The Love Hypothesis (Book Review)

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is a charming romance story that will fill you with happiness, make you smile, and leave you feeling that all is well with the world for a little while.

The Love Hypothesis

You’ll meet Olive Smith, a PhD candidate who has devoted her life to work and doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships. Her best friend does though, and to help convince her friend to take a chance on a man she likes Olive finds herself kissing a man she doesn’t know.

He turns out to be a young professor at the same university, Adam Carlsen. It doesn’t take long for news of their kiss to spread, and before long he agrees to be Olive’s fake boyfriend. For Olive it will give her friend the extra push towards love, while Adam has his own reasons for wanting to keep up the charade.

As the bogus dates progress and the two must tow the line to maintain the sham, Olive finds herself starting to notice just how handsome Adam is. He’s also kind and supportive of her work and before long she can’t help but to fall in love with him. But as the countdown to their agreed breakup approaches, will Adam reveal how he really feels about Olive?

I devoured this book, I breathed in the love and the friendships that filled the pages. There was so much humour and I think that if you had checked in on me at any stage while I was reading this book you would have seen a goofy grin plastered on my face. My children were often heard saying “oh, she’s reading that book about love again!”

The Love Hypothesis reminded me of why I love to read, to escape from the troubles of my own world into another one. This other world just so happened to make me laugh in delight and revel in the joys of the discovery of a love so fierce that it envelops you. I adored every minute I spent with Olive and Adam, and I know you will too.

Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

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