Title: The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Publisher: Berkley Books
Date Published: September 14, 2021
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
- Fake dating is plaguing my life right now. I don't know why, but I feel like it is everywhere.
- Olive's ex-boyfriend and best friend are attracted to one another, but Olive's friend doesn't want to hurt Olive by dating her ex, so Olive impulsively kisses a random guy in the hallway to make her friend think she has moved on. I don't understand the logic, but whatever. The guy she kissed is a professor who is renown for being an unapproachable jerk. Of course the random professor decides to help her with the ruse, and of course they fall in love.
- I didn't hate the romance, in fact I really liked Olive and Adam as a couple, but I didn't like the fake dating trope.
- Yes, I crushed on Adam. It helped that from his description, I pictured him as Richard Armitage, so ya. His good looks combined with his undying loyalty, silent longing, and sexy protectiveness made for a very crush worthy guy.
- I'm not one for erotic books, and I was unaware of the sex scene. It was a little too steamy for me. I know we are supposed to read outside our comfort zones, but I'm okay not being that intimate with other's relations.
- I loved the book setting, and I loved the representation of women in STEM.
- I'm glad I finally got around to reading this book, but I think it is over-hyped. *ducks projectiles*
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