2019 RITA® Award Winner
Advanced Physical Chemistry
After a string of lousy boyfriends, chemical engineer Penny Popplestone swears off men until she can figure out why they keep cheating on her. But her no-men resolution hits a snag when the mysterious and superhumanly hot barista at her favorite coffee shop strikes up a friendship with her.
Penny strives to keep things platonic, but when Caleb gives her the kiss of her life, she realizes he wants to be more than just friends. Tired of always being "good little Penny," she throws caution to the wind and pursues a no-strings fling with the hottie barista. It's not like they have anything in common beyond scorching physical chemistry, so what does she have to lose?
Her heart, it turns out.
Now, this fanfic-reading, plus-size heroine faces an unsolvable problem. What do you do when being apart is unbearable…but being together is impossible?
Praise for Advanced Physical Chemistry:
"Nix’s pacing is pitch-perfect, and a cast of endearing secondary characters, particularly Penny’s supportive friend Olivia, add depth and appeal. Penny is a refreshing heroine with a messy personal life, but an inspiring career. Readers will eagerly devour Nix’s smart and sexy story."
"I positively inhaled this story! Susannah Nix creates such relatable, interesting characters that I simply had to know what would happen to Penny and Caleb."
—Author and Blogger Leigh Kramer
“Susannah Nix has this knack for writing intelligent, unique women. I've enjoyed each of her books in this series, but I do believe that Advanced Physical Chemistry is my favorite so far! This story is all about being who you are, loving who you are, being loved for who you are, and being brave. Who wouldn't want to read about that???”