Assalamualaikum everyone. Happy Monday! How’s your day going? I’m still not fine, my health’s just getting worse it seems. But it’s okay. That’s life. At least I’m still alive.
Anyway today’s post is on a book I read quite recently. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about it or seen it on Bookstagram or booktwt. Anytime I jumped in the hype after persuasion by a friend and we read it together. Hope you enjoy the review ✌
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Title: The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Published: September 14 2021
Publisher: Berkley Books
This was a buddy read and I totally enjoyed it. It’s a cute, easy read RomCom, totally not my genre but I read it anyway because of my friend and I was engulfed in it pretty quickly.
The author is a scientist, so there’s all these terminologies that were just too much for me. The book is mainly about two people. Ollie and Adam. The MC Ollie is a third year PhD program candidate. Funny, inquisitive and so wierd, but also very selfless. Ollie notices her best friend Anh, has fallen for her ex, Jeremy. But Anh, trying to stick to the girl code and all, tries to forget about Jeremy.
Ollie however really wants her friend to be happy and so she strikes up a plan to make it look like she is in a REAL relationship. However that involves kissing the first random guy she meets. Who unfortunately happens to be Adam. Adam, the tough, notoriously handsome, intelligent, most-unapproachable-scientist ever on campus! How did that even happen!!
Something I really didn’t like though was when Ollie was sexually harassed by Tom. She refused to tell anyone including Adam because she felt he might not believe her and also because he might leave the research he and Tom have been doing together for a while and which means a lot to him. Her friends finally find out and encourage her to tell him.
Now here’s what I reallllly don’t like. At all. Somehow, the matter just evaporated quickly with Adam reporting him and that was all. Like seriously? One day she is sad, the next, she is happy professing her love to Adam. I felt it was too fake and didn’t capture her reaction the way it should. She was Harassed! That is very serious. Also I wished there was a particular scene with Tom getting what he deserved. Because he deserved the full wrath of the law brought on him. He’s a damned psychopath.
Apart from that, mostly everything else was quite interesting. As the plot thickens, more characters are brought in, Ollie truly falls for Adam, Adam becomes softer and very different. The chapters were engaging, keeping me hooked and on the edge of my seat. The ending was amazing and I truly would LOVE to read a second book just to read more on these characters.
Totally recommend for Romcom and fake-dating trope lovers.