Release Date: Sep 14, 2021
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Penguin Group
Olive is committed to trying to convince her friend that romance is an illusion. Her entire life she has been by herself. She is an orphan who buried herself in her books. Now as a biologist, she focuses on her research projects.
Olive recently breaks up with her boyfriend and her friend thinks she is still hung up over him. She just doesn’t buy into the whole love thing. Being the brainy scientist that she is, she has to prove everyone wrong so she kisses Adam in the hallway in front of everyone.
Adam is shocked but he goes along with it. He will pretend to have something going on with Olive. He needs funding for his own research and this seems beneficial to him. The only hiccup is that neither party expects to really like each other.
You ever just decide to pick up a book on a whim to find out it is a real gem? Well, that is what happed with The Love Hypothesis. I fell for the nerdy romance hard. However, there is just one thing that took away from the story…the repetitive misunderstandings. Yes, it did provide for angst but too many can become boring.
Despite that, I really enjoyed this book. The chemistry between Adam and Olive is really off the charts. The whole nerdy talk which didn’t deter me and sexual tension kept me interested all throughout the story. The sex scenes were smoking hot.
The secondary characters added a buffer for when Olive and Adam started to bicker too much. Olive shows her growth as she stood up for herself. Being a woman in the science field is not an easy task. Adam finally let his walls down and he is not such a jerk face. He is the perfect man for Olive.
The humor, writing style and fast pace of the story all makes for the perfect rom-com. I can’t wait to read more by Ms. Hazelwood.