Lessons in Chemistry by Colette Davison - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Lessons in Chemistry is a MMM standalone story from Colette Davison.

From the blurb:

What do a nerd, a jock, and a slacker have in common? Each other.

When Auggie’s controlling father threatens to cut short his studies, it’s time to put his life in order. Add one cute nerd and one dedicated swimmer, and he has a new lesson to learn—how to love.

Emory is all kinds of confused. He really, really likes Auggie but is also in love with his best friend, Casey. Then Auggie comes up with a plan to see if Emory and Casey share any chemistry, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Casey lives for swimming and snuggling his best friend, Emory. Except Emory is in love with him, Auggie’s confusing him, and suddenly he has to confront his feelings and his sexuality.

Three men and one conundrum. How can they all get the guy?

Lessons in Chemistry is a slow-burn MMM college/university romance between an inexperienced nerd, an asexual jock, and the slacker who’s been around. There’s a fake date, first times, three guys finding their way in love and life, and a whole lot of snuggling.

Jacquie's Review:

Like most Colette Davison books, Lessons in Chemistry is toothachingly sweet. Unlike most of this author's books (that I've read), it is low on heat and a slow burn. Honestly though, I didn't mind that. It gave me time to get to know the characters better.

It made perfect sense for the triad and who each of the characters were and wanted in their lives, especially since one is ace. I loved how that was handled.

Low drama, too, another win, though it was slightly too long for me, hence the .5 off.

What I loved most was the extended epilogue. I loved seeing them so far down the line. it was really sweet seeing them so happy.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Colette warned us this book was going to be different from everything she wrote before and she was so right in all the best possible ways - new adult, college, slow burn, low heat, sweet first times, ACE character and more... and it was stunning!

I love that she let her characters tell their story and made it feel like it was the exactly right story to tell.  I loved the pacing, the communication and the way each character figured out things about themselves in their poly relationship.  I also love that they did research...

It was great to be able to follow the characters to a future HEA and understand exactly what that looked like for them.

Rating: 5 Stars

Lessons in Chemistry is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.


Book Title: Lessons in Chemistry

Author: Colette Davison

Cover Artist: Designs by Morningstar

Release Date: July 27, 2023

Genre: Contemporary gay romance

Tropes: MMM, college/university romance (all characters are over 18), slow burn, fake date, opposites attract

Themes: Finding yourself while finding each other

Heat Rating:  3 flames

 Length:  96 500 words

It is a standalone book and does not end on a cliffhanger.


Buy Links - Available in Kindle Unlimited 

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“I want to kiss you,” I tell him.

Casey tilts his face up so I can lean down to give him a closed-mouth kiss. It’s long, tender, and soft. His lashes flutter as I pull away and smile at him.

“That was lovely.” He lays his head on my chest again.

I smile and kiss his hair.

“That’s nice too.” He half rolls, so he’s semi-facing Auggie.

Auggie seems to know exactly what Casey wants. He pushes up onto his elbow and kisses Casey. Even though it’s a sweet kiss, watching them still turns me on. They look stunning together, especially as Auggie’s beard scruff creates a red texture on Casey’s chin.

Auggie pushes up farther and kisses me over Casey. I’m aware of Casey glancing up from the movement of his head. Is he watching us as our mouths open and our tongues connect? Auggie lies down again, and the three of us go back to snuggling.

After a while, Casey shifts position and snuggles against Auggie. I turn to spoon his back, which is a new experience. I’ve never spooned with anyone. It’s nice being so close to him, having his back resting against my chest. I loop my arm over him and stroke Auggie’s arm. A thrill runs down my spine. We’re in a three-way relationship. Okay, so it’s brand new and tentative and awkward, but I’m lying in bed, cuddling two amazing and beautiful men.

Copyright Colette Davison 2023

About the Author 

Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.

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