Love on the Brain
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A #1 LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!
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.
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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When it comes to making STEM sexy, Ali Hazelwood is the queen—and she really turns up the heat in this fun romance. Purple-haired neuroscientist Bee Königswasser, a Marie Curie enthusiast, is shaking off a bad breakup while pursuing an awesome career opportunity at NASA. But there’s one catch: She’ll have to share space and leadership with her grad-school nemesis, the tall, dark, and handsome Levi Ward. Hazelwood, a real-life neuroscientist herself, surrounds the couple with memorable characters who are extremely intelligent and share a contagious passion for science and engineering. Plus, the physical tension between Bee and Levi is hot enough to make hydrogen combust. Beyond the red-hot romance, we really appreciate how Hazelwood spotlights the rampant misogyny women in STEM face. Feed your brain, heart, and libido with this PhD-level love story.
Bestseller Hazelwood's charming and intelligent sophomore outing (after The Love Hypothesis) follows a pair of noted young scientists on their rocky path to love. NIH neuroscientist Bee K nigswasser is thrilled when she is tapped for the position of a lifetime: leading BLINK, a program that will build performance-enhancing technology for NASA astronauts. Unfortunately, her co-lead is her graduate school nemesis, Levi Ward. As Bee, who's still nursing emotional wounds over a cheating ex-fianc , encounters a series of obstacles in her attempts to get BLINK off the ground, she assumes Levi is stonewalling her. She takes to her popular twitter account @WhatWouldMarieDo, where she doles out advice to academics in the voice of Marie Curie, to blow off steam. She finds solace in trading quips and commiserating with the smart and witty @Shmacademics, another popular account, to whom Bee vents about working with Levi while @Shmacademics pines over a married woman. When it becomes obvious to Bee that it's not Levi blocking her requests and instead that someone else is first subtly, then overtly, working to sabotage BLINK, she and Levi must band together to save their work. The snappy prose, engaging and twisty plot, and utterly endearing characters combine to create pure romance gold. This brainy offering should win Hazelwood even more fans.)
Not too slow and not too fast
i absolutely loved this book… the only thing i disliked was the fact that bee never said allowed that she loved levi. and i wish there was more of an ending than js the epilogue- like i wish it went into more detail about what happened after the proposal, but i loved the storyline and the book!!
Very enjoyable and relatable read. Enjoyed the book very much.