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The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

About the Book- The Love Hypothesis

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.

oh God !! Somebody just scrape me off this floor, because I am all puddles and melted from reading this book.

Read on for our review of the book

Our Review of The Love Hypothesis

You might have heard people picking up a book because of the cover but have you ever heard somebody picking up a cover because they like the expression of a character on the cover? Well believe it because that’s what made me want to read the book. No doubt the cover is gorgeous ( #covergoals) but that expression of Adam ( our male character) on the cover was everything that needed to convince me.The whole stunned and blushed face was so ….Swoon worthy!! My decision actually paid off and this book was everything that I wanted. It was cute, refreshing, entertaining and just pure large tub of chocolate ice cream.

The book is practically everywhere ….right? I am all up for its fan club because the book is absolutely adorable. When I learnt that the book is about science professors, I thought may be there would be too much academic stuff that would need sharpening of gray matter of my brain but fortuantely it saved me from all that trouble. The book was straightforward, fluffy and absolutely adorable. 

It hooked me from the very beginning. I was listening to the audiobook and I was grinning like an idiot all through the book. Never have I though that the word “Smart ass” would be so romantic… oh God !! Somebody just scrape me off this floor, because I am all puddles and melted from reading this book.

The reason why I loved the book is because of its clean and straight storyline. Nothing too complicated, nothing over the top, it was just more of smooth and crisp ride. It had twists when it needed but not too “twisty” that you need to analyse and dissect. Yet with enough plot developments and sub tracks that kept it exciting and at full speed. I didn’t experience any bumps in the ride which is the best way to explain how good the book was. It has kept itself uncomplicated, easy and light for you to quickly immerse yourself into the plot and characters. Although there were as chance of this book going to cite land if any of the ingredients had slightly been off. So that was the best thing about the book. Everything was in Its required amount. (Including the intimate scenes) which I felt came at the right way and time. 

Above all It was kind of both eye opening and educative to see how ruthless and cut throat academia can be. The small things that goes into the field. I felt that the author had made sure to give us a sneak peak into the field without making it too heavy. Even one of the major turn points for the book was dealt very swiftly and not making it too heavy.


The love Hypothesis is the perfect relaxer read. You know !! The kind of book you want to read to cheer yourself up. Something light and bright and can make you giggly.  A book that can cheer you up after a long week, day or stressful time. It has the best narration technique and language which makes sure that you can practically see each event unfold and progress naturally. You don’t have to stop and analyse to know what happened. It has got a good flow.

I think I was even more impressed when I learnt ( in the author note section of the book) that this was almost like a cathartic experiment of the author who herself had gone through some stressful time in the academia and wanted something to cheer herself up. Well So I say, Her hypothesis has shown result 😜

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