Remedial Rocket Science
A Romantic Comedy
Rocket science is no problem. Falling in love, on the other hand…
College student Melody Gage is craving a night of no-strings fun when she meets charming out-of-towner Jeremy, and that’s exactly what she gets. Until three years later, when she relocates to Los Angeles after graduation and finds herself thrust back into his orbit.
Not only does her hunky one-night stand work at the same aerospace company where she’s just started her dream job, he’s the CEO’s son. Jeremy’s got a girlfriend and a reputation as a bad boy, so Melody resolves to keep her distance. Despite her good intentions, a series of awkward circumstances—including an embarrassing crying jag, a latte vs. computer catastrophe, and an emergency fake date—throw her together with the heavenly-smelling paragon of hotness.
As the billionaire playboy and nerdy computer whiz forge an unlikely friendship, Melody’s attraction to Jeremy grows deeper than she’s ready to admit. How much will she risk for a shot at her happy ending?
This slow burn, sweet romance is the first in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring heroines who work in STEM fields.
“Nix lightheartedly mashes up various romance tropes—the fish out of water, opposites attracting, colleagues in love—for a whimsical story that fans of contemporary romance will enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly
“If you like books like Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, you’ll like this one.” —Smart B*tches, Trashy Books
“A geeky fish-out-of-water story with a charming billionaire prince who falls for the girl despite the two of them having little in common.” —Heroes and Heartbreakers
THE CHEMISTRY LESSONS SERIES:
BOOK 1: Remedial Rocket Science
BOOK 2: Intermediate Thermodynamics
BOOK 3: Advanced Physical Chemistry
BOOK 4: Applied Electromagnetism
BOOK 5: Experimental Marine Biology
Each book features a different couple with their own happy ever after and no cliffhangers.
Nix's debut is a self-described romantic comedy that leans heavily on the romance. The comedy is little more than mildly diverting, but there's still plenty to enjoy. MIT freshman Melody is a poor, lovable nerd who knows the difference between Hayao Miyazaki and Haruki Murakami. After she enjoys a one-night stand with Jeremy, the roguish scion of a wealthy California family, the two struggle to find even one thing in common. How can she possibly fall in love with a man whose favorite TV show is Monday night football? It's just as well he has to return home so she can concentrate on her challenging courses. Upon graduation, Melody is offered a dream job in California; she jumps at the chance, harboring hopes of rekindling the still-smoldering embers with Jeremy. By a forgivable contrivance, her job turns out to be with the company that Jeremy's family owns and where he also works. Nix lightheartedly mashes up various romance tropes the fish out of water, opposites attracting, colleagues in love for a whimsical story that fans of contemporary romance will enjoy. (BookLife)
Basically a Netflix Rom Com in the best way
This book essentially read like a perfect romantic comedy you’d find on Netflix. Filled unashamedly to the brim with rom-com cliches, an extremely relatable main character, humor, and of course wonderfully sappy romantic declarations. I’ll also say it’s nice to find a romance book that doesn’t have anything glaringly problematic and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It was a fun and light read- I read it in less than 3 days and can’t wait to read more in the series.
A Fun and Sweet HEA
This was so much fun to read! Loved Melody and Jeremy so much.
I read the bonus scenes. Not sure why the author left those as “bonus scenes”. Should have just included them as part of the book. I wish there was a point of view from Jeremy. That would have made the whole book better