Summary (from Goodreads):
“Love at Absolute Zero” is about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he’s given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing: finding a wife. His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (−459.67 °F), but he has an instant new plan. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s what he wants and the time he can carve out—he will use the Scientific Method. Can Gunnar survive his quest?
|I really enjoyed love at absolute zero. It has been a while since I have read a good contemporary romance/general fiction book. I have been so into paranormal, that it was almost strange to just read about normal people and normal everyday life. But I really liked it. The characters are likeable (well, most of them- I hated Kara!) and I wanted Gunnar to find someone so bad! I was rooting for him the whole book.
Even though I am not a huge science person, I really appreciated how committed Gunnar was to science. EVERYTHING must be related to science for him, or he simply does not understand it. It was a strong theme throughout the whole book, and I have to say it was done really well. I loved the science speeches he gave to his physics class, and also how he related love to his research. The reason why I liked that he related love to his research, is that the way he viewed love changed throughout the book, but he still found a way to link it back to science. And in fact, this better understanding of love helped him in more ways than one. I loved how everything came together.
The characters were realistic, and that was the best part about them! They were not perfect in any way; each of them had their flaws. Ursula seemed to get mad too easily and could hold a grudge, Kara (well, hers is obvious) and Gunnar could be slightly annoying as well. But honestly, it made me like him even more.
Love at Absolute Zero is such an easy and engaging read! I had a great time reading it. I loved the speed dating scenes because the women were absolutely hilarious. They were taken to such extremes, and it was so funny some of the things they said. I loved Gunnar’s responses to their “questions”.
Overall, this was just a really well done book in my opinion. It was funny, intriguing, cute, and satisfying.