Elementary Romantic Calculus: An Opposites Attract Small Town Romance

· Chemistry Lessons Book 6 · Haver Street Press
9 reviews

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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.

ELEMENTARY ROMANTIC CALCULUS is a full-length standalone novel and the sixth book in the Chemistry Lessons series of contemporary romances featuring STEM heroines. Each book in the series focuses on a brand new couple with their own happily ever after and can be read in any order.

9 reviews
Felicia Thorn
May 19, 2021
I’ve read pretty much everything by Susannah Nix and I enjoy her writing style. She never disappoints. She has great world building that allows the reader to be immersed without being over done. The small town vibe of Crowder TX is no exception. Being from a small town myself I felt at home. Her heroines are amazing but complicated while her heroes are gorgeous and beautifully flawed. Mia’s determination to stick to her plan to advance her career makes sense but her struggle to feel like she belongs anywhere rings true. Josh’s anxiety is understandable and my heart broke for him. Some may think he was overreacting but unless you’ve been effected in the same manner you have no idea. Nix has a way of taking real life struggles, brings attention to them in realistic manners, and makes it clear that readers are not alone in their struggles. I adore that Nix points out that we’re all different and beautiful just as we are. Both Mia and Josh fill that void that’s missing in their life. The characters have great chemistry that doesn’t feel forced. There was so much that I loved about this series. I’m sad the series has come to an end but I’m looking forward to what seems to be a great set up for a new series.
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Kristen Lewendon
May 18, 2021
Sigh! My nerd-girl heart is all kinds of happy over this book. So happy, in fact, that I find myself at a distinct loss for words. I’m just not sure how best to talk about the emotional journey this story took me on. There’s the obvious humor of city-girl Mia being dropped into the middle of rural Texas. Then we have the uncertainty and anxiety of all that newness, coupled with a brand-new relationship to increase the drama. Add in the personal emotional baggage both Josh and Mia are packing around, and you get an angsty roller-coaster ride that kept me engaged for the whole book. I was in heaven when things were going well for them, and in absolute agony when they stumbled. I adored everything about the ending, and I can’t wait until we get the chance to come back to Crowder TX and learn what else the author has been plotting. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
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nicola Brooks
October 13, 2021
I've done it again - started reading a series out of order! I have most of this series on my kindle and inadvertently started with the wrong book - whoops! However, it's not hindered my enjoyment of the book and I can't wait to delve into the others. Mia is a brand shiny new, just out of the wrapper Ph.D. She's decided to change tack and now she's job hunting at just about the worst time in employability statistics! Instead of lofty academia in research, she's teaching under-graduates in a speck of a town in deepest, darkest Texas. Enter a new and interesting friend - he's a goat farmer. Yes, a goat farmer but she's never met one this handsome. Fun, flirty, fresh, and with a tad more heat than other books I've read from this author. Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to delve into the others in the series.
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About the author

Susannah Nix is a USA Today bestselling and RITA® Award-winning author of quirky contemporary romances about smart women and swoony men, including the Chemistry Lessons series of romcoms featuring STEM heroines and the Starstruck series of movie star romances. She lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull.

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