This is a cute contemporary romance set in the science world of Stanford University. Third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith, is focused on her career and doesn’t believe in long-lasting relationships. But, her best friend Anh does and so in order to convince her that she isn’t interested in her ex-boyfriend anymore, Olive kisses the first person she runs into in the hallway. The problem is, that person just happens to be young hot-shot professor Adam Carlson. He’s smart and gorgeous – but also a total jerk that has ruined many Ph.D. candidate’s lives, including friends of hers.
So, when Adam agrees to keep the charade alive and pretend to be her fake boyfriend, Olive is shocked. The more Olive gets to know Adam, the more she sees a different side to him that others don’t. A side that she begins to like very much. But just as the two get closer, something happens that could blow up Olive’s carefully well-planned career path. Will it also blow up her relationship with Adam?
This was a cute, quirky rom com. I enjoyed the main characters and thought they were cute together. It was hard reading about all of the issues women still face in the science field. Considering there is still so much misogyny in so many fields you’d think I wouldn’t be surprised by this, but I still was. The book was a quick and easy read. It had quite a bit of of fluff in it and the climax and aftermath was a bit of a let down, but overall it was a good, fun book.