Dating Hypothesis: Science Fair Book One
by Daisy Landish
Science Fair Trilogy (3 books)
Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B66XNR2W
Series Description: This sweet enemies-to-lovers romance first began with a high school science fair… and sparks fly yet again when the lab partners - one ex prom queen and one lifelong nerd - cross paths again years later. But will a long-time rivalry get in the way of them pursuing their feelings for one another?
Dating Hypothesis (Science Fair, Book One)
Published: August 10, 2022
Enemies to Lovers. Small Town Romance. Clean and Sweet.
Cheerleader, prom queen, dating the hottest guy in school: Charlotte is the textbook definition of the class queen bee. Her mum, Ava, is a beauty pageant winner turned consultant who thinks education is for ugly girls and has drummed these ideas into Charlotte’s head since childhood.
Benedict is top of the class in all subjects except PE. When not in the library, he can be found practising with the other debate team nerds. His dad is a stern, humourless man who values knowledge and academia above all else. He made the mistake of marrying a pretty girl with no substance, resulting in utter disaster. Benedict’s mum had long since put in her rear-view mirror.
When Charlotte and Benedict are paired for a science competition, they are adamant in their refusal to buddy up.
Charlotte thinks Benedict is an arrogant moron, who clearly has a superiority complex.
Benedict thinks Charlotte is a self-absorbed airhead who thinks she can breeze through life on looks alone.
As it happens, they were correct in their assumptions. Charlotte leaves Benedict hanging on the day of the competition, and Benedict goes on to win first prize. When Charlotte reads about his win in the local paper, she is furious to have been excluded from the project altogether. Benedict is furious to have been made to go alone, and they never speak again following their conflict.
Fifteen years later, fate throws them together again. They’ve changed, grown up. Yet the animosity remains.
Can they leave their past behind in pursuit of something they could never have dreamed of?
Dating Hypothesis is the first book in the Science Fair Series. Books must be read in order.
Brown settled back in her chair, obviously enjoying the aroma of her tea, which Benedict always found overpowering. She was silent a moment as if considering her words. “Do you remember Charlotte Black?”
The change in topic, quite frankly, surprised him. His mind flashed to his time at the school as a student. He remembered Charlotte. She had left him to do their science fair presentation alone while she swanned off to London on a modelling audition. He could never forget her or the way she turned up at his house and blamed him for taking the credit for a presentation he’d completed without her. He nodded his response.
“Well, she will be here on Monday. She will be sitting in on several classes, yours included. I've called her in to help the students, but for the first week, she will just be observing. I believe that she is the best person to help us get The Northern Swan back to where it needs to be,” Brown said, setting her empty cup on her desk.
He chuckled, thinking this was a joke. “What is she going to teach them? How to accessorize?”
Brown looked over him with confusion and a slight annoyance. “I take it you two didn't keep in touch? She's an award-winning psychologist now. Studied at Cambridge and is moving back to Else‐ brook as we speak,” Brown said.
Benedict stared at her with a blank expression. Charlotte Black? A psychologist? Surely, they couldn't be talking about the same person.
“I don't think she needs to sit in on my classes,” Benedict finally managed to say. “None of my students are on this list.”
Brown’s expression was sombre as she pulled two more folders from her desk drawer. When Benedict scanned the two folders, he found several of his students' names, all from years ten and eleven.
Guilt ran through him. Had he turned into his father? Was he pushing his students too hard? He felt sick. He was failing his students. This was the last thing he wanted to do.
Brown’s smile was sympathetic. “Don't worry about it for now. Once Charlotte has completed her assessment, we will know how to proceed. Enjoy your weekend.” Brown dismissed him.
About Daisy Landish
Daisy Landish is a romance and contemporary fiction author living in the UK, whose clean and sweet novellas have tugged at readers’ heartstrings across the pond and beyond. When she’s not writing love stories, Daisy spends her time reading, hiking at dawn, and riding into the sunset on her horse, Rosebud.
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