The Soulmate Equation
Books | Fiction / Women
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Writing duo and reigning romance queens Christina Lauren are back with The Soulmate Equation, their most ambitious book to date.” —PopSugar “A sexy, science-filled, and surprising romance full of warmth and wit.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Chosen as a best pick by Bustle, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, E! Online, PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Country Living, The Pioneer Woman, Woman’s World, Bookish, Bookreporter, Frolic, and more! The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by science—or is it fate? Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project and One Plus One.Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before her daughter was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely. But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands. At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get ‘to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought. “Laugh-out-loud, sweet, charming, and humorous” (Library Journal, starred review), The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated.
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"Well, I read 40% of this book and actually stopped reading it because I was bored. Picked it up again after reading another book and instantly fell in love. I've read these authors before and love their books. I think the beginning was pretty slow, but I'm so happy I gave it another chance because I really ended up liking it. "
"This might be my favourite Christina Lauren book I’ve read. It is so so sweet. Love all of the characters and River and Jess’s communication. There is great chemistry between River and Jess as well. A couple sweet moments made my heart flutter for them. Not a spicy book but it is open door. A couple scenes but they are not very explicit and are more romantic than spicy 0.5-1/🌶 level. "
"Holy…what a day to have a sweet, intelligent, quietly funny, and intimidating love interest. Let me tell you, this man made me MELT. The interactions between the mc, Jess, and River is seriously butterflies-inducing. I was smiling like a freak the entire time!! First thing, Jess is so loving towards her daughter I almost cried. I feel like the authors captured the mentality and struggles that come along with single parenting, and I appreciate the book for it. But that’s not all. Nuh-uh. Just when I thought it couldn’t get cuter, THE AUTHOR BLESSED US WITH THE MOST WHOLESOME INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RIVER AND JESS’ DAUGHTER, JUNO. It made my heart twists and turns and do jumping jacks for this man!! Ofc, our mc and love interest have their own flaws—which makes them so very human, but honestly, they’re perfect when together. This is such a cute and relaxing read…definitely recommend!! 5/5 @christinalauren @romance "
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