REVIEW: The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon

The Sizzle Paradox is the perfect little read for fans of academia romance.

Lyric Bishop is a scientist studying sexual chemistry, but she feels like a fraud because she has little *real-life* experience to back up her work. So she asks Kian Montgomery, who just so happens to be her best friend and roommate, to help her find a good match. After all, Kian is very successful in his personal dating life, so this should work, right?

This was basically The Love Hypothesis meets The Hating Game, only they weren’t enemies – they’re actually best friends. But don’t get me wrong: it had all the sexual undertones. I love the classic “let’s-have-sex-once-to-get-it-over-with” because it sets up a whole lot of tension, and Menon executes that plot perfectly here. Plus, we also get a sex dream that sets Lyric up for a whole bunch of awkwardness. It was amazing!

The plot moves along quite nicely and kept me entertained with being over the top. But really: it’s the tension between the characters that made me stay. I can’t overemphasize how well Menon does these two MCs! Plus, the dual point of view gives us a great glimpse into both of their minds, which is helpful since they aren’t always the best at communicating.

If you’re looking for a good read that feels real but is still sweet and well-paced, you should definitely give The Sizzle Paradox a read.

The Sizzle Paradox will be available on June 14th, 2022. Stay tuned!

*I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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