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Review: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

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Review: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

A 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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Love on the Brain is a smartly written and entertaining read that will pull you in from the first page and have you canceling all of your plans so you can devour this book.

Love on the Brain follows the story of Bee and Levi. For the longest time, Bee has always thought that Levi had it out for her. So when she’s offered her dream job, she’s over the moon until she realizes she has to work with Levi. Despite her reservations, Bee can’t pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Will Bee be able to handle three months with the sexy, brooding scientist? There’s only one way to find out….

This book was such a fun read for me. I devoured it in just a few short hours. I instantly fell in love with smart writing, witty banter, and unique characters. I adored Bee. She held her own in a career. She is a Marie Curie super fan and was not only smart but completely owned her unique style and personality. I would love to be friends with a girl like Bee! And then we have Levi. Levi is the broody, know-it-all scientist. Bee thinks Levi is her enemy, but there is so much more to him than meets the eye. Together these two not only rocked but owned the enemies to lovers trope. They kept me hanging on every word with their delicious banter, tension, and push and pull. The chemistry between Levi and Bee was off the charts and I couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.

Love on the Brain was exactly the romance I was looking for. It was fun, entertaining, and had a wonderful romance with some great little twists along the way. This story kept me captivated from beginning to end and I just couldn’t get enough of this story. This is my first book by Ali Hazelwood and I can not wait to check out more books from her in the future. If you’re a fan of nerdy romances, you won’t want to miss Love on the Brain!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via Penguin Random House and Berkley Books in exchange for an honest review*

2 responses »

  1. Always Reading Romance

    Great review! I’m excited to read more from Ali Hazelwood after enjoying The Love Hypothesis.

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