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The Love Hypothesis by [Ali Hazelwood]

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An Indie Next Pick!

"A literary breakthrough…
The Love Hypothesis is a self-assured debut, and we hypothesize it's just the first bit of greatness we'll see from an author who somehow has the audacity to be both an academic powerhouse and divinely talented novelist."—Entertainment Weekly

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). --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08T6XN4FP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (September 14, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 14, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3254 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 383 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 32,681 ratings

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Ali Hazelwood is a multi-published author—alas, 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, crocheting, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her two feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

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Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did NOT enjoy.
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021
Did not enjoy this one. Sorry! I know everyone is loving this book but me!

⚠️ SPOILERS AHEAD!

TW: sexual harassment / assault

I could tell at 30% into this book I was not liking it. But I paid for it & everybody seems to love it, I kept reading to see what the hype is about. I should’ve stopped at 30%.

First, it was just so much AWKWARD. Not cute awkward. I am not here to try to relive my awkward teenage first kiss years. So painful. I hate being embarrassed. LOATHE. It is my least favorite feeling next to getting blood drawn. So much second hand embarrassment in this book. I was literally cringing on behalf of Olive.

Second, realizing about myself that I am easily super annoyed with insecure & clueless females. 100% over it. I can't get past the inner monologue of these heroines.

Third, this book would have been better without the sex scene. I said what I said.

How did two awkward almost virgins go from their third kiss (first genuine kiss) to banging? WITHIN MINUTES. Oh, and the super awkward science nerd, WHO SAID NO 3 TIMES, who seems to have no experience with women - of course is a rockstar in the bedroom. Because that makes sense. 🙄

BIG issues with the consent in this book.

The book opens with Olive, our heroine kiss-assaulting Adam with out his clear consent.

There is a moment before they get down that he is saying "No" for various reasons, and then the big reason is a lie that Olive has told in the past. He gives her an opening to come clean, tell the truth and be honest. SHE DOESN'T. And then they decide to do the deed... AND I WANTED TO THROW MY KINDLE AND DNF RIGHT FREAKIN THERE. The whole chapter 16 is a mess of a disaster. The whole thing is out of character FOR BOTH CHARACTERS. And then Adam is asking "Can I F*** you?" TWICE. Ugh. Such a gross and crass way to ask this. Why? Just Why?

I have tried to sleep on this review, think about it, re-write it in a nicer way. But every time I start thinking about it, especially Chapter 15/16 I get irrationally irate. I still want to throw my kindle.
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Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny. Snarky. Intelligent. Real.
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
I devoured this in one day (in-between family gatherings and kids). I couldn't put it down.

Olive is the best kind of mess. She's frazzled from her PhD. She's grieving the loss of her mother to pancreatic cancer (which is fueling her research into easier/cheaper screening methods). She adores her friends and will do anything for them... which is how she ends up kissing Dr Adam Carlson.

Adam is the resident grump/beast - instilling fear into graduate students (but all in the name of scientific excellence, of course). He agrees to a mutually beneficial fake dating relationship with Olive after the whole kissing-incident.

Both Olive and Adam are navigating the challenges and obstacles of academia in their own unique ways - research, funding deficits, grants... i.e. lots of work, questionable returns. But science! Meanwhile juggling their fake-relationship and not at all (!!!) catching feelings.

Cancer is a near and dear topic to me (my mum died of cancer and i am currently fighting cancer) so I was gut punched during several scenes that this was discussed.

The banter and incredible one-liners in this story are perfection. Funny. Snarky. Intelligent. Real.

The relationship between each character and their individual friends is beautiful. The development of their relationship together feels *just so good*.

Read if: you're traumatized from academia and/or a STEM nerd, if you love Mariana Zapata & Helen Hoang, if you love sharp and funny banter, if you like a delicious slow burn with a fun twist on some classic tropes, if you're wild for sunshine/grumpy books.

I'm so so excited to see this book climb the bestseller list. I know its going to be (frankly it already is) a total hit.

Overall score: 5++ (this is my new bible. I will study it religiously)
Smut score: 3.5/5 (slow burn, explicit but not super kinky other than *one* thing that had me going "ohhhh" 🥵🌶)
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Tara
5.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: PRINTED STICKER ON THE FRONT!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: PRINTED STICKER ON THE FRONT!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2021
The book itself is great but be aware they've dubbed it 'The Tiktok sensation' and printed it on the cover. You can't remove it. What an eyesore.
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Alexandra César
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfeito!
Reviewed in Brazil on September 23, 2021
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Amanda Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars I’m obsessed.
Reviewed in Brazil on September 16, 2021
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Anita Abage
5.0 out of 5 stars ai meu deus (light academia com grumpy×sunshine?? Pode contar comigo)
Reviewed in Brazil on September 27, 2021
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eloise.reads
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute but overrated
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 19, 2021
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