Tuesday 14 September 2021

🥼 THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS 💜 Ali Hazelwood 🥼

  ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

• 14 September 2021
• standalone Biology-Lab/University Rom-Com 
• STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Romance

5 Stars

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.

Olive + Adam
We're in Stanford, California.
26 year old Olive is a biology grad student who is desperately trying to convince her bestie Anh that she's dating someone - so that Anh wouldn't feel guilty dating Olive's ex.
Only problem - Olive doesn't have the time and energy to date anyone.
Enter Adam.
He's a 34 year old bio professor and he's a bit (aka very) feared around campus.
And he's also the guy that got accidentally smooched by Olive in the hallway - because Anh was watching ... LOL!
He doesn't really mind though, because as it happens, he's in need of a fake girlfriend too!
Can Olive and Adam convince all of academia that they're fake-dating?
And how long with the fake part stay fake?



If I could get away with it, I would just say adorable, leave five stars and be done with it. That's all I want to say! 🤣
But this story deserves so many more words.
It was like this book was written just for me. I mean, I'm no university-genius-biology person, and I didn't understand anything when they talked about bio and smart people stuff (which they didn't do too much, don't worry!)
But still. The book was so cute and sweet and funny! I adored every tiny thing from the cover to the very last word!
I've never been to Stanford, so I had to google some photos. I wanted to be able to picture Olive and Adam walking across campus. And I did. I could picture everything so perfectly. Ali makes you feel like you're right in the middle of things. It was like sitting on the couch with some popcorn and booze and watching the most comforting and heartwarming rom-com.
I'm not telling you anything about the story. The blurb says a lot already.
You just need to know that it was a beautiful story. A rom-com set in the world of professors and grad students and biology. A story filled with characters that you immediately fall in love with. Olive and Adam. And Anh and Malcom and Holden.
There are so many cute and super-sparky moments - you just can't stop reading - you have to know how it all ends!
And the sexy moments?! As Blossom's Joey used to say: WHOA! I don't know if the sex scenes in my last few books were just super meh and fast-forward-worthy - but Olive and Adam ... they made the pages burn! It was hella erotic! Phew! 🔥😍

THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS was such a beautiful + sweet + funny + sparky + adorable University Rom-Com. I adored everything about it!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Adam - he'll be sold out in no time!

Review coming soon!

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I'm Ali, and I write contemporary romcom novels about women in STEM and academia. I love cats, Nutella, and side ponytails. I'm also currently learning to crochet, so as you can tell I'm a super busy gal with an intense and exciting life!