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The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The Love Hypothesis

By: Ali Hazelwood


Romance, Contemporary, Rom-Com

My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars


As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships--but her best friend does, and that's what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor--and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford's reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive's career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding... six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.

My Thoughts

THIS BOOK! I kept seeing stuff about it and was like whatever sounds like every other romance - BUT I WAS WRONG! Okay TikTok, Bookstagram and everyone else who said this book was amazing - I’ll admit it you were right. As a person with a science degree, I absolutely loved reading about the background in STEM. I also loved the character of Olive - she was funny and her interactions with Adam never failed to make me actually smile. I binged this book in a day and loved every second of it. The writing was amazing and kept me wanting to read more. I loved the slow burn of their relationship and how Hazelwood kept you waiting for more to happen. I will say I read a lot of reviews that gave this book a high steamy level and I thought it was about average for a rom-com themed book. Overall, I absolutely adored this book and the relationship that grew between Olive and Adam. I highly highly recommend this to anyone who hasn’t read it yet - give in to the Booksta peer pressure! I hardly rate books 5 stars unless I get an actual reaction to them (aka throwing my book and/or actually laughing out loud or crying) and this one earned it easily for me.

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