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Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

About the Book-Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

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 broody 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 that same Jack who now sits on the hiring committee at MIT, 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?


“Have you considered that maybe you’re already the way I want you to be? That maybe there are no signals because nothing needs to be changed”

Read on for our review of Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Our Review of Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

There is a reason why I am an Ali Hazelwood fan and have elevated her to almost a divinity in my eyes. This book just proves that. I love how Ali Hazelwood works on her romance arc. It feels natural and takes its own shape rather than making the romance fall into a predesigned template. This simplicity in Ali’s work romance is what makes her romances the BESTTTTT. Love Theoretically has everything that she started in Love Hypothesis and much more making this book yet another amazing addition to her STEM series. (Insert chef’s kiss)

I loved how she took everything from the Love Hypothesis and used these elements to create a new story that still was a fresh experience. I can see haters saying that this is another Love Hypothesis in a new packet. DON’T LISTEN TO THEM. yes, I will admit that the book has all the same elements but the way she uses these same ingredients to create a completely new story is what floored me. HAIL QUEEN! HAIL

Love Theoretically is a slow-burn romance but let not that mean that the book is slow. NOPE! In fact, the whole journey of these enemies, forced together, suffering together and then finding an amicable middle path and eventually realizing a spark between them and finally acknowledging it and acting on it…. this whole process so delicately and well handled that you can actually see the growth and progression. Usually, Enemies lovers romance will have page 1 enemy, Page 2 sexual tension Page 3 Sex and more sex.. So basically in a flick of a page animosity ended and intimacy on.. with you left wondering why they were enemies in the first place. 80% of the time the reason behind animosity is even more ridiculous. That is why I loved how in this book, they had a reason why these characters had a bit off vibe in the beginning yet the book is not screaming at every line that they hate each other. You can see and make that comprehension for yourself.


In conclusion, I am a devout fan of Ali Hazelwood and that is why I would be the last person to say anything against her books. So for me, this book was yet another example of why I love her books and romances. She knows how to build them and hook her readers. If you love a nice, cosy romance without all the cheesiness, then this book is for you. I AM AN ALI HAZELWOOD FAN. Period.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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