I honestly don't remember how this story got into my queue, but it finally made it to the top, and so gets read and reviewed.
"Lab Partners" is a fairly straightforward romance between two college students who are assigned as, you guessed it, lab partners. The only twist is that she's black, from Philly, and he's white, from rural Pennsylvania. Each has some issues dealing with members of the other race, issues that they have to work through if they're to have a relationship.
The story's a good one. Overall the plot holds together well; there's no particular need to suspend your sense of disbelief. While it's by no means a treatise on race relations, the author does a credible job of dealing with some of the issues of race that unfortunately are too common. The issues for our female protagonist are particularly jarring, for me, but I believe them to be entirely credible (one only has to read the news to find examples.
Anyway, I like the story. Besides, it's a romance, and I'm a sucker for a romance.
Technically it's good, not great: there are a number of typos sprinkled throughout the story. It's not bad enough to disrupt the reading, but enough to be noticeable.
I won't claim that this is my ATF on SOL, but it's a good read, and I recommend it.