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Applied Electromagnetism

(Chemistry Lessons #4)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,671 ratings  ·  246 reviews
A business trip with the office hottie turns into a road trip from hell.

Adam Cortinas may be gorgeous, but he’s made it clear he can’t stand Olivia—and the feeling is one hundred percent mutual. Too bad, because in order to bring the company’s new power plant online, they’re stuck with each other for the next week.

When their travel plans go horribly awry, Olivia finds
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ebook, 262 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Haver Street Press
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Syndi
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was listening to this amid social distancing and work from home mode. And let me tell you, this book is perfect for the occasion. It is a sweet cute story about 2 people who have prejudice on the first glance.

They embark in a road trip from hell and finding out each other. Fall in love. Their romance progresses into getting to know each other during their isolation. It helps me entertain during all worse news around the world.

When you stuck at home,take time to get to know your family again.
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Brandy Hensley
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
***I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review***

To be more accurate, I basically begged for an ARC of this book because I Love (capital L Love) everything this author has written, and I not so patiently await new-release dates. This book, thankfully, didn't disappoint.

Adam and Olivia are coworkers who intensely dislike each other and end up stranded together on a business trip. As they spend more time together, they actually begin to enjoy the bickering and actually
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Susannah Nix
Jul 02, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: authored-by-me

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Mia
Sep 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Insta-love is so annoying just meh.
Brenda Brown
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Adam and Olivia's story had everything I love in an enemies-to-lovers romance, and the chemistry between these two was off the charts. Highly highly recommend! ...more
Janelle
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It's... okay? The heroine starts off as a bit of a sop, which is deliberate, but also annoying. The hero is bland grumpy dude with a heart of gold. Really, the most interesting character in the whole story is the weather.

Still, it's tough to regret a few hours spent in a Nix romance.
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Prerana
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it! This was just the perfect cute romance. I want to read all of Susannah Nix's books. And I'm out. ...more
Lauren
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I LOVED this book. Olivia and Adam were such a great match, and I loved their banter. They were such different people, but they fit together despite their pasts and preconceived notions of the other person. I'll start this review by saying: I know nothing about science or math or computers or anything even remotely resembling Adam and Olivia's jobs. They were talking and I had no clue what some of it meant, but it w
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Thenia
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
The story of a business trip from hell that brings Olivia and her crush/nemesis together.

Adam has just (view spoiler), when the two are ordered to take a business trip together.

Olivia, who has been pretending to be a lot nicer than she really is at work, doesn't feel the need to do that with Adam anymore, so the two finally start getting to know each other wi
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars

I almost gave up on this at the beginning because of the heroine’s obsessive thoughts about her co-worker but I’m glad I hung in there. The story was funny and interesting. Two people couldn’t possibly have more bad luck than these two did but the way they dealt with it and talked to each other was what made the story work for me.
Caitlin Kelly was a new to me narrator and I thought she did a good job.
Escape_in_a_Book
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this enemies to lovers workplace romance. Forced into awkward shared quarters due to a larger than life Texas storm, these two sort through their misconceptions about one another. I love a well developed heroine with the smart is sexy vibe about her. Olivia’s frustrations with the double standards in her work place treatment and others impressions of her due to being female, well it’s like the author had a window into my memories of working in a predominantly male field. 🤯 Such ...more
Tiggress47
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway
This was one fun, sweet, rollercoaster ride!

I loved how true to life this is for women in the tech industry.

And the intellectual bantering! The one about real vs make-believe had me grinning from ear to ear. I've had these arguments. I just wasn't as well spoken as Olivia. I wanted to copy down all her points and share them with my friends.
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Miramanee
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I. Love. This. Series. And. I. Need. More.
Anna Reads Here
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kindle-reads
Received an ARC for an honest review!

I've said it once and I'll say it again, I love everything Susannah Nix writes. It could be because her characters are relatable or because her writing style is so comforting and familiar, but whatever the reasons may be, I will never turn down a Susannah Nix book, no matter what.

And like with the rest of the Chemistry Lessons books, this one was beautiful. Olivia and Adam are such interesting characters and the relationship they have right from the start is
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Heather
Some of the best tropes: forced proximity, hate-to-love, there's-only-one-bed...and then throw in humor, a smart heroine, and knitting and you have the perfect Heather-book!

This is the first book I've actually read in a long time. I generally listen to audiobooks while I knit or spin, but this wasn't available on audio and I didn't want to miss out.

Cover: Adorable and perfect with the series.
Narrator: na
Hogwarts Sorting Hat: Olivia is a Ravenclaw and Adam is a little harder to classify. I'm goin
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Liz
Jun 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this, and not just for catnip reasons (road trip!) or the feminism that's evident throughout the series. It is great to see an intelligent, ambitious female protagonist working in STEM--but even more so given that she has AD/HD. I have it as well, and the representation feels truly authentic. (This book is actually the first time I encountered the term "rejection sensitive dysphoria," which was honestly a revelation for me.) Overall, it's a really fun, witty, potentially enlightening read, ...more
Leigh Kramer
Susannah Nix is back with her delightful Chemistry Lessons series. If forced proximity is your thing, this is the book for you! The bulk of the book takes place over the course of a couple of days while Adam and Olivia are out of town for work. I hope I never have their bad travel luck (speaking of, don’t start this while you’re on a plane) but at least they had each other. They had such crackling chemistry and it was a relief when they finally got together. The scene of them kissing in the rain ...more
celene
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
abandoned the books im reading for this, did not regret a thing <3

thought u should know:
-grumpy/sunshine trope (but the sunshine part,,, is not what it seems,,,hmm?) so yeah opposites attract trope <3
-when he calls her by her last name,,,, yeah,,, that’s hot,,,
-theyre so flippin cute like???? 😩
-adam cortinas,,,, i am looking,,,, 👁👄👁
-colleague romance <3
-adhd rep
-the way they act like a married couple when they werent even together yet <3
-there’s only one bed trope <3
-the twenty questions scene u
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ally
Mar 31, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
took me a little to get into the story and warm up with the characters, but then it was a cute light read with some classic tropes like co-workers, enemies to lover, having to share a bed and grump x sunshine and some women in stem-representation.
Laurie
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
In "Applied Electromagnetism," Olivia Woerner and Adam Cortinas are colleagues forced together on the road trip from hell when they are assigned to work together to bring their company's newly acquired power plant online. I'm a sucker for a good road trip story, and when combined with a dash of office romance and a touch of enemies-to-lovers thrown in for good measure, the result is delightful. Adam and Olivia make for incredibly likeable, endearingly awkward, and relatable protagonists, and I l ...more
Fatima Herondale
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romaance, stem
A pretty low-stakes book- I wasn't massively invested in their relationship, their first interaction had Olivia going literally coherent with lust, Adam was a bit of a prick as well- all intentional, but didn't make my impatience with them any less. The romance, to me at least, came out of nowhere and I didn't really buy them as a couple. I feel like with the power outage scenario the sexual tension could have really been ramped up considerably. The conflict at the end was absolutely laughable, ...more
Isabella - SnooRegrets
3.5 stars
I didn‘t round up, because I didn‘t really connect with the characters. But I really like some parts and was entertained by the rest, so it was still a satisfying read.
Rebecca Parker
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**NOTE: I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I've only truly gotten into the romance genre over the past year or so (the escape the genre gives me from real life seems like a survival strategy more than anything lately), and I've read a lot of different romance authors, but Nix is far and away my favorite. Every new book of hers feels comfortable and familiar, but not in a boring way.

Here's what you get with this book (and all of Nix's books): a smart heroine. I
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Ruth
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Applied Electromagnetism is the long-awaited (to me, at any rate) fourth novel in Susannah Nix’s Chemistry Lessons series, all featuring geeky heroines working in STEM. The science part, I cannot relate to, but the way these heroines geek out over everything from Doctor Who to Star Trek? – RELATABLE. I devoured the first three books in this series last year and feared Nix had moved on to writing other fiction, and so was THRILLED when Olivia and Adam’s story was announced. If enemies-to-lovers o ...more
Olga Godim
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Adam and Olivia work for the same electrical company. Olivia is infatuated with Adam, until he refuses to give her a reference for a promotional course she wants to take. Afterwards, she is seriously pissed at him.
When they’re both sent to Texas to do a job together, it turns into a road trip from hell. Or rather a business trip from hell. Everything that could go wrong for our heroes does, except the work they were sent to do. Their plane gets detoured. Their rental car gets a flat tire. A hea
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Julia Wolf
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Susannah Nix is one of my favorite authors, and she hasn't steered me wrong yet. Applied Electromagnetism may have taken over my top spot for favorite book by her, but I might just have to go back and read the rest of them again to make sure.

Adam, the hero, is grumpy AF. I love a grumpy hero, and Susannah Nix writes them with aplomb. And the best part of the way she writes is that there is always an underlying kindness behind the grump. I never feel unsafe for the heroine.

Olivia is fantastic. I
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Amelia Autin
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The queen of witty, super-smart heroines does it again!

I don't know how Susannah Nix does it (well, yes I do, actually, but it's super difficult). I giggle-snorted my way through the entire book...except when my heart was breaking for Olivia and Adam. Humor and heart has to be the toughest type of romance to write, but Ms. Nix has done it again. Applied Electromagnetism is the 4th book in the Chemistry Lessons series, and it's another winner.

I love witty, intelligent heroines who are (gasp!) sma
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Brittany
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Haley Dauel
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 4.5/5 stars! My only complaint is that it wasn’t longer! It was such a good take on the enemies to lovers romance. I was so excited when I got approved for this ARC and I’m so glad I got to read it. I absolutely loved it! It was a slow burn, but it wasn’t boring or too drawn out. I didn’t lose interest like I have before, I was constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next. There was a lot of back and forth between the h and H, but it was believable.


Olivia was faced w
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