Book Review: The Love Hypothesis (The Love Hypothesis #1) by Ali Hazelwood

This is the author’s debut and with the amount of rave it has gotten since it’s release, I had to jump on it especially since I have been reading quite a number of not-so-thrilling books lately.

‘The Love Hypothesis’ is a story about PhD candidate, Olive and the dreaded Professor, Adam Carlson. They get entangled in a fake relationship as a cover up which is supposed to benefit them both but in the process they actually fall for each other.

I loved everything about this book. The only reason I didn’t rate it a five star is because I wasn’t totally sold out to Adam’s character. As a scientist who loves everything academia and hopes to proceed for a PhD in the near future, it was a delightful reading experience and an eye opener on some things I didn’t know about the academia space. This has spurred me research more on what to expect when carrying out a PhD research program. I am also a fan of the fake relationships/marriage troupe so reading this story felt like home for me. In addition, the themes around dealing with loss and grief, low self esteem, love and sexual harassments amongst others were both believable and relatable. The writing was fluid and well done, making the reading journey really enjoyable especially since it was written with a lot of wit.

For a debut, this is such a fantastic start to a writing career and I hope to follow up on this series when the other books are released next year. I am already pumped up to read all of them.

I highly recommend.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Published: September 2021 by Berkley

Pages: 354

Genre: Romance


The Author:

Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is a multi-published author—alas, 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 U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She recently became a professor, which absolutely terrifies her. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, crocheting, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her two feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

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