The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publish Date: September 14, 2021
Synopsis: When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.
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.
Disclosure: ARC provided for an honest review. #partner
A fake relationship, calculated actions, and a friendship spun out of a chance accident? Of course I loved this one!
The Love Hypothesis was the read that I stayed up all night to finish, because I couldn’t get enough. Olive’s story felt familiar to me, and I was invested from page 1. But what I enjoyed more was seeing Adam through Olive’s eyes. Tall, dark, and enigmatic? Possibly to Olive, but there’s always two sides to a story, aren’t there?
This was so cute, and such a great read! Banter, sexual tension, nerdy conversation, and a plot twist at the right moment!
Be prepared for all the feels, because The Love Hypothesis will bring it.
*Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.*