A review by khloereads86
Love on the Brain, by Ali Hazelwood

emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This was pretty good but I feel like a lot of it was pretty similar to The Love Hypothesis. 

I liked Levi and Bee but I feel like there wasn’t enough about them in the book to really fall in love with them. The amount of Marie Curie references was honestly a bit much for me, Bee seemed a little too obsessed. 
Spoiler Also how the heck did Bee not realize that Levi liked her?? And Levi man, figure your stuff out. Communicate!!

I really love the women in STEM theme of these books and all the neuroscience stuff. Super interesting. 

I was a bit caught off guard with the ending, even though I saw part of it coming. It seemed a little overdramatized to me.
Spoiler I figured Guy was the one messing with the files and that Levi and Bee would figure out they were twitter friends, but the whole sabotaging-your-project, giving-himself-a-seizure, ruining-other-people’s-careers, trying-to-stage-a-suicide was a bit much. It wasn’t even like he was working for the other company or anything like that, and umm I thought he was supposed to be close to Levi (like really good friends!) so how did he end up trying to kill Levi’s girlfriend and no one noticed anything was off with him until after the fact??

 I kind of wish we got more info about Lily and Penny too. It felt like they were just filler when they could have been really good characters if we got to see more actual interactions with them instead of brief descriptions and using them as a plot device. 

Also wth was with Rocío? And Reike? They just seemed like really weird side characters. Some things Ro said were funny but most of the time it was just ??? Her friend Annie and her ex too, ugh why were there so many crappy side characters and plots? 

Overall, I liked the book and was honestly more in to the romance in this than in TLH, but it was a bit weird and I think the story itself wasn’t as good. 

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