Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Book Review: Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood

Pages: 384
Genre: Adult Fiction/Romance
Pub. Date: January 3, 2023
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher for review
Other Books By Author: The Love Hypothesis 
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads says, "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a collection of steamy, STEMinist novellas featuring a trio of engineers and their loves in loathing—with a special bonus chapter! Under One Roof An environmental engineer discovers that scientists should never cohabitate when she finds herself stuck with the roommate from hell—a detestable big-oil lawyer who won't leave the thermostat alone. Stuck with You  A civil engineer and her nemesis take their rivalry—and love—to the next level when they get stuck in a New York elevator. Below Zero A NASA aerospace engineer's frozen heart melts as she lies injured and stranded at a remote Arctic research station and the only person willing to undertake the dangerous rescue mission is her longtime rival.




Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood is a compilation of three of her STEMinist novellas: Under One Roof, Stuck with You, and Below Zero.  Each novella had Hazelwood's trademark style, a smart heroine, witty banter, humor, and of course, steamy romance. Each setting was very unique with the most memorable being NASA's Arctic Research Station. If you are looking for a novel that's perfect for Valentine's Day, look no further! 

Under One Roof is about Mara, an environmental engineer, who inherits a house from her mentor, Helena. Except there's one problem. It's already inhabited by Liam, Helena's nephew, who is a big-time lawyer and the complete opposite of Mara. She dislikes him immediately, but the more she hangs out with him, which can't be avoided since they are roommates, the more she likes him. It's a true opposites attract story!

Stuck with You focuses on Sadie, also an engineer, who gets stuck in an elevator with her nemesis, Erik. Could you imagine the cringe? Also, not only is he her long standing rival, he also broke her heart. Cue more cringing. The more time they spend in the elevator, it has got Sadie questioning her take on him. Maybe there is more to him than she thought? It's a fast-paced romance that will for sure have you swooning. 

Below Zero is the last novella and it focuses on Hannah, an engineer at NASA. The setting of this story is very memorable as it takes place at NASA's Arctic Research Station. She finds herself injured and stranded there - cue the panic - and the only one willing to "rescue" her is Ian, her longtime rival. Why would Ian agree to such a dangerous rescue mission? Do you see a pattern starting yet? Although there are many played out tropes, you can count on Hazelwood to have fun with them, include some humor, and a lot of steam. 

If you are looking for a read to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day, Loathe to Love You is most definitely it. Fans of Hazelwood will love having all three novellas in one place and they are such quick, yet satisfying stories, that can be picked up again and again. While I like Hazelwood's full length novels a bit more, there's no denying how much fun Loathe to Love You is. So, are you a fan of Hazelwood? Have you read these novellas yet? Let me know in the comments below.


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    1. They were the perfect quick escape. Glad to hear you liked them as well. Thanks for visiting, Michele.

  2. Am I the only person who hasn't read this author yet?

    1. WHAT!?! You must read Hazelwood. My favorite so far is The Love Hypothesis. Start there!


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