Wednesday 15 March 2023

Love on The Brain and The Hating Game


Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood

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.

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 - 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. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school - archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas... devouring her with those eyes. 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 had been desperate to get my hands on this since I read the preview chapter at the end of The Love Hypothesis... The book is set at NASA but you didn't need to be a rocket scientist to work out who the second personality behind the twitter personas (featured in chapter one) was going to be and I couldn't wait to see how Bee and Levi's story unfolded... I was not disappointed.

I adored Levi and Bee! 
Yes, Bee could be a little bit over the top sometimes but Levi was just adorable! A pining, brilliant, sexy, adorable dude who was perfect for all that was Bee.
I loved them together! 
I loved the ridiculous situations they got into. I enjoyed the secondary characters, the cats and even the "bad guy twist" at the end. 
Basically, it's a slightly over-the-top rom-com, with two characters who were made for each other, set in a STEM environment, that made me laugh a lot, and as soon as I'd finished I wanted to read it again.

I recommend it to anyone who loves a swoony, funny, story with a perfect sprinkling of steam.
Ali Hazelwood is 5 stories in and she's yet to disappoint! 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

Okay, I am incredibly late to the party when it comes to this book but I don't care. I am so glad I picked it up for I freaking adored it! It amused me from beginning to end!
The petty behaviour, on-point banter, and obvious chemistry between Lucy and Joshua was just awesome!
Lucy is so clueless about Josh and it was so funny... He was such a sweetie pie surprise! Slightly damaged and completely adorable.
It was just... Rom-com perfection. 
I inhaled it. I recommend it. I will 100% be reading it again. 



  1. I also loved Bee and Levi. He was precious, and WWMCD was amazing. It lost a bit for me with the evil baddie plot. It was jarring for me in a story that was otherwise wholly rom-comish. Still good though.

  2. The Hating Game is one of my favorite books of all time. And I also adored Love on the Brain.

  3. I'm struggling through Love int he Brain. I was shocked by how similar (especially the characters) were to TLH. I've been taking a break and hoping to get back to it while in a different frame of mind.

    I also didn't like the Hating Game...

    gah I'm a party pooper commenter lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  4. I haven't read these. First time I'm seeing anything about them but I read a different genre than you do for the most part.


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