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The Love Hypothesis: Tiktok made me buy it! The romcom of the year! Kindle Edition
Based on the available information and the data hitherto collected, my hypothesis is that the further I stay away from love, the better off I will be.
'Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
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 on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, 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 he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire and Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support (and his unyielding abs), their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion.
Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
What the five star reviews are saying about The Love Hypothesis:
'Did I read this in 24 hours? Yes.'
'Funny. Snarky. Intelligent. Real.'
'If you're even slightly thinking about getting this book to read, just go a head and do it'
'Adam is just *swoon*'
'Ali Hazelwood has made herself an auto-buy author'
'It was just... perfect.'
'A heroine you will instantly fall in love with'
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Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist...The Love Hypothesis has wild commercial appeal but the quieter secret is that there is a specific audience, made up of all of the Olives in the world, who have deeply, ardently waited for this exact book.-- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
Funny, sexy and smart.-- Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author
This tackles one of my favorite tropes - Grumpy meets Sunshine - in a fun and utterly endearing way... I loved the nods towards fandom and romance novels, and I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!-- Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author
Pure slow-burning gold with lots of chemistry.― Popsugar
Smart, witty dialogue and a diverse cast of likeable secondary characters... A realistic, amusing novel that readers won't be able to put down. ― Library Journal, starred review
With whip-smart and endearing characters, snappy prose, and a quirky take on a favourite trope, Hazelwood convincingly navigates the fraught shoals of academia... This smart, sexy contemporary should delight a wide swathe of romance lovers. ― Publishers Weekly
When a book has a certain type of magic between the pages, you manage to get from the prologue to the epilogue without coming up for air ... The Love Hypothesis was one of these books.― mylondon.news
I fell in love with Adam's and Olive's relationship ... it's the best romance book I've read this year ― Birmingham Live --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B09GJTLKXK
- Publisher : Sphere (27 September 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 3985 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 383 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 447 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Love Hypothesis was sweet, clever, funny and the swoon - ooft, look it's pretty clear by now that I loved it. Ali Hazelwood has delivered a fresh romance based within the STEM academia world in that combines the comfort of well loved romance tropes without feeling overly predictable.
This story is one of loyalty, friendship and love, and I can't recommend it enough! Read it. Then come join me with your love heart eyes as we wait for the next from this amazing debut author.
This story was such a delight to read; the number of times I sat there reading with a smile on my face or an aww said out loud was too numerous to count.
It's one of those books where I found myself
struggling to put it down, and then when I finally did, I ended up picking it up again straight away.
I can say nothing negative about this book; I loved everything about it; I'm also quite annoyed at myself for taking so long to pick it up.
For anyone who enjoys a fantastically written romance, please pick this up; it's amazing.
It’s probably not a book that I could read multiple times now that I know the storyline, which is why I’m going with 4 stars instead of 5.
Still a fun, lovely read. I will definitely keep an eye out for more from this author.
This was my reintroduction to contemporary romance, and reading in general, after a while and it was a great beginning. Very light and fluffy (fluffy here being used to describe the feeling when you're reading and something happens and your heart lifts, your whole body feels afloat and you can't stop a real dumb grin spreading across your face as you are taken over by a second-hand giddiness for how damn adorable these guys are).
It's not perfect, the set up is a touch ridiculous but with some suspension of disbelief and absorption in the story it's a good time
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2021
This may just be my new favorite book, maybe ever. Plot? Perfect. Characters? Perfect.
The only bad thing about this book is just that it really reinforced my idea that I’ll die alone, because Dr. Adam Carlsen simply does not exist and now he is my standard for men. And Olive has my whole heart. Absolutely adorable. And the side characters too. I just wish they were real so I could be friends with them.
Anyway, this is perfection in book form and if you are wondering if you should read it, do yourself a favor and go do so immediately. Seriously. You won’t regret it.
Ok ok ok, so was The Love Hypothesis a new favourite? Sadly not. I found the first 11 chapters a bit of a slog to be quite honest. The fake PDA moments made me cringe and also, I have a burning question - why did Olive keep expecting Adam to buy her coffees? I didn't get that at all. So yeah over half was a bit meh for me, I didn't understand the hype at all.
Its no spoiler the route this book was going to take, lets be honest. So when the inevitable happened.... well Ali Hazelwood can write a good smutty scene, let me tell you! When feelings were finally revealed, I ended up enjoying this book a lot more. I found both characters likeable (had a bit of a crush on Adam tbh) and enjoyed their chemistry.
It wasn't a new favourite and took a while to get going, yet in the end I did enjoy it buuuuuuuuuuuut (and I'm sorry) I think it has been overhyped. Like it was ok, however I have read much better romances.