burn, given that Selena has taken a vow of celibacy at the beginning of the book. When we get to it, though, it is well worth the wait. Since they work in a sex toy shop, you know their sex scenes are going to be full of steam! Sometimes over-the-top sex scenes can feel fake and forced, but that wasn’t the case in Satisfaction Guaranteed. They felt natural and realistic, while still very hot. Another plus is how incredibly sex-positive it is. A lot of the dialogue focuses on how to figure out what you want and on consent, and I think the book did a good job of subtly slipping in a lot of important messages.
Overall, a very well-written book with steamy sex and a relationship you can’t help but root for.