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Love, Theoretically

By Ali Hazelwood
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Publisher Description

"The reigning queen of STEM romance."—The Washington Post

An Indie Next and Library Reads Pick!

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.

The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she’s an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs.
Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet gig—until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favorite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he’s the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job.
Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but…those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she’s with him? Will falling into an experimentalist’s orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?

1033 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Absolutely demolished this book. I would love a novella of just Elsie and Jack vibing.”
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Characters change and growEasy to readFunny writing
Slightly Smiling Face“The vibes of this book were 5 stars for me. Probably more of a 4 star book BUT IDC ITS NOT THAT DEEP I HAD SO MUCH FUN READING THIS”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growColorful personalitiesCute
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I DIDN’T WANT THIS BOOK TO END 😭 It was soooo good. The characters were amazing, the story was so compelling. I was a bit worried the scientific jargon would be too much (I was a poliSCI major, I don’t know shit about actual science), but it definitely wasn’t. Such a great story. This was my first Ali Hazelwood book, and I think I’m going to need to read her others now. Infinity stars, tbh.”
Believable charactersColorful personalitiesCuteLikable charactersEasy to readFunny writingRomanticWell-researchedFeel goodRomantic
Expressionless Face“i went in to this book with really high hopes, but in the end, it wasn’t for me. i wasn’t really interested in the plot that much, and i didn’t feel a whole lot of chemistry between jack and elsie. this one was a little hard for me to get through, but i’m glad i finished it! i’m happy that elsie found a little more confidence toward the end, and i’m glad that jack was able to help her out with that! 2⭐️”
Easy to readRomanticPredictableUnengaging characters
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I loved the believable romance and the fleshed out characters”
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About Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

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