by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Release Date: May 18th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format Read: ARC
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.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As soon as the Earth warms and the ground thaws I come out of hiding in search of a feel good romance, and THE SOULMATE EQUATION did just that.
CLo knocks it out of the park again with this incredibly touching and heartfelt story of a single mom who’s just surviving with her amazing daughter and absolutely hilarious best friend.
The romance aspect is fun and exciting and kept me wanting more the whole way through. And the moments of true pain and hurt were so real. I definitely cried while reading this!
The relationship between Jess and Juno is so incredible and so heartwarming. You can definitely feel the bond they have and how well influenced Juno has been by her mom’s rational thinking. I can only wish I was that wise at seven.
River comes across as cold and closed off , but even then, he has his “awe” moments which I totally fell in love with and the dynamic between him and Juno is *chef’s kiss* I teared up every time they were on the page together!
I read this book in a span of hours and was completely invested with the plot and characters. This is definitely a fun summer read full of emotion and fuzzies. And laughter, a lot of laughter.
I’m Diane, I suffer from wanderlust and am from Toronto, Ontario.
Since I was a wee bairn I was obsessed with reading and the fantastical worlds books would sweep my away in. Flash forward 28 years, I can now be seen running through the trees in hopes of being carried to a world far far away, but mostly just tripping over tree roots.
When I’m not reading or watching What We Do In The Shadows on repeat, I can be found tracing my lineage to the ancient Vikings and Scots. Oh! And making organic dog treats for my high-maintenance pets.