If you follow any bookstagram or booktok accounts I’m sure you’ve seen Love on the Brain everywhere especially since it just came out recently. I’m a huge fan of Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis so I knew I had to read this one.
The novel centers around Bee Königswasser, a neuroengineer in her late 20s. Dedicated to her field, the brain, and often asking “What would Marie do?” (in reference to her hero, Marie Curie), Bee is motivated to advance her career, but it’s hard being a woman in STEM. When she is offered a position at NASA in a NHI/NASA partnership to work on/co-lead a project for astronaut helmets, she is ecstatic. The only setback is that the co-lead on the project is someone she knows from grad school, Levi Ward, who she is convinced loathes her. Levi was a few years ahead of her in grad school and was always cold towards her. Too excited about the prospect of working for NASA, she decides that she can deal with Levi ignoring her for the next few months if it means the chance to work on technology for astronauts.
However, the excitement of working at NASA starts to wear off when Levi is still standoff-ish towards her and someone seems intent on sabotaging Bee. It doesn’t take long until she realizes that not only can she be friends with Levi, but he may be her greatest ally in this project.
I loved the book and omg, Levi Ward – book boyfriend material for sure! I loved the slow burn, enemies to lovers tropes, and there is a subplot that is so adorable. I loved how once Bee and Levi realized they could get along they didn’t look back and went all in with their support for one another. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was towards the end when Bee was just too oblivious about things. That was a little bit annoying, but not enough to make me not love the book.
Have you read Love on the Brain yet?
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