About the Book:
A brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on a journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us, leading to surprising revelations in this fresh and unique love story.
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.
The perfect story for romance addicts, The Love Proof is a quirky mix of science, love, and unforgettable characters. I can’t put my finger on why this book was so meaningful to me, but it definitely has that “special sauce”! I am obsessed with the author’s real-life story, and the fact that she set much of the book at her alma mater, Yale University.
There are some big questions tackled in this book. What is the meaning of true love? How does love impact our lives and how we perceive time? Does love exist across all time? Both tender and sexy, this book kept me reading well into the night. The main protagonists Jake and Sophie meet when they are attending Yale University. Sophie was a child prodigy, a genius who was expected to do great things in physics at Yale. Jake was more driven, as a result of his poor childhood with a single mother. When they meet, it is as if they were always together, soul mates in the truest sense of the words.
“It was when you recognized someone you’d never met, because somehow you knew they were the same.”
The author does a wonderful job at exploring parental and romantic love. I found this story to be incredibly inventive and fascinating. Any book that mentions the word “quant” has my heart! (My son is a quant, and to be honest, I have never fully understood what he does at his job.) The way math and physics is seamlessly woven into the fabric of the story had me wanting more, and I loved the way the author described Sophie’s sheer brilliance.
Jake realized that even though he wanted people to treat Sophie normally, he wanted them to know she wasn’t. Because Sophie was beyond special. She was a generational event. The depth of her mind was matched only by the depth of her heart.
Jake and Sophie’s love story spans decades. I can’t give too much more away about the plot other than to say I could have read an entire second book about their relationship. This is a thoughtful, tender and smart story that tackles some very heavy themes in a wonderfully readable way. I adore stories that tackle the idea of alternate realities and ask the “what-if” questions. This is not a sugar-coated love story but instead packs an emotional punch, with a wonderful ending. I loved everything about it! Highly recommend!
“‘People overvalue intellect. Life should be lived from the heart.’”
(Thank you to the publisher for providing an advance copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)