Book Review

Book Review | Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame

21972113Lucy 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? (via Goodreads)

Title: Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect #2)

Author: Mary Frame

Published: April 20th 2014 by Mary Frame

Rating: 3.75

Review: I’m a total sucker for free books on Amazon. Sure, I run the risk of them being terrible, but every now and again I find those gems that make free books worth it. Imperfect Chemistry is one of them.

The idea of this book seemed very cute, and I liked that it was short. Mary Frame has this way of writing stories that are short enough to get to know the characters and still feel full at the end. The beginning of the book I felt was a little dry but it definitely picked up.

I did find the main character, Lucy, to be a little unbelievable at times, but most of the time I found her socially awkward and relatable. I feel like the fact that Lucy was a little too socially awkward is what kept the book from making it to the whole 4 stars. Lucy was also a bit of a stalker, and while I found it slightly humorous, it was still stalker-y. The book was a really enjoyable read, and I really liked the romance. I fell for the love interest fairly quickly. Another thing that kept it from reaching 4 stars was that the author really put off the sex scene in the book and then when it happened it just kind of fell flat to me. I liked that it was awkward and cute and more realistic, but I guess I was just expecting it to be… more.

I did enjoy the book though; it held my interest from beginning to end. I read the whole book in a day.

I’m not sure if I’ll pick up another book by Mary Frame, but I’ll consider it.




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