As you know, I’m a big fan of STEM heroines in romance novels so long as they are realistic. By realistic, I mean not a cliche.
Melody is not a cliche. She’s a bit socially awkward, but not overly so. She is really, really good at what she does (computer science), but is in a realistic ‘starter’ job where she’s doing boring things, but hey, it pays well. I loved her voice. It was fresh and interesting without trying too hard.
Melody meets Jeremy in a college bar, quite by chance and they have a one night stand. She later finds out that he’s a rich playboy and not altogether trustworthy in matters of the heart, but she didn’t know that at the time. When she moves to LA for her new job, she meets up with him again and also meets his girlfriend Lacey.
The friendship between Melody and Lacey is lovely. The friendship-which-could-be-something-more between Melody and Jeremy is lovelier.
There’s no on-page sex, which I really liked. Also, I love the covers… and the titles.
Overall, I think I’ve found a new author whose books I love. Yay!