The Love Proof

The Love Proof

Thank you, Atria Books, for gifting me a copy of The Love Proof to read and review!

“Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale they instantly feel a deep connection, as if they’ve known each other before. Quickly, they become a couple. Slowly, their love lures Sophie away from school.

When a shocking development forces Sophie into a new reality, she returns to physics to make sense of her world. She grapples with life’s big questions, including how to cope with unexpected change and loss. Inspired by her connection with Jake, Sophie throws herself into her studies, determined to prove that true loves belong together in all realities.

Spanning decades, The Love Proof is an unusual love story about lasting connection, time, and intuition. It explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people, and urges us to listen to our hearts rather than our heads.”

So, here is the thing – when I read the synopsis of this story, my mind led me to believe that the book would be going in a completely different direction than the author took it. Therefore, it’s hard for me to say if it was my misunderstanding of the synopsis or the book, itself, that led me astray. I’m a firm believer in love transcending time and that not everything is the exact way we perceive it, so there were aspects of this story that I enjoyed. 

Overall, it fell short for me. I loved the amount of research that Madeliene Henry poured into The Love Proof as several pages resonated with me. It felt like there was a bit that was over my head, too. 

I also have a big problem with Jake Kristopher. While I appreciated his love for Sophie, his desire for her to be more, and his drive for his life, I did not care that he felt the need to decide for Sophie. Yes, she was young and trying to get her footing, but he made a decision that should have been hers to make. It impacted everything that she did in her life. It was infuriating to me that he would do that. 

I think that there will be quite a few people out there who will love the depth of this love story and can truly appreciate all that this book has to offer, but I could not connect with The Love Proof. As always, this review is my opinion only and it is not written to dissuade you from reading and forming your own opinion about this novel. 

The Love Proof will be published on February 9th, 2021. It is available to pre-order now!

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