The Love Hypothesis
BOOK ∙ 2021
This adorkable fake-dating romance set in the world of academia might just be one of our favorite reads of the year. Biologist Olive Smith is too busy with the third year of her PhD program to worry about romance, so she’s fine when her ex and her best friend hook up. They feel guilty about it, though, and determined to see her best friend happy, Olive enters into a fake relationship with campus grump Dr. Adam Carlsen to prove just how over her ex she is. Little does Olive know that the curmudgeonly Adam has been secretly pining for her. Ali Hazelwood’s book is full of delightful tropes and a great sense of humor. The opposites-attract chemistry between stoic Adam and sunshiny Olive left us grinning from ear to ear.