The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 11 hours and 8 minutes
Author Ali Hazelwood
Narrator Callie Dalton
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date September 14, 2021
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B08V4NYQ9D
Best Sellers Rank #391 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#8 in Romantic Comedy (Audible Books & Originals)
#18 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#204 in Romantic Comedy (Books)

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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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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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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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Arunima Pal
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars! One of my top 3 romances this year
Reviewed in India on September 15, 2021
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