Monday 2 October 2017

❤ The Love Experiment ❤ Ainslie Paton ❤

© Bianca Janeane

• 2 October 2017
• Stubborn Hearts #1
• standalone!

4.9 Stars
Can you fall in love in thirty-six questions?

The closest rookie lifestyle writer Derelie Honeywell gets to megastar reporter Jackson Haley is an accidental shoulder brush in The Courier's elevator. That is, until the love experiment: a study designed to accelerate intimacy using thirty-six questions and four minutes of sustained eye contact.

As far as Derelie is concerned, Jack Haley has always been a man best imagined in his underwear. He's too intimidating otherwise. But participating in the love experiment is her make-or-break chance. With another round of layoffs looming, Derelie knows holding on to her job means getting the story no matter what. Even when the what is kissing Jack like a maniac.

Jack Haley has zero interest in participating in a clickbait story. He didn't plan on finding Derelie smart and feisty and being mesmerized by her eyes. He certainly had no intention at all of actually falling in love with her.

The conclusion to this experiment? Thirty-six questions might lead to love, but finding the answer to happily-ever-after is a lot more complicated.

Derelie is still trying to find her place at the Chicago Newspaper she's been working at for the last eight months.
And now here's her chance to prove herself.
She's been asked to do this Love Experiment / 36 Questions / Date thing with the star reporter of the paper: Jack Haley.
But Jack is so not on board with that stupid fluff piece. He has more important investigating to do.
But he's also very attracted to Derelie - maybe he should do it.
He hasn't dated in forever ....

What will happen with Derelie & Jack?
Will there be a HEA?

Read the book to find out! ☺

Well ... that was a really great book!
Ainslie's book are often a bit ... different. Which is SO not a bad thing.
I loved this story!
You immediately fall in love with both Derelie and Jack and you want them to end up together.
But of course we have this mega-long way to go until there might be a happily ever after in sight.
But we enjoy every single moment of that journey!

We have adorable moments. Funny moments. Frustrating moments.
Sexy moments. Exciting moments. Lots of newspaper office moments. Cute cat moments.
I just loved it!

THE LOVE EXPERIMENT was an amazingly different kind of love story! I loved it! I loved Derelie. I loved Jack. I loved the sparks and the talks and the fighting for their happily ever after ... I just loved everything! Perfect Book!

If I had to name some things I didn't love-love - it might have been a little bit too long.
It's like Ainslie was writing a sentence, and in the middle of the sentence another thought popped into her head, and she just added that thought to that sentence. That happens a lot in this book. It's not necessarily bad - but it was just a bit too long! And some of those sentences were too ten-dollar-ish for me. I didn't understand the meaning of a few of them at all! ☺

Copy received from the author for an honest review

An Aislie Paton book is like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get.

I love that they are a little bit left of centre, that the characters are quirky and fun.

Whilst The Love Experiment is a little more "normal" than her other works,  I adored it just as much.

You can't help but love both Derelie (rhymes with merrily!) and Jack.  Their relationship is not all fun and games, and you know it is going to be a loooong time before they maybe find their HEA.

This story is full of snark, witty banter, laughter and sparks. Oh the sparks, do they fly!  The UST between our lovelies could start a bushfire!

There is also a cat with attitude, that even this dog lover couldn't help but adore.

I really enjoyed The Love Experiment, and can't wait to see what Ms Paton brings us next.


 Ainslie Paton is a corporate storyteller working in marketing, public relations and advertising.

She’s written about everything from the African refugee crisis and Toxic Shock Syndrome, to high-speed data networks and hamburgers, and for everyone from George Clooney to Barry Humphries—as Edna.

She writes cracking, hyper-real romances about strong women and the exciting men who love them.