Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of 20, she's amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her - people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her confuses and intrigues her, so when she's offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity.
Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy's neighbor and the one person she finds appealing. Jensen's life is the stuff of campus legend: messy, emotional, and complicated. Basically, 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?
©2014 Mary Frame (P)2016 Mary Frame
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I loved this book. The characters were great, the sex tasteful, and just the right amount of humor at the right time. It's clear the author knows a bit about the mind and what makes us click. The story flows well and to my relief, did not have the tiresome cat and mouse chase you find in some romance novels.
Lucy is young, clueless in ways of the heart, and clinical in every way. She's also twenty years old with a PhD. When Lucy gives the wrong advice, well maybe not wrong-at least clinically- but wrong according to human feelings - she is asked to step down from her research in which she's running on a grant, and learn a little about the human heart and relationships.
So of course, the first person Lucy encounters is her handsome next door neighbor - Jensen, a man she and her new best friends think is setting her sights a little high. Determined to win him, Lucy starts with the usual stunts to meet him... borrowing sugar fails, as does inviting him to a party. Fate intervenes, however, and they end up spending a perfectly wonderful weekend together.
My favorite part in the story is the comical interaction between Lucy and her brothers, which reminds me of my siblings and me, and I don't have a least favorite because I liked it all.
I have read the Imperfect Chemistry ebook and was given the opportunity to listen to this audio book from the author but have chosen to review voluntarily.
I loved how the author was able to create such a socially stunted character and bring her into an emotional world filled with love. When I originally read the blurb I wondered how on earth Frame was ever going to make Lucy loveable. I needn't have worried. Lucy is awesome, as is Jensen. I loved that they were neighbours too.
Great book and lovely narration - only slight downer was the 'scottish' accent by one of the characters, but I'm Scottish so I might be being harsh. Great effort with it though!
I definitely would. This book left me feeling happy, wonderful in fact. It's full of humor. The story is well written and the narration fits perfectly.
The realism. I think a girl in this situation could very well act and respond as Lucy does in this book. The other characters are spot on, too.
Wonderful! Can't say enough good things about her performance. She hits all the right voices and tones, and her delivery is as close to flawless as possible.
It was. I couldn't do that, but I sure wanted to.
I loved listening to this audio book. It’s light and funny, with an undertone of seriousness. All the elements work beautifully together. The narrator imbues the story with the perfect tone and the characters with spot-on voices. Imperfect Chemistry is the story of a twenty-year-old woman who has spent her life, since age thirteen, living in classrooms and laboratories. She’s brilliant, already having earned a doctorate in microbiology, and socially awkward. Now, she’s won a grant and needs to come up with a project involving the concept of emotions as pathogens, meaning that emotions are as communicable between people as viruses. Unfortunately, she has little concept of what most emotions feel like, or what causes them, her own having been sheltered as thoroughly as if she had lived her life in a test tube. She undertakes research in order to learn about emotions, passions, and feelings, things foreign to her. The result is a fun and hilarious jaunt in which she finds friendship and love, as well as a better understanding of emotion. This book will make you smile and laugh, sometimes out loud. I highly recommend it if you are interested in a chick-lit, light-hearted, and amusing listen.
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Not a typical love story, which makes the story quite original. The writing is good and the idea of the story is very interesting, but I didn't care for the characters. I can roll my eyes over new adult romances where the lovers are virgins, but maybe that's why the main character has a PHD - she didn't do anything else than study, which makes me wonder if she was really human.
The narration was good and pleasant and I could hear Rhiannon Angell really tried to make this book good for the listener. She was good at the different voices. The Scottish accent though.. wasn't really so Scottish, but I get the idea.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
Yes, because it made me smile and LOL and I did not want the book to end.
The evolution of Lucy as she discovers what it is like to feel...to feel happy, sad, lust, love, jealous, to make friends, to find love.
I have not but I would again and I truly hope the other 2 books will be made available on Audible and have her as the narrator.
I laughed out loud and found myself smiling thru most of the book. Oh, and the family Thanksgiving was awesome. I also found myself writing a note to the author this morning letting her know how much I enjoyed it. I only do that if a book really impresses and/or moves me.
This was a good book. I tend to shy away from new adult because I am in my mid forties and sometimes there is a big generational thing where I am honestly doubting the intelligence of the characters. This book was smartly written and I did not focus on that at all. Although Lucy was very naïve in some ways she was very logical.
Heck yeah I would! Rhiannon Angell nailed the tone of the MC Lucy. The story was original and very funny. I was laughing out loud in almost every chapter!
When Lucy goes to her first college party and meets Freya. And also when the power goes out and Lucy spends the night at Jensen's. It was so steamy! I love how Lucy speaks, she was so funny in her obliviousness.
Her tone was even and I could easily differentiate between the characters. They all had their own 'voice'.
Yeah, but unfortunately I don't have that kind of time.
This was a great debut for this author and I can't wait to read/listen to the next one!
Its a nice, quick read.
great narration added to my enjoyment of the book.
More chemistry between the characters. I didnt feel any real connection with either one.
Imperfect Chemistry is one of those books that I seriously couldn't put down until I finished because I just had to know what happened.
I've fallen in love with Lucy and Jensen, they are such great characters.
Rhiannon Angell did a great job of narrating this story.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
this book was amazing! the character development was great and it sucked me in from the start. the story was fantastic. I can't wait to get the next one. I would rarely read a book a second time, but I will this one.
also, the narration was stellar! I can't think of one negative thing to say about this book.
I loved this story! The main character, a child genius now grown up, made me laugh out loud with her droll observations. The story touched on a lot of serious topics, too, like rape and relationships, that I thought the author treated with sensitivity. It felt like a real-life story, and I really cared about whether the two lovers would get back together. The narrator made the characters come alive for me, and I was drawn into the story with her dry, and hugely entertaining, read of this book.
This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review, which I am very pleased to provide. A great listen!
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