From USA Today best selling author Kilby Blades, the smoking-hot series that started it all…
The rules are simple: unattached companionship, toe-curling sex and a clean break whenever it ends. And either one can say the single word that will break it off: snapdragon.
Darby’s groundbreaking medical research will launch her into career stardom. Architecture-world wunderkind Michael has the city in the palm of his hand. When both start to feel things they were never supposed to, they must fight hard to stick to their plan.
But soul-deep sex is just the beginning. Michael becomes a fierce protector against Darby's misogynist boss and notorious father. But choosing love over ambition is the one thing Darby said she would never do. She'll walk the tightrope of their farce, even though she fears the fall may kill her. For people like them, love doesn’t always conquer all.
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Deeply meaningful, desperately sexual, and inevitably bittersweet, Snapdragon deals with the quandary of choosing love over career, the weight of adulthood and the complexity of modern work-life. It rewrites the book on what a 21st century relationship should look like and keeps the reader wondering how it will end.
"Fresh, with a reveal toward the end that is surprising!"
- Publisher's Weekly Booklife Critical Review
"A no-strings arrangement of companionship and sex turns into true love in Kilby Blades’s highly original, genuinely unconventional, feminist and romantic debut. When Michael and Darby meet, the chemistry is palpable, but so is the mutual admiration and genuine respect."
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"Blades manages to ease feminism and equality into her novels, which is always a delight to see in a genre written and read by women."
- IndieReader Starred Review of The Art of Worship
Awards and Accolades for Snapdragon
2018 Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist
2018 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit
2018 NECRWA Reader's Choice Award 1st Place Winner
2018 IPPY Award Bronze Medalist
2018 Foreword Indie Awards Honorable Mention
2018 Emma Award for Diversity in Romantic Literature Finalist
2018 Book Buyer's Best Contest 1st Place Winner
2017 National Reader's Choice Award 1st Place Winner
About the Author
Kilby Blades is a USA Today Bestselling author of Romance and Women's Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for "easing feminism and equality into her novels" (IndieReader) and "writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal" (Publisher's Weekly).
When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. Kilby is a mother, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.