The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Jess Davis decides to give her DNA for a date… sounds strange right? WRONG!!! This storyline was brilliant. Jess is a single mother to an adorable little girl and dating isn’t her number one priority. When a new way to date is at the cutting edge of pure genus. Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a new DNA-based matchmaking company. She decides to go for it. Little did she know who she would match with and not just match with a small percentage we are talking an unbelieve percentage.
First off, bravo to Christina Lauren for this work of art, and I do mean art. The research that must have went into writing this book had to be hard. The characters were talking things that I was like, “what is that?”
This story was so different and refreshing and just such a pleasant read from top to bottom. I loved every single character, well except for one or two, but all the main characters and what you would consider side characters a lot. River was quite the jerk at first or maybe a little too stuck in his head to notice the people around him. Side note, I hope Fizzy gets her own book. Fingers crossed.
At the end I was extremely satisfied and so happy I read this amazing story. I could not recommend this book enough.
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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.