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The Love Hypothesis

By: Ali Hazelwood
Narrated by: Callie Dalton,Teddy Hamilton
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With an exclusive new bonus chapter...from Adam's POV

Based on the available information and the data hitherto collected, my hypothesis is that the further I stay away from love, the better off I will be.

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 on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, 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 he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire and Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support (and his unyielding abs), their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion.

Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.

Ali Hazelwood's latest novel, Love on the Brain is out now.

©2021 Ali Hazelwood (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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"Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist." (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author of The Unhoneymooners)

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missed the mark for me...

I struggled to finish this- found the characters lacking depth and the voice actor sounded quite robotic. Very predictable and while you can tell that the author is attempting to write this from a modern female approach - ultimately the protagonist's self-deprecating internal narration did really grate on me! Solid two chapters of sex scene could float your boat but didn't do much for me... although strong consent themes were good!

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Read It!

Well! Where do I even start!

I both read this book on Kindle AND listened to it on Audible at the same time…. Then my AirPods died at 2am in the morning… so I got up at 7am and finished it!

This book was delicious! The build-up was SOOO good it hurt…. hurt soooo much! AND THEN YOU GET TO CHAPTER SIXTEEN….. oh god.

I absolutely loved the setting of this story being in the academia world, and chuckled often at the constant references to rom-coms, romance novels and one bed tropes… I could just imagine the author in those moments writing these parts of the story!

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Predictable but still a great listen!!

To be clear, I knew exactly what I was getting into. This book has been poppuling up in my recommended for a little while and I finally decided to go for it.

My expectations were not high and I was pretty sure I was going to be able to predict several elements of this story. I was not wrong. BUT I did enjoy it! This was no best romance of all time story and I knew that going in, it was exactly what I was expecting it to be and I really enjoyed it and appeciated it for that fact.

I was looking for a love story with cute characters and that's what I got.

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DNF

I couldn’t finish this one. The narration was really difficult and cringey to listen to. Like listening to a soap opera. Have heard amazing reviews so don’t let me preview stop you from reading it. It just wasn’t for me :)

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The BEST Romance

The book is ELITE. It was hilarious and I loved how self aware the writing was. By far one of the best contemporary romances I've read! Highly recommended.

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Adam❤️

Adam is my type🥲 not possible to be in love with the character, olive is so cute too

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Cute, funny and endearing

I love this book for what it was. A cute fluffy rom com that scratched the itch I had after Bride by the same author. It was predictable AF, but Olive and her mates were so endearing, plus I love the grumpy/sunshine trope. I'm going off now to have a spiced pumpkin something with broccoli, and think about what I read next to scratch this itch.

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Nice story

Olive is such a good friend that she kisses a stranger in order to prove that she's over her ex, so her best friend can get together with him.
Turns out she's kissing the hot but aloof and "cold" professor who has harboured a bit of a crush on Olive for a while.
Cute story, with a very "butterflies in stomach" vibe.
Well narrated by Callie Dalton & Teddy Hamilton.

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Plot line mostly

Took a second to get into it but I was stuck once the story progressed

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Idk

It’s so good I’m a sucker for romance and this filled my obsession but one thing olive is so oblivious like girl seriously why can’t you tell he loves you like how stupid can you be but definitely read it 10/10

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