Last year, Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis was the book that jump-started me into reading Romance Novels. I was in a depressive funk, having lost six pets in six months, and reading helped pull me out of it. I voraciously read Hazelwood’s three Loathe to Love You novellas, and pre-ordered Love On The Brain, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading it. Since Valentine’s Day is soon, it felt like a good time to pick it up.
Bee Konigswasser is a neuroscientist who is obsessed with Marie Curie. Prior to the start of this novel, her fiance cheated on her with her best friend, which has understandably made her swear off relationships of any kind. She has been chosen to co-head a project at NASA, but her co-lead is her old nemesis from Graduate School, Levi Ward. She always remembered Levi treating her poorly: ignoring her, refusing to look at her during her talks, or outright running away from her.
Anyone with half a brain can tell that Levi has been crushing on Bee for all of these years, but Hazelwood Heroines tend to be scientifically smart and romantically stupid. How could any man possibly like her? She’s a nerd who is into science! But dammit, I’m a sucker for when the guy falls in love with the girl first. It’s a stupid trope, but Hazelwood makes me fall for it every damn time. Her next book comes out in June, and I’m sure I’m going to pick it up too.