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Review of “The Love Hypothesis”

I’ve seen so many women swooning over this book in the reviews section on Goodreads, and now upon finishing the book I can 10/10 confirm the swooning is needed. For anyone who loves spicy romance novels, this is going to be your next favorite.

First Impressions

The cover is simplistic.

We can expect two people to fall in love, and there’s probably going to be some science related chemistry going on. Which hey, I’m down to explore no pun intended. This looks like it’s going to be an interesting romance right off the bat to say the least. The cover isn’t super corny, and it’s appropriate. 

During Reading

For someone as smart as Olive is, she is really blind to Adam’s attraction to her. This made me roll my eyes a bit because a lot of the main problems would have been solved if she had just told Adam how she felt. 

I know, I know. That’s the point. 

But he’s letting her rub sunscreen down his biceps in front of his superiors and colleagues. I don’t have to be a biologist to know that’s probably an indicator he’s into you. Oh, Olive. You’re like the clueless friend we all know and love. The same goes for Adam, however Adam is clueless in a different way. Adam doesn’t realize how intimidating he is to everyone in his presence. 

I read between the lines that Adam had been harboring a crush for Olive all along. From the hints Holden had dropped to Adam already knowing Olive’s name, the moment the initial kiss happened he was already a goner. 

I was already picking Tom out to be the bad person from the initial meeting. I don’t credit this accurate guess to superior literary prowess but more so I had been watching Pretty Woman around the time I was reading that part. He just seemed like the kind of toad that would prowl on someone like Olive as a way to get back at Adam for being a better scientist.

Olive and Adam’s friends are amazing support characters in their own rights. They all have their own lives going on that we get to see glimpses of while still being good friends to the main characters. 

The smut…

The sex scenes were well written and not awkward at all. They didn’t happen until the last quarter of the book, and the author led up to them pretty well. Yes they were hot. Yes you will probably appreciate them. 

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was better than I had thought it was going to be. Not that I came in with low intentions for this book, it’s just that I didn’t know what to expect when two scientists fall in love. But this book made me a believer, and Olive and Adam deserve the 5/5 star rating I’m giving this book.  

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