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Ali Hazelwood

Autor/a de The Love Hypothesis

13+ obres 14,001 Membres 343 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Obres de Ali Hazelwood

The Love Hypothesis (2021) 5,083 exemplars, 122 ressenyes
Love on the Brain (2022) 2,572 exemplars, 44 ressenyes
Love, Theoretically (2023) 1,729 exemplars, 34 ressenyes
Bride (2024) 1,381 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Check & Mate (2023) 1,023 exemplars, 32 ressenyes
Loathe to Love You (2023) 935 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Not in Love (2024) 453 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Under One Roof (2022) 306 exemplars, 27 ressenyes
Below Zero (2022) 259 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Stuck with You (2022) 256 exemplars, 22 ressenyes
Whet 1 exemplars
Deep End 1 exemplars

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From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Return of the Jedi (2023) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars, 3 ressenyes

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Nom normalitzat
Hazelwood, Ali
Data de naixement
1989-12-11
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Italy
Lloc de naixement
Italy
Llocs de residència
Italy
Japan
Germany
USA
Educació
(Ph.D. | Neuroscience)
Professions
university professor of neuroscience
Agent
Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency)

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Ali tells us before the book starts that this book is different from her other books. I've read so many romance novels in my life with sex scenes that I decided to listen for the romance and the story. I would have stopped listening, but I was doing chores outside and needed something easy to listen to and didn't want to start something new when I couldn't really concentrate.

This story revolves around Rue and Eli. There's very little plot; in fact, I would put this novel in the erotica genre because it's mostly sex or talking about sex. You get Rue's POV and then Eli's POV. They both use an app where you can hook up for sex. Rue doesn't see people more than once. Fate intervenes because the night they are supposed to hook up, Rue's brother shows up. He isn't a nice guy, so Eli makes sure that Rue gets home safely, ruining their sex night. Come to find out, he is part of an investment group that is buying the company Rue works for. Rue, a scientist, wants to create a way to make food last longer because of her own hungry childhood. She hates that an investment group is trying to buy the company from one of her best friends. She absolutely cannot be with Eli. She feels that Eli's company has no morals and just gobbles up companies without care.

Fate wants them together. They discover that they are thrown together all the time. They run in the same circles, knowing some of the same people and have similar histories. Weird that they haven't met before. Like Eli says, they were bound to meet at some point; there's no way they were ever to be a one night only. Their "thing" involves telling each other something bad about themselves. It's their truths that they don't share with other people; it connects them. Then, they have sex. She has rules that he abides by, but she discovers that only Eli can show her that she just hasn't been with the right man.

Eventually, their professional and sex lives will have to intersect, as Rue breaks her rule of "no repeats" and learns that she likes being with Eli. You can easily guess what the ending will be concerning the companies without exercising any brain cells. Essentially, the plot could have been told in less than 75 pages and there's no romance. I honestly don't care if sex is described in a book, but this book was almost exclusively sex scenes. Eli and Rue like sex talk and creativity. I rolled my eyes a lot and just couldn't care about either character. I didn't think they had a lot of chemistry. It was dirty talk and sex. Yawn. Eye roll. With neither romance or plot, this novel should be passed over--unless you like the erotica genre. Then, go for it!
… (més)
 
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acargile | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jul 17, 2024 |
Best vampire werewolf book in a very long time. It quenched my thirst and my aching heart.
 
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spacegirl3000 | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2024 |
Confesso che temevo questa lettura appartenente ad un genere molto lontano dalla mia zona di comfort; temevo un romance sdolcinato e pieno zeppo di situazioni smielate; temevo di potermi annoiare con l'ennesima storia vampiresca, clone di tutte quelle che l'hanno preceduta; temevo perfino di non essere in grado di terminarlo, ma era una sfida con me stesso e ho cominciato questo libro con più dubbi che certezze.

Se vi trovate nelle mie stesse condizioni, buttate alle ortiche ogni timore e immergetevi in questa lettura; io non me ne sono pentito e devo ammettere che si tratta di una storia più che piacevole, supportata da un interessante intreccio politico e da una "vena" di mistero.

Notevole il world building e decisamente credibile, riesce a donare valore aggiunto alla storia, evitando a mio parere i clichè del genere e calando la narrazione in un presente non privo di tecnologia e lontano dagli stereotipi e dalle atmosfere gotiche ottocentesche. Belli e ben caratterizzati tutti i personaggi e ancora migliori i dialoghi.

La storia è piacevolmente complicata, ma coinvolgente e scorrevole.
Piccole rivelazioni e spiegazioni sono disseminate lungo tutta la narrazione e vengono svelate pian piano con un ritmo perfetto che aiuta la comprensione della storia e stimola a proseguire la lettura. Alla fine non rimangono angoli bui e incomprensibili nella trama e mancano del tutto gli spiegoni infiniti presenti in certi altri libri.

Le scene spicy non sono troppe e si presentano solo nella seconda metà del libro; essendo il mio primo approccio a questo genere, non ho termini di paragone per poterle giudicare correttamente, ma non mi sono sembrate eccessive e personalmente, seppure un po' ripetitive, non mi hanno disturbato.

L'ironia sfacciata e il sarcasmo della protagonista poi sono travolgenti e contagiosi, e mi hanno strappato più di qualche risata durante la lettura.
Ultimo ma non ultimo, la Hazelwood scrive bene, molto bene, e mi sa che dovrò leggere ancora qualcosa di questa autrice.
Certo non si può gridare al capolavoro, ma è una gradevole lettura leggera.
… (més)
 
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mr.luciano | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jul 10, 2024 |
I was hoping this would be campy, as that's the only way I could enjoy it. It was campy enough, though it does get a little too sincere at the end. I enjoyed the story of searching for her friend, and the political machinations behind that.
 
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KallieGrace | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jul 10, 2024 |

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Obres
13
També de
1
Membres
14,001
Popularitat
#1,643
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
343
ISBN
138
Llengües
14
Preferit
5

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