Is there a science to falling in love?
Carlisle Santiago is through with men. After the devastating end of a seven-year relationship, she’s trying to put her life back together. What she doesn’t know is that she is the subject of the patient and methodical observations of blue-haired scientist Matteo Villegas, who just wants to find love himself. She must decide whether she’s ready to give love another shot or if this is doomed to be one failed experiment.
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Tan’s triumph is that despite the fact that Matteo rarely displays any of the markers of conventional masculinity, it in no way diminishes his appeal to Carlisle or the reader. In fact, when put beside the more conventionally masculine Erickson Gutierrez — Carlisle’s ex-boyfriend and immediate boss — it’s clear who the better man is.
I must say that Finding X is one of the sweetest geeky stories I have ever read so far. I loved how science and romance beautifully blended in this novella, and of course, who wouldn’t like the blue-haired, journal-writing Matteo?
I love Carlisle’s journey of finding herself, and the geeky and quirky Matteo definitely helped in making the journey fun to read. I loved the importance placed in Carlisle’s self growth in this story. It felt real and gave more depth to the book.