Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

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.

Paperback, 355 pages
Published August 5, 2021
by Simon & Schuster CA
4.5/5 stars

Christina Lauren is an author(s) I am slowing making my way through their back-list since reading Love and Other Words. It was an awesome read, you should read if you haven’t already.

One would think after I loved their previous book I’d jump at the next, right? It’s been patiently sitting on my shelf since it’s release last May. Though I am kicking myself for waiting so long, it was the book to get me out of a reading slump.

This was such a fun (and hot at times) read. One can’t help love Jess, single mom to Juno. Juno is an awesome 6 year old, it was a pleasure to read about a non-whiny annoying child for a change. Best friend Fizzy is a hoot and totally made this book.

This book was a pleasure to read, it had great character development, there was depth, I really got to know them and could feel the vibes they emitted. The plot was unique and totally worked.

The Soulmate Equation is a book about relationships, integrity and choices that something are beyond our control. Oh you noticed that I haven’t mentioned Dr. River Peña, that snobby, stuck-up guy known as Americano, well you can guess how that turns out, right?

This book was part of my 2022 Reading Off My Shelf Challenge (#16)

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