Love on the Brain

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis--with explosive results.

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?
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368 pages

Average rating: 7.42




Community Reviews

Jul 13, 2024
7/10 stars
Kinda of just love hypothesis in a different font, but didn’t love the MC as much
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May 30, 2024
6/10 stars
I just want to preface this that I read ⁠The Love Hypothesis by Ali Haze… last year and loved it!! Pretty sure I rated it 4-5 stars.

This book was just not it for me... and I am typically very generous with my star ratings..

2.5 ⭐ rounded up

Main tropes were:
enemies to lovers - I don't feel like this was not done well....
STEM / feminist
miscommunication - this trope just angers me to no end but if you like this trope you may like this book!

I felt like she just recycled and repeated the same story from The Love Hypothesis but worse and the characters were less likable?

I listened to the audiobook while sewing and my morning walks and it was enjoyable enough for that... if I wasn't listening to it I probably would have DNF'd it!

Action scene at the end was kinda weird and out of the blue?

Spice was kinda cringe
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May 25, 2024
4/10 stars
The storyline was very predictable all the way through. Cute little romance novel
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May 17, 2024
8/10 stars
I can’t really complain, this was exactly what I expected from an Ali Hazelwood book. Light, fun, nerdy romance. The sex scenes in this book weren’t great. As someone who has never written a sex scene I’m not sure how hard it is to write but between Love Hypothesis and the three novellas maybe she’s running out of ways to describe a sex scene. I still feel like Ali leans too heavily on the female being in denial that the male could like her but overall I enjoyed the book.
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May 09, 2024
10/10 stars
i officially declare myself a Levi Ward simp
love this book. nothing more, nothing less.

why are all levi’s so hot ugh
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