Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The STEMinist Novellas #2
Heat Level: 🔥🔥🔥
Release Date: March 8, 2022 (audiobook)/June 7, 2022 (book)
I received a complimentary audiobook from the publisher.
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 starts off with Sadie being stuck on an elevator during a power outage. Maybe not the best place to be, but it gets worse when Sadie finds out she’s stuck with the person she hates the most right now – Eric Novak. Erik and Sadie had one heated, perfect night together before Sadie finds out that he betrayed her in the worst way. Will being stuck in the elevator get them to work past their issues or make them worse?
Okay first of all, I absolutely love a book with flashback scenes and in Stuck with You the scenes alternated to being stuck in the elevator and Sadie and Erik’s first meeting. While I’m typically not a fan of insta-love, it worked for me in this case.
Ali’s writing is always fun, witty and has me laughing. She definitely brought the heat again in this novella 🔥.
Stuck with You was narrated by Meg Sylvan and I feel like she did a wonderful job narrating both Sadie and Erik! Erik is Dutch and has an accent and I could always tell when he was talking. This was my first audiobook narrated by Meg Sylvan, but I am definitely a fan.
Overall I really enjoyed Stuck with You. I will say that I enjoyed the first novella, Under One Roof in the series slightly more. Overall, would give Stuck with You 4.5 stars, but rounding up because I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook and still thoroughly enjoyed the story.