Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix

Intermediate Thermodynamics (Chemistry Lessons, #2)Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the first book in this series and loved it, so it’ll be no surprise to you that I love this one too.
Ester is splendidly prickly. She decides to interfere in her friend Jinny’s life by trying to set her up with her (Ester’s) annoying neighbour Jonathan. In return, she must help him fix his film scripts.

The gradual change from being irritated by everything Jonathan says and does to falling hopelessly in love with him is lovely to watch. I loved the details of Ester’s job (well, I would, I love a STEM competent heroine). It’s nice to read about heroines who have proper work/life struggles. Her friendships with Jinny and Yemi were lovely too. I also loved that Ester sees knitting as basically maths with yarn.

Jonathan was irritating at the start, but grew on me, in much the same way as he grew on Ester.

There’s another book in this series. I will definitely be reading that one too.

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Book review: Remedial Rocket Science by Susannah Nix

Remedial Rocket Science (Chemistry Lessons, #1)Remedial Rocket Science by Susannah Nix
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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!

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UK Remedial Rocket Science: A Romantic Comedy (Chemistry Lessons Book 1)

US Remedial Rocket Science: A Romantic Comedy (Chemistry Lessons Book 1)