#BookReview Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood @PenguinRandomCA @BerkleyPub #NotInLove #AliHazelwood #PenguinReads Title: Not in Love

Author: Ali Hazelwood

Published by: Berkley on Jun. 11, 2024

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 384

Format: ARC, Paperback

Source: Penguin Random House

Book Rating: 9/10

A forbidden, secret affair proves that all’s fair in love and science—from New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood.

Rue Siebert might not have it all, but she has enough: a few friends she can always count on, the financial stability she yearned for as a kid, and a successful career as a biotech engineer at Kline, one of the most promising start-ups in the field of food science. Her world is stable, pleasant, and hard-fought. Until a hostile takeover and its offensively attractive front man threatens to bring it all crumbling down.


Stirring, engaging, and sweetly romantic!

Not in Love is a heartwarming, amusing, enemies-to-lovers romance that transports you into the lives of Rue Siebert, an intelligent biotech engineer who is more than happy being single until one casual hookup sees her almost falling into bed with a man she could possibly see a future with but who happens to be the enemy, and Eli Kilgore, a successful businessman who has been driven his whole adult life by the thought of retribution until a no-strings affair with a woman he just met has him questioning it all.

The writing is heartfelt and light. The characters are hardworking, passionate, and loyal. And the plot is a push-pull tale full of workplace drama, tender moments, witty banter, expectations, friendship, undeniable chemistry, and love.

Overall, Not in Love is a provocative, spirited, entertaining read by Hazelwood with characters I couldn’t help but root for and a happy-ever-after ending that left me smiling, smitten, and extremely satisfied.


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Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).

Photo by Justin Murphy / Out of the Attic Photography.

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