Review: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Like most romance readers, I fell head over heels for Ali Hazelwood’s bestselling The Love Hypothesis last year. I was nervous that wouldn’t live up to the hype, but it absolutely delivered in so many ways. When I heard that Ali was releasing a new STEM-inist romcom this year, I immediately added it to my TBR and was over the moon to receive an ARC from my sweet friends at Berkley Romance! I’m so excited to share my thoughts about this new release with you all as a part of the Blog Tour! Love on the Brain published on Tuesday August 23, 2022 from Berkley Romance and is available now!
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?
I didn’t think it would be possible, but I love Love on the Brain even more than I loved The Love Hypothesis! The character development, the humor in the narrative, and THE STEAM were fantastic! This one is definitely steamier than The Love Hypothesis. I am such a fan of these STEM-inist RomComs!!