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Publisher's Summary

Based on the available information and the data hitherto collected, my hypothesis is that the further I stay away from love, the better off I will be. 

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 PhD 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.

©2021 Ali Hazelwood (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist." (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author of The Unhoneymooners)

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typical tropes but still so good

This book has a lot of predictable tropes but I love the fresh take of the love story in an academic setting and themes of power and consent.

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Loved

I simply enjoyed every part. 10/10. I'm looking forward to read more form you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-21

Why did ppl let me read this????

This is unfair pls noone ever recommended a good book to me unless I can read at least 3 other books by the author. This was absolutely amazing I am obsessed with Adam he is definitely a demigod and same thing goes for Olive except her lack of confidence was incredibly frustrating sometimes. She is clearly super intelligent, funny, all around amazing and I hated how she let people walk all over her (I'm not talking about tom that is different). Like baby I love you but you're an idiot, I really felt like I do with my irl friends sometimes. You just want to shake them and tell them how they're goddesses and should have waaaaaay more faith in themselves. I do love the line "carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man" because yes that is it. I aslo love the enemies to lovers but not really trope. Also Adam pining over Olive is everything it is incredibly cute I loved their relationship and I aslo really loved Holden. The only things I would change are the ending and the sex scene because they both frustrated me a little. There is this thing that stories with fake dating often do and it is incredibly annoying, there is all this tension and sometimes multiple sex scenes while they are fake dating but when the couple actually gets together? You get nothing. Excuse me, that is so not fair. Same thing with the ending it was soooo abrupt, I wanted them to talk more, I would've loved to hear why Adam fell for Olive in the bathroom or just see them interact as an actual couple more clear things up better. Regardless of my complaints the book was absolutely amazing and I am obsessed with the author I'll definitely read anything they publish in the future. I also think the voice acting was too tier, it made the story 10x better.

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  • Aleksandra
  • 10-01-21

Love love love!!!!

I waited for this book for so long! And it didn’t disappoint! I couldn’t stop listening, I stayed up until 3 in the morning and only went to sleep because my AirPods died!

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  • Pola
  • 11-12-21

Done in one sitting

The plot is not flawless, but despite that whole story is so very enjoyable, I couldn't put it down. That is definitely 5 stars comfort read.

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  • Amanda C
  • 10-02-21

Best book I have read in forever!!

This book was just perfect, I don’t normally read a lot of romance but as a Reylo and if you know you know, I had to read it and I am so glad I did, it has easily become my most favourite book I have read in years and I will definitely listen to it again and again. Also the narrator did a fantastic job she brought every character alive. I only wish I could give more than 5 stars.

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  • Aimee C
  • 11-05-21

My new favourite book of all time

Ali Hazelwood is a goddess and we are just living in her world. This book is FANTASTIC, full of beautifully written, multidimensional characters and one of the best love stories out there. 100/10 would recommend

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  • Glenese
  • 10-31-21

A book worthy of its name

funny witty heartbreaking and a lot of insecurities. but I just couldn't stop. from beginning to end absolutely loved it.

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  • Emily Nash
  • 10-21-21

Great book!

loved it binged it in 3 days, wish it didn't have to end. Great characters and great chemistry

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  • Alex
  • 10-15-21

What a refreshing and charming book!

This was exactly what I was looking for. Something different, quirky and which made my heart sing.

I only gave it 4* because I battled with the narrative being in the 3rd and 1st person, but once I got used it, it was fine 🙂

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  • Ana
  • 11-05-21

Official my favourite book

Discovered this book via Instagram and omg I love it especially the stem aspects - can’t wait for more books by Ali

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  • Steph
  • 01-25-22

Another stereotypical cringey romance

This book had amazing reviews and was a New York Times bestseller so I was excited to give it a go. I was left quite disappointed - it was unbearable in places, some of the things the characters did or said just didn't ring true and some of the dialogue felt silly. I'm also getting pretty fed up of heroines in romance novels always being the same person: don't care how they look, what they eat, are forgetful and chaotic. I feel like the author was avoiding one stereotype but fell straight into another one. On a final note, from a feminist point of view, I can't stand Olive. She continuously doubts herself, has no confidence, and tells herself she's stupid constantly. I can't stand listening to that and find it very frustrating that women are constantly written about in this way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-21

The BEST Romance

The book is ELITE. It was hilarious and I loved how self aware the writing was. By far one of the best contemporary romances I've read! Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-21

Read It!

Well! Where do I even start!

I both read this book on Kindle AND listened to it on Audible at the same time…. Then my AirPods died at 2am in the morning… so I got up at 7am and finished it!

This book was delicious! The build-up was SOOO good it hurt…. hurt soooo much! AND THEN YOU GET TO CHAPTER SIXTEEN….. oh god.

I absolutely loved the setting of this story being in the academia world, and chuckled often at the constant references to rom-coms, romance novels and one bed tropes… I could just imagine the author in those moments writing these parts of the story!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-20-22

Heart-warming and easy

I loved this story, I listened to it very quickly, although took at while to get used to the 3rd person narrative. Olive breaks your heart alongside Adams, and you’re rooting for them the whole way at the edge of your seat. Olive is slightly irritating but not to the point I wouldn’t give it 5 stars. Would love to go back in time and read for the first time again!

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  • Mandy Kneale
  • 01-20-22

A must read!

This was adorable! Olive and Adam are so much fun. The friendships are so heartwarming. Really enjoyed the pace and the academic setting was perfect.
So glad I picked this one up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-18-22

missed the mark for me...

I struggled to finish this- found the characters lacking depth and the voice actor sounded quite robotic. Very predictable and while you can tell that the author is attempting to write this from a modern female approach - ultimately the protagonist's self-deprecating internal narration did really grate on me! Solid two chapters of sex scene could float your boat but didn't do much for me... although strong consent themes were good!

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  • Div
  • 01-10-22

Boring

Cringe worthy! Don’t bother with it. Find something with more depth and characters that are well built. Didn’t connect with any of them and couldn’t finish it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-21

Terrible choice in voice actor

Nice easy read(I imagine), it would have been if the voice actor didn’t sound like a robot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-21

DNF

I couldn’t finish this one. The narration was really difficult and cringey to listen to. Like listening to a soap opera. Have heard amazing reviews so don’t let me preview stop you from reading it. It just wasn’t for me :)

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  • Natasha
  • 12-15-21

Hypothesis: This Book is Magic

In all honesty, I do not have the vocabulary to do justice to my thoughts and feelings about this book. It is a heartwarming story that brought much joy to my day. A wonderful, un-put-downable novel that five glow in the dark stars cannot do justice to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-21

the self deprecating joke made this for me

If you've read/heard this book you may know what I'm referring to.
Not a lot of substance but great for lazy weekend mornings