Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame
Book 1 of Imperfect series
Release Date: April 23rd, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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?
I loved this book. It’s been so long since I read a cute little romantic story and this was it. Lucy is a typical nerdy socially-awkward twenty-something. She’s dedicated to her research and science. She was not at all over the top. She’s actually funny and sarcastic in her nerdy way which I adored. Jensen totally added to her personality and both of them brought such adorable-ness to the story. Lucy friendship with Freya was also a strong point and one that helped Lucy overcome her social awkwardness.
I am impressed by the writing as well. It actually made me laugh a lot. Seems like I found a writer who has the same sense of humor as I do xD
(that is very hard to find btw)
If you need a short and cute story with adequate build-up of romance then this is definitely the book you need to pick.