Friday, January 31, 2020

Love According to Science by Claire Kingsley | Book Review*

Oh, you guys know I love a good RomCom, so when I got the opportunity to review Love According to Science I was wicked excited.

This novel alternates chapters betweeHazel Kiegen and Corban Nash as they move from hating each other to loving each other. Hazel is a psychology researcher who loves science, so when Corbon, a data analyst, starts publishing articles online about how he cracked the code to falling in love, but doesn't include adequate research, Hazel calls him out whenever she gets a chance. Then he gets a job at the same university as her and the two have to start working together on a project. Between pranks and an out of town conference, there was no way there two couldn't have strong feelings for one another. And as they start to get to know each other and realize that hate and love are both passionate emotions that can be easily confused. 

This book is a riot. I highly recommend. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I have a few favorite things I want to share vaguely with you. The first is Hazel's cat, Erwin, specifically how Corbon reacts to him. Let's just say the argument over fat and fluffy is ongoing throughout the novel. Corbon doesn't even say anything outrageous, but the way it's said made me laugh. The second is Corbon's love for penguins. He says they're his favorite animal and then immediately tries to backpedal because he doesn't think they're a 'cool' animal to share with Hazel, but she doesn't let him forget it. Hazel's friends reminded me of my own and our dynamic. They clearly care for each other and want what's best for her. Finally, both Hazel and Corbon are so authentically themselves, even when they face people who don't understand their passions and I think they're very admirable for that. 

If you're looking for your next RomCom, you should check out Love According to Science. It's technically Book Two in a series, but you can read it as a standalone. For more about this book and Claire Kingsley, check out my other blog post HERE.

*This book was gifted to me, but the opinions are my own.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Love According to Science by Claire Kingsley

Title: Love According to Science
Series: Dirty Martini Running Club
Author: Claire Kingsley
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 23, 2020
Check out my review HERE!

"I would give this book ALL THE STARS if I could. Five is not nearly enough. This is such a clever, fresh take on finding your soul-mate." ~ Read Me Romance Blog
"Take necessary precautions: two nerdy scientists are about to light up your ereader and leave you with a hot flash!" ~ Marika Ray, author of MomCom
"There was just something about these two that clicked and made my inner nerd squeal. And can I just applaud Kingsley on writing this story? The amount of research alone that she had to have done. Wowza." ~ Amity Book Blog
"Corban is adorable. Disheveled, distracted, caring, full of animal facts, a BOSS in bed, and secretly jacked- what more could you want?" ~ Romance Reviewed

For psychology researcher Hazel Kiegen, science holds all the answers. Her decision to swear off dating? Totally backed by her own calculations. Just don’t ask about her missing orgasms. She hasn’t been able to science her way out of that little conundrum. But her biggest problem? Corban Nash. He’s frustrating. Infuriating. And deliciously adorable, but that’s neither here nor there. He claims to have cracked the code to falling in love, and Hazel is determined to prove him wrong.
Corban Nash created the theory of accelerated intimacy after numerous successful tests on his friends and family. Every couple who used his questionnaire fell in love, until Corban found himself the last single guy in his social circle, and a groomsman in dozens of weddings.
The only problem is, it’s never worked on him. And science hasn’t explained why.
Despite being the lone aberrant data point, Corban believes in his research, and with his new job, he’ll have the resources to prove it. Verifying his theory right under the nose of his nemesis, Hazel Kiegen? Even better.
There isn’t a theory in existence that will make Hazel fall in love with Corban. Not even with his sexy half-smile and temptingly muscular body. But from the moment these two rivals meet, sparks fly. And when they put his questionnaire to the test, the results aren’t what either of them expect.
Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Preorder Man Crush Monday by Kirsty Moseley

Title: Man Crush Monday
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 3, 2020
Cover Design: Outlined With Love Designs

Perma-single Amy Clarke prides herself on three things: her pink hair, her Converse collection, and her ability to drink copious amounts of margarita without puking. She isn’t looking for love. She’s perfectly content with her simultaneous love affairs with Netflix and both Ben and Jerry. The trouble is, sometimes, love finds you.
Five months ago, he climbed aboard her train, and nothing has been the same since. Fast-forward to now, she still doesn’t know his name, but she knows she wants his babies.
Her crush—this tall, dark, and handsome dork who gets on her train every other Monday—has no idea he brightens her day with his panty-wetting smile and laugh that makes her pulse quicken.
When a chance encounter outside of work forces them to have their first proper conversation, things quickly go from loving him from afar to up close and very personal. With a string of disastrous exes in her past, has Amy finally found her Mr. Perfect? Or does fate have other plans?
A new stand-alone romcom from Kirsty Moseley, best-selling author of The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window and Nothing Left to Lose.
Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later and hasn’t looked back. 
If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be 'daydreamer' - but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn't necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams....
She lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.
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