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New Release and Book Review: Experimental Marine Biology By Susannah Nix

Book Review:

Disclaimer: I was provided an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review and opinions.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Dylan and Brooke grew up together as best friends....except for that one kiss on prom night they both want to forget. Their lives took different paths; Brooke became a marine biologist and Dylan an underwear model. When work brings Dylan to Brooke’s city, he asks if he can crash on her couch. What could possibly go wrong?

I have really enjoyed the other two books I have read from this series, although it might be worth a re-read because the details are blurry. However, it wasn’t needed to enjoy this book. This book deals with some themes that might be distressing to some readers and the author does a great job offering a content warning. I believe content warnings show appreciation for the reader and after all, the reader can decide if they want to proceed.

The chemistry between Brooke and Dylan is delicious. These two had been in love since they were teens, they just didn’t know it. That of course, makes the journey worth it.FYI, there are no explicit sex scenes in this book. I don’t think any of these books have any explicit sex scenes.

For being a romance, this book felt heavy at times. I am not saying this to discourage you, I am saying it so you don’t come here expecting a romantic comedy. In a way, it’s one of the reasons why Ms. Nix’s books are so relatable. Life is hard, relationships require work and commitment.

I really enjoyed this book because it brings a dose of reality to a genre that sometimes has a lot of billionaires and CEOs. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. Yes, there’s an underwear model, but he’s not a gazillionaire. He's endearingly real. And so is Brooke. Their problems are real. Sometimes you want to read about real. Sometimes you want to read something closer to home.

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