Kylie and Regan have been best friends since forever. As the years went by, they went through so many things together (from discovering who they were to family drama, and all it entails) it seems frivolous in their minds that they are made (and clearly perfect) for each other, as more than best friends. After Regan, the chemistry teacher decides that the best way for them to get their friends off their back with the redundant subject was to go on a date (…or three …) to validate and prove to them how platonic their friendship is and always was…
With Chemistry Lessons, Jae hit us with a wonderful masterpiece once again. I’ll be honest, I am not that surprised. As usual, the main characters are funny, brilliant and strong women. The rest of the cast is all coming together perfectly to create their perfect little world. I loved how oblivious Ky and Regan are towards how they act to one another. As if it was the most common thing to leave toothbrushes and clothes at a best friend’s house, enough so those past girlfriends might have had trouble figuring out how to fit in their lives without being the third wheel since both of them act so much like partners already.
I must admit, I am a real fan of books under the “Friends-to-lovers” trope, and even more when they are written so perfectly. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, probably because it feels close to home since it is the way I’ve met and fallen in love with my soulmate.
The writing in Chemistry Lessons is even better than any other previous books I’ve read by Jae. It seems her writing is ageing like fine wine, getting even more perfect and sophisticated with every new release she offers her readers. I loved having the usual easter eggs thrown in the book, and even more since there are a lot of them in this one. The friendship between characters of previous books makes it all even better, like welcoming old friends to a party.
I particularly adored how accurately written were the moments as ‘’best friends’’ and the moments when you see them act more like ‘’lovers’’. It was as if they were two different couples with a part of their worlds colliding at times. It was both adorable and efficient. I loved how they just know and finish each other’s sentences as much as their food plates.
If you are looking for a great night spent “shipping” two lovely (and clearly blind to the obvious) best friends, then I sure advise you to grab a copy of Chemistry Lessons as soon as possible. This one goes to the top of my list and I will be waiting (…not so…) patiently for the audiobook to be added to my collection, as this is a story I want to read and have read to me a lot more times soon.
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, but will be buying the other available options as soon as they are available*