The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren: My Book Review

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The Soulmate Equation
by Christina Lauren

Category: Contemporary Romance
Romance Trope Tags: Fake Dating, Single Parent, Online Dating, Geek
Published May 2021
Amazon Goodreads
Rating: ★★★★
Boyfriend Rating: 💍💍💍💍

The Soulmate Equation Summary:

Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but she’s hasn’t been a whiz in the dating department. Raised by her grandparents—she’s been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in.

But when she hears about GeneticAlly, a new DNA-based matchmaking company, she decides to take a chance and dip her toes back into the dating world.

How can she go wrong with science and yet something is drastically wrong when she finds out she’s been matched with GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Pena- the stuck-up, stubborn man she knows is not her soulmate.

When GeneticAlly proposes to pay her to get to know River, she can’t turn it down and may just find her soulmate after all. 

The Soulmate Equation: My Review

Christina Lauren’s latest romance is a must-read. I loved their look at modern dating with technology and what it might mean to connect with your soulmate.

The Soulmate Equation Story

I was quick to snag this book because I was so intrigued by the storyline. What if a dating app could match you with a potential soulmate based on your DNA?

Could science “tell” us who our ideal match could be?

I loved the questions raised throughout the novel with such an interesting premise.

At first, I thought the idea sounded really great but River and Jess made me see the pressure and doubt that could also come with that technology.

Christina Lauren created two characters who really humanized such a thought-provoking concept which I loved.

Don’t get me wrong, this book was not all heavy science talk or discussion about DNA and compatibility. Christina Lauren penned great characters who explored this idea of matchmaking in a way that was sweet, romantic, and endearing.

The Soulmate Equation Characters

I have to say that I loved both main characters but River stole the show for me.

He came across as an arrogant scientist without social skills but he was really just a shy guy which totally endeared him to me.

Despite the somewhat awkwardness of their situation and his shyness, he really made an effort with Jess.

Jess was a single mom, depicted as one strong woman holding her family together and yet also one who felt the pains of single parenthood.

Her relationship with her bestie, Fizzy, was awesome and provided great comedic relief to the story. (Check out Fizzy’s story in The True Love Experiment!)

Although not a lot of time elapsed in the story, I felt like River and Jess’ romance had this sweet slow burn quality to it which kept me on the edge of my seat.

My only gripe is that I wanted MORE opportunities for them to really learn more about each other. They really didn’t have a lot of interactions before they fell hard but maybe that is the point with compatible DNA!

This romance had everything I love about Christina Lauren’s books – great writing, an intriguing storyline, and lovable characters. They even added some spice to this one too.

A definite must-read in my book.

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