The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 21/10/2021
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The Love Hypothesis
I’ve not met anyone who didn’t smile at this book
An unashamedly trope-filled rom-com, ‘The Love Hypothesis’ may have you rolling your eyes, but you’ll be grinning like a fool as you do it.One of my favour... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
A 2021 favourite!
It's rare I will say a rom-com is a new favourite book, but this was truly 10/10, 5 star rating... every award possible goes to this basically! I couldn't... READ MORE
Jess at Worcester
The Love Hypothesis
A 5 star read!!
I wanted to check for myself what the hype was all about to be able to recommend it and now I understand why this book is so popular! It took me a litt... READ MORE
Aurora at Brent Cross
The Love Hypothesis
A fab read
If you love fake dates and misdirection then this one is for you. Olive's best friend Ahn has a thing for Olive's ex, who she went out with for all of 5 m... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
Cute and quirky
After reading some pretty heavy fiction I wanted a pallet cleanser of sorts and this was perfect. Fun and yes somewhat predictable but a great light read o... READ MORE
Heather from Waterstones Ipswich
The Love Hypothesis
A slowburn that lit a fire under me
Thoroughly written with well established world building, stakes and rounded characters. This is a cute and comforting Romance that really won me over. I en... READ MORE
Kathrin Shawcross
The Love Hypothesis
Lived up to the hype
It took me about 50 pages to get into the story and get used to the author's writing style but once I did I absolutely loved it. If you love a fake dating ... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
The Love Hypothesis
Much needed read !!
The love hypothesis is the type of book we all need to pick up, its funny, cute and not your typical rom-com. Even though with a little bit of cliché I cou... READ MORE
Jessica Lane


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 on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, 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 he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire and Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support (and his unyielding abs), their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408725764
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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The Love Hypothesis
Beautiful and funny
Constant wit and jokes between them. It's a grumpy sunshine but he's been in love with her forever trope. I really love this book it was so nice to read
Lois Bishop
The Love Hypothesis
I LOVE this book
I do not yet own it but it was recommended to me so many times that I naturally went digging for the audiobook instead. I’m not someone to read a romance, ... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
I need a book on Adam’s point of view ASAP
At first getting into it, it was a little slow, but I loved it nonetheless. This is the cutest romance I’ve read this year, if you like the fake dating t... READ MORE
Darcey Barker
The Love Hypothesis
In loveeee
Never fallen in love with a book so fast!!!!
The Love Hypothesis
Cute, fake-dating STEM romance
Olive Smith has discovered that her best friend Anh is secretly in love with Olive's ex-boyfriend, and the feelings are reciprocated. But girl-code means A... READ MORE
Alison Robinson
The Love Hypothesis
Unsuspectingly loved! *slight spoilers*
I think as far as getting me back into reading this book was perfect!, I was skeptical at first seeing as it’s a fake-dating college/university student... READ MORE
Sophie Barker
The Love Hypothesis
Best solo book I’ve read this year !
So like most people I saw this as a recommendation on tik tok and thought this sounds like a good book well … it went from good to amazing I couldn’t put i... READ MORE
lulu tones
The Love Hypothesis
I couldn’t put this book down from the second i picked it up. I fell completely in love with all characters, each of which were so well written and easy to... READ MORE
Imogen Arbenz
The Love Hypothesis
Amazing! I'm in love ❤❤
I love the chemistry. I love how he treats her differently,like he looks at her like she is everything he ever wanted which is true. Sometimes the FL did ... READ MORE
Laiba Irshad
The Love Hypothesis
This book had me screaming and smiling. I have never felt a connection this strong to a piece of literature in my entire life. READ THIS BOOK. This is a gr... READ MORE
Charlotte Backhouse
The Love Hypothesis
Heartwarmingly clever
I loved this! A quick and addictive read, it’s easy to fall in love with the characters and the journey right from the start. Cleverly written; it’s an int... READ MORE
Bronte Armstrong
The Love Hypothesis
Fantastic slow burn!
What a wonderful way to bring mr grumoy and miss sunshine together in the perfect slow burn romance! It had everything i didnt know i needed and was a won... READ MORE
Lianne Wiltshire
The Love Hypothesis
Just… wow
This was by far the best book I have ever read⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bianca  Sirbu
The Love Hypothesis
i love it
I really recommend this book, as it includes plot twists and a great story line as it progresses. There "relationship" gets stronger and happier as the sto... READ MORE
Jane cruzada
The Love Hypothesis
An amazing book!
Finished it within a day, the way it’s written hooks the reader on. Also who wouldn’t want a man like Adam Carlsen!!
Megan Howlett
The Love Hypothesis
Rom-com at it's best
Honestly, I was a little worried I wouldn't enjoy this book, I had seen it all over social media alongside another book which, for me was a let down, so I ... READ MORE
Faeza Seedat
The Love Hypothesis
It was okay, nothing amazing.
I loved Adam and the whole concept of the story, but it took so long to get into and I feel like when key moments happened (even the turning point) I wasn’... READ MORE
Cara McKenzie
The Love Hypothesis
The Love Hypothesis - A Fun Romance
I think this is one of the first contemporary romances I have actually read and not found unbearably cringey. I wanted to read more contemporary romance th... READ MORE
Siobhan Paul
The Love Hypothesis
The perfect book!
The perfect book. Perfect pacing. Perfect romance. Perfect character designs. I love this book so so much! Olive and Adam have the sweetest romance and I l... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
‘Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.’
Genre: Rom-Com Tropes / Themes: fake dating, women in STEM, grumpy x sunshine, we have to share a room, forced proximity Age: 18+ but there's only one expl... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
Ahhhhhhhh the feels with this book were unreal...I can not explain to you how amazing this book is. Hats off to Ali's debut novel While I was reading thi... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
quite entertaining
I need it a light fun read and The Love Hypothesis, which is all over booksta. Many people told me to read it when I asked about enemies to lovers books be... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
Loved it!!
Went into this thinking it was just another overrated romance book, but was so happy that it wasn’t. It lives up to the hype and is now one of my favourite... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
bro that was amazing
I love science myself a lot, but this book just made me love it even more! can’t wait for Ali’s new book
Ellie Burton
The Love Hypothesis
My new favourite book
Absolutely adore this book! I can’t wait to re read it
Chanade Cooney
The Love Hypothesis
i love this book so much.
lauryn aldred
The Love Hypothesis
Thought I wasn’t going to like it as the hype around the book is a lot; however, I absolutely loved this book! It was such a great read and read it in one ... READ MORE
Leanna Pearson
The Love Hypothesis
This book was okay… I was sucked in by all the online hype but I was left feeling meh… Although not a bad book, I didn’t find myself picking it up and no... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
Excellent read! Couldn’t put it down!
I absolutely LOVED this book! I fell in love within the first few pages. It had me gripped so bad I couldn’t put it down. I wanted and needed to know more ... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
Gorgeous Romance
This is my favourite romance book of all time. Adam is the best! I love it and think everything about it was perfect. Definitely recommend!
Niamh Reuben
The Love Hypothesis
Emotional rollercoaster
This is going to soind like a basic movie review but its very true. this book made me laugh, mad me mad and sad. it is so well written i felt like i was th... READ MORE
Tilly Hilder
The Love Hypothesis
I wish I could read this book for the first time again! I loved the plot twists and the slow burn factor, cannot recommend this book enough!
Mya Macleod
The Love Hypothesis
Cute, funny and swoony - what more do you need?
Escapism fun, full of nerdy jokes and enough warmth to thaw the coldest heart. Lovely stuff!
Small Adventurist
The Love Hypothesis
I love this!
I used to really hate reading, until this. I haven't picked up a book in over 6 years now but my friend was adament that I grab myself a copy, I did and oh... READ MORE
Lexi Jones
The Love Hypothesis
Really good read!!
Would highly recommend this book if you enjoy romance books particularly Colleen Hoover's style! This is my first book written by Ali Hazelwood and it didn... READ MORE
Mollie Green
The Love Hypothesis
Couldn’t put it down
I loved this book from the minute I opened it I just could not put it down!
Ella Sunderland
The Love Hypothesis
Amazingly Breathtaking
Loved This Book So Much It Had So Many Twists And Turns And Gave Me A New Prospective,Love Adam and Olive Sooo Much One Of The Best Book Couples Ever.This ... READ MORE
Poppy Sct
The Love Hypothesis
Slow burner then sped up!
I looked forward to reading this for awhile. I think it was one of the nomination in my book club for February. However it was bad timing probably that I w... READ MORE
Sustainable_reader on bookstagram
The Love Hypothesis
A favourite
Warm, funny heartwarming and an amazing portrayal of women in stem.
Victoria Graves
The Love Hypothesis
I read Love Hypothesis while I was away on holiday and it was a perfect pasttimer while I was vacationing in Jamaica, I am a major fan of the trope 'he fal... READ MORE
Tia-Jane Lewis
The Love Hypothesis
In my short span of getting back into reading and exploring more romance books- I’ve found Love Hypothesis! I hold romance books to this level forever!... READ MORE
Abbie Vidler
The Love Hypothesis
i psychically cannot. - in a good way. this book got me out my reading slump. i adored it. i adored Adam. and OLIVE. please read. it’s just the best thing ... READ MORE
jess  ellis
The Love Hypothesis
I’m not going to lie I am quite picky with books and if I find one boring after the first page I put it down
Raya Ansari
The Love Hypothesis
A gloriously silly love story with a clever, nice heroine with a career in stem sciences. I loved everything about this.
Katy Wheatley
The Love Hypothesis
One of the best romance novels
I did not expect to love this one so much. It was cute, funny, witty and tackled a lot of serious topics in a sensitive and informative way, I absolutely l... READ MORE
Daisy  Porter
The Love Hypothesis
Cute contemporary romance
Wow! What an amazing contemporary romance this is. Sweet, funny, a little bit angsty - there was enough action to have me gripped the entire way through. ... READ MORE
The Love Hypothesis
I could not put this book down. Finished it in two days. Would recommended to anyone who needs a heart warmer.
The Love Hypothesis
A really nice book
I was going to rate this 5 star but the main character olive annoyed me a little bit and it left me not wanting to read the book as much. In a situation wh... READ MORE
Molly Carmichael
The Love Hypothesis
Exactly what I needed!
I devoured this book in one sitting and loved every single minute of it! I think Adam might actually be the man of my dreams... Since graduating from an ... READ MORE
Rachel Kelly
The Love Hypothesis
summer must-read!
A lovely sunshine, and a grumpy, moody love interest? Women in STEM? SIGN ME IN! Honestly, this book was so easy and fun to read! Highly. Recommend. It. Om... READ MORE
Julia Nicole
The Love Hypothesis
Copy paste
This story is almost like reading the japanese manga writen by Alifred Yamamoto, science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It from 2016.
Linda Mariell Tolpinrud
The Love Hypothesis
Really good
This book was even better than I thought it would be read it in two days !!
The Love Hypothesis
Perfect STEMinist romance
Hypothesis... When Ali Hazelwood writes, love seems possible. Overview... The Love Hypothesis follows Olive Smith, third-year PhD candidate, and Ada... READ MORE