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The Love Hypothesis (by Ali Hazelwood)

I’m glad I finally read this book given that there is so much hype about it.

I loved getting into the head of the main character. The writing style is absolutely engaging and the dialogues are well developed. The author has done an excellent job of making the reader feel like they are right there with the characters, experiencing all of the ups and downs of their journey.

However, rom-com novels are not my cup of tea so at times I found myself yawning and other times I was not interested at all because it was too saccharine for my taste. This was just my personal reaction though, there was nothing wrong with the book itself.

The story is well presented and very well written so if you’re a fan of romance novels genre, this book is definitely worth reading.

Title: The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Year First Published: 2021
Content Warnings: Sexual content, Death of parent, Cancer

From Goodreads:

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.