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Satisfaction Guaranteed

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  377 ratings  ·  182 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by Forever
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Lex Kent
4.25 Stars. This was a fun read. I’m not the biggest rom-com book fan, but I took a chance since I have read some of Stetz-Waters books before, plus the blurb caught my eye. I’m glad I gave it chance because this was a nice, lighthearted read that made me smile and ended up being the best book I have read that was written by Stetz-Waters.

This is an opposites attract, but also a relative dies and leaves you something, romance. Does that trope have an official name? It’s such a common trope in WL
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hello, I Loooooooooooooooooved this. someone remind me to come back later and say more.

I read an ARC of this book from the publisher.
atlas ♡
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sapphic

A sapphic opposites attract sex shop romance? Sign me up! In this adult romantic comedy we follow 𝗖𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗴𝗶𝗻 and 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀. Cade, an art gallery owner, meets Selena, former painter, and they inherit a sex shop. They work together to try to pay off its debt. 

This was genuinely such a fun read! I ended up reading it in about a day. The pacing was amazing and help keep me entertained all throughout it. 

"𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘩"

The characters were definitely a highlight. They were very enjo
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesfic
Whether it's a vulva, vagina, mons or clitoris - this book has it all. I initially wanted to read this book because I was in the mood for a nice and light rom com and thought the blurb sounded really fun. And it was!

Cade Elgin and Selena Mathis are both 29, but can't be any more different from each other. Selena is the free-spirited, albeit frustrated artist, who thinks she's a f*ck up and chooses to be celibate until she fixes herself. Cade is the black sheep of the family because she's a "str
Mackenzie Newcomb
It is my PLEASURE to be the first person to review this fantastic book on GR!!!! First of all, thank you to FOREVER for the auto-approval on NetGalley because as soon as I read the description of this book I knew I needed to read it.

This is a rom-com about a well known art gallery owner who happens upon an eccentric painter-turned sex-shop sales associate when in Portland for her aunt’s funeral. It is sexy, sweet & funny. The pacing and banter is perfection.

I suspect this will be the next big
4.25 stars. Ahhh, this book is so cute! Satisfaction Guaranteed is a light, fun read that had me chuckling and gasping (in scandalized amusement) throughout! Be forewarned, this book is about a sex toy shop and the details surrounding the shop and its products are in no way spared! The good news is that if you like the hilarious chaos that is the opening scene, you’ll probably like the rest of the book. Even my ace ass enjoyed this one, so I think the sex-themed stuff was done well. It’s nowhere ...more
Laynie Rose
This book was silly, sweet, and sexy, everything you want in a romcom! I loved how it was sex positive in a way that was comforting and funny. I also really enjoyed how this was a book of queer self discovery without being a coming out story. I was able to read the whole thing super quickly, it would be perfect for a vacation read.
Tina Likes Books
This is the first sapphic f/f romcom that I have read, and it will certainly not be my last! "Opposites Attract" romances are my jam, and this one just happens to involve Cade inheriting her aunts' sex shop with Selena and figuring out how to save it from bankruptcy. The main characters are so well-developed throughout the entire read, and I loved the chemistry between Cade and Selena from the beginning.

This is really feel-good sex-positive book with very steamy descriptive scenes.🔥♥ I really e
susana ♡
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
perfection does exist and this book is proof of it
Jaye Berry
Jun 07, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2021, contemporary, adult

So I hated this.

Satisfaction Guaranteed begins at the funeral of Ruth, Cade's aunt and the person Selena worked for and lived with. In Ruth's will she left everything to Cade and Selena 50/50 but they have to work together. Ruth didn't leave her sex store in good shape though so if Cade and Selena are going to save it, they have to work hard even though they have different ideas on what they should do with it.

Call me what you want but I swear to god ~sex positive~ books always get fucking weird.

Satisfaction Guaranteed is the first story that I have read, that explains women on woman sex in a realistic light. I found myself relating a lot to the characters when it came to sexual inexperience. Because the fact is there aren't has many resources to figure out women x women sex than heterosexual sex. And it's why this story is extremely important. Not only is the concept great, I thought both characters balanced each other well. It's a heartwarming romance and predictable rom-com. Overall,
Ashley Blake
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was so adorable and sexy. If I could give this book ten stars, I would.
May 15, 2021 rated it it was ok
Thank you to Netgalley and Forever (Central Grant Publishing) for the ARC.
This book had a great premise, and I was super excited when I got approved for an ARC, but I thought the final product fell short. It was interesting, and I guess I liked the romance. Still, everything felt so underdeveloped and messy that I couldn't get attached to the characters, story, or relationship, which is disappointing.
The pacing was all over the place, and I couldn't process what was happening or care about
Jun 04, 2021 rated it liked it
ARC generously provided by Netgalley and Forever

3.5 Stars
This is my first FF romance, and it did not disappoint.
CW: past emotional abusive relationship
- Ultimate sunshine and grumpy trope
- Oh, I've never orgasmed but you changed that
- Sex positivity
- Saving sex toy store together
- Descriptive sex, toys, lube galore
- Forced Proximity

Cade is the grumpy, city girl who's an accountant plus an art dealer whereas Selena is the used-to-be artist, small town girl. These two were complete opposite
sirius proserpine
Satisfaction Guaranteed is the kind of rom-com that I think will work for a lot of people, but unfortunately doesn’t for me. I know I say it all the time, but seriously: it’s not you, it’s me.

I knew from the first two chapters that this wasn’t going to be for me, but I still read and finished it with ease, and some parts were genuinely enjoyable. That’s absolutely a testament to the author’s talent and the book’s vibes (very good), but also one to how fickle it might be. I’m a firm advocate for
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-reviews
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED is an absolutely delightful rom-com. Born to a family of wild spirits who run a well-known art gallery, Cade should not be surprised when her aunt's funeral is comprised of pop songs, people wearing gold and passing edibles, and a eulogy that includes what her aunt called her private parts. The woman giving the eulogy, Selena, is part of this world that Cade wants to stay away from, but she cannot help but feel a connection with her.

At the reading of her aunt's will, Cade
May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars
Content Warnings at end of review.

Thank you to Netgalley and Hachette Audio for an ALC of this book.

Cade has never felt like a true part of her family--an accountant in a line of free-spirited artists, so when her aunt dies and leaves her half of her bankrupt sex shop, she feels like anyone else would be better for the job. Meanwhile, Selena is trying to get her life together when her friend dies and wills her half the shop. Cade and Selena are complete opposites, but they might be j
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Forever for sending me an E-ARC of this book for an honest review.

To say I was excited for this book would be an understatement. I read the synopsis a few months ago and knew it was going to be such a cute romance. And I was right! It was an adorable, emotional, strong, and super fun romance to read. I read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down. I really fell in love with both of our main characters, Cade and Selena. I loved how sex posit
This was brilliant, I absolutely adored it. So funny and low-angst, with lovable characters, pining and sweetness. My kind of romcom, can’t wait to read more by the author!
Jun 03, 2021 added it
Ooo so good! So gay and sex positive. I loved it
Jessica (the naptime writer)
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.

4.5 ⭐️

Uptight & agent of chaos is one of my fave couple combos *she says very nonchalantly & not as if she has a major internal squee nearly every time she encounters it.* Karelia Stetz-Waters’s Satisfaction Guaranteed does it really well.

Starchy gallery owner & manager Cade Elgin doesn’t really know how to lighten up—which makes her a bit of an anomaly in her free-spirited, unconventional family.

Oh, my HEART! This book is perfectly, divinely, wonderful.

I knew I would love this book when I found myself snort-laughing through the entire first chapter. A funeral with a eulogy equal parts sweet and hilarious. And the cast of offbeat characters at that funeral show you exactly how wonderful this book will be.

This couple is the perfect Opposite Attract. Cade is all buttoned-up, straight-laced, composure and Selena is free and wild and open. This is one of those literary couples who cease to b
3.5 stars

If you’re like me, seeing ‘sapphic romcom’ might be all the convincing you need to pick up Satisfaction Guaranteed. This book is funny and sexy with a fun premise and well-developed characters.

Selena and Cade are opposites in just about every way. Selena is a free spirit while Cade is more reserved (and repressed). Selena loves to be around people and be social, and Cade would rather stick to numbers than people. Selena is very open about sex and knows the importance of pleasure, wheth
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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
Kris - My Novelesque Life
2021, Hachette Audio (Forever)

I almost missed out on this novel, as the sex store element to the story kind of scared me off. I wasn't sure if that was the main theme in the novel. As this was a new to me author I didn't take that first chance. When I saw this title on NetGalley as an audiobook, I decided to leave it in the hands of the book gods. When I was approved, I decided to listen to it on release day, and start to Pride month. I have read many rom-coms, and I've read many
3.5 stars

This was a cute and funny book. The main characters had great banter and chemistry and were very likeable as a couple. The premise is funny and has a lot of body and sex positivity which is always appreciated. This is a short read and went by very quickly, easy to read in one sitting.

Cade is the serious professional in a family of eccentric free spirits. She hasn't dated much and isn't comfortable talking about her sex life. Selena is the complete opposite of Cade, she's an artist and
Sarah Louise
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
With its quirky humour, sex-positivity, and lovable characters, this book was a joy to read. Beginning with the most hilariously inappropriate eulogy, the opposites-attract dynamic between Cade and Selena continued to deliver some laughs and tender moments as they combine forces to save their inherited sex toy store.

I loved the delicate way this romance formed. Moments of grief were perfectly balanced with humour, thanks to the eccentric store and candidness from Selena. It also explores female
Emma Reid
May 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have never read a sapphic romcom before and it seriously needs to be more popular. This is a sex-positive romp that touches on topics like imposter syndrome and abusive relationships, all while promoting an organic fake dating romance. The sense of community and steam in this book won't leave you wanting more... Satisfaction guaranteed.

*Thank you to Grand Central Publishing and Forever for the complimentary copy*
Jun 02, 2021 added it
I thought this story was really funny and sweet - this was very evident in their conversations. I also liked the journey that both women went on - Selena “getting her shit together” and Cade accepting pleasure in all aspects of her life and how they were able to come together because of a kitschy sex toy shop. However, I felt like the POVs were a little confusing in the beginning, especially with it being a WLW story (as in both of their pronouns are she/her).
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
OMG! This book is shocking in the best way. You just never know what is going to come out of Selena’s mouth. Uptight Cade probably expected craziness when Selena mentioned the name of her grandmother’s clit during her eulogy, but I don’t think she could have imagined how well their partnership would work out.

This was a little slow starting for me (despite the hilarious eulogy), I struggled to connect with the characters. But once we settled into the plot, I really enjoyed the dynamics of these
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Karelia Stetz-Waters remembers a time when happy endings romantic love was a holy grail she thought she would never find. Stories about lesbians all ended tragically. At seventeen, she was certain the best she could hope for was to die nobly for the woman she loved (who would never love her back, of course). Four years later, she saw her true love across a crowded room, and they have been together ...more

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