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The Love Hypothesis

By Ali Hazelwood
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Publisher Description

The Instant New York Times Bestseller and TikTok Sensation!

As seen on THE VIEW!

A BuzzFeed Best Summer Read of 2021

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.

4941 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“A must read, in bed under a thousand blankets, forgetting the world exists, and inside this cute grumpy sunshine romance ❤️❤️❤️”
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersAddictiveBeautiful settingFeel goodRomantic
Thumbs Up“Very unrealistic in a professional stance. But still very enjoyable, really liked Adam 👍”
Unengaging characters
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I honestly kinda loved this book! It’s so cute and really ended how it should have! I can easily see this become a rom com in the future. I rlly liked how fast paced it was and the easily-read chapters. This book is creative in many ways and gives me hope for a future romance 🤭 !! I thought the characters were great and I love all of the development with each other. I found myself reading almost 10 chapters for two days lol. Anyways! Thank you Ali Hazelwood for a comforting, feel-good romance.”
Likable charactersEasy to readComicalFeel good
Expressionless Face“I have realized one thing after reading this book is that i should really not get attracted to over hyped books because they keep on dissapointing me and Love hypothesis is one of them.”
Lack of diversityPredictableUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“ahhhh ok ok so this book was my first introduction to new adult romance, and i absolutely adored it!! first of all, the fake dating aspect was something i loved! and the little dates that adam and olive went on omg 😭😭😭also adam carlsen 🥹🥹🥹🥹he’s so:((( and olive and ahn and malcolm’s friendship was so precious :( also this book made me laugh out loud and cringe at some parts but i overall really enjoyed this book 🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼”
Likable charactersEasy to readFunny writingRealistic settingHeartbreakingRomanticMisogyny

About Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

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