Ali Hazelwood has gained notoriety with The Love Hypothesis – a best seller in 2021 that drew wide attention to her STEM and science centered heroes. 

When it comes to clever writing, Ali is the undisputed queen of romantic comedies. Every book of the author is chock-full of smart, unpleasant somewhere funny situations that perfectly capture the humor and heart of her writing style.

Four Things We Should Know About Ali Hazelwood

  1. She has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  2. She born in Italy, and lived in multiple countries including Germany and Japan before moving to the US
  3. She is a sci-fi lover
  4. She is a New York Times Best Selling Author

In the following selection we ordered Ali Hazelwood books based on their popularity. Starting with the most wanted Ali Hazelwood book.

What Are The Top Ali Hazelwood Books?

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Not in Love, by Ali Hazelwood (2024)

In a sizzling enemies-to-lovers clash, successful biotech engineer Rue Siebert finds her world turned upside down when the alluring Eli Killgore attempts a hostile takeover of her company, Kline. Despite their fierce professional competition, undeniable sparks ignite between them, leading to a passionate but secret affair with a built-in deadline. The day one of their companies prevails.

With hearts on the line and careers hanging in the balance, Rue and Eli must navigate the treacherous terrain of forbidden love, balancing burning desire with professional loyalty.

Can their hearts survive the corporate battlefield, or will their love story end when the final deal is struck?

Check & Mate, by Ali Hazelwood (2023)

Check & Mate presents an intriguing blend of romance and strategic gameplay that had me hooked from the first page. As a fan of both chess and romance novels, I found the plot's integration of these elements to be one of its major strengths. The story revolves around Mallory Greenleaf, a former chess player who left the sport after it led to her family's downfall. Her reluctant return to the game sets the stage for a captivating journey filled with unexpected twists and emotional depth.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its character development, especially that of Mallory. Her internal struggle between her love for chess and the painful memories associated with it adds a layer of complexity to her character. The portrayal of Nolan Sawyer, the reigning ‘Bad Boy of Chess', is equally compelling. His character is not just a stereotypical antagonist; there's a depth to him that unfolds beautifully throughout the story.

The chess-themed plot is clever and well-crafted. The author's knowledge of the game shines through, making the chess scenes both authentic and exciting. The metaphorical use of chess strategies to mirror the characters' emotional battles is particularly ingenious.

Loathe to Love You, by Ali Hazelwood (2023)

Loathe to Love You is a collection of three short novellas (see also below) featuring the love stories of three best friends: Mara, Sadie, and Hannah. Each of them finds themselves entangled with men they initially dislike but eventually fall for. The stories are a testament to how hate can transform into love under unexpected circumstances. The narratives in these stories are carefully crafted, eliciting the intense emotional connection between the protagonists, even as they grapple with their evolving feelings for each other.

Each story has its own unique charm. Under One Roof narrates the magnetic chemistry between Mara and Liam, who begin as adversaries living together, but gradually can't ignore their mutual attraction. The quirks of Mara and Liam's personalities, coupled with their undeniable chemistry, make their blossoming romance a delight to read.

Stuck With You revolves around Sadie and Erik's relationship. Despite their initial separation, their compatibility and shared interests make them an ideal match, and their ability to overcome conflicts solidifies their bond.

Below Zero is an interesting tale of Hannah and Ian's struggle against the harsh Arctic environment and their long-standing rivalry. Despite a slightly lackluster chemistry, the conflict and plot progression still make for an engaging read. As a whole, the book offers a satisfying reading experience, with

Under One Roof was my personal favorite. The appearance of the three friends in each other's stories adds an appealing continuity to the collection.

The Love Hypothesis, by Ali Hazelwood (2021)

This story is far the most popular among the other Ali Hazelwood books. It has 48,500+ reviews on Amazon, which is an extreme number even among popular books. It was picked up be several communities including Booktokkers.

As a third-year graduate student, Olive Smith doesn't believe in long-term romantic relationships, but her best friend does, and that's why she gets into a tricky situation. Convincing Anh that she's dating and on her way to a happily ever after will take more than a few hand-waving Jedi tricks.

Scientists need evidence. So, like any dedicated biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. This man is Adam Carlsen, a young, college professor who is known as an asshole. So Olive is suprised when Adam agrees to keep the secret and become her boyfriend. But when a major science conference goes awry and Olive's career is almost thrown away, Adam surprises her once again with her unwavering support.

Suddenly their little experiment comes dangerously close to catching fire. And Olive realizes that she can't deny what her heart feels.

Love On The Brain, by Ali Hazelwood (2022)

Bee is a neuroscientist who is trying to get her career off the ground. The bright, bubbly woman's last relationship almost tanked her career before it even started. Her fellow scientist, Levi will have to work with Bee in an academic project together, despite the unpleasant atmosphere.

The story's central character, Bee, is exceptional, and this excellentness helps make it all the more dynamic. Reading the narrative of Bee feels like so 2020s, including all the science and cultural references.

This rom-com book is for science nerds. If you're looking for a fresh and sexy read, look no further than Love On The Brain. It's packed with all the nerdy goodness you could ask for, plus some sizzling playful romance to boot.

Under One Roof, by Ali Hazelwood (2022)

Mara and Liam turn from enemies to lovers, and Liam is in many ways similar to Adam from The Love Hypothesis. The author seems to have some inexplicable attraction to smart, taciturn, but tall, big guys.

I won't shoot the end of the story, but in the end I felt a lot more sympathy for the main character and found myself rooting for the couple. 

The science set is a little bit different now, since Mara is an environmental engineer who is passionate about her work. She loves finding new ways to make a difference in the world and protecting the environment. She is always looking for new ways to improve her skills and knowledge so she can make a greater impact.

Below Zero, by Ali Hazelwood (2022)

Below Zero is the story of Hannah, a NASA aerospace engineer. After her most recent Arctic expedition left her injured and stranded, the only person willing to come rescue her was Ian, a colleague with whom she always an argument.

They bond over their shared love of all things “STEMINST” (science, technology, engineering, math, and…), and they soon find themselves inseparable, despite their way of thinking is different.

This rom-com book follows the unlikely pair as they navigate their new relationship and try to find a way to make it work despite their different backgrounds. Can these two nerds find true love with each other? Or will their relationship be doomed?

Love, Theoretically, by Ali Hazelwood (2023)

The New York Times best-selling author delights readers with a new STEMINIST rom-com. This lighthearted read follows the story of two physicists who are caught up in a competitive feud.

Though they come from different walks of life, Elsie and Jack are two physicists who share a bond that is undeniable. Elsie is a passionate and ambitious young woman who has always been driven to achieve her goals. Jack, on the other hand, is an arrogant and self-centered physicist who has always been content to let his work speak for itself. Despite their differences, the two have always been drawn to each other.

As they try to one-up each other, they find themselves caught in a web of academic politics and fake dating shenanigans. Though this book is full of laughs, it also has an important message about the importance of collaboration and respect between rivals.

Best Quotes from Ali Hazelwood Books

Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man

― Ali Hazelwood, The Love Hypothesis

Expiration dates are for the weak.

― Ali Hazelwood, The Love Hypothesis

You don't even have to admit to yourself that you love me, Bee. God knows I love you enough for the both of us – Levi

― Ali Hazelwood, Love on the Brain

Caring what others think is a lot of work, and—with a handful of exceptions—I’m not a huge fan of work.

Ali Hazelwood, Below Zero

Final Thoughts on Ali Hazelwood Novels

In conclusion, the Ali Hazelwood rom-com novels are a great way to escape the everyday hustle and bustle. They are perfect for when you need a break from reality and want to explore uncanny romances filled with strange situations.

If you're looking for a new author to get into, I highly recommend giving Ali Hazelwood a chance.

If you are interest in Ali Hazelwood books, check out also Jodi Picoult's books.

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