AusRom Recommends Ainslie Paton’s ‘The Love Experiment’
Based on an actual experiment, The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings, Ainslie Paton’s newest release The Love Experiment is a brilliantly clever rom-com that will charm and delight readers.
The Love Experiment
Could you fall in love in thirty-six questions?
The closest rookie lifestyle writer Derelie (rhymes with merrily) Honeywell gets to megastar reporter Jackson Haley is an accidental shoulder brush in The Courier’s elevator. That is, until the love experiment: a twenty-year-old study designed to accelerate intimacy using thirty-six questions and four minutes of sustained eye contact.
As far as Derelie is concerned, Jack Haley has always been a man best imagined in his underwear. He’s too intimidating otherwise. But participating in the love experiment is her make-or-break chance—with another round of layoffs looming, Derelie knows holding on to her job means getting the story no matter what.
Jack Haley has zero interest in participating in an infotainment piece. He didn’t plan on finding Derelie smart and feisty and being mesmerized by her eyes..
The conclusion to this experiment? Thirty-six questions might lead to love, but finding the answer to happily-ever-after is a lot more complicated.