Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she's amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her-people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her both confuses and intrigues her, so when she's offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity. When her attempts to come up with an actual experiment quickly drop from lackluster to nonexistent, she's given a choice: figure out how to conduct a groundbreaking study on passion, or lose both the grant and her position at the university. Put on leave until she can crack the perfect proposal, she finds there's only one way she can study emotions-by experiencing them herself. Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy's neighbor and the one person on the planet she finds strangely and maddeningly appealing. Jensen's life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, complicated-in short, the perfect starting point for Lucy's study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly. To her surprise, Lucy finds herself battling with her own emotions, as foreign as they are intense. With the clock ticking on her deadline, Lucy must decide what's more important: analyzing her passions...or giving in to them?
4 out of 5 stars
Imperfect Chemistry was a breath of fresh New Adult air. Forget the story, because to be truthful it's not that unique. I mean it's not a love story we haven't heard before. But these characters they're so unique. They're nothing like your typical NA characters. The girl is neither whiny or love struck. She's quite the opposite actually and it wasn't because she was some sassy bad as*. She wasn't even that. She was about as emotional as the grinch--and it worked.
Lucy is a scientist in every sense of the word. Everything for her is a sense of questions with researchable answers. She's been studying science since she could speak and it's literally the way she lives her life. Clinically and to the point. She has no room for emotions because she doesn't quite understand or feel them. And that was why this book was so funny. I mean you won't be splitting your sides but you'll get a laugh out of this for sure.
Watching Lucy struggle with the emotions she doesn't understand, and making friends with people she didn't know she needed--it was all pretty funny. (She can come off kind of dry so beware)
What also made me really like Lucy and her story was that there was nothing wrong with her. Not that she was perfect but she didn't have any problems with her family. She wasn't harboring some crazy secrets, and she had a solid background. How often does that happen?
Then there's Jensen. He's a supposed man whore. He's the guy all the girls want--but he winds up being someone not even I expected, and it was so refreshing. Without giving anything away, I think readers will be pleased to see there's more to Jensen then being your typical NA bad boy.
It was just a refreshing and decent story that didn't have to do much to be good. There was no insta-love, or a bunch of drama. It was just a good story with good characters, and I can't recommend it enough if even for just not being what all the other books are.
BTW, it's free right now on Kindle, or you can get both books, the first and the 2nd for only 2.99!