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Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions
Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions | Six de los Reyes
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Falling in love is a chemical reaction. Just ask Kaya Rubio, twenty-five year-old Molecular Genetics graduate student and research assistant. Fed up with her spinster aunts' relentless reminders and unsolicited advice regarding her Single Since Birth status, she designs a scientific, evidence-based methodology to find her a suitable partner in time for her cousin's wedding. As any good scientist knows, any valid experimental design requires a negative control. Enter the most unsuitable candidate for a potential boyfriend: the messy, easygoing, caf owner Nero Sison. Her null hypothesis? Going out with Nero would establish her baseline data without catalyzing the chemical reaction she seeks. But when Kaya's recorded results refuse to make sense, she is forced to come to the conclusion that there are some things in life that are simply, by nature, irrational and illogical. And that sometimes, chemistry doesn't always happen inside a lab.
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Chachic
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For this week's Top Ten Tuesday, I talked about my recommended #romanceclass titles. You can start with these if you're curious about Filipino romance! Check out the full list here: https://chachic.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/top-ten-tuesday-romanceclass-recommenda...

#blog #romantsy

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bentchbites
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I‘m stuck in a long queue in a government office and all i can think about are my shelves. 😭 i left them in this state last night bec i was too tired after over an hour of trying to bookstagram my haul. 😂😂😂. I WANT TO GO HOME!

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Chachic
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From today's tea time with fellow tea-tas: Beginner's Guide beside kaya and matcha macarons. The main character's name is Kaya and she loves matcha lattes.🍵🍃 Recommended STEM romance.👌

#romantsy #romanceclass #bookandtea #Filipinoauthors

Serotonin Ooo, I miss kaya 😋 😋 😋 2y
Chachic @Serotonin I haven't had kaya toast in a while! I should keep it in mind, the next time I'm near a Toast Box branch. 2y
Serotonin @Chachic yesss! I remember Toast Box. It was yummy 😋 I once brought back a jar of kaya back to the US for my family. Dad loved it ❤ 2y
LazyOwl I love macaroons 😍 2y
Chachic @LazyOwl I love macarons too!😋 2y
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gabbie_ellaine
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One of my favorite reads from #romanceclass Never thought science and love could mix beautifully. 😍😍😍

Here's blue!! @bentchbites ~ Who do I tag next? 😂

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EloisaJames
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I totally enjoyed this nerdy romance--think Penny Reid, or The Rosie Project. The heroine, Kaya, is a grad student in molecular genetics who conducts a field test in relationships, since she's never had one. It's set in the Philippines, & I loved reading about her crazy family too (hotdogs skewered with marshmallows?!!). a #thankstolitsy recc'd by @Chachic (Thx!) #romantsy #nerdromance #contemporaryromance

Chachic OMG YOU READ A FILIPINO BOOK BASED ON MY REC!! This makes me SO happy.🙌🙌🙌 and you enjoyed reading it, yay! I hope this one has made you curious enough to read her other books (and then maybe more Filipino romance after that?😉😉😉) Yes, hotdogs with marshmallows on a stick are totally a thing here. They're yummy.😋 2y
EloisaJames @Chachic yes I'll definitely read more! I sent a text to Sarah Maclean too--she writes the romance column for The Washington Post and she's a big supporter of diverse romance. Fingers crossed she likes it! 2y
Chachic @EloisaJames Oh wow, you're already passing on the love! That is beyond awesome. Hope @sarahmaclean likes it too. Six is part of #romanceclass, a community of indie pubbed Filipino romance authors (and the readers who support them). Loads of great titles to choose from! 2y
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itstimeana Yes to hotdogs and marshmallows on a stick! 😊 And yay, #romanceclass! ❤️ 2y
BookThingo I mean, who doesn't eat hotdogs with marshmallows on a stick? 😁 2y
heikemarie The cover is cute! 2y
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Abs, I mean, sale alert! (Pic is for a future book cover). Beginner's Guide is 0.99 on Amazon right now. You'd want to one-click this book which I picked up because I saw Courtney Milan raving about it. From my review: "Nerdy, sweet and cute, this book is an enjoyable romance with strong Filipino values. I‘m glad to have discovered a STEM romance that is set in the Philippines."

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DXMYPUM

#romantsy #romanceclass

GatheringBooks yum! ;) the book of course. 2y
Chachic @GatheringBooks Haha ulam na ba, bes? Have you read the book? Bili na habang sale! Pics of the rest of the photo session here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWDYkSPlT8O/ 2y
Chachic @EloisaJames Filipino romance on sale, you might want to check it out?😊 Her other title, Feels Like Summer, is also on sale. 2y
EloisaJames @Chachic beginners guide is mine! 😘😘 2y
Chachic @EloisaJames Yay! Looking forward to seeing what you think of it.🙌🙌 2y
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Cafe hopping, postcard-ing and Kindle sampling. I've been wanting to try this watermelon strawberry cake and it didn't disappoint! Brought some postcards to write in while hanging out there... an old gentleman sitting in the next table told me it's nice to see someone writing on postcards when most people are engrossed in their gadgets. Made me realize how much I missed sending postcards.

#romanceclass #romantsy #bookandcoffee #LitsyPartyofOne

Leniverse That's a cake that means business! 2y
Chachic @Leniverse It was delicious! It had strawberries, watermelon and rose petals sprinkled on top. Would have loved to try their other cakes. So difficult to choose because they all looked good! 2y
Leniverse You might have to go back there. 😂 2y
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Chachic @Leniverse Oh I totally would if I was staying in Singapore longer! But I'm flying home tomorrow.😉 2y
Chachic @Leniverse My Instagram post has more pics of the cakes there: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVy2actl9G9/ 🍰🍰 2y
Leniverse Oh. Well, that makes it more difficult then. 😂 2y
Leniverse Oh wow! Those blue things that look like fancy bars of soap! 2y
Chachic @Leniverse I just need to find a good cake place in Manila so I won't get sad.😂 The blue one is called Galaxy and that was the other one that I was tempted to get! Chocolate cake with blackcurrant jelly and rum soaked cherries. They do look a bit like soap.🤣 2y
Leniverse That sounds great. 😋But the one you chose was probably more refreshing. 2y
Chachic @Leniverse Definitely refreshing! Perfect for Singapore's hot and humid weather.👌 2y
EloisaJames Mmmmmm! 2y
Chachic @EloisaJames It was delicious! The book in the pic isn't on Litsy but it's Sounds Like Summer, romance set in the Philippines. In case you want to give it a try.😉 2y
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This book is celebrating its anniversary! Barista hero. Of sorts. :) And legit nerdy heroine. #romantsy #romanceclass

Review: http://bit.ly/2aLqmUe
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2g3APbQ (currently 99c!)

Chachic 🙌🙌🙌 2y
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minavesguerra
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New book from the author of Beginner's Guide. Should be on Amazon soon. #romanceclass #filipinoauthors #newadult

Chachic Abangers ako sa Amazon! 3y
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LuLeeBelle
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Ahh, kinda in a reader's slump. I thought a romance novel might loosen the block's hold. Then, while puttering around on NPR, hoping to catch up on current events, I ended up reading their book reviews instead and found an article published on the 1st about STEM romance novels. This one appealed to me (because it was $3 on the Kindle)

jpmcwisemorgan Acquired! 3y
LuLeeBelle @jpmcwisemorgan yayy!! 💯💯💯 3y
Chachic Haven't read them yet but the author has two recent releases: Sounds Like Summer and Feels Like Summer. 🙌 2y
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minavesguerra
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Went through a bunch of romance books (by #filipinoauthors) today. Preparing for something fun. #romanceclass

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My favorite diverse romance reads of 2016. #weneeddiversebooks #seasonsreadings2016

BookThingo Ooh, I hadn't seen that cover of Slave to Sensation before! 3y
leslieisreading @BookThingo it's the cover of the e-edition that I bought a few months ago when it was on sale. Much less cheese-tastic than the other cover I've seen! 3y
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Nero is sexy in an understated way, and he might even be a little too perfect, but you know what? I‘m all for the nerdy girl getting the hot guy with ‘polite muscles‘ who gets angry because the heroine wants to have sex without emotions. I melt. Review: http://bit.ly/2aLqmUe Buy: http://amzn.to/2g3APbQ #romantsy #politeabs #romanceclass #bookandcoffee

Chachic You found a cafe called Nero's brew?😁 3y
BookThingo @Chachic Yes!!! It has test tubes and everything. I wish it had been called Nero's Lab! Haha. 3y
Chachic Close enough na! 3y
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We had matcha lattes after dinner and that reminded me of the Filipino romance Beginner's Guide by Six de los Reyes, because the main character always orders matcha latte. Click on the book title if you want to see my review, that's the only other post for this one.

#romantsy #romanceclass #bookandtea #bookandbrew #LitsyCooks #Kindle #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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This Filipino romance came highly recommended by Courtney Milan, who was raving about this on Twitter. While I didn't love it as much as she did, I found it to be sweet and cute in a really nerdy way. This was a romance between two flawed individuals who seem to have personalities that are poles apart, but who really just want to find someone who can see and appreciate their true selves. #romanceclass #romantsy #Kindle

Chachic @wanderful.books ☝☝👆 3y
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