Applied Electromagnetism: A Romantic Comedy

· Haver Street Press
14 reviews

About this ebook

“Combative coworkers on the road trip from hell: one smart, sassy heroine plus one yummy, cantankerous hero multiplied by plenty of misconceptions. Susannah Nix nails the perfect blend of hilarity and sexual tension. I loved it!” —TAMMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling author

Adam Cortinas may be gorgeous, but he’s made it clear he can’t stand Olivia—and the feeling is one hundred percent mutual. Too bad, because in order to bring the company’s new power plant online, they’re stuck with each other for the next week.


When their travel plans go horribly awry, Olivia finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere with Adam, AKA the bane of her existence.


He’s in her space and in her head. All the forced proximity is driving Olivia insane. That’s the only explanation for these FEELINGS she’s suddenly having.


But it doesn’t change anything. They still hate each other.




Applied Electromagnetism is the fourth full-length novel in a series of standalone rom-coms about women in STEM fields.

Ratings and reviews

14 reviews
January 14, 2024
I liked the book but all the curse words attached to God or Jesus was very unnecessary. I've read other books of hers and they were great not sure why she felt the need to portray the character in this manner. but otherwise a decent book. for this reason I am not buying the next in the Series but will in the future be open to trying her books once more.
Evelina Chang
July 1, 2019
***I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*** OMGOMGOMG I cannot recommend this book enough. I initially started reading this book on my commute back home, intending it to save it for the next day. However, once I started reading and going down the wild roller coaster that is Adam and Olivia's romance story, I could not stop. I loved the characterization of the main characters. With Olivia, I can relate so much to her - from her fear of rejection (the anxiety that she faced when asking for a reference is too real), her being very self-reliant, and to the over-preparedness (I also have an overstuffed bag with all sorts of things). I also really liked that she had a 'work persona' that was different from when she let her guard down. With Adam, I loved that we got to see his personality change as he got to know Olivia more and that as readers, we also got to see that he wasn't the all-confident guy we initially thought he was (and he is clearly a closet nerd - <3) The road trip couldn't have been depicted better as well. Everything that could go wrong went wrong and I loved seeing how Adam and Olivia reacted to the challenges they faced. The description of the Buc-ee's rest stop they went to was glorious. I felt that I was right there with them. And finally, the romantic tension with them and the build up/resolution was perfect. I teared up when Adam told Olivia and admitted he was wrong about her. It was truly a delightful read. (also: kudos + shout out to having more diverse leads in romance!)
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Brittany Beverly
July 2, 2019
ARC generously provided for an honest review. Marco...Polo. I will never hear those childhood words again without thinking of this novel. I admit I was skeptical about the plot at first. I’m not the biggest fans of roadtrip plots because I feel like the feelings happen all too quickly and I prefer a more “realistic” timeframe. I was pleasantly surprised as I made it through the story. It was so good that I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a day. One day. Now that I think about it, I shouldn’t be surprised with how well this was written. I’m a big fan of Susannah’s and this series makes me giddy with each new book that is released. I love reading about strong women that are making their way in the world and don’t need a man to be successful. While the novel begins with Adam not thinking Olivia is good enough to advance in her career, she doesn’t let that stop her. She doesn’t need him to really validate who she is to know she is great even with the “handicap” she has (the chemical imbalance dealing with rejection that’s not even really a handicap). The way they both bond over dorky things was cute and I’ll admit that I felt all sorts of emotions for Olivia during the conflict/climax. It takes a lot for me to feel the sadness with a character but I felt it with Olivia as I read it. And now I’m sitting here hoping for another volume in this series. Not so patiently might I add.

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