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The Sum of All Kisses (2013)
Julia Quinn

Lady Sarah Pleinsworth and a mathematician who was crippled in a duel are forced to spend time together. Since they despise each other at the outset, we know from the typical plot arc of the romance novel that they are destined to make love and fall in love. Those who enjoy seeing this familiar storyline played out will not be disappointed.

Of course, romance shows up as a feature in most works of fiction, and so I am not at all surprised to see stories about romantic relationships in this database. However, the romance genre is something rather specific, sexually explicit stories in which all other plot and scenery is subservient to the courtship. When I first added a real "romance novel" to this database of mathematical fiction, I thought it was a rare anomaly. After all, it seemed to me, the demographics of these two types of fiction must have very little overlap! However, I must be wrong because I keep finding more and more examples.

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Works Similar to The Sum of All Kisses
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. A Study in Seduction by Nina Rowan
  2. The Bed and the Bachelor by Tracy Anne Warren
  3. The Lady's Code by Samantha Saxon
  4. Miscalculations by Elizabeth Mansfield
  5. Christmas at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
  6. The Capacity for Infinite Happiness by Alexis von Konigslow
  7. The Goddess of Small Victories [La déesse des petites victoire] by Yannick Grannec
  8. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  10. The Art Student's War by Brad Leithauser
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GenreHistorical Fiction, Romance,

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