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The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

About the Book- 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.

I picked this book at a wrong time, having read just romance books for a stretch and that why it just felt as one more romance but apart from that the book was sweet adorable and perfect. 

Read on for our review of the book

Our Review of The Soulmate Equation

I think I might have a bit of romance book overdose. So that might be the reason why I wasn’t jumping over the fence with excitement. But that is just a personal thing because otherwise, the book was good. Although when I say good, I am saying it was like a safe book. It had the basic formulas that worked nicely. It had all the usual Christina Lauren ingredients and flavour and follows the same pattern as the other books.

That is the only issue I had with the book that it was kind of vanilla. It had the same kind of vibe as The Unhoneymooners, In a Holidaze that I had recently read. I guess that is also a good factor that you get what you usually look for in a Christina Lauren book. Maybe I had a continuous stretch of similar contemporary romance, that I felt the yearning for something new and different but then that’s just me.

If you are new to Christina Lauren writing, then this book will give you the perfect glimpse into their romance books. Their books focus on not just the romance and the couple but also family, friends, and other secondary characters as well and this little factor makes the book more relatable and adorable. Also, the thing about the Christina Lauren romance is that they are clean and simple. Of course, there are sex scenes but they never take over the plot making it flow over the pages unnecessarily. They come as a natural progression to romance. So in that way, I feel that Christina Lauren books are clean and uncomplicated.

It had a lot of elements in the book that could have added to emotional complications but the softer way the book dealt with it makes it so easy to read and yet feel its weightage. So for that matter, I would say that The soulmate Equation is a sweet, soft, adorable and uncomplicated romance that could cheer you up after a long day ( I know because it did for me).

I picked this book at the wrong time, having read just romance books for a stretch and that is why it just felt like one more romance but apart from that, the book was sweet adorable and perfect. It had everything that was offered by the previous books from the author duo. ( in case you didn’t know… these are two authors, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings ). That being also my problem that the book was just the usual 😛 

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you are looking for a romance read without getting into too many complications, too excessive baggage and EQs, just simple plain romance that can bring a smile to your face, help you feel relaxed, then this book is perfect. A simple soft and adorable romance read. For Christina Lauren fans, this is yet another good addition to your collection. If you are new to the Christina Lauren world, then this here will help you to introduce yourself to their world of romance.

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