Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
Published: August, 2009
Published: August, 2009
Goodreads Description: The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).
Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.
Patient has a tendency to over analyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?
Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who’s badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive.
Favourite Quote: "You . . . smell like rain." Whatever I expected, that hadn't been it. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?" "Good," he said. "Definitely good."
This book is a hidden gem. I hadn't heard anything really about Psych Major Syndrome until my friend and book guide Nomes read and wrote a rave review for it. I then couldn't get my hands on it fast enough and she was right this book is AMAZING! Psych Major Syndrome is funny, warm, irresistible read that is slightly quirky in a good way.
Thompson writing is clever, witty and charming. It just has a great flow that makes it so easy to get caught up in this story. It is the kind of writing that keeps you amused and causes a silly grin on your face too. Please note that as a warning if you read this in a public place.
Leigh, is the girl you want to be bestfriends with. She is just a normal girl and is someone easy to relate too. I love that she drives an old beat up car, likes to read 'incredibly unrealistic and badly written romance novels' and tends to over analyze everything.
And then there is Nathan......awwww ~sighs dreamily~. He ticks all the boxes for me to make a great literary crush. Can play guitar, check. Has a crooked smile, check. And tends to walk around shirtless, check. He also is just a great guy, no bad boy attitude in sight. It is impossible for anybody not to like him.
The romance in this book is delicious and sweet. The kind that you keeping going back and re-reading again and again and again.
Overall, Psych Major Syndrome is a book that makes you feel good. I say to all contemp and romance fans run out and get this book now!
Overall Rating: 5/5
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