Mud, Love, and Chemistry book cover

Mud, Love, and Chemistry | Christine Layne


Mud, Love, and Chemistry book cover

Brynn Erlenmeyer loves a good challenge. Whether it’s scaling obstacles at her favorite 10-k, or acing her college courses. She succeeds at every endeavor she puts her mind to. In fact, Brynn hasn’t encountered a problem she couldn’t solve.

Aside from the gaping hole in her love life.

With an almost guaranteed internship after graduation, Brynn has everything going for her. But good friends and a bright future only do so much to pad the loneliness in her heart. She yearns for someone to share her life with, so it’s no surprise she falls hard and fast for Sam Eastman. Handsome and charming, he’s practically perfect.

Except he lives two hundred miles away.

Resigning herself to another lost relationship, Brynn says goodbye to Sam and focuses on her classes. Her last year of college seems like it’ll be smooth sailing. But she gets thrown for a loop when Sam unexpectedly reenters her life.

What should be a joyful occurrence takes an ugly turn when Brynn learns that Sam is vying for the same internship. Animosity builds between them, and soon, they’re butting heads. She tries to ignore him completely, but no matter what she does, Brynn can’t avoid his irritatingly handsome face.

He becomes her greatest challenge yet.

Brynn thought the fiery chemistry she had with Sam would melt away her loneliness. Instead, it threatens to incinerate all that she has worked so hard to accomplish. As it turns out, the line between love and hate can be extremely muddy.

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Finding love at a mud run? I absolutely adored the immersion into a run at the start where Brynn and Sam meet. Their instant connection scares both of them, leading them to not share the whole truth when it comes to where they live and other details of their lives.

Just when Brynn has everything realigning in her life, Sam shows up in one of her classes and suddenly, they’re fighting for the internship Brynn has had eyes set on. It sparks the competitor spirit inside of her and when coupled with Sam’s lack of communication, they go from once-lovers to enemies.

Sam is patient, yet incredibly smart by how he approaches situations with Brynn. He pushes her at the right moments, and backs down when he sees how it affects her in a negative way. The way he really feels is subtle, yet there if you’re looking. Yet, because of their age, I enjoy that there were some emotional hurdles that they had to grow through. I loved seeing how Brynn helped Sam open his heart while he helped her learn more about technology. Together, they’re an incredible balance!

The banter between these two draws you in, wanting more and more all throughout. There are plenty of spicy moments and a plot that gives them true development from start to finish. Absolutely a must-read this year!

About Christine Layne

Christine Layne is a romance author residing in Colorado with her loving husband and two sons. When she’s not writing steamy adult love stories, Christine can be found painting, reading, or watching movies with her family. In any instance, there will most certainly be a mug of tea in her hand.


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