The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon

The Sizzle Paradox: A Novel

by Lily Menon
Pub Date: 6/28/22 – click link above to grab!
Ok my stem romance fans! Add this one to your list!

I just adore friends to lovers esp when they volunteer to tutor you to see why you can’t keep a date and at the same time find out how awkward you get and how the sparks fly when you touch.

Ok Kian Montgomery is a new book boyfriend!! 

Lyric his best friend which hilariously my kindle read LB her initials as Pound which was also her nickname. But made me giggle until I knew that. My kindle pronounces things weird and assumes a lot.

But anyways Lyrics doctoral project was on chemistry in relationships and the other reviews that I’ve read said she was too picky she had really high expectations.  Lol doesn’t everyone, if you don’t feel chemistry or are annoyed by them now think about how that will compound in 10-20 yrs.

Also maybe she’s demisexual and can’t feel immediate chemistry and was giving herself too much pressure. Who knows? I didn’t think she was picky at all.

I loved their chemistry and in their effort to not destroy their friendship they may have created a gulf.

This one was so steamy 🔥 and sweet. I definitely enjoyed this one! A perfect summer, poolside or beach read for sure.

❓ Where is your favorite place to read in the summer?

This is my new spot since they’ve renovated this pool deck. I finished up this book while sitting on this lounger while my girls swam.

Thank you @stmartinspress and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

✨I adore Sandhya Menon’s books and I love her books as Lily Menon too! ♥️


The Kiss Quotient meets Love Potion No. 9 in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Lily Menon, The Sizzle Paradox…

Lyric Bishop feels like a fraud – she’s studying sexual chemistry in romantic partners and what makes for a successful long-term relationship, only she can’t seem to figure it out in her own dating life. The science is sound, but how can she give her expert opinion with no real-world experience? In order to complete her doctoral thesis, she must crack the Sizzle Paradox – it seems the more sexually attractive she finds a guy, the less likely it is to come with an emotional connection; but why? – and to do that she must get the help she desperately needs.

Kian Montgomery, her best friend, roommate, and fellow grad student, has no trouble bringing both romance and sizzle to his own relationships. When he offers to tutor Lyric on dating tactics to find a good match, she’s certain it will solve her problems, and in exchange she agrees to set long-term-commitment-averse Kian up with someone different to give his romantic life a much-needed shakeup.

But once the two progress with their “tutoring sessions,” they start to feel less like the academic exercise they were supposed to be as real feelings develop. Which is a problem, because Lyric and Kian are best friends and absolutely, irrefutably nothing else… Right?


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