A couple kissing in what looks like a classroom with beakers and a bunsen burner. Has the book title, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.

It’s a tale as old as time: the bad boy meets the good girl. He makes a daring proposition. Then the boy gets a mysterious head injury and loses a year of his life…

The first time I meet Rickie, I don’t know what to make of him. The second time we meet, he doesn’t remember the six hours we spent together. Or standing me up afterward.

I’m not the same, either. I’ve got secrets. I’ve told lies. Bad boys aren’t my type, anyway. Even the ones with troubled gray eyes.

But now we’re roommates. Cue the awkward moments in the hallway when he’s wearing only a towel and a smile. He’s determined to win me over, and his talented hands weaken my resolve.

It’s all fun and games until my past rears its ugly head and his secrets come to light, shaking our fragile connection, maybe even breaking it…

Note: this is Daphne Shipley’s story. Contents include Vermonty ice cream flavors, nerdy awkwardness, tattoos, and a playboy grandpa.



I’ll be honest, I DESPERATELY tried to get my hands on an ARC for this after a fellow bookish friend of mine highly recommended it to me. As soon as she did, I read the blurb and wanted it so bad. But just a couple of weeks ago, I received the ALC for this book and I dove in right away! And what an absolute gem of a read this was!

Callie Dalton is the narrator of The Love Hypothesis and what a great pick that was because I’m already a bit of a fan. Callie pulls you right in and pair it with Ali’s writing, it’s perfect, couldn’t have imagined anyone better.

Seriously, I am here for the STEM romances, bring them all. With the opposites attract and a bit of a slow burn tropes (which I have to admit, aren’t my fave tropes this year), Olive and Adam will keep you thoroughly entertained. Loved all the interactions between these two and Adam’s sarcasm is the absolute best. It’s my favorite kind of humor!

It wasn’t until after the fact that I learned this was a Reylo fanfic, which I have to say the fandom has been incredibly welcoming. I mean, I went and finished the rest of the Star Wars movies and absolutely understood why people ship them so much. Whatever your thoughts are on fanfic, to each their own and maybe don’t be a jerkface about it. I’m an avid fanfic reader and there are truly some great ones out there.

So, Bravo to Ali Hazelwood and their debut novel, absolutely looking forward to reading more!

Thank you to Penguin Audio for the gifted copy!

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  1. I just finished reading this and loved it. I can imagine it only being better on audio!

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