Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction
Warnings: Parental abandonment, substance abuse
Read if you liked: The Kiss Quotient or Christina Lauren books
I just want to hug this book, it gave me all the happy feels exactly what I expect from a Christina Lauren book. Seriously, I read this within 24 hours and I’m so happy! I’ve heard mixed things about Soulmate Equation, some said it’s their new favorite CLo and others said it wasn’t as good but I’m a FAN!
Summary: Single mom Jess Davis is a statistician who has recently sworn off men. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her daughter, Juno—Jess has trouble letting anyone in. She holds the ones she loves close but life can get lonely. Jess’s best friend Fizzy (a romance writer) hears about GeneticAlly a DNA-based matchmaking company and convinces Jess to participate…numbers she gets after all!
And then her test shows an rare 98 percent compatibility, a “diamond match”, with noneother than one of GeneticAlly’s founders, Dr. River Peña. Except Jess only knows River as a stuck-up man without any manners, who called her average … How could he possibly be her soulmate? Soon they get to know each other more and maybe the science didn’t get it wrong…or did it?
Things I loved: The science/data parts made my nerdy brain so happy. Juno is just the cutest tiny human. Jess and River’s chemistry was there…be prepared for tension. The banter was fantastic! Jess and Fizzy were so relatable as a best friend duo. And the weaving of fate and choosing your own path within the story.
Things I didn’t care for: There’s not much, but probably the parts with Jess’s mom. I wasn’t sure how much we needed all of them. What can I say? I loved this book and was super pleased.