Just friends” is all Brooke and Dylan have ever been. (Except for that one night in high school, but they don’t talk about that.) Growing up, he was her protector. Her confidante. The one guy she could always trust.
Now she’s a marine biologist working toward her PhD in California, and he’s an underwear model in New York. Dylan’s only in town for a few days, crashing on Brooke’s couch and repaying the favor by acting as her date to a friend’s wedding.
It was totally an accident she saw him naked.
After that, “just friends” goes out the window in favor of friends with benefits.
It’s all going great…until it isn’t.
Dylan’s got a ticket back to New York at the end of the week, and Brooke may have accidentally broken his heart. Can they navigate these uncharted relationship waters? Or has she tanked her oldest friendship?
BlueSeal’s Review of Experimental Marine Biology
The Chemistry Lessons Series by Susannah Nix is a series of standalone rom-coms featuring geeky heroines who work in STEM fields. I read Remedial Rockey Science, the first book in the series, last summer, and loved it so I was excited to Experimental Marine Biology. The series as a whole has mixed reviews so let’s grab our afternoon cocktail and chat about Experimental Marine Biology by Susanna Nix.
Brooke is a twenty-six-year-old marine biologist. She is in the fourth year of a Ph.D. program in LA with a life that consists of time in the lab or in the classroom and very few romantic relationships. After the drama from her senior year of high school, serious relationships have not been very high on her priority list and the thought actually repelled her.
Dylan was Brooke’s best friend and confidant since she moved to Baton Rouge in second grade. They could go months without talking and year without actually seeing each other but when they did reach out and connect, they would fall right back into talking like no time had passed at all. The dorky Dylan is now a successful model living in New York who just so happens to have a photoshoot in LA and wants to stay with Brooke.
Susannah Nix has created a very deep and complex character in Brooke who is her own nemesis. You can’t help but fall in love with Dylan’s protective nature. Watching the two of them dance around their feelings is fun to watch and will also break your heart. Susannah carefully and thoughtfully addressed the topics of teen pregnancy, abortion, parental illness, and disordered eating. If those are triggers for you then you may not want to read this book.
My rating of Experimental Marine Biology by Susannah Nix….4 out of 5 propellers.
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Meet Susannah Nix:
Susannah Nix is an award-winning author of contemporary romances featuring smart women and swoony men, including the Chemistry Lessons series of romcoms about women who work in STEM fields and the Starstruck series of movie star romances.
Susannah resides in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.
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