I love reading about couples where one is a "Geek," maybe because I was a bit of one in high school. Lauren was the perfect geek. I loved how she thought in terms of science, and cells and whatnot. I liked how, even though she was a geek, she had a sexual past. And lastly, I liked how Mike saw the non-geekiness in her. True love, ha ha!
Mike was a great hero. Sexy, smart, and flawed. His desire to keep his family together was well-written; I could feel his angst, and empathized with him. I enjoyed the differences between the brothers, similar to real-life families. I liked the way the author threw in bits of his past, so that I wasn't bombarded with an info-dump.
The mystery was good; it kept me guessing, which is always a plus. The ending played out well, though it was just a tad farfetched on that person's abilities of subterfuge. I may be splitting hairs; I read a lot of mysteries. I also found there was a lot of internal dialogue. I prefer dialogue between characters. I get bogged down in a lot of narrative, and tend to skim. Hence, the four star rating.
All in all, I enjoyed Deadly Chemistry, and will read the next one in this series. With two brothers, I can only imagine their stories will make great sequels. Hot guys, smart women? Heck, yeah! (Click on the cover image to get your Amazon copy)
Author, Teri Anne Stanley
Teri's career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.