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Book review: The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is a charming and entertaining romance.

Olive is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the STEM field. She happens to get into a fake relationship with nobody else but unpopular professor Dr. Adam Carlsen. With all uncertainty and awkwardness, the two of them proceed with a charade relationship, motivated by their own reasons. But the more time they spend together, the attraction grows and Olive starts to realize he might just be the one she's been looking for all along. Both characters are very interesting and funny, with many witty and snarky conversations. The whole notion of this fake relationship is not the best book idea and is quite nonrealistic, but once you move past that, it is really enjoyable and sweet. Really loved the chemistry between Olive and Adam. With his affection for her, and more importantly, his support for her professional success you couldn't but not eagerly wait for further development with this duo. Some scenes could have been written in a more romantic vs. explicit way. Overall, nice, easy, smart, and funny read.

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