Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

the love hypothesis

Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she’s smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew chemistry – in the lab and in love.

Is her long-time crush Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best girl friend some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg?


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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I was so hyped for this book, as I loved The Exact Opposite of Okay and A Girl Called Shameless so very much. And The Love Hypothesis it’s just not them. Which is good! But also a bit sad for me. And Caro isn’t as fantastic as Izzy, who speaks to my very soul.

But all that aside, I did really enjoy this! Once I put aside expectations it was easier to fall into the stride and go along with Caro and her mad idea that she needs to be admired to be worth something.

I was super invested in her relationships, and loved the friendship banter especially. Particularly as it did play on the differences between Caro, Keiko and Gabriela, and we get to see some real highs and lows.

Caro’s dad’s are fab too, though I massively want their getting together at MIT backstory, NGL. I need it.

This isn’t the same sort of laugh out loud funny as TEOOO or AGCS, though don’t get me wrong, it’s still hilarious, but the real shining moment is when Caro realises that she’s not a victim of life but instead someone manipulating it, and others, and thats not okay. Can we pull that realisation out and give it to the entire population? It was so clearly done, while managing not to harp on about it too much. Brilliant.


Buy The Love Hypothesis from Amazon UK.

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