Love Theoretically

Love Theoretically

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/06/2023
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Love Theoretically
My favourite yet
I love Ali Hazelwood wholeheartedly so please believe me when I say this is her best yet. Elsie was so relateable (also thank god for a chronic illness/dis... READ MORE
Rowan Maddock
Love Theoretically
A Super Fun Read
'Love, Theoretically' is another classic Ali Hazelwood to scratch that itch for cheesy rom-com literature. If you liked her other STEMnist novels, this is ... READ MORE
Beth at Andover
Love Theoretically
STEMenies to Lovers. (I tried!)
A super cute romance! My second Ali Hazelwood book. I love how these books suck you in, and you just can't put them down! Ali always has the perfect ... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
Hazelwood's best yet!
Ali Hazelwood never misses. I always know exactly what I'm going to get with these books, and everytime it's exactly what I need (and yes, I cry every time... READ MORE
Libby Low
Love Theoretically
Love, Theoretically: Why Ali Hazelwood has both disgusted me and delighted me all in one book.
First of all, thank you to Hachette for sending me an advanced reader copy of this book, it literally made my year. Now don’t let the title fool you, I a... READ MORE
Amy at Telford
Love Theoretically
STEM-inimism perfection
Another fantastic novel from Ali Hazelwood, I enjoyed it as much (and if not more) than her previous books! Two physicists are crossed academia and attract... READ MORE
Emily at Tenterden
Love Theoretically
Lacked romantic spark
I was unconvinced by the central romance – mainly due to the disappointing love interest and lack of chemistry – so this book ended up falling flat for me.... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor
Love Theoretically
The classic STEM romance formula... knocks it out of the park!
This was a million times better than The Love Hypothesis and I am literally obsessed with it! It was so funny, Jack and Elsie had insane chemistry - Jack i... READ MORE
Millie Slingsby
Love Theoretically
Hazelwood's best one yet!!!
The life of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway is split between her day job as an adjunct professor and her side hustle as a fake girlfriend. However, he... READ MORE
Celina, Waterstones Liverpool One
Love Theoretically
Elsie and Jack are the cutest!!!
I loved every second of this slow burn, rivals to lovers esq journey. Jack is the first and only person to really see through Elsie’s masks and the way he ... READ MORE
Zoë at Piccadilly (@deareaderzoe)


Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom. The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she's an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs. Honestly, it's a pretty sweet gig - until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favourite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor's career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he's the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job. Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but... those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she's with him? Will falling into an experimentalist's orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408725795
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm

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Love Theoretically
I inhaled it, loved it and immediately reread it.
It’s rare that I reread a book as soon as I finish it. I've gone straight back to the beginning with Love Theoretically. I was so excited to get my hands o... READ MORE
P Hughes
Love Theoretically
When is too soon to reread?
At this point I will read anything Ali Hazelwood writes because it’s always the perfect combination of witty, flirty and clever, and Love, Theoretically fe... READ MORE
R Stevens
Love Theoretically
*3.5 stars rounded up to 4*
Thank you so much to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of Ali's w... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
Ali Hazelwood does it again!
I loved the characters in this book. Elsie is such a relatable character for me as she’s always observing people to see how she can change herself to give ... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
A Must Read - It's not Rocket Science
Love Theoretically Ali Hazelwood Publisher: Berkley (USA) (Penguin Random House) & Sphere (UK) Release date: 13th June 2023 Anyone who reads romance... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
Loved it!
Having loved all of Ali Hazelwood’s books so far, I was excited to be granted a review copy of Love, Theoretically and once again, she did not disappoint! ... READ MORE
Donna Healey
Love Theoretically
Loved it!
Such a fun entertaining read! I couldn't put it down, loved the chemistry between the characters and I am always here for a good enemies to lovers and fake... READ MORE
Lisa Niblock
Love Theoretically
Fantastic STEM enemies to love
Elsie is a theoretical physicist, one year post-grad she is barely scraping by as an adjunct professor teaching multiple classes in three separate colleges... READ MORE
Alison Robinson
Love Theoretically
5⭐️ Ali Hazelwood has done it again with her tried and true formula for writing sweet, spicy and hilarious romances that I DEVOUR in one sitting
Ok this book had me screaming from the dedication page (I’m an A03 Girly
Love Theoretically
A quirky,smart,fun read
Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood I give this book 4.25 stars We delve into the Physics world in this book, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed ... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
This might be my favourite Ali Hazelwood book
This might be my favourite Ali Hazelwood book. I get why a lot of people say that her books are basically all the same but with different flavours, but by ... READ MORE
Sara Ferreira
Love Theoretically
This book follows the same type of plot as her other books. A woman working in STEM and a man who is her superior ends up falling in love with her. Some ki... READ MORE
Love Theoretically
Ali Hazelwood is on a roll!
Another beautifully written book! She has a way of making each character interesting and unique from one another, a balance of romance and STEM! I hard... READ MORE
Abbie Vidler
Love Theoretically
Review (additional point)
I commented on my review of this book earlier but as I linger on my thoughts after reading it and go about my day, I am going to reread it. Like now. I... READ MORE
Abbie Vidler
Love Theoretically
Loved it!
Having not read any of Hazelwood's other books I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this glimpse into academic r... READ MORE
Ruth Lethem
Love Theoretically
Deliciously Addictive
I very much enjoy Ali Hazelwood's novels. Smart, sweet and sexy, they hit the spot every time. Elsie is a physicist, struggling to make her way in what is ... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Love Theoretically
Ali Hazelwood does it again
If it’s not broke, don’t fix it - Ali Hazelwood proves she has cracked the perfect romcom formula as she yet again delivers in her latest book, ‘Love Theor... READ MORE
Laura Matthews
Love Theoretically
Light hearted and entertaining!
After reading a couple of earlier books of this genre written by Ali Hazelwood, I was pretty sure what I would get. A romance set in an academic science en... READ MORE
Annette Librarian
Love Theoretically
Her best yet!
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of STEM-themed romances – it’s about time us science geeks had our time! And this is the best I’ve read so far. Loved all... READ MORE
Small Adventurist
Love Theoretically
Best Rom Com EVER!!
Hands down the absolute best thing Ali has written! I laughed, I cried and my heart was so full of love for these characters! I adore The Love Hypothesis b... READ MORE
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