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Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Love on the Brain

Repeat author

Ali Hazelwood is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include Check & Mate and Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis.

by Ali Hazelwood

Quick take

This swoonworthy romance will have you questioning the laws of physics as it sweeps you off your feet in zero gravity.

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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?

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Get an early look from the first pages of Love on the Brain.

Why I love it

“The real villain is love”. BAM. That line was written by Ali Hazelwood and is just two pages into one of the smartest love stories I have read in a long time. Ali is an unparalleled novelist who turns a sworn-off-love-scientist into the protagonist of an earth-shattering and utterly compelling romance. Cue Bee Königswasser, a scientist helming an exciting new project designing gear for astronauts, who trusts science way more than people. All she wants to do is get her own lab, and one day find her name next to Marie Curie’s in all the textbooks. But Levi Ward, her gorgeous grad school archenemy, has other plans for her. Her lab equipment starts to disappear, and then she is hit with a ton of communication mishaps. At first Bee assumes Levi is engaging in active sabotage, but slowly she learns that there is more to Levi...

I love Ali Hazelwood’s novels because her female leads stand on their own. Bee is an endearing powerhouse of a woman you wish existed in real life so you could be her best friend. But since we aren't lucky enough to have the real-life Bee, the next best thing to spending time with her is to pick up Love on the Brain.

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Member ratings (28,866)

  • Lindsey M.

    New Braunfels, TX

    Another book hangover from the great AH. I’m sad I can’t read this for the first time ever again. Loved the issues discussed and the chemistry between the characters. Recommend to everyone!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Alexandria A.

    Lakewood, OH

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I could not put this one down and read it in a day. This book was funny, witty and romantic. I saw a lot of myself in Bee and loved how she and the relationship evolved throughout the story

  • Kendall W.

    Denver, CO

    I love this book. At times I found myself laughing out loud at the friendly banter between Bee and Levi but ultimately fell in love with both of them as they learned to love each other ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Marisol C.

    Philadelphia, PA

    Nothing I say will do this novel justice. Smart! Funny! Sassy! But MOST of all, ROMANTIC! I couldn’t keep my eyes away from the pages just like Bee couldn’t keep her eyes off Levi! Make it a Rom-Com❣️

  • Jamie W.

    Canton, MI

    I was so excited to see this a a BOTM pick! I loved it as much as the Love Hypothesis and had it finished in two days. The main characters were funny, smart and great together. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️