The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh
She’s a Democrat, he’s a Republican. She spends her days fighting global warming at an environmental non-profit, he makes his living doing PR for Bell Motors and their fleet of SUVs. But as soon as they meet, Emily Crossley and Robert Drake realize they have encountered their intellectual match. You’re never challenged, he tells her. You’ve surrounded yourself in a cocoon of people who think exactly the same way you do. She hurls the same accusation back at him, and the fiery debates begin. Despite both of their attempts to derail it, there is no denying that they are falling in love. But their relationship is threatened by political differences, Robert’s excessive work hours, and Emily’s fear of losing her identity as she falls deeper in love. Can their love survive? The Drake Equation is a tale of modern love and all its complexities.
The Drake Equation is a classic "opposites attract" tale set in the modern world. I am a huge fan of the unlikely romance, and I loved reading Emily and Robert's repartee. Walsh really hit the nail on the head with many of contemporary issues facing today's couples. The Drake Equation is a quick read, a little over two-hundred fifty pages, and is ideal for those lazy Saturday afternoons when you need some romance to brighten up your life. Four cats to The Drake Equation, it was truly a great read.