HAPPY FRIDAY!! We made it to the end of another week. We hope everyone had a great week and it wasn’t too stressful!
We are still working our way through our list of netgalleys and we are so excited to bring y’all our review for The Soulmate Equation 🙂
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. Raised by her grandparents–who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno–Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father’s never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before Juno 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% compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Pena. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Pena. 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 make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist–and the science behind a soulmate–than she thought.
Funny, warm, and full of heart, The Soulmate Equation proves that the delicate balance between fate and choice can never be calculated.
First we would like to thank Netgalley and Gallery Books for providing us with eARCs in exchange for our honest review. We have really enjoyed Christina Lauren books in the past and we were ecstatic to be given the opportunity to read this one early and provide our thoughts on it!
With that part out of the way, lets just say this might be our favorite Christina Lauren book to date! This book provided us with everything we are looking for and more. It has love, it has friendship, it has family, and man oh man does it have humor! We can’t tell you how many times we actually laughed out loud while reading this book.
Let’s dive into the characters a bit. Jess is a single, independent mom with one hell of a village in her corner! Her grandparents were such a great addition to this story. And don’t get us started on her seven year old daughter, Juno, who is full of all sorts of questions! But hands down, the best side character in this story has got to be Fizzy, Jess’ best friend. That girl had us rolling, she was so funny. The interactions between Fizzy and Jess were probably one of our favorite parts and at times reminded us of our own friendship, with funny banter and quick wit.
Lastly, what we have all been waiting for, the romance!! The relationship between Jess and River felt so genuine and realistic. We really enjoyed the way their story flowed and played out. Not to mention it was a breath of fresh air to read a rom com that didn’t have the male character doing something wrong and having to put forth a huge grand gesture in order to win back the girl. This was a realistic miscommunication that we felt was done well.
This book is out on Tuesday, May 18th and we hope you will be at your local bookstore picking up a copy!
Title: The Soulmate Equation
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Have you read this one? Does it sound like one you would enjoy? Have you read any of their other books? Lets have a chat down in the comments!
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