Title: Professor Adorkable (Domesticated Inc #1)
Author: Edie Danford
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 325
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
What happens when a star-gazing professor falls for his hot young housekeeper? One heck of an earthy explosion…
Professor Marek Janos’s genius at analyzing stellar explosions doesn’t apply to his own disordered world. Forgetting to eat, sleep, and leave his lab has triggered some epic personal disasters. When his family insists he hire live-in help, he discovers home life has awesome benefits. His new housekeeper’s smile sparks more energy than a supernova. And the way he moves? It rocks Marek’s galaxy.
Pete Schulz took a tough fall from his high-flying life in Hollywood. But how does a guy whose best skill is getting dirty clean up his act? His new gig with Domesticated Inc seems like a great first step. Keeping house for a nerdy young astrophysics professor is exactly the low-key, no-chance-for-trouble job he needs, right?
Living together is surprisingly easy for both men. And fun. And more than a little hot. It’s when they’re faced with the idea of living apart that the truly messy work begins…
I have mixed feelings about this one. Some parts I loved, some others fell flat, while some plot points just confused me. I’ll go with 3.5 stars rounded down for the overall experience.
As readers, we never get to experience Marek and Pete’s first meeting. We never get to see how they bonded or how they ended up having feelings for each other. When this book starts they already have a relationship that has moved on from strictly business. I think it’s why I always felt that I was misssing something, or why I couldn’t connect with these two.
Professor adorkable is just….adorkable! He’s awkward and all over the place but also cute, sexy and, of course, whip smart. Pete is the asshole from [book:Unraveling Josh|30230776]. I wouldn’t have noticed, if a friend hadn’t pointed it out to me. But don’t worry; Danford managed to completely redeem him in my eyes.
I loved the interactions between the MCs and the sexy times were super awesome. Professor adorkable has a filthy mouth!
I adore this author’s writing and this was no exception, although I would have prefered more dialogue than the MCs getting lost inside their head so much.
Pete’s thoughts often confused me. He was all about rules and reasons why he couldn’t act on his feelings about Marek, but his actions spoke differently. I understood his reasoning, but then he’s do something that made me go “ah…what?”.
I love me some relationship angst so I loved that there was a moment of conflict here. The way it happened, though, left me scratching my head a little bit. I understand that it was important for Marek to become his own person without relying on Pete, but the way Pete acted felt somewhat forced and manufactured to me. But I rolled with it because, like I said, angst.
The ending was all kinds of awesome. Swoon worthy and sexy and sweet.
Obviously, the things that I liked are the things that also troubled me. It could be just me. I still recommend this book to the fans of the author, and I’ll probably continue with the series.