I haven’t blogged for so long I forgot my password and had to be kicked out of WordPress. Well, not really ‘kicked out’, just that it wouldn’t let me try logging in for a while. Ha!
But all’s good now, and the reason why I’m here despite the fact that I have 2 sick kids in the house right now, and I really really really should use this teeny free time (they’re both asleep) to work on my WIP, is to tell you guys about this book because I loved reading it.
Book: New Adult Funny Contemporary Romance (I added ‘Funny’ because it has a rom-com feel to it)
Blurb (from Amazon):
Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she’s amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her—people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her both confuses and intrigues her, so when she’s offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity. When her attempts to come up with an actual experiment quickly drop from lackluster to nonexistent, she’s given a choice: figure out how to conduct a groundbreaking study on passion, or lose both the grant and her position at the university. Put on leave until she can crack the perfect proposal, she finds there’s only one way she can study emotions—by experiencing them herself. Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy’s neighbor and the one person on the planet she finds strangely and maddeningly appealing. Jensen’s life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, complicated—in short, the perfect starting point for Lucy’s study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly. To her surprise, Lucy finds herself battling with her own emotions, as foreign as they are intense. With the clock ticking on her deadline, Lucy must decide what’s more important: analyzing her passions…or giving in to them?
About the Author:
Mary Frame is a full time mother and wife with a full time job. She has no idea how she managed to write a novel, except that it involved copious amounts of wine. She doesn’t enjoy writing about herself in third person, but she does enjoy reading, writing, dancing, and damaging the ear drums of her co-workers when she randomly decides to sing to them. She lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband, two children and a border collie named Stella. To see what she’s working on, you can follow her on:
(I love this lady!)
You guys, my confession first: I was lucky enough to beta read this for the lovely and fabulous Mary Frame. I laughed and giggled and snorted my drink while reading the earlier draft of this book. It was brilliant, it was clever, it was laugh-out-loud funny! I knew she had a winner here, and I could only wish her a hearty good luck as publication loomed near.
Confession #2: The day IMPERFECT CHEMISTRY went live on Amazon, I immediately snagged myself a copy. AND…I read it again. All of it. I laughed, I giggled, I snorted my drink–didn’t think it was possible that rereading a book I’d just read a few weeks earlier could elicit the same response and emotions despite the fact that I already knew what was going to happen and what to expect. So that’s quite something, don’t you think?
Lucy London is a riot. She maybe the biggest nerd out there but she’s not your stereotypical nerd. I loved her confidence in herself and later on, when she’s finally experiencing a myriad of emotions firsthand, I loved how she still showed a lot of confidence despite her newfound vulnerabilities. She’s not a whiny, blathering female protagonist. She’s strong and she empowers herself in the face of failure and uncertainties.
While that may sound oh so serious, Lucy is actually comical, without meaning to. She says the darnedest things, and is not apologetic for who she is. I just love her!
Her friends are also excellently fleshed-out, especially her new best friend, Freya. I enjoyed their interactions with each other.
Now for Jensen. Yeah, Jensen. *swoon* He’s sweet but guarded; a little bit bruised in the love department but not jaded. I dare you not to fall in love with him. 🙂
Pick up a copy now–you won’t regret it.
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