Blurb; As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.
That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding… six-pack abs.
Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
My Review; My first book of 2022 and my first buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Reads. What a way to start the year with this perfect, five star read. We both throughally enjoyed it! It’s apparently highly recommended over on TikTok and I can see why, I get the hype for once. It’s brilliant.
Romance. Young adult. Funny. Parts had me giggling, there’s a couple of sex scenes too so not for young young readers. Beautiful love story. A few longer chapters within but we flew through this one. Easy, light read. Highly recommend. Has some science to it all too. Great setting. I look forward to Ali’s next book! A well deserved five stars from me. One I won’t forget for a long time.