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.

Genre: Romantic Fiction

Number of Pages: 384 Pages

Date of Publication: 21/10/2021


The author of this book is Ali Hazelwood and it was published by Little, Brown Book Group. The Cover illustration of the book which I love was created by lilithsaur.

Rating: 5/5


I was really looking forward to reading this book and wow, it was such a great read. The story is funny, sweet, cute, sassy, light-hearted, fast paced and involves fake dating!!!

This book has become one of my favourites ever. The writing is what makes this book great, it is just so flawless and you really feel like you are present in every scene of the story, that you can see every expression of each character and the surroundings of every scene. Olive and Adam are the perfect characters and their interactions throughout the book were so funny and you could feel the chemistry between them which it is something that a lot of writers struggle to transmit without simply stating it. The Love Hypothesis is a book which exceeds in making the relationship feel genuine.

My emotions were all over the place with this book (in a good way) and I think I has a bit of a crush on Adam to be honest. The plot involves a romance forming between a couple pretending to date and Ali Hazelwood handle the topic very tastefully and although it could be a bit predictable you still enjoy the whole story.

I also loved the book cover which truly transmitted what the book is about. I will definitely reread this book.

This is a book for anyone who loves romance and cute stories.

Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops

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