Remedial Rocket Science: A Romantic Comedy Susannah Nix

I think this die-hard fantasy nerd is falling in love with romance books, especially romantic comedies. This book is a good example of why. It was a lot of fun to read. I like, Melody, the main character because I have walked in her shoes so many times and if I haven’t I have friends who have. She was such a real character. The author created the plot and all the dialog so it was easy to get into her mind and laugh when she laughed and cry when she cried. All the supporting characters were just as strong and well-developed. We get to see not only the male love interest grow throughout the story, but also a few of the minor characters as they work to accomplish their goals.

I enjoyed the way the author incorporated pop culture references. It added a sense of comfort because I totally knew what she was talking about. I also liked a female lead who came from the science world which is typically not a female domain. The author did a good job reminding us of the lead’s computer background without making any of her descriptions too difficult to understand.

Since it is a romantic comedy there is a lot of predictability. However, I never felt like the story lagged and I just had to finish reading it so I could see how it ended. It was a fun to read and gave me all the feels of a good rom-com. It’s a great nod to the genre.


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Remedial Rocket Science by Susannah Nix
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Rocket science is no problem. Falling in love, on the other hand…
College student Melody Gage is craving a night of no-strings fun when she meets charming out-of-towner Jeremy, and that’s exactly what she gets. Until three years later, when Melody relocates to Los Angeles and finds herself thrust back into Jeremy’s orbit.
Not only does her hunky one-night stand work at the same aerospace company where she’s just started her dream job, he’s the CEO’s son. Jeremy’s got a girlfriend and a reputation as a bad boy, so Melody resolves to keep her distance. Despite her good intentions, a series of awkward circumstances—including an embarrassing crying jag, a latte vs. computer catastrophe, and an emergency fake date—throw her together with the heavenly-smelling paragon of hotness.
As the billionaire playboy and nerdy IT girl forge an unlikely friendship, Melody’s attraction to Jeremy grows deeper than she’s ready to admit. How much will she risk for a shot at her happy ending?
The debut novel from author Susannah Nix, Remedial Rocket Science follows in the tradition of contemporary romantic comedy favorites like Penny Reid, Sally Thorne, and Jennifer Crusie. This lighthearted second-chance romance is the first in a series of standalone romcoms featuring geeky heroines who work in STEM fields.



Susannah Nix lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.








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