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Mariah's Pick: "Love, Theoretically" by Ali Hazelwood

Theoretical physicist, Elsie, is still waiting for her big “real” job and picks up the salary slack with a part-time gig fake-girlfriending for various clients. When the grumpy, hot, older brother of her favorite client turns out to be on the MIT hiring committee for the job she’s desperate for, things get a little complicated. Between keeping her part time job secret, struggling to keep it together as an adjunct professor, navigating a relationship with a controlling mentor who’s hiding something, and now the feelings she should NOT be having for the MIT genius who slandered the reputation of theorists everywhere (who also happens to believe she’s dating his brother)…Elsie is going to have to figure out who she really is instead of who everyone expects her to be.

Another five star read for me from my favorite STEM-inist author, Ali Hazelwood! I absolutely loved the representation of this story, from women in STEM to chronic illness. Of course, Ali Hazelwood completely nails the soft but brooding hero once again with Jack Smith, and her loveable cast of side characters is another found family you can’t help but want to get to know better. If you’re in the market for a light hearted romance this summer, I highly recommend Love, Theoretically!

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