Thawing Ice Queen & Enemies-to-Lovers

4.5 out of 5 stars

Once I got into the nitty gritty of Chemistry, I smiled ear to ear. I won’t give away the specific scene, but it involved a “not knowing” sort of trope that I didn’t know I really enjoyed. Chemistry also employs a few other tropes I like – thawing ice queen, opposites attract, and enemies-to-lovers.

Lily is by far my favorite person in this – she’s young and “naive,” according to Eva, but she’s just a nice newly minted teacher trying to do her best. Where Eva has been burned before and came back home, leaving a professor job to come home to take care of her mom.

The story itself was full of sweet moments mixed in with lots and lots of awkward encounters. It felt like Lily and Eva were drawn to each other and then would bounce off over and over… until they didn’t, and that payoff was so good.

As always, Lori Prince delivers a wonderful performance. I love listening to books narrated by her – she can take an already good book and make it even better.

Book Description:

An opposites-attract, ice queen lesbian romance about finding the softest of hearts behind the highest walls.

Newly minted high school teacher Lily Cross is young, bubbly, and can’t wait to put her fresh ideas into practice in the classroom. Her excitement is derailed after a disastrous run-in with a colleague. Lily didn’t realize she’d have to win over her fellow teachers as well as her students, but that’s okay. Lily’s up to the challenge.

Disillusioned Eva Thomas never imagined she’d wind up as a teacher in her hometown, or worse, suffer the boundless, puppy dog enthusiasm of a new colleague. Eva has no interest in making friends—or making nice. She just wants to survive her day and be left alone. That’s easier said than done when Lily Cross has you in her sights.

Their clashing arguments lead to sparks and then the impossible…attraction. But how can two such different people ever work?

Chemistry by Rachael Sommers
Narrator: Lori Prince
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Published by Tantor Audio on November 22nd 2022
Genres: Enemies to Lovers, Workplace / Office Romance, LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: Never Say Never, Fool For Love

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