Books, Review

About Books #93: The Love Solution

Let’s be real, haven’t we all dreamed of this? Something we could take, or spray, or do, and be guaranteed that the one we like, will like us in return? A love solution of sorts? If only, right?

I was offered an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a review. All opinions are strictly my own.

The story

Sisters Sarah and Molly are close, but they couldn’t be more different. Sarah runs a craft business and is obsessed with all things shiny and glam, whilst Molly is much more at home in her white coat and goggles, working in a science lab.

When Molly is put onto a new assignment, she’s over the moon. It’s a high-profile, top secret project – and she has a handsome new boss to ogle at when she’s not bending over a petri dish…

But when Sarah finds herself on the painful end of a disastrous break-up, no amount of Ben & Jerry’s or trashy rom-coms can cheer her up. She wants to take a more drastic approach to dealing with her heartbreak, and one that only her sister – and perhaps a sprinkle of science – can help with . . .

Will Sarah find love where she least expects it, or is it really all in the chemistry?

The opinion

Honestly, I enjoyed this book in many ways. First of all, within the first chapter, it starts off with a turn that I did not see coming. Like, at all. Then there’s this major jump cut to the presence. And as a reader, you basically know nothing about anything that happened between “major event A” and “major event B”.

One of my favourite things about this entire book, was probably just how the author then gradually revealed the effect of this “major event A” on both sisters. I mean, there’s a certain type of trauma that you don’t really ever get over, I think. But the way this surfaced throughout the surface in different ways and forms? That was really well done.

Surprisingly, the one thing I liked least was the way the “Love Solution” was used throughout the story. I mean, after all, that’s basically what made me choose this book to begin with. However, the actual process of having to use it, and everything related to that? It was explained in such a realistic way that I didn’t want it to be used. I mean, I was way too scared for Molly’s job!

Well, that, and the fact that a certain mix up is never explained. One of the characters mentions it doesn’t really matter anymore, how it happened – however: I beg to differ. It does matter, because now I have all these complot theories in my head and I don’t know what to do about them!

The rating: 3/5

All in all, this really was an enjoyable read. It has a fun mixture of romance, drama, and science, with just enough “wth??” mixed in to stay entertaining. If, like me, you consider yourself to be a bit of a science aficionado? And you love a heaping portion of romance on the side? I’d definitely recommend this book for you! (Goodreads)

-Saar

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