For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, September 13, 2021

Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

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. ~ Goodreads

Source: e-arc provided by Berkley Romance in exchange for an honest review


πŸ₯° I absolutely adored The Love Hypothesis! It's the feel-good, filled with heart rom-com I've been looking for. No bait and switch here!

πŸ‘There are a few, without spoiling, encounters that set up a fake dating relationship like no other between Ph. D. candidate Olive and grumpy professor Adam. It's a common trope but I thing Hazelwood put her own spin on it that made it fresh and exciting.

😣😊 I'm so happy that Adam was more than just a cliched alpha grouchy guy. He was actually quite soft inside, if not too pragmatic and gruff. Olive's sweet, nerdy personality and growth were really well done. You absolutely root for this two 110% both as a couple and individually.

πŸ‘ The friendships were all wonderful! The issues it tackles were handled well! The romance all fluttery and adorable, balanced with just the right amount of humor!

Overall: Like I said at the start - THIS is the cute, all the feels, leaves me happy for days, rom-com I love. It was just the sweetest and MORE OF THIS PLEASE.

16 comments:

  1. YAAAAYYYYYYYY. That's all I can say lol. I was soo happy while reading this one, I want more of that feeling!

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    1. Yeah - I read this so long ago and tried telling people but it was too early lol I'm glad everyone feels the same.

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  2. YES! Glad you loved this too. We can form a club with all us Love Hypothesis lovers, but you mentioned one of my favorite things - that soft, chewy center Adam hid from most. I loved finding out those sweet little tidbits about him

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    1. It was such a pleasant surprise that he was actually awkward and nervous behind that alpha dude vibe. That's rarely the case.

      I would join that club!

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  3. I've been seeing this pop up on a few blogs. It sounds fun and we need happy right now, right?

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    1. I think we all need a little light hearted fun from wherever we can get it these days.

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  4. I'm so delighted that you have found the 'filled with heart rom-com' you've been looking for. Given the world we find ourselves living in at the moment its good to find such books.

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    1. Yes, light and sweet are much needed right now.

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  5. Wow, I'm seeing this one *everywhere* this week! :) So glad it was such a hit for you! It's such a great feeling when a book just hits all the right spots.

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    1. It's everything I've been looking for - and haven't been able to find - in a rom-com.

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  6. I agree 100%. It is such a great story. You can tell right from the start that Olive and Adam are meant to be. *happy sigh*

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    1. I usually don't like misunderstandings like that but everything worked here.

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  7. Aw, yay, I'm so glad you loved this one. I've been seeing really positive things for it, and I'm definitely reading more romances these days.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. I haven't read it but from this post and the comments, it sure sounds good.

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    1. I don't think it's your kind of read but it was a lot of fun.

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