#5Blush Review!~~Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood
by Ali Hazelwood
The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she’s an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs.
Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet gig—until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and broody older brother of her favorite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And that same Jack who now sits on the hiring committee at MIT, right between Elsie and her dream job.
Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but…those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she’s with him? Will falling into an experimentalist’s orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?
Rhiannon’s 5 Blush Review
This is the second Ali Hazelwood book that I have read, and I can honestly say I love the way she writes. I cannot wait to read more of her books!
Elsie is a physicist where she works as an adjunct professor for a college. This is far from what she wants to be doing but something has to pay the bills. She realizes that she needs to make more money so she begins fake dating people.
She has a client named Greg who she has broken the rules for a bit and went on a couple fake dates with to family functions and this is where she meets Greg’s brother, Jack.
Elsie is applying for a position at MIT where she would make way more money and not have to worry about how she is going to pay her bills. She goes in for a group interview and in comes Jacob Turner Smith, aka Greg’s brother, Jack. She is now trying to prove to Jack that she isn’t some crazy liar, nor lying to his brother Greg.
In all this we see the relationship between Elsie and Jack build and develop throughout the rest of the book, and I was there for it. I could not put this down. It was very good. I cannot wait to read more of her books!