Sunny Shelly’s Review: Experimental Marine Biology, by Susannah Nix

 

Release Date: June 15
“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?
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Can a marine biologist and an underwear model find true love? Brooke and Dylan have been best friends since they were kids, but a vacation fling while he’s visiting her in California turns into something more in this best friend’s romcom.

Brooke sees Dylan in a new light during his trip, and they agree to have a little no-strings-attached fun while he’s in town. Their flirty banter and easy relationship makes Brooke wonder why they never dated while they were in high school. But when Dylan pushes for more, Brooke’s insecurities get the best of her as she wonders how their different lives will match up. She’s a student; he’s a famous model.

This is a cute friends to lovers romance, but it touches on some deeper subjects like mental illness, strained parental relationships, eating disorders and abortion. Those topics shaped who Dylan and Brooke are, and play a big part in their journey. As a couple, Brooke and Dylan are likable, lovable characters. He is so supportive and is just there for Brooke always, no questions asked. Even when she has a family issue after they split. And even though Dylan has always been her best friend, Brooke learns there is so much more to him than just a handsome face. I loved their fall from friends to more!

I haven’t read the other stories in this Chemistry Lessons series, but Brooke’s group of friends is a close-knit bunch, and there is a great support system there between them. I learned more random (and gross!) whale facts than I ever imagined I would in this cute story. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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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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