Books from the Backlog #200

Posted February 10, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 16 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #200The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Series: Love Hypothesis #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on September 14, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.

As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships--but her best friend does, and that's what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor--and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford's reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive's career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding...six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.

Why did I add The Love Hypothesis to my bookshelf?

I am kind of surprised that this book just came out in September. I feel like I must be the last one to read it. I know that I am not but it feels like it. I have actually had a copy of this book on my shelf since a bit before the publication date but I haven’t picked it up yet. I have been so focused on reading books that I have received for review that I haven’t picked up many books that I have bought. I just checked Goodreads and almost every book that I have read since this book became available was either a book given to me by the publisher/author or part of a series that I have a later book that I need to review. Since September, I have only read 2 books that were books that I purchased without any goal in mind. It’s great that I am making progress on some of my past due review books but I also need to read the books that I have purchased. I may just spend my Valentine’s week reading this one!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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About Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is a multi-published author—alas, 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 U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She recently became a professor, which absolutely terrifies her. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her two feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

16 responses to “Books from the Backlog #200

  1. This one missed me Carole but I do like the cover and the blurb so I would pick it up for those things and then like you it would probably sit on my shelf 🙂

  2. i can relate when it comes to reading the books I purchased. Those have been seriously neglected for review books. I have seen this one around, but I don’t own a copy.

  3. sounds like a fun one. i have missed the backlog posts this year, but plan on getting back on the bandwagon soon. i love sharing books this way. it reminds me of those lingering for months…years…and i also do tbr cleanup.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. The Love Hypothesis is one of my favorites from 2021. 5 stars! Definite re-read material. I just found out Callie Dalton narrates the audio and she’s a fantastic narrator if you want to go that route. I know it’s easier for me to squeeze in a read if it’s audio. I’m going to put myself in line for the audio of this one at my library. Hope you love it, Carole!

  5. I will be very interested to see what you feel about this one. Its so hyped and I know many loved it but I stay away from most books with these types of covers since they turn me off. But eventually I need to pick it up.

  6. You aren’t the last one to read it because I still haven’t read it either. Someday maybe . . . It does sound good and everyone whose read it seems to love it.