Lime Pictures announce TV option deal with ‘The Love Hypothesis’ YA novelist Laura Steven

Multi award-winning Lime Pictures are delighted to announce their TV option deal with Laura Steven, writer of upcoming YA novel The Love Hypothesis. Lime will be working with author, journalist and screenwriter, Laura, to develop this exciting new YA book into an on-screen love story.

The Love Hypothesis follows physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy, who knows she’s smart. With straight A’s and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. 

What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew about chemistry – in the lab and in love. Is hot guy Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best friend Keiko some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg?

The Exact Opposite of Okay, Steven’s YA debut, was published in March 2018 and the sequel, A Girl Called Shameless, released in 2019. The Exact Opposite of Okay, went on to become a best-selling YA debut novel in 2018, and won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print prize.

Louise Sutton, Lime’s Head of Drama & Young Adults said: “Laura is a fiercely funny feminist, comedic author, journalist and screenwriter, who looks to shed light on many issues faced by young adults today. We are thrilled to be working on bringing Laura’s LGBTQ+ rom-com “The Love Hypothesis” to the screen.”