Going forward, I’m going back to defying the book reviewing rules and I’m no longer providing summaries for books just like I used to. I feel that if people are interested in a book after reading a review, there are so many resources as one’s fingertips where they can read the synopsis. I understand it means another person has to step away from my IG account to go look it up, but wouldn’t you do that anyway if you were potentially invested in a book? Also, I’m not a fan of summarizing and I think it takes up too much valuable space. Anyway, I’m rebelling against book review protocols and I feel free now!
With that being said, The Soulmate Equation is another excellent book by Christina Lauren. I love that they’re consistent in pumping out great books that give me the feels and makes romance readers proud.
The book’s protagonist, Jess, was so relatable with her struggles in trying to balance all aspects of her life in the various relationships she has; especially with the different hats she has to wear. I appreciated the conflicted emotions between her and her estranged mother and I felt the chemistry between her and River was magnetic.
For me, the real star was Juno, Jess’ daughter with her too smart for her good ways and enthusiastic learning about different topics was just the cutest!
Overall, this was a sweet and enjoyable book with steamy and heartwarming moments.
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.