Tuesday 13 June 2023

🥼 LOVE, THEORETICALLY 💜 Ali Hazelwood 🥼

 ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

Ali Hazelwood

• 13 June 2023
• standalone Physics Rom-Com 
• STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Romance

5 Stars

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.

The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she’s an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By
other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs.

Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet gig—until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favorite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he’s the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job.

Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but…those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she’s with him? Will falling into an experimentalist’s orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?

Elsie + Jack
Elsie is a doctor. Not a medical one. If she were, she might already have a great job. Nope, she works in physics and the pay sucks if you're not a real researching prof at a super cool university.
Which is why she's jobbing a second job next to teaching at three colleges while waiting for her dream job.
Her second job you ask? Hiring herself out as a fake girlfriend. Nothing illegal. Just play the girlfriend in front of his friends and family.
One of those family persons is Jack. He's the super hot and grumpy brother of Greg - the guy she's been fake dating for a few months now - while pretending to be a librarian.
And suddenly hot brother Jack is standing in front of her at her first job interview for MIT as not Jack but Jonathan! The most hated physicist in her field - which is not his field - his people adore him. And he's the guy responsible if she gets hired or not.



Another perfect Ali Hazelwood STEM rom-com!
I so need to see these books on Netflix!

Jack and Elsie are so adorable together.
Both physicists but on opposite ends of the physic whatever. LOL. And the rest is also not a perfect fit - nothing really says: they belong together. But they so do!
I just loved the way he tries to draw the real Elsie out of her people-pleasing old self.
He's so sweet and calm and patient. And she's so not that.
I loved the roommate's pet! LOL!
I loved the brother and the grandma.
I did not love the mentor and Elsie's family!

This was a really sweet and funny and slighty heartbreaking love story with some very serious and real health and science-world problems thrown in.
I loved every word of it! I didn't understand all of them - but pfft - who cares.

Perfect STEM romance - can't wait to get more from Ali!

LOVE, THEORETICALLY was such a sweet + funny + sparky + slightly sad physicists love story. I just adored it!
Run to your nearest book seller for your own Jack - he'll be sold out in no time!

 Links to the Book & Author 


STEM Book #1


Book #2


STEMinist Novellas #2


STEMinist Novellas #3


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!