Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: May 2, 2019 Format: eARC
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Chemistry is my love language.
I’ve always been able to separate feelings from chemosignals. A shot of dopamine, a dash of serotonin, and a sprinkle of oxytocin—and bam. You’re in love.
And when egg meets sperm, you’re pregnant.
I couldn’t even be surprised as I stared down at the little blue plus sign, because I knew exactly when and how, and with whom it happened.
When: approximately five weeks ago.
Who: one night stand.
How: prophylactic malfunction.
The upside? I don’t have to go looking for a suitable mate.
Genetically, he’s the cream of the crop. His musculature is a study in symmetry and strength, his height imposing and dominant. He is a man who thrives on control and command, a man who survives on intelligence and resourcefulness. A perfect male specimen.
And the whole package is wrapped up in a flawlessly tailored suit.
I’m having this baby, and he insists we’re well-suited to have it together. And what’s worse? He wants more, in the way of love and marriage.
But love isn’t real. It’s just a product of chemistry.
And if he changes my mind about that, we’re both in trouble.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Well Suited is the first Staci Hart book I’ve read, and now I want to go back and reread the rest of the series because each book follows a friend in the Red Lipstick Coalition. This novel is the last in the series, but can be read as a standalone.
I really enjoyed the plot of the novel. At the beginning Theo and Kate hookup, which leads to an accidental pregnancy. Kate is ready to raise her baby on her own, but when she tells Theo, he’s all in and wants to help her raise their child together. Not only does he want to help raise the child, but he wants more than a coparenting relationship with her.
“But that’s life. That’s living. That’s growing, Katherine. Even how you feel right now will change. It’s fluid, and sometimes it’s unpredictable.”
Most novels where an accidental pregnancy occurs is usually in the middle or at the end, but here it’s at the beginning, where the rest of the plot surrounded it. I’ve never read a book with it set up this way, but I really enjoyed it. I liked reading about the two characters spend time working through their feelings and the type of relationship they want to have.
Kate and Theo have very different personalities, and on the surface seem like they wouldn’t make a good couple. Kate is very clinical and methodical, while Theo is relaxed and happy-go-lucky. Hart did a good job showing the characters’ growth and how they had to change to make their relationship work.
My one issue with the book that had me lowering my rating considerably is how Kate and Theo didn’t communicate enough. For the second half of the book neither of the two are on the same page. They had one conversation at the beginning about their relationship, but then don’t bring it up again even though they have very different beliefs on love and relationships. Instead of talking about what they expected from the relationship, they assumed the other would be on the same page.
Overall this was a cute quick read, and I am definitely planning on reading the rest of the series at some point!