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Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

The Story

LOVE ON THE BRAIN Synopis:

Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it’s her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Book Review

If you were obsessed with THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS, get ready for a new one after you read LOVE ON THE BRAIN. Ali Hazelwood is an unstoppable force in romance and writing about women in STEM. She captures what it’s like to be a woman in academia and industry in a way that will have women feel empowered and seen.

There were so many relatable moments and quirks that I loved about Hazelwood’s new MC’s. Plus, I truly enjoyed how Hazelwood gave a nod to Nobel Prize winner and trailblazer Marie Curie and Bee’s obsession with her. There are so many notable moments throughout the book that made Bee feel as though she were a real person, from her relationship with her twin sister, having to wear a retainer at night, and her inner dialogue plus her twitter account, on being a woman in science, will have readers falling hard for these new characters.

And the love story!!!

There’s so much here and more:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Online friends (who don’t know who they are, but maybe they’ll figure it out eventually 😂)
  • MC’s love interest goes to therapy
  • More Spice than in THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS
  • Adorable Cats

I’ll stop there and let you actually read the book and we can all scream about the romance tropes, twists, turns, and our emotional state we find ourselves after reading.

If If you want a book that features women in science and academia, a new book boyfriend to daydream about, a couple of adorable cats, and belly laugh-falling-off-my-couch moments, make sure to pick up a copy of LOVE ON THE BRAIN.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked


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Publication Details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
23-Aug-22978-0593336847368BerkleyAdultNetGalley, Digital ARCMay 22, 2022

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