Sharon’s review ~ Stuck With You by Ali Hazelwood

Posted June 6, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

Sharon’s review ~ Stuck With You by Ali HazelwoodStuck with You Published by Penguin on June 7, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Romance / Workplace
Pages: 112
Format: ARC, eBook
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3 Stars

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella…

Nothing like a little rivalry between scientists to take love to the next level.

Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: when it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn…
Logically, Sadie knows that civil engineers are supposed to build bridges. However, as a woman of STEM she also understands that variables can change, and when you are stuck for hours in a tiny New York elevator with the man who broke your heart, you earn the right to burn that brawny, blond bridge to the ground. Erik can apologize all he wants, but to quote her rebel leader—she’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.
Not even the most sophisticated of Sadie’s superstitious rituals could have predicted such a disastrous reunion. But while she refuses to acknowledge the siren call of Erik’s steely forearms or the way his voice softens when he offers her his sweater, Sadie can’t help but wonder if there might be more layers to her cold-hearted nemesis than meet the eye. Maybe, possibly, even burned bridges can still be crossed….
To read Mara and Hannah’s stories look for the novellas Under One Roof, available now, and Below Zero, coming soon from Berkley!

Stuck With You was a fun, fast, and furious read, but this story should have been flushed out into a full book because these characters deserved it. ~ Sharon  – Simply Love Books


Author Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis was one of my favorite books of 2021, so I was excited to read this novella. Unfortunately, Stuck With You was a bit of a disappointment. The thing is the writing was still wonderful, the characters interesting, and I very much enjoyed this couple but I needed more time with them for this to be an extraordinary book.

This was a super short novella in The StemInist series (I somehow missed the first one) and I enjoyed it but there wasn’t a lot of substance to it. Sadie and Erik meet and in the space of 24 hours they talk, eat, and have a heck of a night but then miscommunication happens and they don’t see one another for 3 weeks. Then they are stuck in an elevator where Erik apologizes for what he thinks is wrong, but turns out it’s something much different. It was a fun, fast, furious read which would have been better with elevator sexy times, but this story should have been flushed out into a full book because these characters were interesting and this book didn’t do them justice.

3 Stars

About Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is a multi-published author—alas, of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She recently became a professor, which absolutely terrifies her. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, crocheting, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her two feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

Posted June 6, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments