Relationships aren’t rocket science. If they were, I might stand a chance of figuring one out.
Saying I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s older brother, Pax, most of my life is like saying the big bang was just an explosion. It’s true, but I’m not sure that quite captures the essence of its true enormity.
I know he’s only hanging out with me because I’m new in town and getting my PhD doesn’t leave me with much time to make friends. And even if it did, my strength is mathematics, not friend-making. What I don’t understand is why he kissed me… why he seems to want to keep kissing me. I don’t think my advanced physics knowledge is going to help me figure this one out. But I think for once I’m okay with not knowing, as long as Pax and I don’t know together.
He’s still the awkward Nerdlet I remember…he’s also probably the cutest, most tempting man I’ve laid eyes on. I know I should keep my hands off him, but this thing between us is like a force of nature. I want to be his first everything. He says we’re nothing more than atoms crashing into each other. I’m no scientist but I don’t think either of us are braced for the explosion.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
Adorkably fun, fairly low angst read. While 8 years might be a little close to be considered May/December, the fact that Elijah is still in college (PhD as a – you guessed it! – Rocket Scientist) and a virgin while Pax is experienced and established gives this book all those May/December feels.
This was an easy read with a lot of fun in and out of the bedroom (or wall, or car, or 😉 ) Even a few tears from me as poor Elijah dealt with his social anxiety born of years of teasing and mistreatment in school.
I’m looking forward to Bishop & Hudson in Four Letter Word and hoping Theo gets a book at some point too.
About the author:
K.M. Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, straight romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together.
She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series.
When she’s not writing, she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky, Lola, while her amazing husband brings her coffee.
You can connect with K.M. Neuhold here:
My Favorite Quotes
People don’t make sense the way physics and numbers do; they don’t even try to. – Rocket Science by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #AgeGap #Nerd #LowAngstTweet
I have no idea what’s happening or where this is going; all I can do is hang on for the ride – Rocket Science by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #AgeGap #Nerd #LowAngstTweet
There is no darkness, only absence of light. And I’m starting to think there is no loneliness, only absence of Pax. – Rocket Science by @KMNeuhold #LoveLogic #Romance #MM #AgeGap #Nerd #LowAngstTweet