Ali Hazelwood’s debut novel, The Love Hypothesis, is a love story unlike any other. The story follows Olive, a PhD student, who doesn’t believe in romance. However, her best friend, Anh, believes in fairytale love. Olive tries to convince Anh that she is, in fact, dating by kissing the first man she sees—which just so happens to be a hotshot, yet, rude professor, Adam Carlsen.
Adam agrees to be Olive’s fake boyfriend for the time being. At a convention gone wrong, however, Adam surprises Olive with his unwavering support, and this dating experiment starts to go wrong—or right?
This quick read is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Hazelwood’s future in STEM and contemporary rom-com novels is just getting started, and her second novel, Love on the Brain, was released this past summer.
Hailey Almsted is editor of Woodbury Magazine and enjoys reading as a pastime. Some of her favorite authors include Kristin Hannah, Sarah J. Maas and Taylor Jenkins Reid.