Love Theoretically book description:
Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.
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 the 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?
Love Theoretically Short Summary and Review:
The queen of STEM romance, who creates entertaining and lovable nerdy characters, is back with a new book. It’s my favorite one because it’s funny, sexy, and quirky! Jack Smith, the male character in the book, is the best book boyfriend she’s ever created. He’s intense, intelligent, and caring towards the female character, Elsie.
Elsie is a theoretical physicist who fakes dating to pay off her student loans. She teaches multiple classes and has a crazy family life. She always puts other people’s needs before hers, but this is her weakness as she doesn’t know what she wants.
Her enemy, Jack Smith, is the brother of one of her fake-dating customers. He’s in charge of the physics department at MIT and could be the one to decide if Elsie gets her dream job. Jack wrote an article that ruined Elsie’s mentor’s career, and she’s determined to fight for her dream job and against Jack.
Elsie and Jack have a hilarious chemistry that will make you laugh out loud. They bicker and banter but can’t resist each other. This is my favorite book from this author, and I highly recommend it.