Imperfect Chemistry Is Perfectly Delightful
It wasn’t easy picking a best book of the month for March. I was treated to four 5-star reads this month. In the end, it boiled down to my criteria:
- Great cover — I love the computations and lab objects that subtly form the wallpaper of this eye catching cover. It sets the stage well for the emotionally-challenged scientist who must subject herself to emotion in order to maintain her grant to study it.
- Uplifting story — Before she knew it, the protagonist had miraculously endeared herself to a clued in student and her friends, despite having utterly failed to connect during a therapy session. The BFF element was a surprising, breath-of-fresh-air side show that fuelled plenty of laughter.
- Great first sentence: the quotes at the beginning of every chapter set the stage for the pure pleasure that was to follow, beginning with “I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.” –Richard Feynman
- Bonus points for laughter. I made notes of 5 particularly funny laugh out loud moments, and I am sure there were more. It was hard to read without a smile on my face.
- Hopeful ending. The story delivered on the expected HEA of rom com template without being overly cloying or shallow. Also, I learned a thing or two about breaking into a building.
Although I am not much of a series reader, I was pleased to see the “Imperfect” series has plenty more books by author, Mary Frame. She also has a stand alone book coming out this year, which sounds like a fun groundhog day type take on the main character’s not so great luck.
If you haven’t read a Mary Frame book, I highly recommend starting with Imperfect Chemistry!