book reviews

Book Review: The Soulmate Equation

  • Published Date: May 18, 2021
  • Author: Christina Lauren
  • Genre: Romance, Fiction, Adult, Chick-Lit
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Length: 9 hrs 39 mins
  • Narrator(s): Patti Murin
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.overview

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This was a really good book. It was different, but I enjoyed it for the most part. Like most romances I found this to be a little predictable, but too predictable to the point where I was uninterested in the rest of the book. I thought the relationships in the books were really cute and wholesome and I enjoyed reading about them throughout the book. River and Jess were great characters and their journey was interesting to listen to. I didn’t really find a connections with any of the characters, unfortunately, but I still loved the story overall.

This is my first Christina Lauren book, but I can see myself reading more in the future.

I don’t really have many complaints about the book, but I do feel it was ended very quickly. The concept of the book was very different and interesting, which is what made me want to read it anyway.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read The Soulmate Equation? What did you think about this book?


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