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The Love Hypothesis - by Ali Hazelwood (Paperback)

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About the Book



Includes an excerpt from Love on the brain.



Book Synopsis



The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

As seen on THE VIEW!

A BuzzFeed Best Summer Read of 2021

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.



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An Indie Next Pick!

"Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist...The Love Hypothesis has wild commercial appeal but the quieter secret is that there is a specific audience, made up of all of the Olives in the world, who have deeply, ardently waited for this exact book."--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

"Funny, sexy and smart, Ali Hazelwood did a terrific job with The Love Hypothesis."--Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author

"This tackles one of my favorite tropes--Grumpy meets Sunshine--in a fun and utterly endearing way...I loved the nods towards fandom and romance novels, and I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!"--Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author

Pure slow-burning gold with lots of chemistry.--Popsugar

A beautifully written romantic comedy with a heroine you will instantly fall in love with, The Love Hypothesis is destined to earn a place on your keeper shelf.--Elizabeth Everett, author of A Lady's Formula for Love

Smart, witty dialog and a diverse cast of likable secondary characters...A realistic, amusing novel that readers won't be able to put down.--Library Journal, starred review

Hilarious and heartwarming, The Love Hypothesis is romantic comedy at its best...a perfect amalgamation of sex and science, sure to appeal to readers of Christina Lauren or Abby Jimenez.--Shelf Awareness

With whip-smart and endearing characters, snappy prose, and a quirky take on a favorite trope, Hazelwood convincingly navigates the fraught shoals of academia...This smart, sexy contemporary should delight a wide swath of romance lovers.--Publishers Weekly



About the Author



Ali Hazelwood is the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, as well as the writer 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, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her two feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 1.3 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Berkley Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2021
TCIN: 82284277
UPC: 9780593336823
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6278
Origin: Made in the USA
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Q: is the age 14 ok to read this book

submitted by scarlett - 5 months ago
4.7 out of 5 stars with 287 reviews
94% would recommend
57 recommendations

Guilty Pleasure RomCom

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CG - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I rarely read but a girl friend recommended this book to me so I had to check it out. Finished it in 48 hours, a new record. I didn’t know I could read that fast. Loved it and can’t wait to check out her other books.
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Cute, cozy romcom with a not too angsty conflict

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CVann - 2 months ago
The ‘while reading’ rating in my head started as a 5 and bounced around 3/4/5 from the middle on. The story was a bit uneven and the ending/conflict resolution felt rushed and too easy. Overall, The Love Hypothesis was a cute, cozy romcom with a not too angsty conflict and a predictable happy ending (I mean, happy endings are always predictable in a romance, but the specific way it happened was also predictable). Olive making a snap decision to kiss a random colleague instead of having an open and honest conversation with her best friend was irritating and cliché, but I can roll with it because this is a romcom and that's sort of expected, right? I appreciated the depiction of close, mixed-gender friendships and the lack of women being catty towards each other (such an annoying staple in romcoms). I loved that the characters were all intelligent people who cared about doing meaningful scientific research. Olive is lovely, but her commitment to not seeing the truth wore a bit thin. A few too many miscommunications, deflections, and misconceptions on her part. The side characters were all fun and interesting. Adam could have been a bit more developed. I’m still not sure if he’s actually overly harsh to his grad students or if they are being too sensitive. From what the reader sees, he’s unfailingly kind to Olive and only occasionally brusque with others. I wish we’d had the chance to see more of him in his lab and make a judgment on his behavior in that context. I feel like it would have given him more depth as a character.
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Got me kicking my feet n giggling

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mbeetle - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
A slow burn, fake date scenario that ultimately ends in the sweetest romance, a great read! Spolier Tom can kick rocks
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Hated the main character

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
acat4567 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
The main character was a touch annoying with how oblivious and childish she could be which made it difficult to relate.
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Good read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Emily - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good read! Little slow but really enjoyable!
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10/10

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this book!! An absolute 10/10 for me, probably the best book I’ve read all year
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The best STEM rom-con I have ever read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Soizig - 4 months ago
If you love science, if you love romance, if you love a book that makes you want to learn more about a certain subject, then this is the one. The plot is amazing, the characters are very realistic. This book is my #1 book, I love it and do recommend it to anyone who likes to read. This book confirmed my desire to be in STEMS and it really is incredible to read!
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Good book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lip scrubber - 6 months ago
Nothing too crazy in this book. I loved it, it was mostly a calm book. Keep you entertained and informed with the STEM terms in it!
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Great read!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Charlene - 7 months ago
Is was a fast read! I loved the storyline and was vested in their relationship! I was definitely in their corner.
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Enjoyed this book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mail4tammy - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Enjoyed this book so Much, and it’s a typical Ali Hazelwood book!
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Confidence

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rainn - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is absolutely AMAZING! It’s been awhile since I’ve had a good read. I love thé nerd meets sexy it’s everything and more ! And, I definitely relate to the character Olive!
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Great read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Redwhit - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Loved the speed of the novel. Enjoyed the setting, something I hadn’t seen done before.
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Reccomended

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Eliza - 9 months ago
Super good didjejdjsjejejjdjfjffjfjffjhffhfjfjf
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I'm conflicted

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
skylarmadison - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book was very “fanfic style”. Some parts were really good and I could not put the book down, others drug on and talked about a lot of topics that the average person would not understand. I originally got this book because it was based on a Kylo Ren/Adam Driver fic, and because the fake dating to lovers trope is one of my favorite slowburns! If you love sappy and predictable, this may be for you.
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LOVE IT!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Maddie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is easily in my top 5. I absolutely loved the main characters. I binged this book and finished it in one day…
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So good

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JP - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I loved this book. The romance was good. Adam was such a good fake boyfriend. Definitely recommend reading this over this ends with us
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A must have

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Keila - 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It is a easy-read
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GREATEST BOOK EVER!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BookLoverGirl16 - 1 year ago
I loved this book!! If you like the book To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before this is the next book for you. It’s starts off soft and then it gets deep and cute. The main characters have so much chemistry in the beginning that continues to show throughout the story. Olive is a strong and smart woman that I just adored and I really liked how she was written. Adam is a jerk at first but you can start to see him fall in love with her because he was always in love with her since the bathroom scene. The whole book is captivating and beautifully written. So glad I got this book. I hope everyone else loves it.
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Good

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Anonymous - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Really good book to read when you have nothing to do
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BUY THIS BOOK

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Annabelle - 1 year ago
I couldnt put this book down i read it in two daysss Just buy it you WONT regret it
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