Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com
What is it?
Elementary Romantic Calculus is Book 6 of stand alone books in the Chemistry Lessons series
May 18, 2021
My Brief Thoughts:
Elementary Romantic Calculus has a lot of bright spots in it about learning to accept yourself for yourself, and not pushing yourself to fit into the mold of others. Mia has to find herself, and break free of her father’s expectations once and for all, if she’s to let herself be happy with her life. It’s something we all face, but she has to do it while also accepting that she isn’t going to be able to follow her life plan. Do I think she could have done at least the latter part more graciously? Of course, she was downright snobby about her outlook on Crowder, and even Josh, at first.
This book also felt different to me than the others in the series, and I think it was more of a set up for the new series than it was truly a standalone book like the others – though it was nice to see Brooke pop up in this one, even if it was brief!
I liked this book. I can’t say I LOVED it like I can the others.
I give it 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 for because it’s good enough to not round down.
Keep reading for my full review!
Mia has had her whole life mapped out since she was 18. She’s supposed to follow up her math PhD with a research postdoc, but her 20-year tenure plan takes a surprise deviation when she’s forced to settle for a temporary teaching job at a small-town university.
It’s not easy adapting to rural life when you’re an inveterate city girl, but Mia tries to make the best of it until she can get the heck out of Podunk—er, Crowder, Texas. Things finally start to look up after a run-in with some terrifying local wildlife sends her careening into the arms of a sexy goat farmer/cheesemaker.
Mia finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josh’s gruff cowboy charms, especially after she learns what lies behind the thick walls he’s built around his heart. The deeper their connection grows, the more Crowder starts to feel like home.
But Mia can’t afford to stay. Not unless she’s willing to give up on her dream—or trade it in for a new one.Continue reading