Book Title: Experimental Marine Biology
Author: Susannah Nix
Series: Chemistry Lessons, Book 5
Release Date: June 15th, 2020
Synopsis: “Experimental Marine Biology” is the fifth book in the series and follows Brooke and Dylan. They’ve been best friends for most of their lives, but they’ve always been heading down different professional paths. Brooke is working towards a marine biologist PhD and Dylan has used his devastatingly good looks to become a gorgeous underwear model. Their friendship has always worked and it’s stood the test of time. Till Dylan shows up in California for a break and everything just gets topsy turvy.
Review: The Chemistry Lessons series by Susannah Nix fell across my lap accidentally and now I’m obsessed with these women, their friendship and the men in their lives.
I absolutely adore friends-to-lovers and the relationship and friendship between Brooke and Dylan was so damn cute. While not my favourite of the series, this book definitely warmed my heart and soul.
The things that I really loved about this book was how supportive Dylan was and he appreciated all of Brooke’s whale puns and her quirks and her brains and encouraged her to just go after what she wants and be who she truly is. And then there’s Brooke never thinking of Dylan as just a handsome dude, but someone worthy of everything good in the world.
It’s a no brainer that any time friends decide to establish things as ‘friends with benefits’ everything goes awry. And with Brooke and Dylan, that’s not different. It’s not like they can ignore the kiss they shared on prom night or the kisses and the touches they’ve been sharing since then, or the obvious way being around each other makes them feel. The gradual ‘falling into love’ and making it work is always my favourite part of any book and Susannah Nix does a good job of that here. Plus, so damn relatable. Oh man.
There’s a warning at the beginning of the book, about contents and issues that come up and Susannah Nix handles the conversation of abortion and the talk around it so well. None of the issues that the characters deal with are defining characteristics of who they are, but they are issues that come up as part of their growth and the building of their relationship and gosh, guys, that was so special.
And let’s not forget about all the women from the series showing up through the course of this book. They’re such a perfect tight knit gang (see what I did there?!) and I absolutely love the female friendship that is written in all of these books.
If you’re looking for a cute, fluffy romance about friends and friendship and love and the journey to get there, this is where it ends. “Experimental Marine Biology” delivers that and then some and you won’t be sorry!
Thanks to Susannah Nix for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!