I just finished the book “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood and I enjoyed it a lot! I’ve been seeing it everywhere on BookTok and BookTube and Instagram and everyone said that they loved the book. I was a bit skeptical just because I didn’t really know to expect but I was really open to reading it. When the book was picked as a book to read in one of the bookclubs that I’m, I immediately ordered it. Y’all let me tell you, it was just what I needed! I won’t lie, the title threw me off but I totally got it as I read it.
If you like fake dating trope, this is one you won’t be able to put down!
To find out what I loved about it, read on!
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
This book was super cute! First of all, it features women in STEM and I love that. We need to have more stories featuring women in STEM. It’s important that women and little girls can see that a field like that is possible for them. It’s especially important for women of color to see themselves represented in literature.
I can identify with Olive a lot! The I my thing that got on my nerves was the self sabotage. She lacked confidence in herself and didn’t think the guy that she liked wanted her as well. She didn’t think it was possible! I can understand though because you think things will never workout for you (I definitely get it) but no words! it’s super cute! Oh and sex…I was here for the sex too!
Here’s an excerpt from the book that I just loved and totally get: “She had gone on five dates in her life…She would have loved to have someone in her life, but she doubted it was in store for her. Maybe she was unlovable. Maybe spending so many years alone had warped her in some fundamental way and that was why she seemed to be unable to develop a true romantic connection, or even the type of attraction she often heard others talk about.”
SAME!!!!!!!!!! I totally feel like that. I never had a boyfriend before. Guys don’t really show interests in me and honestly it sucks so I totally get where Olive was coming from. I know I’m not alone in those feelings.
I give this book 4/5 stars. Super Cute! I highly reccommend it if you’re into romance like me!
What’s your favorite book trope? What romance book have you enjoyed lately?