This novel is like digging into a double chocolate fudge cake, disregarding the calories, and relishing the sheer indulgent pleasure. An endearingly light ‘rom com’, in which a science professor with no social skills seeks to find a wife via analytical means. It will be of no surprise that he meets totally unsuitable candidates, and one in particular has an unusual quest of her own. Tuck in and enjoy.
‘You’re wasting your time with the questionnaire. You’d be better of measuring the length of their earlobes.’
Sexual attraction is Gene’s area of expertise. ‘There’s a correlation?’ I asked.
‘People with long earlobes are more likely to choose partners with long earlobes. It’s a better predictor than IQ.’