The Love Hypothesis - Ali Hazelwood

The Love Hypothesis

By Ali Hazelwood

  • Release Date: 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
Score: 5
From 101 Ratings


A BuzzFeed Best Summer Read of 2021

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 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.


  • Must read

    By nani_2121
    Easily stealing a spot on my list of top ten books that I’ve read. I found myself rushing to turn the next ,but willing myself to slowdown. I love that she was able to take a cliche trope and make it in to something realistic. Finished this book in a day . Truly an amazing book and author
  • love Love LOVE

    By flyingwiththewind
    Funny, savvy, tongue in check, quirky, swoon worthy, a little bit brainy and absolutely authentic. Read it in one sitting, couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read it again
  • Story review

    By aniii3331
    Loved it !
  • Amazing read!

    By Phycodemented08
    I absolutely love this book! It’s funny, romantic, angsty, sexy, and offers the public a look into the absolutely draining (yet partially rewarding) life as a STEM grad student. Love the diversity and the message about the hardships marginalized grad students face in the cis-white-male dominated world of academia!
  • Amazing

    By latenigntreader
    This book was one of the best ones I’ve read in a while. I could not put it down. Took a while to build up but it was so worth it!
  • debut novel masterpiece

    By theliterarywriter
    i received a early release physical copy from BOTM and all i gotta say is… my reylo heart is so filled and as a woman in STEM, i always love seeing us represented