Call It Chemistry: A Golden Grove Series Small Town Sweet Romance
by D.J. Van Oss
Series: Golden Grove #1
Published by Blue Penny Press
Publication Date March 1st 2017
Genres: Clean Romance, Romance
Also in this series: Write By Your Side
If you love clean romances, don't miss this sweet and sunny read! Is it ever too late for second chances?
Peter Clark had always planned on a prestigious career in chemical engineering. That is, before he lost his dad. Now here he is, still stuck in the small riverside town of Golden Grove, teaching chemistry at his old high school. The last thing he expected was seeing his childhood crush Katie back in town for a few days. A few days he finds himself hoping will turn into weeks.
Kate Brady never thought she'd set foot in her hometown of Golden Grove again. After all, it was the scene of the biggest embarrassment of her life, back when she was "Katie Braces", the art nerd. But if she's going to climb the ladder at her demanding graphic design company she has to take on a re-branding job for Nitrovex, the big (and boring) chemical plant on the outskirts of town. And to do that, she's going to need the help of Peter the chemistry teacher, the guy she's never gotten over.
Will Kate be able to get the job done while enduring these heart-thumping distractions from Peter? And will Peter leave Golden Grove for greener pastures or take a chance on finding love with the girl he once let get away?
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This was a fun, sweet story of lost love and learning forgiveness. It was also the story of making assumptions and the bad results that occur.
The characters were well developed. Carol and Lucius were great supporting characters who were quite funny. Their meddling with Peter and Kate’s (lack of) relationship was quite funny, especially the bumbling they did as they tried to manipulate Peter and Kate into “bumping” into each other.
Without going into details that would give away the story, I think my favorite line was near the end of the book where Kate mentioned calf exercises. I won’t say more. Read the story to see what I’m talking about. You won’t regret it.
Though the story isn’t written for young adults specifically, it is super clean and there is nothing inappropriate in it.