Hector and the Secrets of Love
In this book Hector the main character is sent by a large Pharmaceutical company to find Professor Cormorant who has absconded with a promising love potion. While searching high and low around the world Hector contemplates the components of love and the effect these have not only on the general public but on his own relationships.
He discovers some universal truths about life and love along the way, mostly that love is complicated but essential. The simple tone of the work is refreshing and delightful. It's well observed, thoughtful and highly entertaining.
Thanks to Netgalley and Gallic Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.