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The Love Hypothesis

Written by: Ali Hazelwood
Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
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In an attempt to convince her best friend that she is happily in love, scientist Olive soon finds herself wrapped up in her most exhilarating experiment yet. Prepare to get swept away by this heartwarming romantic comedy from Ali Hazelwood, The Love Hypothesis.

While adored by fans for her popular rom-coms, writer Ali Hazelwood has dedicated most of her life to studying neuroscience, and that shines through in her beloved storylines. Her clever use of academia sets her romance books apart and adds a unique element that has made her writing style especially popular among women in STEM. Some of her fan-favourite books include Under One Roof and Love On the Brain.

The novel offers a fresh twist on the fake dating trope that starts in the research lab. PhD candidate Olive Smith has been avoiding the dating scene. But to appease her best friend Anh, a true believer in lasting romance, she kisses a colleague for proof. He turns out to be Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor and a jerk. To Olive’s surprise, Adam agrees to be her fake boyfriend. And he keeps surprising her.

Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton narrate this charming romance novel. Together, they bring these two characters to life in ways that will leave listeners giddy with excitement and anticipation. Aside from allowing listeners to hear each character’s inner dialogue read out loud, their inflection and personalities make them feel like they are watching the story unfold.

What the critics say

An Indie Next Pick!

"A literary breakthrough…The Love Hypothesis is a self-assured debut, and we hypothesize it's just the first bit of greatness we'll see from an author who somehow has the audacity to be both an academic powerhouse and divinely talented novelist."—Entertainment Weekly

“Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist...The Love Hypothesis has wild commercial appeal but the quieter secret is that there is a specific audience, made up of all of the Olives in the world, who have deeply, ardently waited for this exact book.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

“Funny, sexy and smart, Ali Hazelwood did a terrific job with The Love Hypothesis.”—Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author

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best book I've read all year!!! it made me laugh out loud and never want to stop reading about Adam and Olive

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Couldn’t put this book down

This was my first book by this author. I had heard many good things about it. I couldn’t put it down. Loved how an impulsive kiss turned into fake dating. The relationship between the hero and heroine was cute. They had banter and only she saw a different side to him compared to most people. He helped her become more confident in her presenting her work. He really did believe in her. This book has unexpected moments that are so satisfying!! I will go back and re-listen to this many times, I already know!

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Amazing

I rarely give 5 stars. But that book was so great. The characters was really lovely and the romance was so cute.

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Fun and likeable characters

Super cute and enjoyable listen. Loved the main characters and their relationship history and development. It was fun and regularly made me smile or laugh at times.

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one of my favorite

just read it for the third time. just amazing book, Ali Hazelwood's books are all so good !

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Narration a bit odd

I really enjoyed the story of this book, however, this is one of the few instances where I wish a read the book myself. The female narrator, who narrates the main book, sometimes has an off putting robotic/valley girl voice, and at other times sounds completely normal. The real kicker is the bonus chapter read by “Adam”. The narrator sounds like a monster, and made it sound creepy. I liked Adam in my head a lot better…

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obsessed

I love this book so much! The narrators do a fantastic job of making it come alive!

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emotional damage

Loved it so much. Cried for a whole day after finishing it because I realized a man like Adam Carlsen does not exist. And even if he did exist I probably wouldn't end up with him. Set my expectations for men even higher. 10/10 for the emotional damage, 9/10 for the spice, and 100/10 for the wholesome-ness of both characters.

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Super sweet and sexy

great sex scene and a fun read. It's now of my favorite books! 10/10

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I was hooked from the start!

I often found myself screaming at Olive to just be honest with herself but kept rooting for her. It was relatable and adorable, I'm happy to have stumbled on this book, a great find.

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